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.
Each module is worth a specified number of credits: you take a combination of compulsory (and, if available, optional modules) enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interests. For full-time students a total of 120 credits will be studied in each academic year. In the majority of cases this will consist of six modules. For part-time students it will depend on the intensity of your studies.
Ucas Code: W101
Award: FdA awarded by South Devon College
Modes of study: Full-time, part-time and modular study available
Institution code: S32
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.
“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
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