This course includes the following core modules that all students complete:
Year 1: Level 4
Historical and Contextual Studies 1
Drawing and Visualisation
Fine Art Processes: Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture
Craft Processes: Ceramics and Textiles
Fine Art Practice 1
Crafts Practice 1
Year 2: Level 5
Historical and Contextual Studies 2
Fine Art and Crafts Practice 2: Project Development
Fine Art and Crafts Practice 2: Realisation
Year 3: Level 6
Professional Practice: Live Brief
Final Major Project Development
Final Major Practice and Exhibition
Occasional changes to modules and course content may take place. Students will be notified when applicable.
Teaching and Assessment Methods
The primary way of delivering this course is on campus with our Virtual Learning Environment providing online materials. The workshops and studio spaces provide essential creative environments for face-to-face interaction with teaching staff and likeminded students; this studio practice is supported by tutorials and peer group activities to provide ongoing feedback. Historical and contextual studies blend online presentations with research activities and external visits. In addition, you can use online platforms to share your work and to contact peers and tutors to ensure that you feel supported in every aspect of your studies.
As a studio-based learning programme, assessment is by course work, including practical portfolios of artworks with sketchbooks and logbooks showing the development of ideas. Other assessment methods include written and verbal presentations.
Delivery is over an equivalent of 3 days per week. Students will receive 15 hours of teaching per week throughout this course. Additional one-to-one meetings with tutors will provide further support.
80 UCAS Tariff Points from 2 GCE A Levels, National Diploma level 3, or Diploma in Foundation Studies, in an Art or Design-related subject.
Access to HE Diploma in an Art or Design-related programme with at least 45 credits at Level 3.
A creative portfolio of work.
We are committed to creating educational opportunities for people from a variety of backgrounds and situations. If you have been out of formal education for some time, and/or you do not have the qualifications stated, we might still be able to consider your application and offer you a range of support. We are here to help. Please get in touch to find out more.
This course is particularly relevant to people looking to develop themselves as professional artists and makers within independent or group studios, continuing to exhibit, engage with community art groups and projects, and promote and sell their own work.
This course provides a range of creative skills relevant across a variety of different professions. People who have completed this course have gone on to work in areas including Art and Design teacher, Teaching Assistant, Art Technician, Gallery Manager, Community Arts Worker.
If you wish to continue studying beyond this course, it will provide you with a strong academic basis to do so. Course progression routes could include Initial Teacher Training programmes to qualify as Secondary School teachers in Art and Design, Masters in the Fine Art and Crafts disciplines or Art Therapy.