Students are given the opportunity to
explore the specialist area they have
chosen to study as part of their
assignments. As they develop, so
their work will become focused in the
direction they have chosen.
Traditionally encompassing Drawing, Painting, Sculpture and
Printmaking. Fine Artists, referred to also as visual artists, are
particularly concerned with expressing their ideas and feelings.
What they produce is not necessarily ‘useful’ — you can’t eat out
of it, sit on it or wear it usually. It is more about communication,
inspiration and expression.
Drawing skills and textile skills are needed for fashion designers.
Students will learn to develop ideas for designs, to experiment
with materials and to be practical and experimental with
Working on the design of all types of buildings from domestic to
public, internal and external space. An understanding of how
people want to use space is vital.
Students can become an Interior Designer or an Interior Architect.
Students willwork with the spaces that people use in all aspects
of their lives, from private houses and social areas such as bars,
restaurants, exhibition/event spaces, to places of work which
could be offices, commercial buildings or factories. An
understanding of how people use their spaces is vital.
Fibres and Fabrics, Fashion Design, Printed and Dyed fabrics, and
Domestic Textiles, e.g. curtains, bedclothes, towels, wallpaper and
other printed and decorated papers, Interior Design Constructed
textiles (e.g. knitted, sewn, woven) Installation and Fine Art
Textiles, Costume for stage, film, TV. If you like fabrics, colour,
pattern and texture you will like this.
This includes 2D and 3D, stop-frame and computer animation. It
could lead on to working on animation and special effects in the
film industry, into 3D graphic design and advertising or into the
Product Design involves a broad approach to the designing and
making of innovative / new products. This can lead to many areas
of design, e.g.: furniture, new technology, transport. It requires a
combination of visual design and customer requirements.
Devising all aspects of computer games including characters,
landscapes and narratives.
3D design and Design crafts
A very broad range of subjects which could also include:
Environmental Design, Garden Design, Jewellery/Body
Ornament, Ceramics, Design for Stage, Film and TV, Exhibition
Communicating ideas and experiences through image and/or
text, Graphic Design includes a broad range of specialisms such
as Visual Communication, Illustration, Advertising, Motion
Graphics and Photography
Photography is the art, application and practice of creating
durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic
radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or
chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as
photographic film. Students might experiment with landscape,
portrait, still life, documentary or photojournalism.
It is also an integral part of the course, in all areas. When on
location and in museums and galleries students will take photos
as a record to use as source material for further practicalwork. All
their work will be photographed for both their online and hard
copy portfolios. All your 3D work (and the process of making it)
must be photographed in case of breakages and disasters.
Students will also learn to use Photoshop to manipulate and be
creative with their images.