In this comprehensive painting methods subject, students gain a thorough understanding of painting techniques and methods.
Extended Painting Methods
Extended Painting Methods is designed to allow students to advance their developing painterly skills.
Drawing & Mixed Media
Drawing & Mixed Media concentrates on fundamental methods and alternative approaches to drawing.
An intermediate to advanced subject that aims to develop skills, and ideas through general, observational and conceptual drawing.
Studio Exhibition Project
This double subject follows on from Studio Art & Ideas in the Diploma (1st year) and encourages students to explore a range of art practices whilst developing their own approaches, helping them to become more self-directed and independent.
Studio Art & Ideas
For new students, this subject is about learning the creative process of marrying creative ideas with materials and processes.
Sculpture & Installation
In this comprehensive subject, students develop a sound knowledge of established sculptors and contemporary directions while developing fundamental skills in modelling clay and plaster.
Art History (20th Century)
This subject provides students with an introduction to the major art movements that established a foundation for modernism in art practice.
Art History (Post Modernism)
In this subject, students investigate the revival of painting in the 1980s and the pluralism of approaches to art practice that characterise the contemporary scene.
Art Practice & Theory
Students develop their understanding of the art world enabling them to develop career strategies and skills in approaching galleries, applying for awards and prizes, and documenting art work and more.
Imaging & Graphics
This subject provides a comprehensive introduction to Adobe’s Creative suite Illustrator and InDesign - the leading creative software packages across the design, art, photography and publishing industries.
This comprehensive subject introduces students to design principles including colour, hierarchy, balance and alignment. Emphasis is placed on the use of symbolic language and archetypes to build effective communication through strong visual narratives.
Packaging & Publication
This subject explores the print-based disciplines of the design industry. Students will gain skills in publication design through utilising grid layouts and typesetting along with design principles to create dynamic compositions.
Concept & Identity
This subject is designed to aid creative outcomes and develop professional visual communication skills. Students explore creative thinking techniques and apply knowledge to create effective branding through a series of tailored design briefs.
Web design is constantly evolving. It is now essential that communication designers have an understanding of how design translates to a web environment.
Design Theory & Practice
This subject gives students the opportunity to engage with the dynamic scope of contemporary design theory and historical design movements. Students gain a strong foundation on which to build their own unique visual language and make informed decisions in creative environments.
This subject will empower students with the skills and knowledge required to produce creative and innovative photo images.
The subject is an introduction to traditional and contemporary photo media practices from the European avant-garde to contemporary practices today.
Descriptive & Emotive Lighting
The student learns to examine descriptive and emotive lighting effects by exploring and cataloguing historical figures within lighting and photography.
Digital & Moving Image
Digital Moving Image aims to introduce students to the world of digital art technologies as a creative tool.
Explore creative image-making practice & process. Students will learn to use a DSLR camera, from pre-sets through to manual mode while examining the history and theory of photography and identifying key figures and their specific techniques and methods.
This subject will give the student an opportunity to understand and produce images using the visible spectrum accurately.
Beyond Image Capture
The subject brings together an array of areas that utilise the style of illustrative photography. Students are encouraged to follow their passion, whether it is within visual art, photo media, advertising, photography, or architecture.