Top Course Highlights
Excellent Tutor Support
Friendly and creative staff
The Art Department is friendly, supportive, ambitious and hardworking. Our staff are experienced educators and have their own areas of expertise alongside being practicing artists and designers in their own right.
Specialist studios and equipment
Enjoy specialist studios and equipment including a 3D workshop, ceramics studio, ceramic and glass kilns, printing presses and screen-printing facilities.
All students can exhibit their work at the end of year exhibition. Other exhibition opportunities are possible through our collaborations with external galleries, arts organisations and project specific outcomes.
What Will I Learn?
Encouraged to explore and develop skills through practical engagement with materials and processes, students will experiment with a range of practices such as contemporary painting, drawing, installation and site-specific work, sculpture, printmaking and ceramics, all of which are underpinned by cultural and contextual studies. Curatorial and professional practice is also integrated throughout the course in conjunction with local and international artists, designers, curators and galleries.
Year 1 Modules:
- Professional Development
- Contextual Studies
- Individual Project (Pearson-set)
- Techniques & Processes
- Media Practices
- Material Practices
- Art/Craft Production
- Surface Design
Year 2 Modules:
- Professional Practice
- Applied Practice Collaborative Project (Pearson-set)
- Advanced Art Practice Studies
- Advanced Life Drawing
- Conceptual Practice
- Material Selection & Specification
Where Will It Take Me?
Careers: Employment within the creative industries is as varied as it is challenging. Many of our alumni have progressed into careers such as print and textile design, animation, designer-makers and design crafts such as ceramics or jewellery and silversmithing, graphic design, fashion design, illustration and commercial photography.
Progression: Students can apply for a third year at any Higher Education institution to gain a full BA(hons) degree.
Each unit has its own assessment criteria. Each completed practical project is graded against one or more units.
48 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above.
Information & Support
Independent practice will be supported through PowerPoints, worksheets and other guides available through our Moodle course. College trips to visit museums and galleries will be offered and we encourage our students to visit galleries both locally and nationally to support their work.
Duration: Two years full time, part time route available.
Awarding Body: Pearson
How to Apply:
UCAS Course Code: 2KWT
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