The course has three main threads throughout the BA (Hons) Top-up; you will develop your personal art practice throughout the course, situate your practice within contemporary creative theories and culture, and learn how to create and audience and potentially make money from your art.
Modules may include:
- Negotiated Studio Practice - 40 Credits
- Contextualising Practice – 30 Credits
- Collaborative Enterprise Proposal – 10 credits
- Collaborative Enterprise Project – 20 Credits
- Art Engagement – 20 Credits
There is an emphasis towards practical workshop learning, which underpin both context and industry relevant topics.
The lecture programme will impart the necessary principles and concepts.
Group work will allow students to develop their research, communication and teamwork skills.
The seminars will be a mixture of student and tutor led sessions considering practical examples of the principles and concepts.
Tutor and peer led reflective feedback form the basis of student learning programmes.
A typical offer is likely to be 55% average at Foundation Degree or a Merit profile in a relevant HND, together with 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English (Maths isn't required).
In the absence of formal learning qualifications applications are welcomed from persons who can demonstrate relevant work experience, including work in a voluntary capacity.
The course structure actively supports claims for Accreditation of Prior Certified Learning (APCL) and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).
International qualifications will be assessed against these criteria.
Speakers of other languages need to have an IELTS score of at least 6.0 or a recognised level 2 English qualification.
We welcome applications from mature candidates who may not have met the academic criteria, but can demonstrate a wealth of experience in their chosen field.
Candidates in this category and otherwise are likely to be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course and asked to provide a portfolio of evidence to support their application.
All students must be able to demonstrate either by qualifications or testing that they have the required literacy skills to complete the course.
All students are to present a portfolio and supporting academic text. This is undertaken during an interview or correspondence for distance applicants.
The course can be offered as part-time, if required.
There are additional costs associated with the practical elements of this programme, which may include:
- Art materials
- Framing and display of work
- Optional trips and visits
These costs will be led by the nature of the work that you produce, however you will be expected to meet the costs of production of your projects.
If you would like to apply for any of the Leeds City College full-time Higher Education programmes for 2019 entry, (unless otherwise stated) please do so via UCAS at www.ucas.com
The UCAS code for this course is W7Y8 and the Leeds City College institution code is L21.
This course will equip you to move into the professional art world, whereby you can continue your art practice supported by a network of arts organisations, funding bodies, practicing artists and have knowledge of running an artist collective and studios.
Graduates may operate in a variety of contexts, from manufacture to exhibition and support this with appropriate marketing and promotional skills.