This diverse two year course provides you with the opportunities to explore the rich and diverse world of the creative industries through fields such as Art, Design, Sculpture, Illustration, Fashion and many others. As a complementary programme to the Centre’s suite of specialist L3 Extended Diplomas this allows you a journey of creative discovery to establish where you may wish to specialise in higher education or industry.
This programme will enable you to make full use of all possibilities and will unleash your creativity through a broad range of technical tools and resources from fundamental hands on activities to the use of digital technologies.
The centre is based in Chelsea SW10, an area renowned for artistic practice. We are near to the National Museums and Galleries in Exhibition Road and Hyde Park: Victoria & Albert Museum, Science and National History Museums, and The Serpentine Galleries.
Our studio spaces are light and spacious equipped to develop practical and theoretical art & design skills. You will learn through collaborative and individual projects, exploration and discovery that focus on helping you to establish your creative voice.
Small class sizes ensure all students are supported to develop their knowledge, skills and interests. Study visits are organised to museums and galleries to support learning and teaching and the practical curriculum engages with a range of making and experimentation with materials and visual language.
Learners are encouraged to reflect on their practice to develop a range of critical and communication skills. The Creative Practice course teaches students to be observant, flexible, practical, and critical and to develop valuable industry relevant skills like collaboration, planning with each other, managing your own time and communicating ideas effectively.
The course has close links with the Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, with whom we collaborate on Art Workshops and study visits.
Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.
Set projects, in conjunction with workshops, group work, individual tutorials will develop your skills and independent thinking. You will be supported with one to one tutorials with your lecturers.
You will have access to 24 -7 learning with a blend of in college practical activities and workshops supported by dynamic online resources via Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams.
Your learning is further enriched with a range of study visits to museums and galleries.
Assessment Methods: There will be stage assessments at the end of parts 1, 2 and 3. These will be completed through individual tutorials and written assessments that provide an opportunity for staff and students to discuss the work and its progress.
Regular feedback and personalised target setting are used to guide the students to make the necessary improvements to their work.
The first and second stages are recorded as a Pass (assessment criteria is provided by UAL and is presented with each project brief). The final stage (Unit 3) is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.
This craft course provider has been awarded Bronze status for receiving 1 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
35 weeks (flexible times to suit)
Next available date
8th September 2021