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Short Course

Idea Generation Processes Short Course

College
Central Saint Martins

This course will help you establish the link between ideas and the process of making, giving you practical investigative methods to start the process. Focus is placed upon starting alternative directions and experimenting with different approaches.

Course description

How do you convert ideas into finished work? Where do you get ideas from? This course will help you to establish the link between ideas and the process of making. It will give you practical investigative methods to start this process. You will work quickly with a focus on starting alternative directions and experimenting with different approaches.

You will visit London institutions and learn how to use your research as a source of inspiration. This may include inspiration from contemporary and ancient sculpture, architecture or photographic documentation as a basis for generating ideas.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

This course is scheduled to run on campus in a face to face delivery format. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic situation this course may be adapted in line with UK government guidance or other operational requirements. This may include changing course location (to another UAL site), cancellation of the course, or moving part or all of the course online. In the event of any changes being required we will inform you as soon as possible and support you in any changes required. Please bear this in mind when making any travel, visa, or accommodation arrangements.

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Details

Topics covered:

  • Practical exercises will include working from your sketches, words, music, and collections.
  • Through individual attention and group dialogue, you will be encouraged to rework, transform and present ideas.
  • You will experiment with different materials and methods.
  • Practice is completed by an introduction to contemporary theories around the influential role of research in contemporary artistic practice.
  • You will explore themes associated with museums, archives and collections.

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:
  • Sketchbook
  • Selection of pens biro/felt tip
  • Selection of pencils 2B/4B/6B/8B 

Any additional materials you may wish to use will be discussed on the first day of the course

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