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BA Hons Fine Art Top-up

Next Start Date: 01-10-2019
Times: Tues/Wed 10:00 - 17:00

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.
ALL APPLICANTS are asked to call Sue White on 020 7573 5258

Higher National Diploma in Photography

Next Start Date: 26-09-2019
Times: Thu/Fri 9:30 - 16:30

This Higher Education course aims to develop you as a professional photographer 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 Photography, building on practical experience, subject knowledge and personal expression to produce a sustainable conceptual framework for professional practise.

Jewellery and Silversmithing – Building Skills -Jeweller workshop

Next Start Date: 20-09-2019
Times: Fri 9:30 - 15:00

Suitable for makers who wish to build on their existing skills, learn new and inspiring techniques in the company of other creatives in the field. Students are encouraged to work on their own projects or those set by the tutor enabling each individual the freedom to extend skills of their own choice. A broad range of techniques will be taught in our well- equipped studio guided by our experienced tutor. This course is ideal simply for fun and self- development, for amateur jewellery designers and anyone aiming to set up a small business in related trades such as gemmology or jewellery retail.

GCSE Maths – Chelsea

Next Start Date: 16-09-2019
Times: Mon 14:30 - 17:30

This stimulating level 2 qualification is for anyone with a good grounding in maths who needs a GCSE for employment, further study, teacher training or personal development. Topics covered include graphs and geometry, statistics and algebra. If you feel confident about your maths skills and want a qualification then this is the course for you. The course is suitable for those who have never taken GCSE before as well as those who have previously achieved a grade D. You will be required to take a test to make sure that you skills are right for a successful year’s study at this level.GCSE English and Maths courses are free for all EU citizens who do not already have a GCSE grade A*-C

UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Level 4

Next Start Date: 11-09-2019
Times: Wed/Thu/Fri 10:00 - 16:00

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.

Access to Higher Education: Humanities & Social Sciences

Next Start Date: 10-09-2019
Times: Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri -

Our Diploma courses lead to nationally recognised qualifications that enable successful students to progress onto degree level study at University. The Humanities and Social Sciences Diploma programme is the most suitable route for you if you are looking to go on to study a degree in subjects such as: Psychology, English Literature and/or Language, History, Politics, International Relations and/or Development studies, Sociology, Criminology, Law, African and Caribbean studies or other similar subjects. Over recent years are students have successfully progressed on to high-ranking Universities throughout the United Kingdom, such as: Oxford, Cambridge, King’s College London, The London School of Economics, Brunel, Goldsmiths, Queen Mary, Sheffield and York. We also have a particularly close relationship with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and Birkbeck.On the Humanities and Social Sciences Diploma, you will study core modules in Study Skills, which will enable you to develop the essential skills you will need to be a successful student at University, along with a choice of three modules from the wide range of options that we offer on this programme. If the degree you are aiming to study will require you to have GCSE or equivalent qualifications in Maths and English, you will also have the opportunity to achieve these qualifications within your programme of study. You will receive extensive support throughout the course, including guidance around all aspects of your University application.The optional modules that can be taken on the course are as follows: African and Caribbean Studies (we are the only College in London that offers this course) Anthropology English Literature History Philosophy Politics Psychology Sociology

UAL Level 1 Diploma in Art, Design and Media

Next Start Date: 09-09-2019
Times: Mon/Tue/Thu 10:00 - 16:00

This level 1 full-time pathway in Art, Design and Media course is ideal for anyone with little or no knowledge of these subjects who wishes to learn vocational skills in these exciting subject areas. Students will learn about graphic design, drawing, photography, glass production techniques and how to use a DSLR video camera, alongside a range of more traditional skills such as creating mood boards and developing a sketchbook. Whilst studying on the course students will also learn and explore the creative media sector and conduct research for media projects. Successful students will have the opportunity to progress to the UAL Level 2 Art & Design or Creative Media Production pathways.

Digital: Advanced Photography Skills

Next Start Date: 07-11-2019
Times: Thu 18:00 - 21:00

If you have completed a Basic Digital Photography course, or feel you have already picked up a good working knowledge of digital cameras on your own, then this course is for you. Taught in our well-equipped photography studio and on location, this course is the perfect progression from our Introduction, or Basic Digital Photography course. It focuses on developing the ability to take well composed pictures, while beginning to think like a photographer.

You will be introduced to a great variety of photographers and will be set mini-assignments between classes. Sharing your pictures with the rest of the group will stimulate discussion and help to build your confidence to take your photos to the next level.

Students will need to own their own DSLR, or mirrorless camera that allows access to manual controls.

Masterclass – Mezzotint (Aquatint in Messotint Manner)

Next Start Date: 22-10-2019
Times: Tue/Wed 10:00 - 16:00

Among many printmaking techniques and processes, mezzotint (half-tone) in particular stands out when it comes to creating rich, velvety blacks, and delicate, soft mid-greys. It is a perfect medium for reproducing dramatic light effects and contrasts. After a detailed demonstration, you will be using your own drawings or photographic references which will be developed into a suitable image to transfer on to a pre-rocked copper plate. Before working on your plate you will have some exercises with the mezzotint rocker, burnisher and scraper. You will also be introduced to some other alternative techniques related to this medium. The studio in the Carlyle building (room CG05) at the Chelsea Centre is light, spacious and well-equipped with specialist facilities for etching. There are 2 Rochat presses bed size 26 x 56 inches. No previous experience required. All materials are provided including tea and coffee.Maximum 8 places.

Higher National Certificate in Photography (Part time 2 years)

Next Start Date: 26-09-2019
Times: Thu 9:30 - 16:30

Higher National Certificate (HNC) Photography provides a broad introduction into a wide range of photographic practices. It is a level 4 course, which is equivalent to the first year of a degree course. The course offers an overview into professional practice, editorial and commercial photography. HNC can be used as a stepping-stone to place you in a very strong position to continue to study at a higher level such as HND or degree level or even a Masters at a later date.
It is a part time course, which will run for two years. Over the two years you will build on your knowledge by studying a number of different units. Some units are more theoretically based which contextualise different photographic approaches against a background of historical and political relevance. Other units explore more practical aspects of photography such as studio lighting, digital postproduction, analogue photography and professional development. A well-equipped studio, black and white darkroom and digital facilities support the course. The broad variety of units will allow you to discover the area of photography you are particularly passionate about and the HNC team will offer the support and career guidance to enable you to pursue that passion professionally.
In order to do this course you will need to have completed, or have knowledge equivalent to a level 3 Photography course. Throughout your journey you will be urged to work independently, while our experienced photographic team will continuously support you.

AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping Level 1

Next Start Date: 17-09-2019
Times: Tue 10:00 - 15:00

The AAT Access award in Book keeping 1 offers the opportunity for students to study the fundamentals of book keeping. The qualification is aimed at people seeking a first qualification in book keeping and accounts. The skills developed by studying this qualification can lead to employment as an accounts assistant or progress to the next of level of learning.
The course covers:
• Understand the role of a book keeper
• Understand financial transactions
• Process customer and supplier transactions
• Process receipts and payments
How will I be assessed?
All AAT assessments are practical computer based and are scheduled by the training provider. Students’ results will simply state whether they are competent or not yet competent in the assessment.
Students will awarded the AAT level 1 award in Book keeping upon successful completion of the assessments at the end of the course.
AAT subscription fees of £43 to be paid to AAT and this covers a period of 12 months.
Entry requirements
There is no formal requirement to start the course however a good level of English, Maths and IT is required.

GCSE Maths – Kensington

Next Start Date: 16-09-2019
Times: Mon 13:30 - 16:30

This stimulating level 2 qualification is for anyone with a good grounding in maths who needs a GCSE for employment, further study, teacher training or personal development. Topics covered include graphs and geometry, statistics and algebra. If you feel confident about your maths skills and want a qualification then this is the course for you. The course is suitable for those who have never taken GCSE before as well as those who have previously achieved a grade D. You will be required to take a test to make sure that you skills are right for a successful year’s study at this level.GCSE English and Maths courses are free for all EU citizens who do not already have a GCSE grade A*-C

Extended Diploma in Art and Design 2 YEAR

Next Start Date: 11-09-2019
Times: -

Probably one of the most creative and inspirational courses of its kind, we aim to develop students’ ability as fashion designers through exploration of the design process, underpinned by good technical skills. Working through an exciting series of fashion project briefs, students learn how diverse and individual concepts can be developed to inspire fashion and textile design ideas. This course requires basic skills in fashion and good drawing skills. Applicants must have at least 5 GCSE’s (including English and Maths Grade C, or equivalent, or ESOL Level 5). Applicants must also demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for fashion design and a commitment to study. With a strong emphasis on illustration and design development, this course also comprises historical and contextual studies, pattern cutting, garment construction, costume and textiles. The first year of the course is a 90 credit Diploma, with an optional further top-up year to an Extended Diploma. *This year over 95% of our students have been accepted onto BA courses by leading London universities.

Access to Social Science

Next Start Date: 10-09-2019
Times: Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri -

The Access to HE Diploma in Social Sciences is an intensive one year programme of study. It will equip you with the skills, experience and qualifications to go on to study a range of higher education courses in social science areas that can then lead to careers in social work, psychologists, and probation officers, as well as professionals involved in the development of social policy as many of our past students are working in those fields.Some of the subjects you will be studying are:AnthropologyPsychologyPoliticsStudy SkillsOver recent years our students have successfully progressed on to high-ranking Universities throughout the United Kingdom and beyond, such as: Oxford, Cambridge, King’s College London, The London School of Economics, Brunel, Goldsmiths, Queen Mary, Exeter and York. We also have a progression agreement with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and Birkbeck.What Are the Entry Requirements?GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics at grades A*-C.

Discovering Photo Etching

Next Start Date: 14-10-2019
Times: Mon 18:00 - 21:30

You will work in the well equipped studio with specialist intaglio facilities and develop your personal imagery. Sessions are a combination of structured teaching and informal workshop time, you will be supported with guidance through personal projects, one to one tutorials and feedback to help you develop your artistic strength and interests.
Final prints can be submitted for our end of year Printmaking Exhibition in July when we enjoy a lively Private View evening to celebrate the work created during the year on all our courses.

These classes are aimed at beginners, those who wish to refresh their printmaking skills and those who have a basic experience in any other visual arts discipline.

These courses give an opportunity to build a portfolio of prints and to assist progression to our more advanced printmaking courses.

How much should I study outside class?
It is recommended that you prepare imagery and materials outside the class, so you can use the time in the studio more fully for printing and technical processing. A sketchbook documenting your ideas development, technical notes and research is recommended.

Are any course materials online?
Once you are enrolled on the course you will be introduced to the college’s virtual learning environment with materials and information in support of your studies.

What books and equipment do I need?
You need to bring: a sketchbook and art equipment such as pencils, eraser, a range of brushes, Stanley knife, scissors and apron.

What extra costs are there?
There is a studio fee of £8 each term to the tutor which covers basic materials, except paper and plates which you pay extra for as you use them. All materials are available to buy in the studio.
If you have further questions about the course, the tutor can be contacted at: d.rizzi@kcc.ac.uk

Tutor profile

Daniela Rizzi

Higher National Diploma in Photography (Part time 2 years)

Next Start Date: 26-09-2019
Times: Thu 9:30 - 16:30

Our HND Photography course is a stimulating course that will enable you to meet the needs of the contemporary creative industry. It will allow you to develop as a professional self-reflecting individual, and will equip you with the skills to adapt to a rapidly evolving environment.
It is a part time course, which will run one day a week for two years. During your studies, you will develop analytical thinking and explore contemporary photographic practices. You will be working in a supportive environment, while producing photographic work for the set project briefs independently. You will be using different format cameras and advanced lighting techniques in our well-equipped photographic studio. You will explore analogue photography and darkroom printing, as well as digital post-production techniques and will be encouraged to develop your ideas and photographic style. At the end of your studies you will have the opportunity to exhibit a body of your photographic work, so as to promote yourself in your chosen pathway. Throughout your journey you will be urged to work independently, while our experienced photographic team will continuously support you.
The Higher National Diploma (HND) is a continuation of the Higher National Certificate (HNC) course, so students should have completed a HNC program previously, which can then be built on to progress to study at HND.

GCSE English -Chelsea

Next Start Date: 17-09-2019
Times: Tue 17:00 - 20:00

This Level 2 qualification is essential for future employment and higher study in any subject.With options for day or evening , this course is designed for learners who prefer to study in an environment that is very different to previous school experiences and wish to achieve Grade C-A*. The course will improve your confidence and communication skills both verbally and in writing and will help you to become a more skilful reader. It includes a fascinating investigation into modern spoken English in the 21st Century and its impact on us and the way we write. Even though the main focus is on Language, the course does give you the opportunity to study some modern short story texts. Please bring evidence of any qualifications you already have to the initial assessment session where you will be asked to complete an assessment test. If you have not sat any exams before for personal reasons, come to be assessed and advised.Days and Times are subject to change.GCSE English and Maths courses are free for all EU citizens who do not already have a GCSE grade A*-C