Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Art and Design - UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design - Pathway Year Level 3/4

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional Campus: Central Brighton Campus Assessment: Peer review, tutorials and formal assessments of portfolio evidenced-based work Awarding Body: UAL

Explore the breadth and diversity of the creative sector, working in a range of media to make an informed choice about which specialist pathway to take. This is the preferred progression route to specialised art and design Higher Education study, and our course has an excellent track-record of placing students at prestigious universities and art colleges across the UK.

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
FE0055-1C 24 Sep 2018 Central Brighton Thursday 9.30am - 4.00pm 33

The fee listed is the full course cost. Discounts may be available depending on your circumstances.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must be aged 19 or over to apply. 
  • Completion of the Level 2 Diploma or equivalent, or a strong portfolio which meets exploratory assessment criteria.
  • Interview required.
Entry Requirements

Course content

Level 3:

  • Integrated Art & Design research, Ideas and Methods
  • Preparation and Progression in Art and Design
  • Project Proposal and Realisation in Art and Design

Level 4:

  • Final Major Project in Art and Design

Why the MET?

The MET's vibrant Visual Arts department has a broad range of staff who are all practising artists and designers involved in Brighton’s buzzing art and design scene. Our staff are here help you realise your potential.

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

You will work in artists’ studios with access to our 3D workshop, darkroom, printmaking studio, Mac suites and pattern cutting room.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our Central Campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.

Facilities at Brighton MET

  • Extensive and well-equipped range of practical working environments and art studios
  • 3D printer, laser cutting machine, large scale ink jet printer, Canon EOS DSLR cameras, Mac animation suite, photographic suite
  • Printmaking workshop (screen, lino, metal and dry point etching)
  • Plaster, ceramics and glass workshops
  • 3D wood, metal and plastics workshop including a forge, a pattern cutting room and fashion studios
Facilities at Brighton MET

What's next?

This course facilitates progression onto higher education. The majority of our students want to go onto a degree or a foundation degree and we have a very good track record of students progressing onto good HE courses.

Students are given considerable support in preparing their portfolios and helping them make the right decision.

In a few instances some part-time foundation students have progressed onto MA courses.

For those students not wanting to go into HE there will also be guidance on professional practice, arts council funding setting up galleries and applying to competitions and exhibitions.

The majority of students wishing to pursue an art and design career will usually have a degree in an art and design subject.

What's next?

Additional Costs

You will need to purchase materials and equipment prior to the start of thee course term (approx cost £100) and top up

consumable items (paper, paint etc) throughout the year. This will be approximately £5 or more per week . 

Additional Costs
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Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Artist

Typical Tasks:

  • Conceives and develops ideas and ways of working for artistic composition.
  • Selects appropriate materials, medium and method.
  • Prepares sketches, scale drawings or colour schemes.
  • Builds up composition into finished work by carving, sculpting, etching, painting, engraving, drawing, etc.
  • Approaches managers of galleries and exhibitions in order to get finished work displayed.
  • Uses artistic skills to restore damaged artworks.
  • Liaises with writers and publishers to produce book illustrations.
  • Markets and sells finished work directly to customers.
  • Produces works on commission basis for clients.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

1762 Available opportunities -1.8% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £17,706

AVERAGE £26,735

POTENTIAL £48,282

Desired Skills:
  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics
  • Monitoring
  • Science

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Graphic designer

Typical Tasks:

  • Liaises with client to clarify aims of project brief, discusses media, software and technology to be used, establishes timetable for project and defines budgetary constraints.
  • Undertakes research into project, considers previous related projects and compares costs of using different processes.
  • Prepares sketches, scale drawings, models, colour schemes and other mock-ups to show clients and discusses any required alterations.
  • Prepares specification and instructions for realisation of the project.
  • Liaises with other parts of the production team to ensure graphic design fits with other elements, processes and timescales.
  • Produces or oversees creation of the final product.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

367 Available opportunities 3.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £18,077

AVERAGE £24,648

POTENTIAL £39,039

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

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Product, clothing or related designer

Typical Tasks:

  • Liaises with client to determine the purpose, cost, technical specification and potential uses/users of product.
  • Undertakes research to determine market trends, production requirements, availability of resources and formulates design concepts.
  • Prepares sketches, designs, patterns or prototypes for textiles, clothing, footwear, jewellery, fashion accessories, set props, wigs, ceramics, plastics, motor vehicles, domestic appliances and engineering products.
  • Prepares sketches, designs, mock-ups and storyboards for consideration by theatre/film director or client.
  • Submits design to management, sales department or client for approval, communicates design rationale and makes any necessary alterations.
  • Specifies materials, production method and finish for aesthetic or functional effect, and oversees production of sample and/or finished product.
  • Observes and manages intellectual property issues.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

287 Available opportunities 4% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £17,004

AVERAGE £23,790

POTENTIAL £38,415

Desired Skills:
  • Active Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Active Listening
  • Learning Strategies
  • Science

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