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BA Hons Fine Art Top-up

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.

UAL Diploma in Art & Design

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.

Higher National Certificate in Fine Art

The HNC Fine Art course is an intensive and exciting 3 days per week, nationally recognised, one year course which is equivalent to the 1st year of an art school degree. We also offer a part time pathway of 1 day (plus evening) per week. The part time pathway extends over 2 years.

• The HNC specialises in Fine Art and works to develop each student’s individual practice. Students can pursue their ideas in drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, video and printmaking. Students often access other courses within the college e.g. photography and life drawing.
• Tutors are practising artists and include: Greg Rook, Erika Winstone, Jane Eyton, Matthew Kolakowski and others. Specialist tutors within the college also contribute to the course.
• Underpinning the course are units in Contextual Studies (contemporary art context) and Professional Practice.
• Emphasis throughout is on acquiring and developing creative and technical skills through research and studio projects.
• There is an opportunity to show work in two exhibitions during the course.
• Good sized personal workspace and lots of tutor contact.
• All students have a personal tutor who will offer advice, guidance and feedback and steer you through the processes of applying to HE or progressing further.
• The course consists of 8 units.

“The programme is contemporary in feeling, fostering high achievement and strong individuality amongst students, the highest achieving students producing ambitious, conceptually and formally rigorous work”, Chris Hunt, External Evaluator.

Higher National Diploma in Fine Art

The HND in Fine Art is a continuation of the HNC in Fine Art.

This Higher Education course aims to develop you as professional artists and for you to progress either to employment, independent studio practise or higher level studies.  Emphasis throughout the year is on developing independent research, practical studio work, exhibiting work and to continue acquiring creative, contextual and technical skills. We feel this course of study provides a complimentary and developmental pathway in Fine Art, building on practical experience, subject knowledge and personal expression to produce a sustainable conceptual framework for professional practise. In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

The college provides good sized personal workspace and lots of tutor contact. The course consists of 8 units: 7 practical and a written essay.

You’ll also have opportunities to display your work in public, in our unique on-site gallery space and an external gallery space.
Tutors are practising artists and include: Greg Rook, Erika Winstone and others. Specialist tutors within the college also contribute to the course.

The programme is taught over 30 weeks, September to June, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Level 4

This challenging one year foundation course will build on the skills you bring to College. It will give you the knowledge, breadth, intensive preparation and quality of work necessary to compete for a place on a wide variety of specialised BA/FdA university courses in Art & Design. The diagnostic nature of the foundation course will help you to discover and develop your strengths, and choose your preferred area of specialisation. These are Fine Art, Visual Communication, Fashion / Textiles and 3D Design.

The course, which is unit based, has three stages; Exploratory, Pathway and Confirmatory. The course culminates with a Final Major Project, which generates a self-directed body of work for the end of course exhibition. Contextual studies and Art History are integrated and you are required to produce two pieces of written work. The course allows you to develop individuality, experiment with new ways of creative and visual thinking, explore the breadth of possibilities within art and design in two and three dimensions and pursue a sustained investigation into your chosen specialism.

• Tutors are practising artists & designers and include: Justin Hibbs, Sara Knowland, Rachel Wilson, Gillian Fielden, Jane Eyton, Manon Droz, Daniela Rizzi, Paul Gildea and Matthew Kolakowski amongst others.
• Emphasis throughout is on acquiring and developing creative and technical skills through research and studio projects.
• There is an opportunity to show work in two exhibitions during the course.
• Personal studio workspace and lots of opportunity for tutor contact.
• All students have a personal tutor who will offer advice, guidance and feedback and steer you through the processes of applying through UCAS to undergraduate courses.