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Creative & Peforming Arts Courses

 We offer a range of business and management qualifications that are great to study towards and learn more about the world of business and management. With courses to help progress your career as well as start your own business, we have qualifications to suit those wanting to work in the corporate world.

 




  • Art & Design

    UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma (Art Department)

    This course is designed by industry professionals to introduce you to a career in the Art Department, Set Decorating and Props Making for the Film Industry.

    You will have access to modern purpose-built specialist studios and workshops, and will develop skills using industry standard materials and techniques. You will meet and learn from some of the most recognised and actively working professionals across many areas.

    You will develop a diverse portfolio of skill in Art Department, Prop Making, Miniatures and Set Decoration and will be presented with opportunities to develop and utilise broad, transferable skills through an ethos of personal and professional development. Specifically, the programme allows students to demonstrate: Initiative, Independent inquiry, Team-working, Self-management, Effective participation, Creative thinking, Reflective learning, Problem solving, Communication, Numeracy.

     Level 4   |   36 weeks   |   Classroom based  |   Amersham Campus   |   £6000 

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  • Ceramics

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    Ceramics, Sculpture and Pot Throwing

    You are encouraged to further develop your personal ideas and creativity following a structured course which is designed to develop your practical skills in a supportive environment. We welcome all from beginners to advanced on every level of the ceramics course.

    There is no assessment at the end of the course just ongoing support and evaluation. An A3 book is not essential but a small sketch book for note taking and design planning is very helpful.

    Ceramics 2

    Start dates

    Term 1  |  14th September 2022 – 7pm - 9:30pm |  11 weeks (no class 27/10/2022 due to half term) |  £275

    Term 1  |  15th September 2022 – 10am - 3pm |  11 weeks (no class 27/10/2022 due to half term) |  £440

    Term 2  |  4th January 2023 - 7pm - 9:30pm  |  11 weeks (no class 16/02/2023 due to half term)  |  £275

    Term 2  |  5th January 2023 - 10am - 3pm  |  11 weeks (no class 16/02/2023 due to half term)  |  £440

    Term 3  |  26th April 2023 - 7pm - 9:30pm |  8 weeks  |  £275

    Term 3  |  27th April 2023 - 10am - 3pm |  8 weeks  |  £440

     

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  • Painting

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    Painting Workshop

    The Thursday painting workshop at our Amersham Campus provides a day workshop facility offering an opportunity to enhance and expand your skills and knowledge. This course aims to foster self-confidence and enjoyment of painting in a stimulating environment. Whilst also exploring a creative approach to painting, the course aims to help you establish your own style and identity. This course is a fun and relaxing experience, offering a range of guidance from the tutor.

    Students will have an excellent opportunity to explore materials and improve observational skills, along with new approaches to painting. Instruction is given specific to your needs, along with supportive and helpful group critiques.

    There is a great sense of community at the Thursday Painting workshop and many students return year on year to continue progressing in their own skill level.

    Tables and easels are provided. Students supply their own materials, tutors will advise further at the start of the course, however a hard-backed A3 sketchbook is essential.

    About the Tutor 

    Pam Dowson is experienced in teaching Fine Art and Life Drawing Classes courses at the Buckinghamshire College Group. Alongside a thorough understanding of the traditional techniques, Pam facilitates one to one guidance to encourage students to create their own style, develop individually and gain confidence. 

    Pam Dowson has a Masters in Printmaking and a Fine Art/Illustration degree  

    Start dates

    Term 1  |  15th September 2022 – 10am - 4pm  |  12 weeks (no class 27/10/2022 due to half term) |  £420

    Term 2  |  5th January 2023 - 10am - 4pm  |  12 weeks (no class 16/02/2023 due to half term)  |  £420

    Term 3  |  27th April 2023 - 10am - 4pm  |  6 weeks  |  £222

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  • Printmaking

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    Printmaking Workshop

    The Friday Printmaking workshop at our Amersham Campus provides a day workshop facility offering established artists and the new printmaker an opportunity to enhance and expand their print knowledge.  This printmaking course aims to provide a general overview of a number of basic printmaking techniques.

    During the course you will learn how to make relief prints, mono-prints, collagraphs, etchings/aquatints, dry point etchings, and more.

    We have a fully equipped printmaking workshop with an Albion press, (Lino cuts) a Rochat press, (Etching) and a Starwheel press for collagraphs.

    Students have the option to develop personal themes and ideas across the range of printmaking processes available. There is a great sense of community at the Friday Printmaking workshop and many students continue progressing in skill level.

    Printmaking Workshop 2

    There are some additional costs for materials but the amount charged will depend on the type and quantity of materials used in projects. This can only be priced on a per project basis. A hard-backed A3 sketchbook is essential.

     As part of your programme of study, you are strongly recommended to visit galleries, museums and exhibitions, and to familiarise yourself with artists. You may need to bring in various items, e.g. postcards of artworks. You will need an A3 sketchbook to track processes and show examples of your explorations and studies. It is also advisable to get an A2 portfolio to keep your prints flat and in good condition, to transport them etc.

    Experienced students already inducted in monoprint, linocut, collagraphy, etching and silkscreen printing, have the option to develop personal themes and ideas across the range of printmaking processes available.

    About the Tutor 

    Pam Dowson is experienced in teaching Fine Art and Life Drawing Classes courses at the Buckinghamshire College Group. Alongside a thorough understanding of the traditional techniques, Pam facilitates one to one guidance to encourage students to create their own style, develop individually and gain confidence. 

    Pam Dowson has a Masters in Printmaking and a Fine Art/Illustration degree 

    Printmaking Workshop 3

    Start dates

    Term 1  |  16th September 2022 – 10am - 4pm  |  12 weeks (no class 28/10/2022 due to half term) |  £440

    Term 2  |  6th January 2023 - 10am - 4pm  |  10 weeks (no class 17/02/2023 due to half term)  |  £370

    Term 3  |  28th April 2023 - 10am - 4pm  |  6 weeks  |  £222

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  • Film & Television

    UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma (Film Production, Assistant Directing and Location)

    This brand new and exciting Level 4 course is designed by industry pros to introduce you to a career in the Assistant directing, production and editing departments for the Film Industry.

    Splitting your time between the Buckinghamshire College Group Amersham Campus TV/Film Studio and Creative Media Skills state of the art studio base in the heart of British Film, Pinewood Studios, you will meet and learn from some of the most recognised and actively working professionals across many areas, including: assistant directors, producers, production managers and coordinators, crowd supervisors, location managers and more!

    You will develop a diverse portfolio of skills in Film Production, Assistant Directing and Locations. The course aims to develop whole creatives - those who are able to produce work in a variety of creative mediums: and will be presented with opportunities to develop and utilise broad, transferable skills through an ethos of personal and professional development. Specifically, the programme allows students to demonstrate: Initiative, Independent inquiry, Team-working, Self-management, Effective participation, Creative thinking, Reflective learning, Problem solving, Communication, Numeracy.

     Level 4   |   36 weeks   |   Classroom based  |   Amersham Campus  |   £6000 

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  • Music Performance

    UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma in Music Performance

    This one year course offers progression for Students who have completed studies at Level 3 (BTEC or UAL Extended Diploma, A Levels) and wish to enter the industry or who need to further develop their skills before entering higher education.

    The UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma in Performance is aimed at students who wish to continue their education through applied learning.

    The course is designed to define the artistic ambitions and professional progression opportunities, and to build up a professional practice portfolio whilst working on creative projects.

    Students will focus on their specific instrument but will be expected to expand their musical portfolio, acquire a solid grounding in musical principles, build their versatility and becomeaudition ready for professional performance roles such as theatre and session work as well as developing their creative expression.

     Level 4   |   36 weeks   |   Classroom based  |   Amersham Campus  |   £4000 

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  • Music Technology & Production

    UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma in Music Technology & Production

    This one year course offers progression for Students who have completed studies at Level 3 (BTEC or UAL Extended Diploma, A Levels) and wish to enter the industry or who need to further develop their skills before entering higher education.

    Studying in our Avid equipped analogue and digital recording studios Students will master a range of hardware and software as well as acquiring a deep understanding of production principles and under-the-hood processes including plug-in building using Max and digital signal processing, with the aim of becoming industry-ready for a range of roles and occupations.

    You will discover Audio editing and mixing, sound recording, composition and sound-tracking and professional practices and procedures in relation to the film and game industry as well as an introduction to the industry and the career paths available to you.

    You will also be looking at foley, dialogue recording, sound effects and music for films as well as undertaking a final project in a specialism of your choice.You will learn using industry standard Avid software and there is the opportunity for Avid User Certification as part of this course.

     Level 4   |   36 weeks   |   Classroom based  |   Amersham Campus  |   £4000 

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  • Performing Arts

    UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma in Performing Arts

    This one year course offers progression for Students who have completed studies at Level 3 (BTEC or UAL Extended Diploma, A Levels) and wish to enter the industry or who need to further develop their skills before entering higher education.

    Students will be able to focus on their preferred discipline with an emphasis on skills development and becoming audition ready for roles in the industry.

    Students will be able to stretch and refine their practical skills levels whist defining their own personal interests and area of expertise.This course is suitable for students who intend to pursue a career in the creative arts to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating and demanding, and provides a supportive transition into either higher-level training or employment.

     Level 4   |   36 weeks   |   Classroom based  |   Amersham Campus  |   £4000 

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  • Screenwriting

    UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma in Screenwriting for Film

    Splitting your time between the Buckinghamshire College Group Amersham Campus TV/Film Studio and Creative Media Skills state of the art studio base in the heart of British Film, Pinewood Studios, you will meet and learn from some of the most recognised and actively working professionals across many areas, including: film production and development, screenwriting script development script editing and consulting.

    To be a screenwriter is to be a storyteller and a narrator. Our course aims to help bring your story to life. You will be equipped with the principles behind story design and structure, genre, audience, characterisation and dialogue. Through practical learning, you will be armed with the key skill set needed for producing scripts for film, television, commercial content and the web.

    This course will help you learn the skills to succeed as a screenwriter. You will develop a diverse portfolio of skills in Screenwriting. The course aims to develop whole creatives; - those who are able to produce work in a variety of creative mediums: and will be presented with opportunities to develop and utilise broad, transferable skills through an ethos of personal and professional development. Specifically, the programme allows students to demonstrate: Initiative, Independent inquiry, Team-working, Self-management, Effective participation, Creative thinking, Reflective learning, Problem solving, Communication, Numeracy.

    Students will gain a good understanding of literary narrative techniques and will analyse the various forms of narrative audio-visual media, including content for film, television, web dramas and streaming services. By the end of the course, students will have outlined their short film screenplay.

     Level 4   |   36 weeks   |   Classroom based  |   Amersham Campus  |   £TBC 

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  • SFX, Hair & Media Make-Up

    UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma (Hair and Make-up, Costume and Special Effects Makeup)

    This brand new and exciting HNC is designed by industry pros to introduce you to a career in the hair, makeup, prosthetics and costume department for the Film Industry.

    Splitting your time between the Buckinghamshire College Group Amersham Campus and Creative Media Skills state of the art studio base in the heart of British Film, Pinewood Studios, you will meet and learn from some of the most recognised and actively working professionals across many areas, including: Makeup and Hair designers, mould makers, sculptors, costume designers, breakdown artists, costume cutters and more!

    You will develop a diverse portfolio of skill in Makeup, Hair, Prosthetic Makeup and Costume and will be presented with opportunities to develop and utilise broad, transferable skills through an ethos of personal and professional development. Specifically, the programme allows students to demonstrate: Initiative, Independent inquiry, Team-working, Self-management, Effective participation, Creative thinking, Reflective learning, Problem solving, Communication, Numeracy.

     Level 4   |   36 weeks   |   Classroom based  |   Amersham Campus  |   £6000 

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