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Our Foundation Diploma in Art & Design is an intensive, practice-based course designed to prepare you to study art and design at a higher level.
You will explore a range of art forms and contexts, experiment with varied media, and learn through making. This will develop your individual artistic practice and portfolio in preparation for a degree course and beyond.
226,000 jobs, 40% in London Average Arts Council England grant to individual artists is £17,486 Arts and culture sector is worth £10bn
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Level 4 Art Foundation Duration: 1 Years
The Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at Big Creative Academy is an intensive 1-year pre-degree course designed to develop specialist artistic practice and prepare students for their next steps in art & design. The course provides an ideal bridge for those who have completed their studies at Level 3, and wish to continue to an undergraduate degree in art & design, or develop and explore their own practice in preparation for progression into the industry.
The course provides a dynamic studio and practice-based environment with teaching equal to the start of a degree course. Through a year of exciting projects, you will build new knowledge, explore broad contexts, advance technical skills and challenge yourself to fulfil your creative potential. Teaching is delivered through a carefully designed programme of workshops, guided lessons, studio practice and critique that replicates higher education and creative studio work.
Upon completing the course, learners will possess the knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary to contribute to the growing creative arts sector, reflecting expanding opportunities in the regional and national art & design economy.
|Qualification: UAL Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design
Entry Requirements: Level 3 qualification at Pass level (eg. Extended Diploma ‘Pass’ or 1 A-level at grade ‘C’ or above, or equivalent)
All of our courses are free for 16-18 year olds and 19-23 if the funding criteria is met. To discuss this further, email: email@example.com
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Big Creative Academy (BCA) is a 16 to 19 academy based in Walthamstow. The academy opened in September 2014 and offers study programmes for students aged 16 to 19 in subjects to prepare them primarily for further study or employment in the creative industries.
Teachers have very good subject knowledge and industrial experience, as well as strong commercial links with practitioners and employers; they use these effectively to help inspire students and provide a strongly vocational context to their development.
All staff work closely with students to help them overcome any barriers to learning, to assure their health and welfare, to maintain good behaviour and a positive work ethic; as a result, students feel safe and are able to achieve their potential.