Course code: PFAM200P
Subject area: Art & Design
Study level: School Leaver
Course level: 3
9:00am - 5:00pm
Monday to Friday
13th Sep 2021 - 8th Jul 2022
The primary purpose of this unique course is to enable you to identify your strengths and aptitudes so that you can select and gain acceptance on to a specialist degree course suited to your needs and career plans. You will explore a whole range of approaches to Art and Design with specialist tutors in the large purpose-built arts building.
The course starts broadly and becomes more specialised as the year progresses. In the first term you will explore specialist areas including printmaking, 2D fine art, 3D design, graphics, illustration, sculpture, fashion, textiles, spatial design and photography. In the second term you will begin to consolidate your growing sense of direction through the selection of three specialist options. In the third term, you will devote your time entirely to an in-depth six-week project which will become a public exhibition.
The course also includes a series of lectures which seek to challenge and inform you about contemporary and historical issues and help you locate your own practical work within a broad cultural context. The Foundation year provides a crucial link between A Level and specialist degree courses. At the same time, it is a year of exciting challenges and new pathways which we believe you will find both refreshing and rewarding.
This course runs across four days with an additional independent study day to make up a five-day week. Most students have part-time jobs alongside this course, but we recommend no more than nine hours per week to be able to cope with the intensity of the programme.
There will be regular trips to galleries and museums around the country and visits by artists, designer and former students. Students will also visit the UCAS Design Your Future Excel Centre, London, as well as London Art Galleries. Two residential trips are integrated in to the year: an initial four-day visit in September followed by a week-long stay in February. Recent destinations have included Berlin, Venice and Lisbon.
As we are affiliated with the University of the Arts London, our students have the opportunity to be selected to exhibit their final project at a prestigious venue in London during the summer. This provides a fantastic platform for them to meet industry professionals and grow their confidence.
You will also undertake 35 hours of work experience in relation to your creative interests to support your progression plans.
16 - 18 Fee
Tuition Fee: £0.00Exam Fee: £0.00Materials: £110.00
Total Cost: £110.00
Tuition Fee: £5,421.00Exam Fee: £0.00Materials: £110.00
Total Cost: £5,531.00
19+ Reduced Fee