City Lit fine art course: year 2 evening

Course Dates: 15/10/20 - 22/07/21
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
(Click here to see the course exhibition showing work from our Year 2 City Lit Fine Art Students )

Consolidating the experience gained in year 1, you will pursue a more individual route, resulting in a body of work reflecting your own concerns. You will have one-to-one tutorials and will learn a range of skills from practising artists. Basic materials included.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £999.00 Senior fee £799.00 Concession £609.00

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Course Code: VM556

Started Thu+Sat, eve, 15 Oct - 22 Jul '21

Duration: 52 sessions (over 41 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course allows you to develop the skills and sense of critical reflection acquired in stage 1 of the City Lit fine art course or the equivalent level of study. It provides a framework for you to explore and develop your own fine art practice. Emphasis will be on personal development in a supportive environment, with continual feedback and evaluation of the work you produce.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

There will be initial research projects to help you define the basis for your work. You will then be able to develop an individual programme of study through discussion with your tutors. Some art history and contextual studies are integral to the programme and you are encouraged to consider the relationship of theory to practice. You will participate in a final exhibition, which is aimed at giving you both experience of showing your work and helping you to plan, organise and promote a group exhibition.

This course concerns contemporary practice and debate. As such you can expect to be stimulated and challenged by some of the ideas and images discussed.

This course concerns contemporary practice and debate. As such you can expect to be stimulated and challenged by some of the ideas and images discussed.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- initiate and develop personal work
- become increasingly adept at assessing your progress and results.
- relate your work to the various aspects of contemporary fine art practice
- engage with considerations related to presentation and exhibiting.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

It is recommended that prospective applicants to this course will have completed the City Lit Fine Art: Stage 1 or an equivalent. Interviews and portfolio checks are arranged for entry to the course; these will provide an opportunity for information to be given and will ensure that the level is right. It will be assumed that you have an aptitude with drawing and some experience of working with a range of other materials.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be expected to respond individually to the programme, working closely with the tutors. Teaching will be in the form of seminars, video and slide lectures, gallery visits (subject to social distancing measures and public health guidance), discussion and personal tutorials.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There is a basic materials allowance in the fee, although students will be required to buy specialist items (canvas, stretchers, paints, sculpture materials). Advice on these will be given by tutors in the class. There will be no need to bring anything to the first session. The end of the year show may also involve some extra cost.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

After completing stage 2 of the City Lit fine art course, you might set up a studio, make BA/MA applications, or put together a programme at City Lit specific to your needs and interests. Students completing the course are given progression advice on a wide variety of options within fine art practice and typically many year groups continue to work together outside City Lit after the course.

In addition to our expanding range of advanced long courses, you will find a new and growing range of professional practice workshops in the school of Visual Arts (from October 2020), aimed at providing support, skills and context, and developing communities of practice. These workshops can be taken individually, according to need or interest, or as complementary components of a modular course, which you design for yourself; either way, they are there to provide you with the skills, knowledge and connections you need to take your advanced creative practice forward.

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Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.