Validated by Kingston University, the FdA in Art & Design (Foundation Degree) 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 Year 1:
Art and Design: Interdisciplinary Practice: Drawing, Drawing Systems and Visual Communication: Art and Design: Digital Applications and Historical and Contextual Studies.
Modules Year 2:
Art and Design: Studio Practice (Disciplinary Focus), Art and Design: Independent Studio Practice, Professional Practice in Art and Design and Themes in Art and Design: Extended Essay.
Other routes: Alternative qualifications or experience equivalent to those listed above will be considered. International learners with equivalent qualifications and IELTS 6 or TOEFL 547 can also apply.
All routes: A portfolio of work and a satisfactory reference are required.
Duration and Delivery
- Enter employment in public or community arts, art education, gallery and arts administration
- Be an independent art and design practitioner
- Undertake a BA (Hons) Art and Design (top-up) at Kingston College validated by Kingston University (or an alternative HE institution offering a specialist BA top up qualification) subject to meeting entry requirements.
Tuition Fees 2018-2019:
Home/EU students - Year 1 £6300, Year 2 £6300
International Students - Year 1 £9500
Tuition fees for subsequent years of study are subject to confirmation and may change. They are likely to increase in line with inflation each year.
Institution Code K83, Course Code W990, Campus Code R.
This course will be delivered at the Creative Industries Centre.
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