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 objective of this highly intensive fashion programme is for students to produce their 'best' portfolio of work possible in order to apply for an undergraduate, postgraduate fashion programme or for employment.

  8. The objective of the Graphic Design Portfolio Course is to provide students with a solid foundation in graphic design or to develop established skills.

  9. The Orientation to Art and Design has been carefully created to help students with little or no art and design education to bridge the gap between their current skill level and the experience and knowledge required to gain access to the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (or other equivalent course).

  10. The Photography PPA Portfolio Course will enhance your knowledge of photography through the understanding of professional processes and skills and the building of an original and personally tailored photography portfolio.

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