Foundation Contemporary Art Practice

Bournville College (merged with South & City College Birmingham)
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Study mode
2 years
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Entry Requirements

  • A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design
  • A Foundation Diploma in Art & Design
  • An Access to Higher Education Diploma in Art & Design
  • A Level Study


In order to develop high level creative skills, visual communication skills are fundamental, and this is supported by the exploration of practical techniques in a range of arts areas such as drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, surface pattern, photography and digital media. To enable deeper understanding you will delve into the background of history of design, such as the circumstances surrounding artistic development within modules including: Creative and Social Context and Professional and Contextual Studies.

The following areas of study will be introduced and developed throughout the course including: Investigation, Reflection and Expression, Creative and Social Context, Professional and Contextual Studies.

Work based topics such as: Introduction, Exploration and Personal Development in specialist pathways will provide beneficial hands on experience and an opportunity to extend your individual portfolios through a range of activities in close association with industry practice.  This will include: live briefs, competitions, exhibiting and selling work, commissions, creative enterprise activities in teams and or individually, working within the voluntary sector, charity organisations, community groups and teaching/education.

The aim of assessment is to enhance personal and professional development whilst also providing a means of evaluating performance.  There are formal assessment points during the academic year and informal tracking assessments throughout each module.

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