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  • Objectives
    * to provide a strong educational foundation for a range of creative, technical and management careers in fine arts * to provide specialised studies directly relevant to specialist areas of fine arts in which students intend to seek employment * to provide flexibility, knowledge, skills and motivation as a basis for future studies and career development * to enable the student to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in professional working life
  • Academic Title
    Fine Art, HND (Canterbury College)
  • Course description
    Students develop fine art skills across a broad range of media, taught through tutorials, practical projects, seminars and group work. The programme aims to prepare students for a professional career within the fine arts sector or to continue with their studies to degree level.

    Students are encouraged to take part in work placements and are given the opportunity to arrange and curate at least two group exhibitions.

    Content

    Year 1

        * Drawing in Fine Art
        * Developing Fine Art Language
        * Historical and Contextual Referencing
        * Materials and Processes in Fine Art
        * Lens-based Recording Techniques
        * Site-specific Art
        * Drawing: Personal Development
        * Commissioned Artwork

    Year 2

        * Presenting and Exhibiting Art Work
        * Developing a Fine Art Identity
        * Critical Study
        * Visual Arts Professional Practice
        * Curating and Participating in Exhibitions
        * Specialist Studio Practice
        * Two options from:
              o Painting
              o Fine Art Printmaking
              o Fine Art Sculpture
              o Fine Art Ceramics
              o Fine Art Photography
              o Time-based Artwork
              o Installation and Performance
              o Digital Imaging
              o Fine Art Digital Applications

    Specialist equipment / facilities

    Industry-standard, fully equipped Apple Macintosh multimedia design studio with appropriate software, printers and scanners. Plus a range of specialist facilities for sculpture, ceramics and painting, as well as a well-equipped print room and photography studio

    Assessment

    Written assignments, presentations and group and individual practical work

    Career options

    Employment as a professional practicing fine artist, working in a range of sectors and industries, such as design, media, teaching. The majority of people working in the fine arts are self-employed and this programme aims to prepare students for the business environment. Students could also progress to a top up degree to obtain a Bachelor qualification

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