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Contemporary Arts Practice

This foundation degree is a practical exploration of the applied arts, where you will have the opportunity to develop diverse creative skills within drawing, painting, sculpture, textiles, print, design, digital and mixed media arts. You will be guided through the generation of ideas, concepts and issues in art and how to communicate meaning visually. You will be encouraged to explore a broad range of processes and workshops underpinned by a strong and individual understanding of concept and context in art.

During this course you will produce a wide-ranging body of work, which will evidence your professional capabilities and prepare you for employment. Using the skills you have
developed, you will have the opportunity to create high-quality personal and individual work.

The course has a strong focus on employability, and ensures that you gain the essential skills required to work in the arts. You will be encouraged to work independently, and by exploring the arts industry locally and nationally, you will have a broad range of career opportunities when you graduate.

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Ucas Code: W101

Award: FdA awarded by South Devon College

Modes of study: Full-time, part-time and modular study available

Institution code: S32

Year 1 Studies
Year 2 Studies
Careers & Employability

Upon successful completion of this foundation degree you may be able to progress to the final year of an associated course at another provider. Please note that there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. You could also consider self-employment, or working in various fields.

Potential Job Roles

“I chose to study the Foundation in Art and Design course and specialised in Photography. College gives you a lot more freedom, the lessons are structured more professionally which gives you an idea of what it will be like at university. I would really recommend this course if you want to grow as a designer."Alfie Reddy

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

South Devon College,
Long Road,
Paignton,
TQ4 7EJ

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