We have built in a range of delivered classes, study skills and support within these units to give you the confidence to thrive in a new academic environment in the UK.
Exploring Practices: Process, Materials and Techniques
This unit has been designed to help you explore and think about specialist areas of study and to develop key skills in investigation, recording and exploration within Art, Design and Media. You will engage in a series of projects that have been structured to give you a detailed diagnostic introduction to a range of core generic art, design and media concepts and practical working approaches. The projects have specific themes and subject areas, but they also require your personal interpretation and outcome.
English for Academic Purposes, Research and Study Skills
We have designed this unit to run throughout the whole course to support the natural and incremental development of all of these skills. We understand that they take time to master and that their integration is not a natural practice for internationally educated students. Central to this unit will be your research file and the course blog, which will form the foundations of recording, analysing and reflecting on ideas and methods in art and design practice. Alongside this you will learn how to write project proposals, an academic essay, give a research presentation and develop you listening and reading skills.