Archive for the ‘Fine Art Qualifications’ Category

Introduction to Sculpture Techniques

This short course will explore techniques with materials and processes which can form the basis for a range of personal project developments. Working on a small scale emphasis will be upon mastering a basic process and understanding its application in a wider spectrum of creative activities.

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. This one year programme allows you to develop and refine your chosen specialist discipline. Teaching takes place in a studio setting where there is 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. The HNC and HND at KCC comprise stages one and two of a three year programme of study. The BA top up is the third stage and will be characterised by the expectation for students to take absolute responsibility for the direction of their work. The programme will encourage a professional orientation that looks beyond the framework of the educational establishment.

Higher National Certificate in Fine Art Level 5 (Part Time 2 Year)

The BTEC HNC specialises in Fine Art and enables students to pursue their ideas in drawing, painting, sculpture, video and printmaking. The principal course tutors are practising and exhibiting artists. Other 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. 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.

UAL Extended Diploma in Art & Design

The KCC Art & Design L3 Extended Diploma is the progression pathway that 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: Characteristics and contexts in art and design; preparation for progression; engaging with an audience; and project proposal and realisation
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 Extended Diploma builds on student’s knowledge, skills, understanding and the 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.

BA Hons Fine Art Top-up (Part time 2 year)

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. This two year programme allows you to develop and refine your chosen specialist discipline. Teaching takes place in a studio setting where there is 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. The HNC and HND at KCC comprise stages one and two of a three year programme of study. The BA top up is the third stage and will be characterised by the expectation for students to take absolute responsibility for the direction of their work. The programme will encourage a professional orientation that looks beyond the framework of the educational establishment.

Higher National Diploma in Fine Art

The HND in Fine Art provides the opportunity for those students who have completed a HNC to progress to a higher level course and continue their studies at the college. The ethos of the course is to focus upon an individual’s conceptual and creativity identity and to develop them within the context of the course units relative to their particular artistic concerns and interests. Focus for the course comes through negotiating a creative and developmental response through regular tutorials and studio practice.

“I held it imperative to evolve an instrument of thought which would aid in cutting through all cultural opiates, past and present, so that a direct, immediate, and truly free vision could be achieved, and an idea be revealed with clarity.”
Clyfford Still.

Higher National Diploma in Fine Art Level 5 (Part Time 2 Year)

The Higher National Diploma Fine Art, Level 5, part time course runs one day per week over two years and is the 2nd year continuation of the Higher National Certificate, Level 4. This course is equivalent to the 2nd year of an art school degree.
• The HND 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 to enrichment classes and other courses within the college e.g. photography, ceramics 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 four exhibitions during the course.
• Good sized on site storage space, flexible, bookable work spaces 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 6 units.

Higher National Certificate in Fine Art

The Btec HNC specialises in Fine Art and enables students to pursue their ideas in drawing, painting, sculpture, video and printmaking. The principal course tutors are practising and exhibiting artists. Other 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. 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.

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.