Archive for the ‘Art & Design’ Category

Diploma in Art & Design (QCF)

The KCC Art & Design Level 3 pathway integrated with Foundation Preparation consistently 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 and University. The course consists 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 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 the communication of ideas. The course seeks to ensure that students develop the knowledge, skills, understanding and confidence required to work independently and to direct their own learning. It also provides opportunities for those who are intrigued and motivated by art and design to explore, develop and test their creativity within a structure that will provide a sound base of skills and knowledge, while enhancing self confidence and revealing the potential career demands and opportunities within the sector.

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 Diploma in Art and Design Level 2

Are you 16 – 18 and a practical person, interested in a career in Art and Design?

You will study: Drawing and Design – using a variety of media / Graphic Design / Interior Design / Ceramics / Jewellery / Glass / Functional skills – English, Maths and ICT / Visits to museums.

This is a three day a week hands-on course with projects that mirror industry where you will initially have a go at different subjects and then be able to specialise in your chosen area, with the emphasis on learning lots of 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 standards, and taught by experienced professionals. In addition you will get all the basic stuff you need, like Maths and English, career advice and preparation for work, taught especially so that it is relevant to you as an emerging professional artist/designer/maker. If you complete this course 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. The course is designed especially for 16 to 18 year olds but all ages are welcome to apply.

BTEC Diploma in Art and Design Level 3 – Graphic Design

The National Diploma in Graphic Design incorporates twelve challenging and exciting units of project-based work that lead to a substantial portfolio of skills to take to interview for further education or to employment application. This course is taught over three days per week for one year and includes workshops and group tutorials. You will benefit from the study of a wide range of activities including typography, poster design and publication design, computer aided graphic design, professional studio practice and packaging design alongside the development of drawing and visual communication skills. From the thumbnail sketch through to high quality finished artwork; students are encouraged to develop responsive and original solutions to sets of design issues. All projects and briefs are taught within the context of professional practice and reinforced with visits to galleries and design studios.

Communication skills, energy and commitment are essential qualities needed to achieve on this challenging course and previous experience in some areas of the course would be useful. Applicants will need to bring examples of their work to interview.

BTEC Certificate In Art & Design Level 3 – Glass

This one day a week Glass course provides students, who have achieved Level 2 or equivalent, with an opportunity to develop their design ideas and extend glass making skills. Projects will encourage confidence in the handling and understanding of materials, techniques and processes. Visual research and the development of original ideas are an important aspect of the course with the emphasis on producing work with a strong personal language. Presentation, and portfolio building skills, will help with progression to university or self-employment.

The course will require some independent research to be conducted outside of the taught course hours. Students pay for glass and other materials used and a studio fee is also charged for the year.

BTEC Certificate In Art & Design Level 3 – Jewellery

This one day a week Jewellery course provides students, who have achieved Level 2 or equivalent, with an opportunity to develop their design ideas and extend Jewellery making skills. Projects will encourage confidence in the handling and understanding of materials, techniques and processes. Visual research and the development of original ideas are an important aspect of the course with the emphasis on producing work with a strong personal language.

The course will require some independent research to be conducted outside of the taught course hours. Presentation, and portfolio building skills, will help with progression to university or self-employment. Students are charged an annual studio fee and will pay for some materials.

BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Art & Design: Interior & Spatial Design for the Home

This course is aimed at applicants who may already be in the work place with an interest in refurbishing residential properties and also those wishing to gain an understanding of the skills and knowledge required to design residential interiors and prepare for design related employment. This course is designed to let you study around your family and work commitments. Learning takes place in fully equipped design studios, and teaching involves lectures and design workshops where you will be introduced to drawing skills, colour theory and styling, computer aided design (CAD), conceptual and spatial thinking to help you understand the creative design process and develop ideas for a client brief.

There will be visits to exhibitions, galleries and trade fairs and all sessions will be delivered by professional teachers, practicing architects and interior designers. Students on this course have developed the skills and confidence to gain employment with Fiona Campbell Designs, Susan Osbourne Interiors and many other reputable design organisations.

Attendance Friday 10:00-16:00 and Monday 18:30-21:00

BTEC Diploma in Art and Design Level 3 – 3D Interior Design

An intensive one year course, where you will learn interior spatial design and styling to give you the skills and experience to develop as a creative Interior Designer. Through practical projects, you will learn how to develop and create a concept for an interior from designing the space to styling it with colour, pattern and texture, visualizing your ideas using computer aided design and model-making. We will introduce you to design methods and technical skills, leading to 3-dimensional thinking and analysis. Projects will range from domestic, to commercial interiors in the local area.

At the end of this course, many students progress onto the Higher National Certificate in Interior Architecture at KCC, a degree course in Architecture / Interior Design or employment.

UAL Diploma in Art and Design – Interior Design – Level 2

A substantial two-day per week course for students wishing to explore the vast subject of Interior Design and prepare a portfolio of work for entry into more advanced courses. Through a series of challenging projects, you will learn to create successful designs and exciting styling solutions for domestic spaces. You will learn to work to a brief, to survey and plan a space, to produce technical and free-hand drawings, to select appropriate colours and materials and produce mood boards and sample boards. Research and cultural or historical studies will underpin each project.

Level 1 Interior Design or some experience in visual studies is preferable, but we are looking for students with a strong commitment to study and a genuine enthusiasm for the subject.