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Art Foundation Taster

  • Who is it for?

    This course is aimed at those who are considering registering onto our yearlong Art Foundation (BTEC Level 3 National 540 Diploma). You should have some experience of art and design already, but this course will give you the opportunity to build the portfolio needed for entry to the qualification.

  • What does it cover?

    The course is delivered over 1 term and will take place in the studio on Thursday evenings 17.30 - 21.00, in which students will build the skills necessary to complete a level 3 project brief to the standard required on the qualification course. Students will also benefit from a one-to-one tutorial with the lead tutor.
    Key Subject areas will be research and critical studies, 2D visual skills.
    Focus will be on 2D skills development, leading to a final presentation and tutor feedback.
    What students should be able to do by the end of the course.
    I. Apply for the Art Foundation course.
    II. Complete their own visual research
    III. Develop their own visual language and creative practice

  • What will it be like?

    Students' progress will be monitored and benchmarked against the assessment criteria of the qualification. The project will be completed in a combination of Foundation class time and during independent study time, giving all students an opportunity to develop ideas over the term.
    A variety of teaching and learning methods are used, including practical workshops, seminars, individual and group tutorials.

  • What else do I need to buy or do?

    Most materials are provided, but some specialist papers can be bought at cost.

  • What could it lead to?

    If you decide to follow up your studies by applying for the level 3 Art Foundation, any fees paid towards the taster course will contribute towards the cost of the qualification. You would then be able to fund the remainder of your L3 study fees with a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan, your application will need to be submitted before the start of your studies.

Available Courses

Art Foundation Taster

11 January 2024 – 28 March 2024
Thursday, 17:30 to 21:00
Course Code:1001A
£400 / £400
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
25 April 2024 – 11 July 2024
Thursday, 17:30 to 21:00
Course Code:1001B
£400 / £400
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford

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L2 Pre-Foundation Art and Design

Are you ready to take your art to the next level? Then this course is for you. Develop your own practice or prepare a portfolio for Foundation or HND. Some students progress directly to BA and Masters. You will work towards a NCFE Level 2 certificate. Applications are still being taken for this academic year - complete a form (below) and send it to rahul.miah@marywardcentre.ac.uk

12 January 2024 – 12 July 2024
Friday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1000
£1320 / £500 / £0
23 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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