The top-up degree programme has been designed for students who have successfully completed an HND or Foundation degree in a relevant subject and now wish to convert their existing qualification into a full BA honours qualification.
The programme will aim to enable the students to build on the experiences gained in the HND, ensure that they are informed and critically aware and provide an environment where they can freely research, experiment and explore the diverse disciplines identified as Fine Art.
Teaching will take place in a studio setting where there will be an emphasis on making and exploring fine art. Students will also be given the opportunity to study the critical and contextual dimensions of fine art practice in the form of weekly art lectures, seminars and workshops. They will be encouraged to develop their thinking and understanding to become independent and critically aware practitioners.
There is an opportunity to show work at the end of year Degree Show. The college provides good sized personal workspace and lots of tutor contact. The course consists of 4 units: the two larger units are practical, and two are written.
Tutors are practising artists and include: Greg Rook, Erika Winstone and others. Specialist tutors within the college also contribute to the course.