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Mode of delivery: in-centre with social distancing and online plus. Practical activities and workshops will take place in-centre with social distancing, whilst tutorials, research and contextual studies will take place online. The normal mode of delivery would be in – centre studio based practice where you will learn multi-disciplinary technical skills, exploring a wide range of materials and producing experimental and finished work working in our well-equipped studios. The expected mode of delivery would be a combination of in–centre with social distancing and online plus learning for tutorials, virtual presentations from artists and museums. The course is studio based with projects and an encouragement to develop personal ideas and a commitment to explore practical glass skills in the studios. Practical demonstrations with techniques in ceramic, glass, jewellery, interior design with the opportunity to explore materials and produce experimental and finished work will also be provided. The lecturers will offer personal tutorials and support you in your studies within a friendly and safe environment. Alongside studio practice, this course covers general art and design principles, history of design, drawing skills and colour theory. Course activities include museum and gallery visits, liaison with trade and industry and exploration into the context of contemporary art and design practice in the 21st century. All assessment is through the work you produce, sketchbooks and practical work. There are no exams. Assessment will be supportive with deadlines towards the end of each term in which individual feedback will be given to support your next steps. Using these experiences students will access a relevant network and produce a portfolio of design work to prepare them for the next level of study or work.
You will need three GCSEs of 3 or above If you are under 19 and are yet to achieve your GCSE English or maths at grade 4 you will be provided with the opportunity to study these. This is an important and mandatory requirement of your Study Programme and non attendance will result in withdrawal. Entry can be supported for students applying from alternative routes where a full package of GCSEs may not have been studied. For further information please email the course contact
This is an exciting course where you will be able to experiment with different techniques, areas and ideas. You will need to be enthusiastic and welcome the opportunity to try new and interesting experiences! Do not miss this opportunity; enrol now as the courses fill up fast!