What will I learn?
You need to be flexible, selfmotivated, independent, disciplined and enjoy creative challenges. The course is extremely fast paced, so engagement both in and out of the studio is essential.
We expect you to be proactive in achieving your ambitions, and fully support you realising this. You will have your own designated studio space from the onset of the course.
The course is post Level 3, and therefore the depth of analytical and critical understanding should reflect this.
A dynamic Introduction to 2D studies (paint/print/drawing) 3D studies (3D design/design crafts/sculpture) image and communication (illustration/graphics/photography) and fashion. Drawing plays a significant part in the initial stages of the course alongside a series of life drawing sessions.
At this point you will select two subjects. Additional specialist workshops will also occur at this stage to encourage and develop your ideas. A research project journal supports your practical ideas. This stage is key in your progression research and fuelled by support for a UCAS application, portfolio and interview preparation.
The final stage is a group public exhibition. You will manage a personal project which is then included in the end of year show. Reflective practice and research are fundamental to your success.
You must be at least 18. Minimum of one A Level with an art or design content or Level 3 BTEC in Art and Design. You will need to show a portfolio of your work at interview.
How will I be assessed?
Coursework and final assessment.
Students have gone on to Higher Education to study Fashion and Textiles, 3D Design, Animation and Games
Design, Illustration and Graphics, Photography and Architecture.