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Art and Design

Art Portfolio Preparation 2 (January Course)

Campus Granton Campus
OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Evening

Duration 14 weeks

Start date Jan 2022

Cost £147 - £148
(see funding options)

Choose your study options

Campus Granton Campus Study mode Evening Start date 27/01/22 Duration 14 Weeks Cost £148
Campus OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus Study mode Evening Start date 27/01/22 Duration 14 Weeks Cost £147

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Course overview

This course is offered as an online option or an on campus option. 

Both options run on a Thursday evening - please indicate which option you are applying for in the personal statement part of your application.

On Campus option

This evening course is designed for beginners with little or no Art and Design experience or adults and school pupils who would like to develop their skills further to produce a portfolio and support with UCAS for successful application to Art College.

You will explore a variety of art and design disciplines, media and techniques within our specialist art and design studios at Granton. This course is suitable for new students and those progressing on from Portfolio Preparation 1. The emphasis will be on drawing and the creative process. You will look at the use of the sketchbook as a tool to help explore and present your own work, both in research and development of ideas and interests. This is a very important element of any successful portfolio. You will also create resolved work which will link to the sketchbook work whilst being able to stand on its own. As an important part of the process, you will investigate various ways that artists have explored and expressed the visual world.

Online option

The online option meets weekly via MS Teams, so you have the benefits of being able to work from home, wherever you are located, which may make it easier to work around other work/life commitments.

The aim is to replicate the experience of attending a class in person, so you will get regular feedback on your work and the experience of working alongside other students and seeing the work that they produce.

Life drawing and Portrait classes are included, using high quality video content of experienced models with tutor demonstrations on measuring and drawing techniques to suit all ability levels. Apart from the life drawing weeks, all classes will be recorded so that you can watch some or all of the lesson again. There will also be access to additional video content of tutor demonstrations and online resources, so you will be able to continue exploring the techniques taught, beyond the class time to help you build a successful folio for progression to further study. Experienced staff will also give individual advice as to the most appropriate level for you to continue your studies.

Materials are not provided, however advice will be given on recommended materials you may want to use, with tutor demonstrations throughout the course so that you can purchase specific items of interest to you. All lessons are devised so that you can participate with a minimal range of materials.

·         Live lessons with experienced staff

·         Secure online forums for support

·         Access to online course materials

·         Recorded lessons for later review

·         Additional video demonstrations

·         Individual advice on future progression

either on campus or online the course will ensure you are well prepared to progress onto study at a higher level at Art College or on one of our full-time courses in the School of Art and Design at Edinburgh College.

What you will learn
  • Art and Design Knowledge and Skills
  • Produce a Suitable Art Portfolio for Applications

How the course is assessed

  • You will be assessed through submission of practical coursework

Number of days per week

  • 1 evening per week
  • Thursday online option
  • Thursday oncampus option 

Entry requirements

  • A keen interest in Art and Design

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Your creative portfolio of artwork will support college and university applications for a range of art and design courses

Career options

     

      Study Options

      Campus Study mode Start date Duration Cost
      Granton Campus Evening 27/01/22 14 Weeks £148
      OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus Evening 27/01/22 14 Weeks £147

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