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Fine Art Students Secure Place At University Of The Arts Through CAPS

Fine Art Students Secure Place At University Of The Arts Through CAPS

Six of Kensington and Chelsea College’s Fine Art students have been offered undergraduate degrees at the University of Art thanks to the Compact Agreement for Progression Scheme.

The scheme which is run by the University of the Arts London is specifically aimed at students studying on a vocational course who are the first in the family to go to University.

Six high achieving students from our Foundation Diploma in Art & Design were nominated for the scheme with all six successfully completed it – Hannah Pearce, Ocean Toppin, Jessica Lee and Mignon Nixon progressing onto the BA in Fine Art and Eleonor Hurley and Gerarda Tolino progressing on to the BA Interior Design Spatial Design.

The scheme comprised of a variety of workshops, advice sessions on preparing their portfolio and mock interviews to help prepare the students for getting into the University.

Speaking about her experience on CAPS, Hannah Pearce said: “The scheme helped me with my portfolio. It geared me up for university within a matter of months. It was extremely intense but I’m glad to say that we all persevered through support from our tutors, and were rewarded for it in the end.”

Kensington and Chelsea College is a partner College for the University of the Arts. The College enjoys a high-profile reputation for excellence in Creative Arts, and has a successful student alumni, which includes Turner prize nominee Spartacus Chetwynd. The College’s Fine Art Department has a strong track record of producing skilled artists, many of whom progress to postgraduate and undergraduate study at leading institutions including Camberwell School of Art.

For more information about our Foundation Diploma in Art & Design or any other Fine Art courses contact the College on 020 7573 5333 or visit http://www.kcc.ac.uk/courses/creative-arts/fine-art/fine-art-qualifications/