The year is structured into 3 stages:
Stage 1 Exploratory stage
A broad introduction providing you with new processes and techniques, through projects that build on A level experience. Intensive 1 and 2 week projects are designed to challenge your preconceptions of Art and Design, encouraging experimentation and ambition.
This stage allows you to try out many different specialisms whilst helping you to focus your attention on choosing future degree courses. Tutor provides extensive support to prepare for interviews and the presentation of your portfolio.
Stage 2 Specialist Pathways
This stage allows you to develop a portfolio of work through extended specialist projects within the following areas.
Fine Art (painting sculpture, printmaking, multimedia)
Lense based media (photography, film, animation)
Graphic design, Illustration, Fashion and Textiles, 3DD (interior design / architecture, product design, jewellery, craft, furniture, theatre design etc)
Stage 3 Confirmatory (Final Major Project)
This stage is an opportunity to produce self-motivated and more independent work within your chosen specialist pathway.
An exhibition of the work open to the public and fashion show forms the culmination of the course.