The KCC Art & Design Level 3 pathway integrated with Foundation Preparation offers motivated learners the opportunity to develop their art and design portfolios for successful entry to the Level 4 Foundation Course and other art courses at KCC or University.
The course is structured with units which cover an introduction to: Visual language, Research skills, Critical and Contextual awareness, Materials, Processes and Technical skills. Using Drawing, Painting, 3D Sculpture, Printmaking and Photography.
Further units integrate diverse approaches to making art and developing personal projects.
The course is project based and students are given encouragement and support to develop their personal ideas. There is also a strong commitment to the development of drawing skills as a tool for the communication of ideas. The Level 3 ensures that students develop the knowledge, skills, understanding and confidence required to work independently and to direct their own learning. The course also provides opportunities for those who are intrigued and motivated by art and design to explore, develop and test their creativity within a structured programme. Our aim is to provide a sound base of skills and knowledge, while enhancing self-confidence and revealing the potential career opportunities within the sector.
UAL Diploma in Art & Design Level 3
Course code: 18TFV041-01
Course Leader: Stuart Denyer. Course tutors: Matthew Kolakowski (Fine Art), Jane Eyton (Sculpture), Daniela Rizzi (Printmaking), Manon Droz (Photography).
The UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design is constructed to provide motivated learners with the opportunity to develop their art and design portfolios for successful entry to our Level 4 Foundation Course and other art courses at KCC and University.
The course consists of 8 units which cover an introduction to: Visual language, research skills, critical and contextual awareness, materials, processes and technical skills, using Drawing, Painting, 3D Sculpture, Printmaking and Photography. Additional units integrate diverse approaches and develop personal projects. The course is project based with an encouragement to develop personal ideas and a commitment to the development of drawing skills as a tool for communicating ideas. The UAL qualification seeks to ensure that students develop the knowledge, skills, understanding and confidence required to work independently and to direct their own learning.
What background and qualifications do you need to join? (Entry Requirements)
All applicants must have a broad portfolio of artwork. Ideally applicants should have a minimum of GCSE, in Art, English and Maths at grade 9 to 4, or the equivalent; ICT and Design Technology would be an advantage. Applicants without any formal academic qualifications but with an outstanding portfolio of artwork should apply. If accepted, students will be enrolled on Functional Skills or GCSE English and Maths and work towards gaining a level 2 qualification, the minimum for university entrance.
You may be an applicant with advanced qualifications and/or work experience, 19+ planning a career change or wanting to fulfil an ambition to study art but need to develop a stronger portfolio for a Foundation course place and university. All applicants are asked to complete a questionnaire in which they review the work of a Foundation course to understand the expectations, standards and choices of higher level study.
What does the course lead to?
The progression routes for learners are:
17-18 KCC Foundation Diploma in Art Level 4.
19 + KCC Foundation Diploma in Art Level 4
19 + BA / KCC HNC Fine Art Level 4
Previous students have progressed to the following courses:
KCC, Foundation in Art, Foundation in Fashion, Multi Media,
KCC National Diploma in Fashion
CCW, CSM, LCC, Ravensbourne, Prince of Wales, UCA, Foundation
Middlesex BA Fine Art
UAL – London College of Fashion
Hertfordshire BA Animation and Illustration,
Plymouth College of Art – BA. Painting, Drawing, Printmaking
Where will I study?
You will be based in the Carlyle Building next to the Chelsea Centre on Hortensia Road, SW10 OQS.
Between the Kings Road and the Fulham Road.
What are the facilities and equipment like?
The large dedicated Foundation Prep studio space is based in a Victorian school building with tall windows along two sides, providing natural daylight, there is overhead strip lighting when required, the studio is heated with radiators in the winter and is a comfortable space in which to work.
The studio is equipped with studio easels for painting and drawing, A1 drawing boards, plan chests with drawers for the storage of flat portfolio work, racks for drying paintings, lockers for storing personal equipment. Other items are an interactive white board for teaching and lectures, a computer, Pre-Foundation notice board, and a resources cupboard.
How much should I study outside class?
Approximately 10-15 hours per week of independent study and research.
How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed throughout each term, formatively with tutors and colleagues who provide feedback in response to the project outcomes. There is also summative assessment in the form of 8 Units, Unit 1 & 2 offer the UAL level 3 Award, Units 3-8 complete the qualification of UAL Diploma in Art & Design Level 3.. Units 1-7 are graded as refer or pass, Unit 8 is graded as a Pass, Merit, or Distinction based upon the criteria and the evidence provided. To successfully complete the course all 8 units must be achieved.
Are any course materials online?
Yes all course information can be seen online on the college intranet, MOODLE
What books and equipment do I need?
Students will be required to purchase some equipment, including an A1 portfolio to hold flat artwork.
Students should always have at least one sketchbook in which to plan and develop their ideas. Along with this they should have a journal to record their day to day experiences and development throughout the course. A ring binder can be used to keep project briefs, exhibition ephemera, course handouts and reference papers in order.
The materials fee of £85 (see below) will provide a basic supply of materials for the course.
What else do I need to buy? / What extra costs are there?
There is an annual studio fee of £85 to cover the supply of a basic set of art materials in a clear plastic Art Bin, pencils, charcoal, sharpener, rubber, brushes, set of acrylic paints, craft knife, A1 cartridge paper, some studio paints, exhibition entries, and final exhibition costs. Repairs, renewals and replacement of equipment and tools.
What do I need to bring to the interview?
1. A portfolio of recent art work eg. Sketchbook(s), A1 /A2 works on paper, paintings, photographs, projects, Design Technology work, photographs of 3D work, Fashion designs,
2. Certificates and / or evidence of qualifications
3. Academic reference or contact details of an academic referee
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
How to enrol or apply
For more details, please check https://www.kcc.ac.uk/info/enrol.php, call us on 020 7573 5333, or enrol in person.
Supporting our learners
Being a student at Kensington and Chelsea College, means you can expect a caring friendly inclusive learning environment. We will support you throughout your studies with us.
Our students benefit from:
Information advice and Guidance
Counselling and personal support
Access to learner support services
Study centres at Kensington and Chelsea providing collections of books, journals, DVDs and access to PCs and on line learning materials
Financial support may be available to you. Please contact an Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) advisor on 020 7573 5325 who will be able to give you information about charitable trusts, Career development loans, 16-19 Bursary and Learner Support fund (helps eligible students with child care costs, travel and some material costs) and other schemes that may be able to help you regarding financial matters.
Additional Learning Support for students with disabilities or learning difficulties
Kensington and Chelsea College is committed to improving access to learning for all our students. Please tell us if you have any access requirements at any stage of the application process. The additional learning support team can provide help and information regarding your individual needs. For example, the team can provide information on hearing loop facilities, communication support (e.g. BSL), dyslexia support, physical access, equipment/software (e.g. JAWS). If you would like to discuss learning support contact Mark Bradley at email@example.com or the Director of Learner Services on 020 7573 5374.
Information on this course fact sheet was correct at time of publication, however course offers and details may be subject to change.
18th December 2017