You will explore a variety of areas in art and design before choosing which specialist pathway suits your personal interests. You will also develop skills working with a variety of materials and processes which will help you generate and develop ideas and outcomes.
Your studies will be supported by contextual studies during which you will investigate contemporary and historical practice in art and design. You will gain insight from different practitioners’ ideas and approaches and use your research to inform and inspire your own practice.
Learning is enriched with workshops and talks from visiting artists and designers and there are a number of trips to art galleries throughout the year, both locally and further afield.
The purpose-built, large art studios allow for life drawing classes as well as individualised spaces to enable the development of specialist activities. Some of the facilities available are a photography dark room, a lighting studio, printing press and screen-printing equipment, sewing machines, digital SLRs, iPads, Mac computers and access to the Adobe Creative suite.
The programme is delivered four days a week (currently two full days and two half days) for 35 weeks and is free of tuition fees.