This Level 5 Foundation Degree embraces a full range of disciplines, to reflective the diversity of studio based creativity today. Whether you are driven by materials, making and physical outcomes or by more ephemeral activities, it allows you to work in the materials and methods of your choice, including: drawing, painting, ceramics, constructed textiles, printmaking, illustration, photography, installation, intervention, performance and digital technologies. This award is subject to validation. Currently titled as Foundation Degree Fine Art Practice, it is proposed to retitle as part of course reapproval. About the course You will develop your creativity through projects that stimulate and challenge, while allowing the time and space to develop your work. You will undertake delivered practical workshops to allow you to make creative media choices within your personal studio work, developing your own creative practices with an academic understanding of both historical and contemporary ideas and issues. On this multidisciplinary course, we'll teach you some of the skills and knowledge required to carve out a career as a practising artist or gain employment in a variety of arts-related jobs. During the course, there will be opportunities to explore professional practice through visits and contacts with professional creatives. You'll also take part in an exciting live external group project, gaining a real world perspective on working with clients and exhibiting. The course culminates in a final exhibition showcasing studio practice. Our dedicated tutors are highly-experienced educators and active creatives with national reputations for excellence in their field. Studio-based Modules You will be encouraged to work in the materials and methods of your choice to evolve your artistic skills and grow an understanding of the critical position of your personal creative work. You explore how what you do can contribute to life in the 21st Century in a world with ever-shifting subject boundaries. You will make, share and discuss art works and build your own creative voice as well as learn ways to collaborate and work with other creatives and organisations. Professional studies Modules include: -self-promotion via web presence and social media -exploring how to exhibit and curate -presenting your work online as well as in traditional and non-traditional spaces -the scope for applying for potential funding/grants -looking at how the law can affect creative practitioners -professional practice with guest speakers sharing how they operate in the creative industries -mapping and finding your position as a creative in the 21st century Assessment Assessment is continuous throughout the course. Work is organised into practical and written projects. These are then graded and fed back to students with written and verbal feedback. The course culminates in a final exhibition. There are no exams. Bursaries We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2024-25 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information. Your career and progression After the Foundation Degree, you could progress onto our BA (Hons) Contemporary Art Practice (currently subject to validation) or BA (Hons Digital Media Design top-up degrees. Alternatively, you could progress to the second or third year at another university of your choice. This degree can open up a wide range of careers within the creative arts' industries such as freelance illustrator/artist or community artist. There is also scope for finding work in various creative institutions and other public agencies.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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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- City (Adams)
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Applicants for direct entry to Year 2 of this programme must have already passed (or expect to achieve) 120 academic credits in a art and design-related subject at undergraduate level.
Students are advised to contact their own national student finance service for up-to-date information concerning potential financial support. Applicants who are permanently resident outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Gibraltar or Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College before submitting an application. Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.
Additional entry requirements
Applicants may be invited to attend an informal interview.
Applicants may be asked to submit a portfolio of their recent work.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||An overall band score of 5.5; with no individual component less than 5.0.|
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
City Campus, The Adams Building
The Lace Market
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