Essential for anyone wanting to apply to art school, university or enrich their own practice of art and design. Our foundation, fine art and portfolio preparation courses offer you the opportunity to explore and discover your own potential as an artist.
The tutors on our courses will focus on your development as an individual, whatever your background or age. The courses run part-time and are popular with working adults or those returning to education. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
Art & design foundation & portfolio preparation highlights
Develop and realise your creative language in art and design through the development of a personal project. Through workshops and small projects you will be able to build a portfolio of work in 2D and 3D related to your own personal theme or interest.
This exciting course is a chance to develop key creative skills and approaches to art and design in 2D, 3D, life drawing and critical studies. If you complete stage 1 successfully you'll be able to progress onto stage 2 of the formal Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. Please note that the course runs for two days (10.30 - 16.30) per week. Students are able to choose between studying on Tuesdays and Wednesdays OR Wednesdays and Fridays. In addition to the two days a week there will be six evening sessions (17:30 - 20:00) on Wednesday evenings.
Stage 2 of the foundation diploma in art and design gives you the opportunity to work across our creative specialisms, alongside a main core programme. Stage 2 runs over 3 terms, and leads to a final major project and exhibition. You will be required to attend for three days per week (10.30 - 16.30). The days of the week you attend will vary according to your specialist choices. Please contact us for additional information.
The course fee is £5421. If you’re unable to pay this upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from the Student Loans Company to help cover the course fee, repayable after the course ends, plus a deposit of £540 to secure your place (refundable after you complete the course). You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans
(If you are 18 at the start of the course, the fee may be less- please contact us).
For more information, please call Art and design on 020 7492 2700/2703.
The mixed-media portfolio course will introduce you to a wide range of exciting projects, exploring mark making, collage, drawing and printing, and engaging with different techniques, materials and concepts to develop a portfolio of personal creative work.
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