Artists Professional Development; years one & two. If you are looking for support exhibiting and promoting your work, studio space to explore your personal fine art language & identity, group and one to one tuition then this is the course for you.
Applicants will normally be expected to have successfully completed an advanced course of study in Art & Design or have equivalent proven experience. You may have higher qualifications. You also need good levels of speaking and writing skills in English and you may be asked to bring along any recent essays or other writings. (Additional learning support in written or oral English may be available.)
What does the course lead to?
Successful completion of the course can lead to self-employment opportunities as exhibiting artists, or employment opportunities as gallery assistants, technicians, art educators The course could also lead to further study.
What does the course involve?
The BTEC HNC Artists Professional Development course specialises in further developing one’s Fine Art practice (painting, drawing, printmaking, video, sculpture) alongside acquiring the skills necessary to promote oneself as a practicing artist.Alongside the Professional Practice units are Contextual Studies and workshops which develop creative and technical skills through research and studio projects.
There will be an opportunity to show work in two exhibitions during the course, the first in our college gallery, and the second in an outside space which you will be supported in organising, curating and promoting.
How much should I study outside class?
You will need to carry out independent research at home and some written work is required. There will be assessments each term and your grades will be discussed with you. Some units may be externally assessed. You will have a personal tutor who will offer advice, guidance and feedback and steer you through the processes of achieving successful course outcomes.
How is the course assessed?
There will be assessments each term and your grades will be discussed with you. Some units may be externally assessed.
What else do I need to buy? / What extra costs are there?
You will need to supply your own art materials and some equipment, and meet most of the costs of your exhibition.