A fantastic starting platform for students with a interest in Comic, Art or Graphic Novels. This is a carefully designed course which enables students to start at the beginning of their creative journey. Students with little or no experience in the industry or first starting out in FE will have an opportunity to explore a range of ideas and learn great techniques as well as being able to work as a team, work independently, embed English & Maths, write applications and letters with a view to moving onto the next level (Level E2 and E3 in Comic Book Art).
There may be the opportunity to progress onto a level 1 Creative Studies at Amersham or Visual Art Skills at Wycombe course if this is appropriate on completion.
What will I learn?
Projects could include making and designing characters for Comics and Books, short films or events, compiling a portfolio for use at interviews and building lots of confidence and self-esteem. The course allows you to learn how to learn with an emphasis on supporting your educational future.
- Design and produce a character for a Comic Book
- Plan a storyboard design using your character
- The Perfect Character for a short Film
- Put together a portfolio which will help you plan your next stage of your educational journey
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through practical assessments, self evaluation and end products. We use a variety of assessment methods to meet the need of the student which may include video presentation, observation, Q & A or sketchbook work.
There are no formal requirements although students will be assessed on their suitability for the programme and advice will be given to ensure all students are on the correct pathway to suit their needs. A small booklet showing students interests is always welcome. A set project may be given before a decision is made on offering a place to ensure students have the best possible opportunity to meet their aims and goals.
Progression & Career Opportunities
Students who complete the course may wish to continue their progression journey onto the next level in Art & Design or Creative Studies or may wish to complete another course in another subject area dependant on the entry requirements for that area. Many students go on to find careers in the Creative Industry Sector.
Students may be required to purchase a a few basic materials throughout the course ie. Brushes,Sketchbook, pencils, paints and artwork case. A list of recommended materials will be made available during enrolment or induction.