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Level: 1

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 1

Weeks: 10

Hours:

Start: 02/11/2021

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Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course will provide an introduction for beginners and the opportunity for more advanced creativity in art and design for those wishing to improve their skills and understanding.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Course Content

The course will cover the basics of drawing and painting, with as much development in a personal direction as can be arranged. There will be set activities designed to develop clear spatial skills, to learn about the formal elements of art and design and to set you off in an individual creative direction of your own. Mixed media and three dimensional elements may be a possibility.

How will I be assessed?

There is no assessment, but feedback will be continual through discussion and advice.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

 

Some specialist equipment may be required, depending on your individual direction.

What can I do after this course?

The course should prepare you for personal creative enjoyment.

A course such as this would enable you to develop a portfolio of work to present should you wish to begin the process to enter mainstream education.  

Other adult courses, such as the UAL Award in Drawing commencing in January 2021, may be options for you after this course.

 

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This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

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John Hancock

John Hancock

Foundation degree in Creative Practice offers nice content mix

Derby College’s new foundation degree course in Creative Practice provides the ideal content mix, says student John Hancock, who loves making art and music.
 
John, aged 20 from Etwall, is pleased to be among the first students on this unique full-time programme, which is validated by the Open University.
 
The course is designed to help participants develop their technical and creative talents then to use these skills to collaborate with other students from different disciplines.
 
John added: “The foundation degree allows us to be free with our ideas but at the same time it provides structure and discipline. We have to produce reports and portfolios of our work.
 
On my course I write and record songs but I also make visual art too – painting on canvas – that sort of thing.
 
If you’re going to  record music then there’ll be some visual aspect to that too and this course gives you the opportunity to engage in the whole creative process.”
 
John, who previously took Art and Design level 2 and Music levels 2 and 3 at Joseph Wright Centre, said it was also “a huge advantage” to be taught by College staff who already know him and the way that he works.
 
John added: “Our lecturers are fantastic. They’re always on hand to offer support.”
 
He now plans to go on to take the one-year level 6 top up with Derby College to gain a full BA Hons degree.
 
John is not sure yet which area of the arts to focus on when he graduates but said his degree will give him options.

The foundation degree allows us to be free with our ideas but at the same time it provides structure and discipline. We have to produce reports and portfolios of our work.


On my course I write and record songs but I also make visual art too – painting on canvas – that sort of thing.


If you’re going to  record music then there’ll be some visual aspect to that too and this course gives you the opportunity to engage in the whole creative process.

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