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South Thames College Group (inc Carshalton, South Thames and Kingston College)

Art and Design - Foundation Degree (FdA)

UCAS Code: KC05

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

In Art, or related subjects.

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

GCSE/National 4/National 5

To include English Language and Mathematics grade C/4 or above (or level 2 equivalent).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

In Art and Design, or related subjects.

UCAS Tariff

48

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

The Foundation Degree (FdA) focuses on 'making as thinking', with studio work at the centre of study. Learners will refine their own art and design work, forming a basis for confident and self-directed practice in the creative industries. Learners will undertake a series of two and three-dimensional workshops and studio projects of varying complexity, which involve both individual and group work. To place learners' own work in a historical setting and support studio practice, there is also a varied range of lectures, seminars, trips and visits from practitioners.

Tutorials provide individual support to all learners. On successful completion of the course learners can undertake the BA (Hons) Art and Design (top-up) one year programme.

Modules

1st year Students will study the following Level 4 Modules

4 core modules
•Interdisplinary studio practice (Core, 30 credits). This module introduces you to a range of art and design disciplines, including ceramics, glass, textiles painting ,graphics, print and photography. You then use these skills for an independent project culminating in an external selling opportunity . This is assessed through a technical file and work from the workshops
•Drawing systems and visual communication (Core, 30 credits): This module shows all the different applications of drawing for fine artists and designers. Drawing is seen as underpinning all art and design areas. This is assessed through a portfolio of work
•Digital applications (Core, 30 credits): Digital Applications provides workshops in key art and design software. The module’s main features will introduce students to a range of current software, (like Photoshop, InDesign, Cinema 4D, After Effects). Projects and assignments are set which present visual problems for solution by the use of appropriate software. This is assessed through a blog and visual outcomes
•Historical and Contextual studies (Core, 30 credits): This module provides the opportunity to study the academic and theoretical aspects of art and design and provides a vehicle for the development of writing and research skills, which conform to current academic conventions. This is assessed through two essays.

2nd year students will have to study the following Level 5 Modules

4 core modules
•Art and design studio practice (core 30 credits). Students are given the opportunity to begin to focus on one or more of these disciplines (2D and 3D Fine Art; 2D and 3D Design) or present solutions that effectively use cross-disciplinary methods. They will work on external and live briefs within their disciplines . This culminates into an interim internal degree show
•Art and design independent studio practice ( Core 30 Credits ) This module provides the opportunity for students to engage in self-directed Studio Practice, originating from their statements of intent produced in summative conclusion to the DS5001 Art and Design: Studio Practice (Disciplinary Focus) module. This culminates in an end of year degree show.
•Professional practice in Art and Design ( Core 30 credits) Professional practice studies at level 5 is intended to introduce students to the skills required in transferring to a post academic environment through the identification of practice sector needs and demands. Students are required to produce a website, a show catalogue and a comprehensive networking report
•Themes in Art and Design ( Core 30 credit). This module guides and supports students in their preparation and completion of an extended essay. Initially, contemporary themes in art and design, which continue from studies completed in module DS4004 are used to provide an orientation to independent and self-directed research.

Assessment methods

The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Assessment methods include and a range of coursework assessments such as a technical file , portfolios, presentations and your final year major project.

All assessment are spread across the year to make the workload manageable

Tuition fees

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England
£6,350
per year
EU
£6,350
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,350
per year
Scotland
£6,350
per year
Wales
£6,350
per year

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Course location:

Kingston College

Department:

School of Creative Industries [KC]

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