The course will allow you to explore your arts practice with an emphasis on developing a personal visual language in paint, drawing, printmaking, sculpture or through an interdisciplinary approach to making art. In addition you will develop methodologies for idea generation within an art context. The course will also introduce you to the philosophy and sociology of art. Art theory and contextual studies are delivered alongside your practical work.
Core units will include: Professional Development, Contextual Studies, Individual Project (Pearson Set) and Techniques & Processes Optional units will include: Media Practices, Material Practices, Communication in Art & Design and Visual Narrative
On successful completion of the course, you will be able progress onto a Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (Arts Practice)
Assessment is through practical assignments with no exams - to more accurately reflect the real working environment. Through this engaging approach to learning, you will be ready to face the challenges of the modern art world armed with the hands-on skills employers demand.
You will need to budget for basic art & design equipment and consumables such as: paint brushes, paint, drawing materials and sketchbooks, according to the requirements of assignments and your own personal projects. You will also need to fund the cost of fares for visits by train to London and elsewhere, normally up to three a year. A digital camera is advantageous but not essential. A resource fee of £150 covers printing ink, plaster, clay, Fabriano paper and cartridge paper. Pay by instalments The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.
Full time applications must be made via www.UCAS.com using UCAS code APT1.