COURSE OVERVIEW

Duration: 2 Years Full-Time
Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs (9-4/A*-C) UCAS points Up to 168 (depending on grade outcome)
Campus: Middlesbrough

This course offers you the opportunity to discover how to communicate ideas and meanings in an expressive, inventive and very personal manner whilst at the same time exploring the varied career pathways offered by this discipline.

You will develop skills in experimentation with a wide range of materials, techniques and processes, generating ideas through visual and theoretical research and creative exploration. You will take a personal and highly rewarding journey, developing your individual style through a range of stimulating and thought-provoking assignments which are designed to extend your practical 2D & 3D skill base as well as critical understanding.
COURSE DETAILS
Tutors are highly experienced and will help you to explore the work of other practitioners as well as industry-sector specialists, to support your learning and progression. The course offers opportunities to participate in competitions and live projects, which will allow you to experience work within the creative industries. Opportunities to visit galleries, museums and site specific drawing trips that will further support your creative journey and the development of your work. Fine Art provides an exciting and exploratory experience and aims to direct you to career pathways that will suit your individual talent and interests by creating a portfolio of diverse work to support your chosen progression. Successful completion of the course provides you with the qualifications and skills required to progress onto a range of degree courses or move directly into employment. Our students progress to a range of institutions, including the School’s higher education campus in Hartlepool, Edinburgh School of Art, University of Newcastle and Goldsmiths - University of London, studying a wide range of provision. Students are encouraged to work on a range of work experience projects to gain valuable experience in professional settings. These have included: • WET productions - digital exhibition • Vision 25 - a local charity providing support for young people with disabilities - a postcard for sale and fundraising • Navigator North - career workshops in professional studio settings • MIMA - learning about the curator role • SIRF (Stockton International Riverside Festival) We also welcome a range of professional speakers throughout the year including alumni Connor Shields, sculptor; Daryl Watson, tattoo artist; Francesca Jordon, television make-up artist; Juliet Hardy, Creative Director of SIRF; Lucy Addison, CEO of Creative Village CIC. We continue to enjoy a range of industry links, including Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF), Bowes Museum, WET Productions, Navigator North and fine artists and sculptors including Lois Harkin, Sam Blackwood, Robyn Fyfe and Oliver Perry.


The Northern School of Art’s Middlesbrough campus has been given another ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted. Following an intensive four-day inspection by six inspectors the School’s further education provision has retained the top rating it has held since 2009.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

YEARS COURSE DURATION

A MINIMUM OF FOUR GCSES AT C/4 OR ABOVE INCLUDING MATHS AND ENGLISH AT GRADE D/3, PLUS A PORTFOLIO OF WORK. (IF YOU HAVE MATHS/ENGLISH AT GRADE D/3 YOU WOULD BE REQUIRED TO WORK TOWARDS THESE QUALIFICATIONS ALONGSIDE YOUR COURSE)

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