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  • Qualification

    Access to Higher Education

  • Location

    Rye Hill Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

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  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This broad-based one-year course encourages you to explore your skills and interests so that you can make the right choice for your Higher Education and career. It is very practical and offers superb opportunities for experimenting with a wide range of materials and techniques, developing your individuality, initiative and confidence. It enables you to progress to Higher Education with a stronger technical ability and understanding as well as with the more self-reliant and disciplined approach to study required at Foundation Degree and Degree level. This course is for students aged 19+ and over who intend to progress to Higher Education to study an aspect of Art and Design within the Creative Industries. You will have the opportunity to experience all areas before selecting one as your specialist area of study: Experimental Painting, Graphic Design, Digital Arts, Photography, Fashion and Textiles. The course content includes: Introduction to Drawing; Visual Language; Foundations in Digital Arts; Contextual Research; Study Skills; Researcn into Practice; Experimental Painting; Graphic Communication; Photography; Textiles; Fashion. You will gain a qualification accredited via One Awards. You will put together a portfolio of work, evidencing the units of the qualification, which is internally assessed and externally moderated as the course progresses. You could continue your studies by progressing to a Foundation Degree or Degree in art & design or digital media discipline. Previous students from this course have progressed to careers in a wide range of creative sectors.

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University information

Newcastle College University Centre

  • Campus address

    Newcastle College, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 7SA, England

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