Typical applicant is a 17 - 30 year old who wish to develop their existing art & design skills in order to produce a portfolio of work to apply for either Foundation Art & Design or Pre-Foundation Art & Design.
The course is particularly suited to students who demonstrate an open minded and flexibility approach to life.
This innovative course has been designed to allow your home environment to become your temporary studio as we take you on a transformative, creative journey (inside and outside, physical and virtual).
The programme will challenge and change your perception of your surroundings, all whilst building an innovative portfolio of art and design work and fully prepare you for your application to either our Foundation Art & Design programme or one of our other Higher Education programmes.
The programme will challenge your existing creative abilities and help you develop a new range of conceptual and practical skills.
The course consists of problem orientated workshops, activities and number of projects that test and develop your creative thinking and response.
The programme gives an excellent opportunity to gain an insight into what it is like studying on the British Programmes at BHSAD and to become a part of our creative community.
Completion of the course typically leads to progression onto Foundation Art & Design
or Pre-Foundation Art & Design.
Foundation Art & Design portfolio interview and English exam will be organized at the end of the course.
- Key art & design language
- Contemporary approaches and processes within art & design
- Contextual art & design references
- Primary research methods
- Idea generation processes
- Lateral thinking & ways of seeing
- Creative problem solving
- Critical analysis & reflection
- Mixed media image making
- 2D & 3D making
- Drawing & visualisation
- Digital making
- Presentation skills
- Portfolio & interview preparation
- Collaboration and teamwork
- Self management
You will also be expected to complete activities outside of the scheduled times of around 10 additional hours per week (for example 5 hours on Tuesday and 5 hours on Thursday).
In total you should expect to spend around 25 hours per week engaged with the course.
- Live online lessons with tutors
- Practical workshops, exercises and project work
- Directed and independent learning
- Collaborative and peer learning
- Access to VLE with course content
- Forums for support
- Short lecture-style talks
Participants will need a good level of English language equivalent to Intermediate B1 (CEFR) or IELTS 5.0.
Required equipment and materials
If you have more materials to hand, great, but we will not expect this.
In addition to the basic equipment needs, we will be fully utilising everything around you in your home environment (don’t worry, you won’t be asked to damage or break anything!)
How can I apply?
- online application form
- copy or the original of previous education certificates and academic qualifications.
- 2 photos 3×4
- copy of your passport
After the necessary documents are provided you need to sign the contracts. For applicants under 18 presence of one of the parents is required. More details about the application process can be found in the “How to apply” section of the website.