Who is this course for?
This course is specifically aimed at students wishing to study Art & Design at degree level and who have already achieved level 3 qualifications (A-levels or equivalent) but have not yet developed the specialist Art & Design skills necessary to meet the entry requirements of an Art & Design degree.
Please note the entry requirements (below).
What are the entry requirements for the course?
- 1 A-Level in a related subject, or equivalent level 3 qualification (BTEC, OCR etc.)
- Students must be 18 or over
- A portfolio of art and design work is required
- Satisfactory interview and references
- Mature students or those with alternative qualifications/experience will be considered on an individual basis.
How long is this course?
A 1 year full-time course beginning September 2017, ending June 2018
What will I study on this course?
This course gives a strong grounding in a range of practical disciplines as well as a thorough introduction to contextual and aesthetic studies.
Modules include, but are not limited to: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, ceramic, 3D design, textiles, fashion and sculpture.
Students will gain a clearer understanding of their potential area of specialism prior to degree level study.
What Qualification will I gain?
Certificate in Foundation Studies in Art & Design (University of Plymouth)
How is the course assessed?
Assessment takes place at the end of each module
Practical Modules are 100% coursework
Historical and Contextual Studies module is assessed by two essays
What does this course lead on to?
• Study at degree level in Art & Design or related fields
• Employment within a wide range of creative industries
How much will it cost?
- £36 per year subscription fee
- £150 per year course material fee
- It will be necessary to purchase various items of art equipment
- There may also be an off-island study trip – cost to be confirmed
How can I find out more?
• Contact Deborah Macdonald on 608580
• If you are at school, speak to your careers teacher