Accredited by the University of the Arts London Awarding Body, this 1-year course is fundamental if you want to progress to university to study Art & Design at degree level. It will give you the opportunity to study a wide range of art and design disciplines before you decide on the area you wish to specialise. At CSVPA we have an outstanding track record of helping students progress onto some of the best Art & Design universities, unlocking a world of opportunity for them. We have 6 different art and design specialist disciplines, covering subjects as listed below. These give you the freedom to experiment providing a highly personable method of learning that nurtures, educates, and encourages you. Fine Art and 3D Design Animation and Film Architecture and Interior Design Fashion Design Fashion Communication Graphics and Illustration What to Expect FIRST TERM At the beginning of the first term you will be guided in choosing your specialism disciplines most suited to you (3D Design, Fashion, Visual Communication). With support and advice from your lecturers, you will also consider which universities you wish to apply to. SECOND TERM In the second term, you will apply the skills gained in your first term to a number of projects and live briefs from within specialism disciplines of Fashion, 3D Design, or Graphics & Illustration. You will also explore a variety of themes relevant to environmental, social, and political issues as you develop your portfolio and prepare for university interviews. THIRD TERM In the third term, you will consolidate your practice through a self-directed project. At the end of term, you will showcase your work through an exhibition or show and celebrate your achievements at our graduation ceremony. Please note that there are no government grants for funding for this course. Students will need to be privately financed.
Visual Studies, Life Drawing, Contextual Studies, English Training, Fashion Design, Fashion Communication, Fine Art, Graphics and Illustration, Theatre Arts, 3D Design Craft, Moving Image, Photography, Architecture & Interior Design, Product Design
Successful completion of High School (year 11 or year 12 depending on the native country) is needed or 1 x A level or 2 AS levels at grade E or above and 5 x GCSEs at grade 4 or C or equivalent, preferably in a relevant creative subject. Students who do not meet these entry requirements will still be considered on their own individual potential to succeed. Portfolio of work showing personal work, school work, finished and prepared
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
Min 1 x A level (min Grade C) or IB Diploma (min 24 points) PLUS 3 GCSEs (min Grade C)"
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English language requirements
IELTS 4.5+ (no element under 4.0)
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Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts
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