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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

Right click the links to download files: APPLICATION FORM BROCHURE

  • Who is it for?

    This course is tailored for individuals who have attended some Art and Design classes and are eager to elevate their skills and deepen their understanding through an immersive, year-long Level 2 accredited program. (NCFE certificate in Art and Design)
    Designed as a comprehensive portfolio-building course, this program equips learners with the tools and guidance necessary to create a compelling body of work. Whatever your goal, some learners choose to progress to Level 3 studies or higher, this course serves as a stepping stone, enabling you to showcase your talents and demonstrate your artistic growth.

  • What does it cover?

    The course offers comprehensive teaching in the subject areas of Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture. Its content aims to develop your skills and creative ideas in these disciplines, helping you produce a diverse Fine Arts portfolio. Additionally, it provides an opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.
    Course Structure
    Term 1 and Term 2 (October to April)
    Workshops designed to provide learners with a broad grounding in each discipline.
    Structured projects with ample support from the lead tutor.
    Opportunity to work on developing skills and creative ideas.
    Term 3
    Students develop their practice and work more independently.
    Presentation of work and individual tutorials to complete the course assessment.
    Culminates with an end-of-year exhibition, curated and set up by students.
    Attendance and Schedule
    Regular attendance is required from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Fridays.
    Each Friday includes structured teaching and studio time to develop practical work.
    Personal tutorials and regular assessments and feedback sessions on progress.
    Learning Outcomes
    Students will gain:
    A sound grounding in creative process techniques
    Increased confidence in using a broad range of skills
    Exploration of individual visualizations
    Development of sketchbooks, notes, drawings, research, and idea development
    Demonstration of working methods that inform their projects
    The course structure and learning outcomes provide a comprehensive experience for students to develop their artistic skills, explore their creativity, and build a strong portfolio in Fine Arts.

  • What will it be like?

    Students will be introduced to each subject area through practical demonstrations, hands-on exercises and briefs, you will develop themes and variations, as well as 'final' works using the skills you have learnt. Students will learn to evalute their work and receive feedback through One-to-one tutorials and group review sessions.

    During the course you will work on five units, with clear aims and outcomes to be achieved. You will be assessed through group and one to one tutorials, self assessments and formal assessments. You will be assessed against the aims and outcomes of the unit throughout the course, with a final assessment at the end of the course. Throughout the course you will receive support, advice and guidance on your progress.

  • What else do I need to buy or do?

    Students will need a sketch book and a selection of general art materials for the course, costing approximately £35. Many materials will be provided for testing ideas and the first stage of learning new skills, but students will also need to supply their own materials for their additional and personal projects as the course develops. The cost will depend on the students chosen project (we have a bursary fund available which can assist with fees, materials and travel expenses).
    You will be expected to further develop your creative practice outside the course. In addition to structured sessions on Fridays, you will be set homework to be completed each week. This will help you to complete the projects set and may include some written work. You should allow at least one additional day a week for this.

    Research is understood to be a very important part of creative practice. Alongside the practical teaching we will help develop your research and project developments skills. You will be required to research artists and styles, and encouraged to visit exhibitions. This will help you develop a broad understanding of contemporary and historical Fine Art Practice.

  • What could it lead to?

    Students will be advised on their possible future pathways during the course. This course is designed to progress the student on to the next level, if appropriate and required. Some of the main options are:
    * Foundation Course at the Mary Ward Centre
    * Foundation Course in another Education establishment
    * Short courses at the Mary Ward Centre or Short courses at another Education establishment
    Some learners go onto Degree or MA studies.

    There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre.

Available Courses

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

Right click the links to download files: APPLICATION FORM BROCHURE

25 October 2024 – 04 July 2025
Friday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1000
£2200 / £750
30 Meetings
High Street, Stratford

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L3 Foundation in Art & Design

This is a one year Diploma course, grounded in studio practice and aimed at those considering Higher Education studies in art and design.

We are still accepting applications for this academic year.

Our Art Foundation offers the chance to gain a BTEC 540 Diploma in Art and Design Practice and focuses on critical awareness, creative abilities, and building practical and theoretical skills.
Your hours spent in our well equipped studios will give you the opportunity to experiment widely and take creative risks in order to develop a broad portfolio of work and professional behaviours required for progression. It also provides opportunities to develop art, design and media skills over the course of study through a process of self-direction, reflective practice and communication, which are key skills for progression to higher education and personal development as an artist. These requirements mean that learners develop the transferable and higher-order skills that are demanded by universities and employers.

A student loan is available for this course.

Right click the links to download files: APPLICATION FORM BROCHURE

26 September 2024 – 03 July 2025
Thursday, 17:30 to 21:30
Course Code:1001
£5421 / £5421
34 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Meet The Tutor

For more information contact Rahul, the departmental administrator at rahul.miah@marywardcentre.ac.uk

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