This is a three day a week hands-on course with projects that enable you to specialise in your chosen area, with the emphasis on learning practical skills, exploring ideas, being creative, and discovering what other artists and designers are doing now and in the past.
You will be based in our specialist workshops and studios, equipped to industry standard, and taught by experienced professionals.
In addition you will get all the basic stuff you need, like Maths and English, career and progression advice, enterprise skills and preparation for work, taught especially so that it is relevant to you as an emerging professional artist/designer/maker.
On successful completion of this course, preferrably with a Merit grade overall, you can progress onto Level 3 and prepare your portfolio for university or apply for one of the many jobs in the art and design industry.
Specialist Subjects include:
- Graphic Design
- Interior Design
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What background and qualifications do you need to join? (Entry Requirements)
No previous experience in Art and Design is required but you will need to show enthusiasm for the subject and a willingness and commitment to work hard and attend regularly. English and Maths is part of the course, unless you provide evidence of a previous Level 2 qualification in both, and full attendance will be expected.
What does the course lead to?
- BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design – level 3
- Foundation course in Art and Design – level 3 or 4
- Career in the Creative Industries
Where will I study?
Courses take place in our large, well equipped specialist studios at the Wornington Centre, near to Portobello Road and many interesting galleries and museums.
What are the facilities and equipment like?
All our studios are dedicated to a single subject area and have extensive equipment which is regularlyupdated. Most studios have interactive white boards and computers with internet access. In addition there isa library with subject specific books and a computer suite for student use.
How much should I study outside class?
You will be expected to do some research work outside of class time, keep up your sketchbook and visit current exhibitions in London as suggested by your tutors. Homework will be clearly posted on the MOODLE site for your course and you will be expected to check this regularly when not in college.
How is the course assessed?
Your work will be assesssed at three points in the academic year, during the final week of each term. Group work, crits and presentations of work and form part of the learning experience and help you gain on-going feedback. In addition, group tutorials take place every week and individual tutorials are held twice a term which will help to prepare you for assessment.At the end of the year you will participate in the college exhibition which also forms part of the assessmentprocess and gives you the experinece of being part of a professional show with the whole department.
Are any course materials online?
You will be able to access your courses on Moodle where your tutors will post a variety of course relatedinformation. Students are guided to appropriate websites for research purposes and suppliers of materials.
What books and equipment do I need?
You will be given a course handbook at the beginning of the year which will give you a list of recommendedreading. In addition we have a good range of books in the library.
What else do I need to buy? / What extra costs are there?
You will need to pay a £15 Workshop fee to your tutor at the start of the course. This will provide you with your first sketchbook for use on the course and some general materials in the classroom. It is expected that you purchase and bring with you to each session some specific equipment (this will depend on your specialist area of study) but your tutor will discuss this with you during induction week.
What do I need to bring to the interview?
Once you decide to apply, you will be sent a letter inviting you for an interview. You need to bring with youany sketchbooks, drawings or examples of work that you have made recently which can be photos especiallyif the work is too big to carry. You will also need to bring proof of age and relevant certificates for English, Maths or previous study (see guidleines on our website).If you have any further questions about the course before deciding to apply, please e-mail course co-ordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
All students are admitted to the College on the basis that they:
Agree to comply with the KCC student code of conduct
Provide original documentation that confirms entry qualifications.
Meet the course entry requirements
Provide information so that a school or college reference can be obtained if you are between 16-19 years old