Art and Design Foundation Studies Level 4 (23/24)
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The Level 4 Art and Design course enables you to select and develop your creative practice within a chosen field and prepare your portfolio based on a solid under-structure of knowledge and core creative skills. The course is divided into three parts:
Part One: Diagnostic Investigation into Creative Practice.
Develop an understanding of skills and context related to working within the broad field of Art and Design. You explore Research Methods, Developing Ideas, Materials & Processes and Evaluation & Reflection within the context of drawing blocks, project blocks and contextual studies. Part One finishes with a Diagnostic Tutorial during which you make your choice to specialise in a Fine Art, Design based discipline.
Part Two: Developing Specialist Practice.
Two main agendas; to act as an introduction to your chosen specialist area and to prepare you for progression into higher education or professional practice. You will begin to deal more specifically with materials, processes and working methodologies associated with your chosen discipline while also focusing on the UCAS application process or looking to find employment.
Part Three: Consolidating Practice.
In this last phase of the course, you will be supported to manage your own personal learning development. In negotiation with your personal tutor, you develop and write your own project brief and extend your research, experience and technical skills within your chosen specialist pathway. On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Level 4 UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.