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Guide to Undergraduate and Postgraduate Study


About Art and Design

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What’s Next?

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Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

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UCAS Tariff

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Foundation Degree in Photography

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Our Courses

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BA (Hons) in Art and Design with Foundation Year 6 BA (Hons) in Art and Design with Foundation Year (Part-time) 7 BA (Hons) in 3D Design and Craft

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BA (Hons) in Fashion and Textiles

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BA (Hons) in Fine Art

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BA (Hons) in Graphic Design

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BA (Hons) in Photography

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MA Art, Design and the Book

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MA Contemporary Art and Professional Practice 14 MA Sculptural Practice 15

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www.colchester.ac.uk www.colchester.ac.uk/art


At the heart of all our courses is our desire to develop concepts, designs and objects that will challenge and inspire. Colchester School of Art has a history dating back to 1885, the year the original Art School was founded. As well as being witness to the many great developments and upheavals of the twentieth century, the School has adapted to the various changes that have taken place in art and design practice during that time. Despite all those changes, the basic principles we work with are not so dissimilar to those of the original art school. For at the heart of what we do is a belief in the importance of acquiring the intellectual and practical skills that artists and designers need, both as a basis for understanding how ideas can exist and for developing concepts, designs and objects that will challenge and inspire. The challenge for us, the thing we must constantly strive for, is that of maintaining the integrity of our courses by ensuring that those skills are developed within a relevant contemporary context.

dialogue, instruction and construction. Our focus is on developing an environment where imagination and creativity can flourish, in studios and workshops that are equipped to offer the opportunity to express and realise ideas and ambitions. In addition to the main site, the School also runs The Minories in Colchester town centre, which is home to our MA courses, our research activity and public galleries. Deciding where to study and investing in the future is an important decision. At Colchester School of Art students learn in small groups, with regular quality contact time with their tutors. Our students, past and present, speak highly of the support, encouragement and advice they receive from our dedicated and experienced staff. We invite you to visit us to see what we do, meet our staff and students and to view the excellent work being created by them.

We believe that people learn best when they work together, engaging in the process of debate and

Course Course Enquiries: Enquiries: (01206) (01206) 712000 712777

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Foundation Diploma in Art and Design This long-established course has an excellent record in placing students in higher education.

Who is this course for?

Course Type Full-time

This course is designed to help students identify subject specialisms and apply to higher education. Students are able to take pathways in 3D design and craft, fashion and textiles, fine art, graphic design and photography. It will provide individuals with the opportunity to develop a subject specific portfolio for application to Honours level courses or a career in the creative industries.

Duration

Course description

1 year

Course Code ZH19851 Applications Direct to Colchester Institute Entry Requirements You will be required to present a portfolio of recent work and demonstrate an enthusiasm and aptitude for art and design. One A Level grade C (or equivalent) in an art and design subject and a strong GCSE profile including English at grade C or above. All equivalent international qualifications are welcome, as are applications from mature students with alternative qualifications and/or work experience. All applicants are formally interviewed.

Students will be taught by practicing artists and designers who will provide them with the knowledge and understanding to make an informed decision about further study and careers in art and design. Through introductions to a wide range of processes and practices, the course combines an opportunity for investigation, innovation and experimentation.

Course content The course is divided into three stages.

Stage 1 - Exploratory Set projects encourage students to challenge pre-conceptions and to become more independent in their study. Students will also undertake workshop inductions in media, such as clay, digital, metal, photography, plaster, printmaking and wood. As new skills are explained, students will develop a better understanding of the nature of different specialist areas and of their own preferences and abilities.

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Following the exploratory stage, students will discuss with tutors which of the pathways they would prefer to specialise in. This stage provides focused teaching in one of these specialisms: 3D design and craft, fashion and textiles, fine art, graphic design and photography. Students will explore the processes and materials associated with their pathway and involve themselves in contemporary and historical art and design practice by visiting

a variety of exhibitions, museums and venues independently. This complements a programme of visits to London galleries and an international residential study visit. Students will also prepare their portfolio and make applications for further study.

Stage 3 - Confirmatory This is the culmination of the Foundation experience and takes the form of a ten week, self-initiated project resulting in a final exhibition, presented to the public in the End of Year Show. During this project students are expected to demonstrate their ability to work independently and realise their ideas in a professional manner.

What our graduates do After completing the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design in 2006, James Allen and Elliott Hammer went on to study Typography, at degree level, at the London College of Communication. Since graduating they have set up their own London-based design studio, Birch, working with clients such as Salvatore Ferragamo and Black Box Press. They both share their experience with current Foundation students as visiting lecturers. Harry Watts completed his Foundation in the 2006 and went on to study on the BA (Hons) Editorial Photography programme at Brighton University. He has since worked as an apprentice photographer at The Times newspaper and completed an Internship at Photoworks magazine. His recent photographic work featured as part of the 2010 Brighton Photo Fringe Festival.

The Foundation year was an excellent way to determine which subject specialism I wanted to study further. The tutors were always supportive of my ideas and decisions, enabling me in my creative approach. www.colchester.ac.uk/art


Foundation Degree in Photography A broad-based course designed to prepare students for a career in commercial photography, fine art, photojournalism, picture editing, picture research, curating and exhibition organisation, photography writing and criticism.

Who is this course for? This programme is designed for visually creative, ambitious and passionate people who are seeking an opportunity to develop their ideas into a photographic portfolio and pursue a career in the creative industries. Within that context, individuals will be able to explore the aesthetics of photography through the application of both technical skills and conceptual reflection.

Our tutors are always here to help. They’re approachable, so knowledgeable about their subject and have an amazing breadth of experience between them.

Course description

Year two

Photography has an ever increasing role within our culture, through an array of applications and uses. This programme is structured to provide a solid overview and understanding of the subject area, with the opportunity to specialise in practical research projects and develop links with relevant photographic theory. As such, you will gain hands-on experience with both traditional and digital processing techniques and work with a variety of formats and equipment.

Specialist Photography Project 1 • Personal Development Planning • Developmental Research • Web-Based Media • Contemporary Photographic Markets • Final Specialist Project

What our graduates do Students who successfully complete the Foundation Degree can go on to the final year of the BA (Hons) in Photography.

Course content Modules include: Year one Introduction to Photographic Processes • Smoke and Mirrors - Photographic Lighting for Studio and Location • Narrative, Construction and Cinema • Critical and Contextual Research • Photography for Advertising • Fine Art Print: Autographic Expression • Illustration with Printmaking • Introduction to 3D Visual Communication and Design • Introduction to 3D Construction • Introduction to Digital Imaging and Manipulation • Introduction to Fashion Construction • Introduction to Textile Applications • Introduction to Drawing Processes • Print Media • Fine Art: Sculptural Processes

Course Enquiries: (01206) 712000

Enthusiastic tutors with good knowledge of the subject. Low student to tutor ratio ensures students receive feedback and advice from tutors.

Course Type Full-time Part-time Duration

2 years full-time 4 years part-time

UCAS Code

W641 (full-time)

Course Code ZH1FDPHP01 (part-time) Applications Via UCAS (full-time) Direct to Colchester Institute (part-time) Entry Requirements Portfolio of artwork supported by 160 UCAS points gained from study on Foundation Diploma in Art and Design or level 3 Diploma in an art related subject or 2 A Levels (one in photography) along with 3 GCSEs (grade A*- C) including English language, or an Art and Design Foundation Year. Students without formal qualifications but with appropriate portfolio of artwork/ work experience, will be considered. All applicants are formally interviewed. Validated by

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BA (Hons) in Art and Design with Foundation Year This subject-specific foundation year is an introductory programme of study attached to one of our four art and design pathways (3D Design and Craft, Fashion and Textiles, Fine Art and Graphic Design).

Course Type Full-time Duration

4 years

UCAS Code

W700 3D Design and Craft W230 Fashion and Textiles W190 Fine Art W210 Graphic Design

Applications Via UCAS Entry Requirements A portfolio of artwork. 80 UCAS points plus 3 GCSEs (grades A*- C) one of which must be English language.

Who is this course for?

Art, design and craft analysis

This course is designed for applicants who already have a clear understanding of the specialist direction they wish to pursue. It will extend and develop their knowledge and understanding within one of the four discreet pathways on the BA (Hons) Art and Design courses.

Through lecturers, seminar discussions, research, practical and written work, students will be introduced to historical and contemporary art and design practice, theory and ideas.

Course description This course is delivered through set projects, lectures, seminars, tutorials, demonstrations, theoretical and practical investigation, studio and workshop practice, exhibitions, field trips and self-directed study. Students will explore essential skills and processes relating to their subject pathway as well as subject relevant aspects of drawing, researching and recording. Encouragement and support is given to build and develop the personal and study skills needed to express and communicate ideas.

Course content Drawing An introduction to a range of drawing practices and principles relating to the subject area. As well as engaging in reflection on their own work, students will learn about the drawing of other historical and contemporary artists in their field. The skills and understanding developed here will assist students in developing and giving form to their ideas in all other areas of their studies.

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I travelled around, looking at a lot of different courses and found this one offered me everything I wanted, including a breadth of choice and experience that I hadn’t expected to find anywhere.

Materials, processes and procedures An introduction to the practical skills and expertise that students will need to explore and realise their ideas. As well as receiving separate inductions in these areas, students will also be encouraged to explore and experiment with integrating and combining them on set project work.

Art and design development Explore, investigate and develop responses to a brief through research, practical work and reflection. As well as spending time working in the studio students will be free to independently access appropriate workshops in the department. Emphasis is on the independent development of ideas and encouraging students to take ownership of the learning process.

Art and design specialist project An opportunity to further extend, develop and refine, research and ideas and the practical execution of work. Whether it is via a set brief or a project proposal that has been devised, students will be encouraged to take further responsibility for the direction their work takes.

What our graduates do Following successful completion of their foundation year, Jade O’Bryan and Hannah Parry are currently in the second year of the BA (Hons) Art and Design: Graphic Design course. Jade and Hannah recently collaborated on a live project set by OMC Investments to develop a brand identity for a new boutique hotel in Colchester and won third prize.

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BA (Hons) in Art and Design with Foundation Year (Part-time) This is a higher education programme for mature students. The course will refresh and develop skills and help students to choose the subject they want to continue to studying in art and design.

Who is this course for? We currently have a range of art and design courses that can be studied at degree level, but for those wanting to return to education after a number of years away, it can be a daunting prospect and that’s exactly who this course is for.

Course description The first year is a general introduction to art and design practice, via a drawing programme, practical skills workshops, art history, research and study skills, all of which are aimed at providing the student with expertise and knowledge needed to progress, and consider which subject area to specialise in. The second year will focus on producing work in the student’s chosen subject (for example, Fine Art, Fashion and Textiles, 3D Design and Craft, or Graphic Design). The emphasis here is on employing and further enhancing the skills and knowledge acquired during the first year to develop a portfolio of work for progression onto a degree level course in that subject.

Course content Year one Drawing

Structured practical sessions introduce the student to a range of drawing practices and principles in both traditional and unconventional drawing materials. The skills and understanding developed here will assist in developing and giving form to ideas in all other areas of study, which makes it an important cornerstone of the course.

Art, design and craft analysis

Art and design study always requires an element of understanding of its background and history, and this module is aimed at providing

Course Enquiries: (01206) 712777 712000

that. Through lectures, seminar discussions, research and practical and written work, students will be introduced to the theories, ideas and history of art and design practice.

Materials, processes and procedures

This module will introduce students to the practical skills and expertise that are needed to explore and realise ideas. It can typically include introductions to printmaking, ceramics, photography, design software, wood, metal and plastics. As well as receiving separate inductions in these areas, students will also be encouraged to explore and experiment with integrating and combining them on set project work.

Year two Art and design development

Delivered via a range of set projects, students will develop work that relates to their chosen subject through research, practical work and reflection. Students will receive tutorial support throughout this module, but the emphasis will be on the independent development of ideas and encouraging ownership of the learning process.

Course Type Part-time Duration

8 years

Course Code ZH1BAFAP10 Applications Direct to Colchester Institute Entry Requirements Please note that students without formal qualifications, but with an appropriate portfolio of visual work, or work experience will be given full consideration. Otherwise, 80 UCAS points plus 3 GCSEs (grades A*- C) including English, plus a portfolio of visual work or completion of the first year of a level 3 diploma in an art related subject.

Art and design specialist project

This final module is a continuation of the work produced for the art and design development module, providing the opportunity to further extend, develop and refine their research and ideas and the practical execution of their work. Students will be encouraged to take greater responsibility for the direction their work takes. The module will conclude with a presentation of their work in an appropriate exhibition space.

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What our graduates do On successful completion of the first two years students will be eligible for progression onto year one of the BA course.

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BA (Hons) in 3D Design and Craft The course is about hands-on making and involves the realisation of ideas into objects.

Who is this course for? Applicants for this broad-based course will develop a range of skills in wood, metal, plastics, ceramics and glass, that will enable them to pursue diverse careers from glass and ceramics to product and furniture design, through working in consultancies or self employment as applied artists. Course Type Full-time Part-time Duration

3 years full-time 6 years part-time

UCAS Code

W701 (full-time)

Course Code ZH1BATDP01 (part-time) Applications Via UCAS (full-time) Direct to Colchester Institute (part-time) Entry Requirements Portfolio of artwork supported by 160 UCAS points gained from study on Foundation Diploma in Art and Design or level 3 Diploma in an art related subject along with 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C) including English language, or an Art and Design Foundation Year. Exceptionally, A Level applicants with appropriate portfolio of artwork and knowledge. Students without formal qualifications but with appropriate portfolio of artwork/work experience, will be considered. All applicants are formally interviewed. Validated by

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Course description Explore 3D in its widest context through structured inductions in materials and processes before specialisation. Students are encouraged to let their ideas dictate appropriate outcomes relevant to a developed personal philosophy. They challenge the conceptual or practical basis of 3D outcomes, be they functional or conceptual.

Course content Modules include: Year one Introduction to 3D Design and Craft Processes • Introduction to Personal Planning • Investigation of 3D Design and Craft Practice • Critical and Contextual Research • Photography for Advertising • Fine Art Print: Autographic Expression • Illustration with Printmaking • Introduction to 3D Visual Communication and Design • Introduction to 3D Construction • Introduction to Digital Imaging and Manipulation • Introduction to Fashion Construction • Introduction to Textile Applications • Introduction to Drawing Processes • Print Media • Fine Art: Sculptural Processes

The course has allowed me to feed my personality into my work in a very positive way and this will enable me to approach future opportunities with confidence. Year two Development of 3D Design and Craft Processes • Personal Development Planning • Confirmation of 3D Design and Craft Practice • Developmental Research • Development of 3D Construction • Development of 3D Visual Communication and Design • Development of Drawing Processes

Year three Refinement of 3D Design and Craft Processes • Dissertation • Professional Development Planning • Professional 3D Design and Craft Practice

What our graduates do Students gain employment in a variety of craft, design, museum and teaching professions, as well as setting up their own designer/maker businesses.

This course has done wonders for my self-confidence.

www.colchester.ac.uk/art


BA (Hons) in Fashion and Textiles A broad and comprehensive course for dedicated and ambitious individuals who are pursuing a career in fashion design and textile design.

Who is this course for?

Year two

This course is for applicants who have completed Level 3 Diplomas, Foundation Courses or A Level programmes in related subjects.

Development of Fashion and Textiles Processes • Personal Development Planning • Confirmation of Fashion and Textile Practice • Developmental Research • Development of Fashion Construction • Development of Textile Boundaries • Development of Drawing Processes

Applicants for this broad-based course will develop the skills and knowledge required for careers in the fashion and textiles industries as fashion or print designers, pattern cutters, garment technologists, buyers, stylists or working freelance.

Course description Students can specialise in either fashion or textiles, or combine both areas of study. Working in a creative and stimulating studio atmosphere they are encouraged to develop their individual potential. The course will introduce students to the importance of research and the design process, along with the practical disciplines of construction, pattern cutting and print.

Year three Refinement of Fashion and Textile Processes • Dissertation • Professional Fashion and Textile Practice • Professional Development Planning

3 years full-time 6 years part-time

UCAS Code

W231 (full-time)

Course Code ZH1BAFTP01 (part-time)

Recent graduate Hannah Marshall launched her own label. Other graduates are now working as designers at Biba, M&S, Paul Smith, French Connection, Oasis, River island, Monsoon, Puma, Ted Baker and Crumpet England.

Applications Via UCAS (full-time) Direct to Colchester Institute (part-time)

Modules include: Year one

Course Enquiries: (01206) 712000

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What our graduates do

Course content Introduction to Fashion and Textiles Processes • Introduction to Personal Planning • Investigation of Fashion and Textiles Practice • Critical and Contextual Research • Photography for Advertising • Fine Art Print: Autographic Expression • Illustration with Printmaking • Introduction to 3D Visual Communication and Design • Introduction to 3D Construction • Introduction to Digital Imaging and Manipulation • Introduction to Fashion Construction • Introduction to Textile Applications • Introduction to Drawing Processes • Print Media • Fine Art: Sculptural Processes

Course Type Full-time Part-time

The course at Colchester enabled me to bring together the two things I love, fashion and textiles. The tutor’s experience and different skills cover all aspects of the course and the experience I gained over the three years was a great platform for my next step into the industry.

Entry Requirements Portfolio of artwork supported by 160 UCAS points gained from study on Foundation Diploma in Art and Design or level 3 diploma in an art related subject along with 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C) including English language, or an Art and Design Foundation Year. Exceptionally, A Level applicants with appropriate portfolio of artwork and knowledge. Students without formal qualifications but with appropriate portfolio of artwork/work experience, will be considered. All applicants are formally interviewed. Validated by

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BA (Hons) in Fine Art This course enables individuals to evolve a personal voice, acquire clarity of language and content, and establish a professional, creative identity and autonomy within fine art.

Course Type Full-time Part-time Duration

3 years full-time 6 years part-time

UCAS Code

W191 (full-time)

Course Code ZH1BAFAP01 (part-time ) Applications Via UCAS (full-time) Direct to Colchester Institute (part-time) Entry Requirements Portfolio of artwork supported by 160 UCAS points gained from study on Foundation Diploma in Art and Design or level 3 Diploma in an art related subject along with 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C) including English language, or an Art and Design Foundation Year. Exceptionally, A Level applicants with appropriate portfolio of artwork and knowledge. Students without formal qualifications but with appropriate portfolio of artwork/work experience, will be considered. All applicants are formally interviewed. Validated by

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Who is this course for?

Year two

Fine art is for applicants who want a broad-based course that encourages innovative and speculative activity. It enables individuals to develop their own individuality and explore and refine their emerging creative identity.

Development of Fine Art Processes • Personal Development Planning • Confirmation of Fine Art Practice • Developmental Research • Fine Art Print and Computer Mediated Processes • Fine Art Photo-Media Practices • Development of Drawing Processes

Course description

Year three

This course will develop and refine the students’ visual language skills through rigorous engagement with materials and processes. They will be expected to negotiate a personal project proposal, which is enriched and framed by a challenging critical theoretical framework. Students will have the chance to exhibit work in a public venue; this affords valuable professional experience, excellent networking opportunities and audience interaction.

Course content Modules include: Year one Introduction to Fine Art Processes • Introduction to Personal Planning • Investigation of Fine Art Practice • Critical and Contextual Research • Photography for Advertising • Fine Art Print: Autographic Expression • Illustration with Printmaking • Introduction to 3D Visual Communication and Design • Introduction to 3D Construction • Introduction to Digital Imaging and Manipulation • Introduction to Fashion Construction • Introduction to Textile Applications • Introduction to Drawing Processes • Print Media • Fine Art: Sculptural Processes

Refinement of Fine Art Processes • Dissertation • Professional Development Planning • Professional Fine Art Practice

What our graduates do Amy Turnbull was awarded the annual Cuckoo Farm Studios Graduate Award which gives her free studio space for a year and a solo exhibition at The Minories art gallery. She also found employment as a part-time gallery assistant, at the newly opened firstsite, shortly after graduation. This is a healthy balance for her, as she can practice and work in a professional arts organisation where she is also developing educational tools.

The theoretical aspect of the course has been inspiring and has solidified my understanding of the process of making and interpreting art. The large studio spaces provide the raw atmosphere required by artists.

www.colchester.ac.uk/art


BA (Hons) in Graphic Design The course will introduce individuals to the importance of research and the design process, along with the practical disciplines of typography, illustration, printmaking and digital design.

Who is this course for?

Year three

Applicants for this broad-based course will develop the skills and knowledge required for careers in graphic design, as specialist typographers and illustrators in design consultancies, publishing houses including in-house design studios, or working freelance.

Refinement of Graphic Design Processes • Dissertation • Professional Developmental Planning • Professional Graphic Design Practice

Course description The course prepares students for design studio work covering books, corporate reports and catalogues, journal and magazine design, packaging, corporate identity, poster and information design.

What our graduates do “Dan Sly has been exceptional; his technical understanding and software knowledge is far beyond what we were expecting from a graduate. I’m really pleased to have appointed Dan as a Junior Designer with the agency.” Ben Philp, Playgroup Design Agency.

Course Type Full-time Part-time Duration

3 years full-time 6 years part-time

UCAS Code

W214 (full-time)

Course content

Course Code ZH1BAGDP01 (part-time)

Modules include: Year one

Applications Via UCAS (full-time) Direct to Colchester Institute (part-time)

Introduction to Graphic Design Processes • Introduction to Personal Planning • Investigation of Graphic Design Practice • Critical and Contextual Research • Photography for Advertising • Fine Art Print: Autographic Expression • Illustration with Printmaking • Introduction to 3D Visual Communication and Design • Introduction to 3D Construction • Introduction to Digital Imaging and Manipulation • Introduction to Fashion Construction • Introduction to Textile Applications • Introduction to Drawing Processes • Print Media • Fine Art: Sculptural Processes

Year two Development of Graphic Design Processes • Personal Development Planning • Confirmation of Graphic Design Practice • Developmental Research • Bookworks with Printmaking • Packaging with Photography • Development of Drawing Processes

Course Enquiries: (01206) 712000

In the second year, I felt a lot more confident with my ideas and projects. This is probably because I learnt a lot about using new programs and feel able to produce a larger variety of things. The punctuation project I enjoyed because it felt like a team effort. I do like it when we work in groups because this is how it will be when we find jobs.

Entry Requirements Portfolio of artwork supported by 160 UCAS points gained from study on Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, or level 3 Diploma in an art related subject along with 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C) including English language, or an Art and Design Foundation Year. Exceptionally, A Level applicants with appropriate portfolio of artwork and knowledge. Students without formal qualifications but with appropriate portfolio of artwork/work experience, will be considered. All applicants are formally interviewed. Validated by

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BA (Hons) in Photography Develop imaginative approaches to photography, with an emphasis on establishing creative ways of thinking about the image.

Course Type Full-time Part-time Duration

3 years full-time 6 years part-time

UCAS Code

W640 (full-time)

Course Code ZH1BAPHP01 (part-time) Applications Via UCAS (full-time) Direct to Colchester Institute (part-time) Entry Requirements Portfolio of artwork supported by 160 UCAS points gained from study on Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, or level 3 Diploma in an art related subject or 2 A Levels (one in photography) along with 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C) including English language, or an Art and Design Foundation Year. Students without formal qualifications but with appropriate portfolio of artwork/ work experience, will be considered. All applicants are formally interviewed. Validated by

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Who is this course for?

Year two

This programme is designed for visually creative, ambitious and passionate people who are seeking an opportunity to develop their ideas into a photographic portfolio and pursue a career in the creative industries. Within that context, individuals will be able to explore the aesthetics of photography through the application of both technical skills and conceptual reflection.

Specialist Photography Project 1 • Specialist Photography Project 2 • Personal Development Planning • Developmental Research • Web-Based Media • Contemporary Photographic Markets

Course description Photography has an ever increasing role within our culture, through an array of applications and uses. This programme is structured to provide a solid overview and understanding of the subject area, with the opportunity to specialise in practical research projects and develop links with relevant photographic theory. As such, you will gain hands-on experience with both traditional and digital processing techniques and work with a variety of formats and equipment.

Year three Professional Photographic Practice • Dissertation • Professional Developmental Planning • Final Major Project

What our graduates do Students gain employment in a variety of roles within the photographic industry.

The tutors have been really helpful, providing both conceptual and technical expertise.

Course content Modules include: Year one Introduction to Photographic Processes • Introduction to Personal Planning • Smoke and Mirrors - Photographic Lighting for Studio and Location • Narrative, Construction and Cinema • Critical and Contextual Research • Photography for Advertising • Fine Art Print: Autographic Expression • Illustration with Printmaking • Introduction to 3D Visual Communication and Design • Introduction to 3D Construction • Introduction to Digital Imaging and Manipulation • Introduction to Fashion Construction • Introduction to Textile Applications • Introduction to Drawing Processes • Print Media • Fine Art: Sculptural Processes

Brilliant teachers who are incredibly enthusiastic and supportive.

www.colchester.ac.uk/art


MA Art, Design and the Book Explore the intellectual, practical and commercial means through which artists and designers can utilise the book as an appropriate vehicle for carrying concepts, from one-off artworks to limited edition runs and to mainstream publishing projects.

Who is this course for?

What our graduates do

This course is for individuals looking to broaden their understanding of art, design and the book through individually tailored research projects, coupled with in-depth analysis and facilitate a personal application of concepts to appropriate professional practices. Graduates can expect careers as practising artists and as designers serving a wide range of publishing media including books, magazines and websites.

Miranda Hart graduated in 2011. She is a practising book artist and writer, and recently exhibited at the Codex book exhibition and symposium in Berkeley, California and at the Fine Press Book Association Exhibition in Oxford. She project manages The New Bookbinder for the Designer Bookbinders. Miranda’s work has been commissioned for public and private collections in America and she is currently applying to undertake a PhD.

Course description The existence of the book, its functions and influence have grown and diversified enormously since the introduction of electronic media and online publishing. The growth in exhibitions, book fairs and independent publishers demonstrates the extent to which new technology has freed the book from its traditional function as a formal container of information. This course aims to explore these dynamic functions and influences.

Course content Modules include: Introduction to Action Research • Reprographic and Structural Strategies • Developing Word and Image • Histories and Theories of Contemporary Practice • Refining Sequential Practice • Applying Book Making Practices

Course Type Full-time Part-time Duration

1 year full-time 2 years part-time

UCAS Code

ZH1MAABF01 (full-time) ZH1MAABP01 (part-time)

Applications Direct to Colchester Institute

The challenge of studying at postgraduate level has been matched by a real motivation to get the most out of this course. The Minories is a wonderful environment to engage in creative pursuits and the lecturers are very approachable. I have gained the confidence to display my work publicly and the course has certainly inspired me to be even more ambitious and, consequently, more productive with my time.

Entry Requirements Applicants should possess an Honours Degree in an art and design subject, or its equivalent. Exceptionally, candidates with other qualifications, coupled with appropriate experience, will be considered.

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Course Enquiries: (01206) 712000

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MA Contemporary Art and Professional Practice Run jointly between Colchester School of Art and firstsite, this course is part of the national Artist Teacher Scheme coordinated by NSEAD. The MA Contemporary Art and Professional Practice recognises the importance of education within contemporary visual art practice and is based on the central belief that teachers and artist educators who maintain their own creative practice are significantly more effective in the classroom, studio or gallery and more likely to be satisfied with their work in education.

Who is this course for? Course Type Part-time Duration

2 years

Course Code ZH1MACPP01 Applications Direct to Colchester Institute Entry Requirements Applicants should possess an Honours Degree in an art and design subject or its equivalent and a teaching qualification, or experience of working in the education sector. Exceptionally, candidates with other qualifications, coupled with appropriate experience, will be considered.

The course is for existing art and design teachers, artists considering a career involving education and artists involved in museum and gallery education. The programme is designed to enable and support art practitioners to re-awaken their creative practice through critical engagement with contemporary art.

Course description The MA Contemporary Art and Professional Practice provides opportunities for artist teachers to review and develop their personal creative practice in relation to the highest levels of contemporary practice in the contexts of higher education institutions, museums and galleries. Students will benefit from the art, design and educational expertise of Colchester School of Art and firstsite. This provides direct access to contemporary art and artists through engagement with the contemporary art programme and resources at firstsite, and other galleries, and allows for greater opportunity to experience a range of professional contexts.

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The opening module, Re-thinking Our Practice, is structured to support art practitioners re-engaging with their own practice and experimenting with new ways of working. Alongside this, they are introduced to research methods and encouraged to develop independent approaches that are appropriate for their particular interests and practices. Later modules build on these foundations so that through critical reflection, practical and theoretical engagement with contemporary art practices and ideas students will build a solid base for future study, creating new work and continuing professional development as artist educators. Course delivery is through lectures, seminars, group critiques and tutorials, which will address the students’ own practice in the

context of debates relating to contemporary art and educational practices as well as wider cultural theory.

The award The programme is divided into three postgraduate awards, each of 60 Merit level credits. On successful completion of each stage, students will progress to the next: Postgraduate Certificate/ Postgraduate Diploma/Master of Arts.

Modules include: Introduction to Action Research • Developing Contemporary Practice • Networks and Contacts • Histories and Theories of Contemporary Practice • Defining Contemporary Practice • Applying Contemporary Practice

What our graduates do Students use the skills and knowledge developed on this Masters programme to further enhance their professional practice as an artist teacher. They use this course to further their career within teaching as well as a stepping stone to further study at doctoral level.

It has been a life-changing journey of discovery and the research undertaken has uncovered aspects of myself and my practice which were previously unexplored. I would recommend it to any artist teacher of whatever age or stage as a vital part of their professional development and an invaluable opportunity to re-engage with the artist within. www.colchester.ac.uk/art


MA Sculptural Practice The MA in Sculptural Practice is a unique cross disciplinary practical MA, focusing on the realisation of ideas into objects through making supported by workshops and critical reflection.

Who is this course for?

What our graduates do

This course is aimed at and attracts a broad range of applicants, from those previously associated with fine art/sculpture to those within craft and design areas. It is particularly suited to individuals who are interested in developing their practice as artists, by exploring the relationship between making and thinking and the way in which ideas can be developed into objects through that process.

Many graduates continue to develop their work as sculpture or craft practitioners as well as continuing their study at doctoral level.

Course description This programme is based in a dedicated studio spaces at The Minories in the centre of Colchester. It provides a high level of tutorial contact time from a range of lecturers and practitioners. As a studio-based course, study is predominantly practice-based, but there are also modules on the History and Theory of Contemporary Practice and Action Research, which individuals will pursue with specific reference to their own interests and ideas.

Course Type Full-time Part-time

We are a happy and stimulated bunch of students. We are privileged to work with excellent teachers, to have our own space in the beautiful Minories and share knowledge with a diverse and inspiring peer group.

Duration

1 year full-time 2 years part-time

UCAS Code

ZH1MACSF01 (full-time) ZH1MACSP01 (part-time)

Applications Direct to Colchester Institute Entry Requirements Applicants should possess an Honours degree in an art and design subject, or its equivalent. Exceptionally, candidates with other qualifications coupled with appropriate experience will be considered.

A number of features give the course a distinctive character, including an emphasis on the development and application of practical, making skills and their sensitive selection, in the pursuit of developing a synthesis between the objects being made and the ideas that underpin them. Equal importance is also set on students’ individual development and potential for further growth.

Course content Modules include: Practical Studio Unit 1 • Practical Studio Unit 2 • Introduction to Action Research • Histories and Theories of Contemporary Practice • Synthesis and Exhibition Unit

Course Enquiries: (01206) 712000

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Applying to UCAS Applications Customer Services Department The Admissions team within our Customer Services department is available on (01206) 712000 to help you make an application or discuss entry or course requirements.

Colchester Institute will usually consider late applications received after the appropriate deadline and 30th June 2015 and through Clearing if places remain available.

Applying for a place

Deferred Entry

All applications for entry to Colchester Institute full-time higher education courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). The UCAS code is shown next to the course details.

Colchester Institute accepts applications for students looking to defer entry until September 2016 for all courses. Any student applying for deferred entry would be required to meet the conditions of their offer by 31st August 2015.

Direct applications

How to Apply

You may apply directly to Colchester Institute using one of our own application forms ONLY IF:

All applications for entry to courses are made online using UCAS. Apply via the UCAS website www.ucas.com. The UCAS code for Colchester Institute is CINST C75.

(a) it is your intention to study part-time or (b) you are currently undertaking a full-time degree at Colchester Institute and wish to transfer internally to another degree or (c) you are applying for postgraduate study.

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UCAS will receive applications for entry in 2015 from 1st September 2014. You are advised to apply as soon as possible and preferably before the first UCAS deadline of 15th January 2015. Art and Design courses at Colchester Institute have a deadline of 24th March 2015.

Applicants from Outside the United Kingdom Overseas applicants can apply online using UCAS Apply via the UCAS website www.ucas.com. If you do not have access to the Internet, please contact the UCAS Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)870 1122211.

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WELFARE

CAREER GUIDANCE

Student Loans and Grants

UCAS Application Fee The application fee for 2015 was not available at the time of going to CLASSROOM LEARNING print. The fee for 2014 was £23 for a multiple application and £12 for a SUPPORT single choice. To confirm the application fees for 2015 please visit the UCAS website www.ucas.com for more information. Employed Applicants If you are to be sponsored by your employer to study on a course with a UCAS code, you must apply through UCAS. INDIVIDUAL UCAS Contact Details

SUPPORT PLANNING

UCAS, Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ. Telephone 0870 1122211.

Fees Major Government reforms to student finance commenced in 2012-2013 resulting in universities and colleges being able to charge variable fees. Universities and colleges that want to charge more than the basic fee (level not yet set for 2015-2016) must provide additional support to promote access to disadvantaged students. At the time of printing, Colchester Institute had not set course fees and support levels for 2015-2016. Once we have done so, we will update the fees pages on our website. We therefore recommend you consult our website for this information before you submit your UCAS application for entry to study in autumn 2015. These changes apply to UK and EU students wishing to study higher education in England.

Course Enquiries: (01206) 712000

FINANCE

How much money will I need and how do I get it? Budgeting for student life is a tricky thing. The key is to be aware of the student loans and grants that are available to you, and to make sure you apply for them in good time. These can include Tuition Fee Loans, Maintenance Loans and Grants, and Disabled Students Allowance. CHILDCARE

For more information please visit the Student Finance Website at www.gov.uk/studentfinance or call 0845 300 5090. For full-time courses you apply for student finance from the January before youSTUDENT start your studies, LIFE you don’t need to wait until your UCAS offers have been made. For part-time courses, applications open in August. Is there any other money I can get? As well as student loans and grants, some students may be eligible for financial support through Access to Learning Funds which provides discretionary support to certain categories of student. If you think your financial circumstances might prevent you from attending a full-time or part-time higher education course, our Student Finance Team offers information on all aspects of student finance, including the application procedures. Please contact the team on (01206) 712293 for further information.

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In this prospectus you will find the entry criteria for our courses, quoted in UCAS points. The table below shows how many UCAS points each of the most common qualifications are worth. The Entry Requirements for the individual courses are stated on the course pages, in many cases applications are welcomed from potential students with non-traditional educational backgrounds. For information on the tariffs for other qualifications, please see the UCAS Tariff Tables via the QR code.

BTEC Extended Diploma Diploma

Subsidiary Certificate Diploma

Diploma in AS Level A Level Points Foundation Studies Score

D* D* D* 420 D* D* D 400 D* D D 380 D D D 360 DDM 320 D M M D* D* Distinction (285) 280 D* D 260 M M M D D 240 M M P DM Merit (225) 200 M P P M M Pass (165) 160 D* A* 140 P P P M P D A 120 B 100 P P M C 80 D* 70 D A D 60 B 50 P M C E 40 D 30 P E 20 18 18

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Course Enquiries: (01206) 712777

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PGCE

Cert Ed

BA (Hons)

Foundation

and

Training

BSc (Hons)

Course Early Years ✪ ✪ Music Education ✪ Certificate in Education ✪ (Further Education and Skills Sector) Professional Graduate Certificate in Education ✪ (Further Education and Skills Sector) Certificate of Continuing Education ✪ (Teaching Literacy and ESOL) Certificate of Continuing Education ✪ (Teaching Numeracy)

Course Electrical Engineering (Power) Electronics Engineering Engineering (Mechanical)

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HND

ineering

HNC

Eng

MA

BA (Hons)

Arts

HNC/D

Course Performing Creative Media Production (Moving Image) ✪ Photography ✪ ✪ Technical Theatre ✪ ✪ Course Popular Music ✪ ✪ Film Music and Soundtrack Production ✪ Creative Performance (Acting) Music Education ✪ Musical Theatre Technical Theatre MA Music ✪

Foundation

Foundation

Years

Teacher

MA

BA (Hons)

Foundation

Digital Media

Music

Early

BA (Hons)

Foundation

HND

Dip HE

and

BA (Hons)

IT

Course IT Systems and Applications (Subject to Validation)

Foundation

and

Computing

Cert HE

Course Business Administration ✪ ✪ ✪ Management ✪ ✪ Management of Hospitality ✪ ✪ Management of Sport ✪ ✪ Postgraduate Certificate in ✪ Management Postgraduate Diploma in ✪ Management Business Administration (MBA) ✪

Course Person-Centred Counselling ✪ Counselling Studies ✪ Health and Social Care ✪ ✪ Management of Sport ✪ ✪

and

MA

PGD

PGC

BA (Hons)

Foundation

HND

HNC

Cert HE

and

Management

Sport

HNC

Course Construction ✪ Construction and the Built Environment ✪ (Building Services Engineering) Construction Management ✪ Construction Management ✪ (Commercial Management) Construction Management ✪ (Site Management)

Counselling Health

Business

HNC

Cert HE

struc

HNC/D

Course Art and Design ✪ Art and Design with Foundation Year ✪ 3D Design and Craft ✪ Fashion and Textiles ✪ Fine Art ✪ Graphic Design ✪ Photography ✪ ✪ Art, Design and the Book ✪ Contemporary Art and Professional Practice ✪ Sculptural Practice ✪

Con

tion

Master

BA (Hons)

Foundation

and

Art

Design

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