Art and Design (Overseas) Foundation Diploma
COURSE INFORMATION (2013 ENTRY)
1 year full-timeArts, Design and Social Sciences
Squires Building, Newcastle City Campus
The Foundation Diploma in Art and Design provides international students with the opportunity to develop a portfolio of work to the standard required for entry onto an honours degree programme in Art and Design. On successful completion of the course and on achieving a score of at least 6.0 in IELTS or equivalent students may be awarded a place on the appropriate degree programme of their choice.
The programme is founded on developing the drawing skills that are essential in all art and design activity and students are engaged in projects across the subject areas of the School of Arts and Social Sciences and the School of Design. The range of study and practice culminates in a learning contract which allows the students to focus on a particular subject as their chosen specialism.
Whilst developing their portfolio of work students can build on their language skills and those choosing to take additional English language modules will be able to match the level of study to their own needs.
As well as studying art and design and enhancing language skills the programme provides international students with a European Cultural Context in which to locate their arts and design practice.
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
Teaching is by tutorial, seminar and lecture and students are encouraged to keep notebooks and sketchbooks in preparation for writing an essay on an artist, designer, filmmaker or photographer whom they find interesting or who is influential in their work and ideas. An exhibition of Foundation Diploma students’ work takes place every year.
Students are provided with regular feedback reports and are assessed at the end of each module and semester.
The Foundation Diploma is an excellent basis for a career in visual art and design. Graduates can develop their practice in professional studies, art education or within the fashion and design industries.
Related Programmes include: BA (Hons) Fine Art, BA (Hons) Contemporary Photographic Practice, BA (Hons) Media Production.
Progression onto one of the programmes is not automatic upon completion of the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. Students wishing to apply to an undergraduate programme of study should do so via normal University procedures. A portfolio of work will also be required for assessment by relevant Admissions Tutors.
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