This full time level 3 course runs for 2 years and will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to succeed at a professional level. You will explore and express your ideas using a range of different 2D, 3D, fashion, textiles and new media techniques. Assignments will encourage you to discuss your own work and that of other artists and designers. There will also be visits to galleries and museums at regular intervals to support your studies.
|Study Type:||Full Time|
|Academic Level:||Level 3|
|Awarded by:||UAL (University of the Arts London)|
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The main course aims to develop both your practical and critical thinking skills through a range of projects together with a separate art & design history/theory and traditional life drawing programmes. You will be encouraged to explore a wide range of themes and ideas through studying the work of diverse artists and designers as well as develop their own personal interests.
The course is delivered through workshops, 1-2-1 tutorials with lecturers and group critiques sessions which allow for open and honest discussion of themes and ideas within work in order to enable students to develop their own individual creative practice as well as confidence in communication skills. Each project explores a different aspect of art & design practice, with students compiling sketchbooks that evidence the development of their practical work and ideas along with supporting written work.
Each student is assigned a personal space in which to work in large, well lit studios and taught by a number of different lecturers with different specialist professional practices. The course covers a wide range of art & design skills which allows students to progress onto different specialisms at art school.
The first year is designed to give students a taster in different areas of art & design whilst building up the key practical and creative thinking skills required of all creative practitioners.
The second year is focused towards progression to HE, with students working on increasingly self directed projects within a chosen specialist field such as fine art, fashion & textiles, graphics or illustration to produce a portfolio of work for university or art school application. At the end of the year students undertake a self initiated final major project which culminates in a public exhibition.
Programme of Study:
Your main course will form part of your individual study programme which will include tutorial sessions and dedicated sessions where you will take part in commissions, live briefs, competitions and work experience. It will also include English and Maths if you have not yet achieved a Level 2. This programme of study will enable you to develop the skills and experience to gain the competitive edge in both job and higher education applications.
Students are expected to purchase sketchbooks, some basic equipment and supplies which will cost approximately £40-£60. In addition, a range of visits to galleries and museums will be organised throughout the year for which students will need to fund travel to and from London (approximately 1 to 2 trips per term).
Four GCSEs at grades 4 or above including English and an art and design subject, or Merit grade at Level 2 in an art and design subject plus English.
Applicants are required to attend an interview with a portfolio of work to include: Examples of drawing from direct observation; sketchbooks and project work; any examples of textiles/painting/graphics.
You may want to progress to higher education in an art foundation course or you can progress directly to a specialist art/design BA (Hons) or Higher National Diploma programme at University or Art School.
Potential career routes in the Art and Design industry:
Last updated - 9/6/15