Foundation and Access to HE

  1. We encourage an exploratory approach, giving you a critically creative environment and a wide range of skills to begin defining your own creative practice. The course is unique in offering both specialist and diagnostic modes of study.

  2. In the 3-Dimensional Design and Architecture curriculum area we encourage the exploration of materials and the development of making skills. Students learn how to use tools and machinery.

  3. The Fashion and Textiles curriculum area encompasses a broad range of activities and disciplines. The two pathways are closely related, allowing students a range of options for developing skills in specific areas. We encourage students to develop their individual strengths and support them in creating a personal and creative portfolio.

  4. In the Fine Art curriculum area, you are free to make work that explores the use of colour, the image and representation (Painting), materials, process, space and the site (Sculpture), through to the use of time-based media including video and sound, or work that deliberately incorporates or confronts an audience (Fine Art Practice).

  5. In the Graphic Communication Design Curriculum Area we encourage a broad understanding of the field of Graphic Communication Design and place a great deal of emphasis on the development and communication of ideas and creative thinking.

  6. With its focus firmly on practical skills and techniques, Foundation Studies in Performance broadens your horizons and lets you test your aims and aptitudes in a supportive environment.

  7. The Textiles Portfolio provides students with a thorough grounding in the different areas of textile design: Knit, Print and Weave.