What I'll learn
Units covered include drawing, camera work, visual language, digital art, design, 3D art and design, glass, graphic communication, photography, textiles, and printmaking.
During the programme, you will take part in several internal exhibitions and work alongside specialist lecturers, who will help guide you throughout the course. Towards the end of your programme, you will have the opportunity to choose a subject specialism and complete a final major project. In addition you will be able to access careers advice from specialist members of staff and you will be carefully guided through the UCAS process. Staff will also advise you on developing your portfolio.
How I'll learn
This programme is taught through a range of approaches designed to provide you with the opportunity to develop your technical and conceptual skills. You will be given assignments to work on at regular intervals throughout the year. The teaching team will help guide you through all of the assignment requirements.
The programme will help develop your skills in a range of areas, including drawing, media, digital art, glass, photography, printmaking and textiles as well as your critical and analytical skills. Your communication, personal and study skills will also be improved through a common core programme. There will also be the opportunity to gain GCSEs in maths and English.
You will benefit from socialising in an educational environment and working collaboratively on specialist projects. All of this is excellent preparation for higher education. There is a wide range of support available at the college for students including financial support.
You will be assigned a personal tutor who will agree performance targets with you and support you to achieve these targets. Your tutor is also the first port of call for any pastoral issues. Our committed team of staff and careers specialists will also guide and support you with your higher education choices and applications.
How I'll be assessed
You will work on projects that develop your time management skills, research abilities and factual writing skills. These transferable skills are relevant to all areas of creative arts and will prepare you for both higher education and the world of work.
Many of your tutors are practising artists and designers bringing current industry practice to the classroom. What you can expect from the team is enthusiasm and commitment, individual guidance to help you progress and achieve, help with working on your individual strengths, extensive guidance for application to higher level courses, help with building a varied portfolio of work and help with exploring careers within the creative industries.