Initially the course is broad and exploratory, giving you the opportunity over the first two terms to experiment and discover strengths and confirm your abilities. After this phase you will focus on developing a high level of specialist expertise in a chosen art area either Fine art, visual communication, textiles with fashion or 3 dimensional design.
The course concentrates on the process of art and design from research through to media exploration, ideas generation and resolving final design solutions. It aims to challenge you creatively this though exciting project themes and live project opportunities. It is mainly practical, with written theory in the form of research, presentations and reports on artists and designers that inspire your work. You will build up evidence that will reflect your individual strengths. Sketchbooks, drawing, specialist making skills and study of the work of artists and designers are key areas.
You will have a personal tutor throughout the course and will be taught by an experienced and dedicated team of staff. You will normally make an application for higher education during the second year of the course.