University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Leeds City College

Art

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Course summary

Whether you’re a painter, sculptor, video, sound or installation artist you’ll maximise your creative ability and learn how to harness your skills in a professional environment with our Art Foundation Degree. Our foundation degree contextualises your practice within the reality of the contemporary art industry. As you progress through our programme, you’ll refine your skills in the studio, as well as developing your understanding of art and commerce and how the two can combine to create a career path. From the start, you’ll exhibit your work. You will have the opportunity to sell your work, visit exhibitions, collaborate with artists, develop media campaigns, work with the public and critically understand the changing art landscape. You will refine your professional practice and tell stories using your artworks as a medium of visual communication. Leverage our fantastic industry links throughout the course to showcase your work in three public exhibitions each year within the Leeds art scene. You can also access your own studio space at Quarry Hill Campus in the heart of the Cultural Quarter in Leeds.

Course details

Modules

Modules may include: Year 1 (Level 4) Drawing Techniques (20 credits) 3D Techniques (20 credits) Digital Techniques (20 credits) Commercial Practice (20 credits) Creative Professional (20 credits) Art in Context (20 credits) Year 2 (Level 5) Critical Practice (20 credits) Collaboration (20 credits) Contemporary Issues in Art (20 credits) Extended Project (40 credits) Art Event (20 credits)

Assessment method

There is an emphasis towards practical workshop learning, which underpin both context and industry relevant topics. The lecture programme will impart the necessary principles and concepts. Group work will allow students to develop their research, communication and teamwork skills. The seminars will be a mixture of student and tutor led sessions considering practical examples of the principles and concepts. Tutor and peer led reflective feedback form the basis of student learning programmes.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

Course code:
8N64
Institution code:
L21
Campus name:
Quarry Hill Campus
Campus code:
Q

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Interview

A successful interview and portfolio review will be required.

Portfolio

A successful interview and portfolio review will be required.

Other

IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any component. International qualifications will be assessed against these criteria Leeds City College welcomes applications from mature* applicants who may not have met the academic criteria, but who can demonstrate a wealth of experience in their chosen field. Candidates in this category and otherwise are likely to be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course and may be asked to provide a portfolio of evidence to support their application. *21 years and over at the start of the course The course structure actively supports claims for Recognition of Prior Certified Learning (RPCL) or Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL).


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are charged per academic year. There are additional costs associated with the practical elements of this programme, which may include: Art materials Printing Framing and display of work Optional trips and visits These costs will be led by the nature of the work that you produce, however you will be expected to meet the costs of production of your projects.
Art at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College - UCAS