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Visual Artists and Designers

The future Visual Art & Design programme is aimed at students with a strong desire, passion and flare in Visual Arts. Can you see your career being in Visual Arts and are you taking 2 or more Creative Art subjects? Then this programme is for you. It will put you at the heart of the Creative Arts locally, preparing you for employment through mock interviews and dealing with clients and employers on live briefs. Developing a strong portfolio and CV for industry and working with and in the community.

Who Should follow the programme

The programme is aimed at Visual Arts students only. We have a keen focus on those doing 2 or more arts (A level or BTEC) If you have taken GCSE Art & Design at school then we would find desirable a B grade. You should want a career in Visual Arts.

You will develop the following employability skills

  • Communication
  • Perseverance
  • Time Management
  • Leadership
  • Working to deadlines
  • Responsibility
  • Independent working
  • Team Work

What will this lead to?

All of the skills, knowledge and understanding will support your application for university and better prepare you for life in the creative sector. It will also get you networking within the creative community and discovering local job possibilities with employment and Volunteer work.

What activities can I expect to experience?

First Year

  • Live Briefs
  • Independent designing
  • Working in the community
  • Working in pairs/teams
  • Talk/Presentation skills (communication)
  • Guest speakers
  • Advice on UCAS and universities
  • Visits to local universities
  • Talks from former students

Second Year

  • All of the above plus…
  • Portfolio development and designing
  • Personal Statement advice & guidance
  • Interview technique and questioning (Mock Interviews)
  • Exhibition development
  • How to sell work