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The Portfolio Course has been developed specifically for mature students who wish to return to education to develop their artistic potential. The course mirrors the curriculum content of our highly successful and long established Foundation Diploma in Art and Design course
, and leads to the same qualification, validated by the University of the Arts London
. The course has a fantastic reputation within the region, and is delivered over a two day per week programme, with a requirement that students undertake additional study from home.
The course is well structured and supportive, and provides an intensive and creative experience in which to develop your work and ideas. Studio-based projects including workshop based activities, studio teaching and study visits, will all encompass your learning and development as you become clear about your real interests and strengths. You will receive fantastic teaching and support from tutors who are practicing artists, who are sensitive to the needs of mature students reengaging in education. You’ll receive inductions to all College workshops, with freedom to utilise the facilities and services to supplement your learning. Working in a dynamic studio environment, you will be free to explore a range of disciplines including drawing, textiles, printmaking, small metals, 3D, ceramics, multi-media/digital design and photography. As you develop your specialist medium, you’ll develop your creative thinking, ideas generation, and research and study skills.