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Course summary

This programme gives you the opportunity to work in a variety of specialisms including, Painting & Drawing, Sculpture, Photography and Digital Media. Over the course of the two years you will develop a personal portfolio and also take part in an exhibition of your own work. In the second you will be directed towards how to best prepare for employment within the creative industries or how to take the next step into the final year of a full degree. This course offers a much more personal experience with smaller class sizes than larger universities. The course is intended for anyone with a passion for art and is looking for a potential future professional career in the visual arts sector. It is aimed at any student who wishes to develop their skills in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and photography.


Over this 2 year programme you will complete 16 units which could include: Year 1 * visual Communication in Art and Design *Ideas Generation and Development in Art and Design *Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design * Professional Practice in Art & Design * Digital Media in Art and Design * Drawing Techniques and Processes in Art & Design * Communication with Images in Art and Design * Exhibition of Art Work Year 2 * Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation * Digital Image Creation and Development * Ideas in Context * Visual and Personal Presentation * Personal Development through Drawing * Art, Design and Media Practice within the Digital Environment * References and sources in Art and Design * Employability Skills

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You will need to have a minimum of 32 UCAS points to apply for the course. It is also desirable that you have at least a level 2 qualification in English and maths. mature candidates will be considered without the formal qualifications, dependent upon former experience. All applicants will need to attend an interview, where you will need to bring a portfolio and sketchbooks containing examples of your current work.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5999 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5999 Year 1
Scotland £5999 Year 1
Wales £5999 Year 1

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Visual Arts (Art and Design) at City of Sunderland College - UCAS