17 February 2014

Image of Applications Open for The ABC Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media

September 2013 saw the launch of The Sixth Form College’s full time Art & Design Course, the ABC Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media. The course follows A Level study and provides the thorough, specialist preparation for Higher Education that most Universities require from applicants.

Students already enrolled on the course are appreciating the new opportunities open to them; Natasha Williams comments “the course has already improved my confidence. I enjoy the challenge and fast pace of the work”. Eleanor Hall adds “I have been allowed to experiment more freely than before and I now feel confident about taking real creative risks”.

The students are based in the new School of Art & Design facility at The Sixth Form College where they have discrete work areas and enjoy views across the Wirral to Liverpool. Jake Garrity comments “it feels like a second home – I look forward to getting up in the morning and going to work”

The course is delivered by staff with professional experience across the full range of Art & Design disciplines and also enjoys contributions from local artists and HE professionals. Educational trips are also planned as part of the course.  Angela Watson, Course Leader, is delighted with progress already being made this year, “the students have embraced the ethos of the course, they are working more independently and discovering previously untapped aspects of their creativity”, Ben Cullen, a student who is exploring many materials and techniques for the first time summarises, “this course is very positive for me, I am already seeing my artistic skills develop in significant ways”.

Due to the success of our current cohort and the facilities we have at The School of Art & Design, we are expanding our provision for 2014/15 and are now inviting external applications for September 2014.

There will be an information evening held at The Sixth Form College’s School of Art & Design on Wednesday 5th March 2014 for interested parties in finding out more about the course and what it has to offer.

Full course content can be found here.

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