Advanced Visual Studies - Fine Art
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About this course

If you have studied art to GCE ‘A’ or Foundation Art and Design level or equivalent, have the necessary experience and enjoy working with other people who love art, this three-term course will enable you to continue your fine art practice.

You will undertake a number of different projects designed to help you to develop greater independence in your work. As well as producing an individual portfolio, which may be based around themes from still life, the environment or from working with a life model, you will research historical and contemporary fine art theory and practice and participate in a number of specialist workshops on a range of topics such as drawing, painting and printmaking.


What will I learn?

The aim of the course is to enable you to maintain your advanced fine art practice and to develop it at an increasingly professional level.

On completion, you should be able to:

  • Generate ideas independently
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop and extend your techniques in an increasingly sophisticated way
  • Critically evaluate your own work and that of others
  • Present work to a professional standard.

The following topics will be covered during the course:

  • Production of a self-initiated and negotiated portfolio of work
  • Investigating and researching relevant historical and contemporary Fine Art theory and practice
  • Developing ideas from still life and environmental themes
  • Drawing from the life model
  • Independent sketchbook building
  • Specialist workshops/ demonstrations.
Entry requirements

You should arrange an informal discussion with the course tutor before you enrol on the course to make sure the course is suitable for you. If necessary, you will be invited to bring in a folder of work to show the tutor who will discuss your work and your needs with you.


Study, assessment and qualifications

Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor through personal and group tutorials to enable you to develop critical skills and assess your progress at a professional level. There are no formal final qualifications associated with this course.

Additional costs and information

You may wish to bring some small change for tea/coffee refreshments.

  • Interview Required
    An interview is required for this course.
What could I do next?

There are a range of other creative courses available at Wiltshire College that you may be interested in, such as Upholstery, Interior Design, and much more.