Sunday, 19 October 2008

Macclesfield College - Creative Arts for Employment

What do I study?

The course aims to provide students with a broad understanding of contemporary creative arts within a vocational context. It puts a special emphasis on the acquisition of skills in contemporary fine art disciplines such as: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation, photography, digital media and contextual studies. It is both practice-based and work-based and aims to develop your creative potential as an individual and as a collaborator preparing you for employment or self-employment.Vocational skills such as entrepreneurial skills and the ability to reflect upon your own learning will be developed through the use of reflective journals and self/peer assessment. You will be encouraged to work collaboratively and develop the appropriate interpersonal skills for the creative industries.

What are the entry requirements?

You will be 18 or over with a level 3 qualification and have successfully completed a Diploma Foundation Studies course or have equivalentvocational experience/experiential learning.

What are my career opportunities?

On successful completion of this Foundation Degree, you may wish to progress to employment or self-employment as a Fine Art practitioner, a community based artist or a technical assistant. Alternatively, you may wish to undertake further study which will enable you to progress in related areas such as teaching and curating. This Foundation Degree also provides a direct progression route to a BA (Honours) Degree at MMU.

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