The course comprises of a series of project briefs that allow you to explore of a wide range of fine art practices and offer you support in developing your personal methodology and aims. Practices such as drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, CAD and 3D skills (and combinations of these) will be considered through directed workshops and personal projects.
What will I learn?
Practical work is underpinned with theoretical, historical and professional considerations. Essential making skills are developed alongside your presentation skills, contemporary fine art practice, and how your personal ideas can be generated and successfully evaluated in order to develop your own fine art identity.
How will I be assessed?
There are two key forms of assessment used on the course, these being formative and summative. Formative assessment is informal and usually verbal. Summative assessment is in the form of verbal and written feedback, along with a formally recorded grade for each project.
Learners, over the age of 18, with one of the following, will benefit more readily from the course: an Extended Diploma in a relevant discipline; Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design) or Access to HE Diploma (Art & Design). Mature learners and / or learners with non-standard qualifications will be considered on merit. An interview and portfolio (these can vary in format) offering an insight into the applicants interests and ability (with accompanying sketchbooks) is required.
Progression & Career Opportunities
The primary aim of the course is to develop your knowledge and ability within the field of Art & Design, developing a professional portfolio of work to place you in an optimum position to gain employment or progression to further study.
It is in your best interest to have a complete range of art equipment; a list will be given prior to the start of the course. You are responsible for buying and looking after your own art equipment. If you cannot buy everything at once, try to gradually accumulate items as the course progresses.