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Art, Design & Creative Media

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The course is a practical 'hands on' programme designed to encourage you to develop a range of practical art skills you need to progress through various pathways in the Arts.

Course details

This course is validated by UAL and aims to encourage you to research and translate your own ideas into creative pieces of work. You will learn skills in drawing, painting, collage and sculpture through practical exercises, workshops and demonstrations. This will include working with a wide variety of materials including; pencil, charcoal, ink, acrylic paints, printmaking, mixed media, digital media, ceramics, 3D modelling. Formal design elements such as line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, scale and proportion will be explored.

Entry guidelines
  • 3 GCSEs at Grade 2/E or above or a relevant Entry Level qualification.
  • Satisfactory interview to assess motivation, assessment, school report and/or satisfactory reference.
  • If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.
  • Assessment Method

    Assessment is through practical project work with a final major project.

    Additional Information

    The course is suitable for beginners and those with some previous experience. You will need to purchase some materials for the course, full details will be given at enrolment. You will need to have the ability to meet deadlines and take responsibility for your own learning.


    Are you aged 16-18?
    Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

    • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
    • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
    • English and maths, if you don't have GCSE grade A* - C in English and maths or Grade 4 or above
    • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

    Where can I progress to?

    On successful completion of this course, you may be able to progress to Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design or other courses at Level 2.

    You could progress to these Wirral Met courses:

    When does this course run?

    • Starts 05th Sep 2017 - Ends 29th Jun 2018 Ref A062J001

      If you are aged 16-18:

      This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Fee : £1250.00

      Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

      The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

      Planned Timetable
      Day Times Campus
      Tuesday 09:00 — 15:00 12 Quays
      Thursday 09:00 — 16:00 12 Quays
      Friday 11:00 — 16:00 12 Quays
    • Starts 04th Sep 2018 - Ends 28th Jun 2019 Ref A062K001

      If you are aged 16-18:

      This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Fee : £1250.00

      Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

      The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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