Our one-year or two-term Portfolio Course provides post-A-level students with excellent technical training as well as the opportunity to develop individual creativity and experimentation.
The course prepares students for both a Foundation course at art school and admission to a degree course at university. Areas of study available include painting, drawing, printmaking, architectural study, graphics, fashion & textiles, photography, and contextual studies.
We create an individual programme for each student dependent on their interests and requirements.
The Fine Art course develops skills in drawing and painting, life-drawing, sketchbooks and journal work, collage and construction, some sculptural methods, and new media.
Graphic Design and Printmaking involve creating and structuring figurative and non-figurative images, using techniques such as collograph, woodcut, linocut, drypoint, monoprinting, etching, collage, stencilling, painting, drawing and some computer-aided design.
Photography introduces a broad range of imaging opportunities, including both digital and traditional film. The central emphasis is on contemporary photographic practices in form and content, reflecting current issues and ideas.
Textiles is a multi-disciplinary course offering a range of textile design specialisms, including stitch, weave, print and mixed media. Throughout the course there is a strong emphasis on visual research for design and concept development.