For course information call 020 8090 3020 www.barkingdagenhamcollege.ac.uk53will consider applicants who can show evidence of experiential learning that is equivalent to the required formal qualifications and applicants with qualifications equivalent to the ones stated above. All students' equivalent skills will be assessed against the courses accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL) scheme. Why should I choose this course?This practical, hands-on Higher Education course will provide you with the essential skills, knowledge and understanding of Fine Art practice to enter the cultural and Creative Industries.In the first year you will be introduced to painting, sculptural, digital and printmaking processes. Through practical assignments you will cover a range of Fine Art disciplines including: painting, sculpture, print, time-based and digital work.In the second year you will start to develop your own personal style. Self-initiated assignment will be agreed with your tutor to help you develop your portfolio. A professional practice unit will give you the business knowledge, understanding and skills to work in the Fine Art industries. Your final project, and end-of-year diploma show, will conclude the programme.How will I be taught?You will be taught by highly enthusiastic, qualified and industry experienced lecturers through a mix of:. Practical workshops and demonstrations. Lecturers and seminars. Group and one-one tutorials. Visits to galleries and museumsWe also have an established guest lecture programme of visiting artists.You will also have the opportunity to work on client led briefs and to exhibit your own work.How will I be assessed?Practical course work is assessed at the end of each unit. If you reach the required standard you will be awarded a pass, merit or distinction. You have the option to resubmit your work during the course to improve your grades.You must achieve a minimum of 120 credits to be awarded the HNC Fine Art and 240 credits to be awarded the HND Fine Art.What can this course lead to?Learners may progress onto a Ba(Hons) degree in Fine Art (usually direct entry into the 2nd or 3rd year), or employment in the cultural and creative industries.
54Graphic DesignFDA Graphic DesignOpening StatementGraphic Design is defined as 'visual communication'. The designer's role is to either mediate a visual message on behalf of a client, or own the message and communicate through a combination of typography, illustration, and design. Words and images are used in graphic design to convey information and ideas. Increasingly organisations are recognising the importance of good design and this makes graphic design a competitive industry. According to the Design Council UK, there are more openings in graphic design than in any other area of design.We have a newly refurbished graphic design suite located in our modern Bramley Building. This course enables you to develop both the technical and creative skills needed to follow your choice of career path in graphic design, brand design, advertising, illustration, editorial design, or media design.Mode: Full time.Duration: 2 yearsFees: Home: £6000 per year max (yr 2012)Criteria for admissionAll entrants to HE programmes must be a minimum of 18 years of age and have educational attainment equivalent to 120 UCAS points i.e. at least two A levels (grade D) in the chosen area of study or a pass at a relevant National Diploma or DD in a relevant AVCE programme.To be selected for this course you will be required to attend an interview and will be asked to bring a portfolio showing your current work.Applications from mature students with appropriate experience are welcome. Selection is by interview and appraisal of your portfolio.Awarding Body: UCA