What to Expect

Year One

The first year is all about laying the foundations of art and design, giving you the basic fundamental art skills and developing creative approaches and ideas. You will develop your drawing skills through compulsory subjects areas including:

  • Visual Studies
  • Life Drawing
  • Contextual Studies
  • English Language

From September through to March you will also be introduced to 2D and 3D creative design processes as well as lens-based media:

  • Fine Art
  • Graphics
  • Textiles & Surface Design
  • Photography
  • Moving Image

In March you will select one of these subjects to focus on for your year one final major project.

Year Two

You will continue to study the compulsory subjects in the second year but you will also select three subjects areas to study over a rotational period whilst considering university applications with the guidance and support of your lecturers. By the second term, you will continue to focus on your chosen specialism and develop a portfolio for university interviews. As part of your final major project, you will also complete a journal which is a reflection and evaluation of your work. At the end of term, we will celebrate your achievements by holding an exhibition of student work or staging a fashion show.