City Lit fine art course: year 3 evening
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Mixed Mode (Online and Onsite)
This course will be delivered online and onsite. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: VM558
Duration: 45 sessions (over 40 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course is primarily aimed at students who have completed year 2 fine art course or studied in practical environment to an equivalent level. You will develop further your personal practice and where appropriate open your existing practice to new research, ideas and challenges. You will be asked to share you work and contribute critical feedback and support to your peer group. With a continuing emphasis on personal or collaborative practice, you will be able to additionally access dedicated studio sessions at City Lit or study entirely online, should you choose.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course start.
This course will be delivered online and onsite, and will involve tutor presentation and class discussion. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. To fully participate in this online class you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera.
What will we cover?
You will be asked to re-open and expand your visual research methods and apply them to a fresh or continuing project. Reflect upon the themes and ideas which have driven your work and develop increased awareness of your practice through examining it from varying perspectives. You will progress your technical skills with tutor support and be encouraged to develop a body of work which is directed towards the form in which you may choose to exhibit. This coming year you will be encouraged to exhibit your work in a physical setting. Also, you will critically examine case studies of contemporary practice. You will be encouraged to participate in professional practice sessions delivered as part of our Advanced Practice offer.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- refocus and develop your personal practice.
- reflect critically on the essentials and motivations behind your practice.
- relate your work to the various aspects of contemporary fine art practice
- identify relevant contexts and develop your work towards an appropriate form of manifestation.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have experience in sustaining a personal art practice in your chosen media and be willing to re-examine that practice in a constructive group environment.
You should be able to photograph your practice to a basic standard and be able to upload images for group and one to one tutorials.
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 online 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 for students who choose the additional studio option in the fee. Those studying online only will be required to buy specialist items (canvas, stretchers, paints, sculpture materials) as appropriate. Advice on these will be given by tutors in the class. 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 3 of the City Lit fine art course, you will be encouraged to make personal or collective applications to exhibit your work ,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.
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.