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Canterbury Christ Church University College

Visual Arts and Creative Writing

This undergraduate Visual Arts programme is project-based and highly practical. It is designed to recognise individual student achievements and career aspirations. Combing the Visual Arts programme with Creative Writing will appeal to students who have an interest in narrative and wish to work with both image and text by taking a combination of modules chosen from our Visual Arts and Creative Writing programmes offered at Folkestone.
Duration 3 years full-time or 5-6 years part-time
Level BA Single Hons
Cost Tuition fees for full time Home and EU undergraduate students starting at Canterbury Christ Church University in 2012 will be £8,500 for most courses.
This undergraduate course provides a suitable preparation for progression to post-graduate study and/or for seeking employment within the visual arts and creative industries or related fields such as education. As an undergraduate you will have acquired a range of important transferable skills that will equip you to enter other types of employment where graduate attributes are sought.
Typical entry requirements: 240 UCAS points including CCC at A2 Level, or equivalent. Additional entry requirements: An A2 Level in Art is desirable. There is an interview and candidates are expected to present and discuss the contents of their portfolio.
Creative Writing modules plus the Visual Design course: Year 1 of the programme is aimed at developing the depth and range of students’ visual literacy and their understanding of various techniques and processes. They work in a range of two and three-dimensional media, learning how to express feelings, or convey specific meanings through a wide selection of materials and methods. Students are introduced to key issues in festival and exhibition management and have the opportunity to develop skills in design and planning. They also learn how to use different Apple Mac programmes to process and manipulate photography, film and printmaking. Year 2 is the year where they start to negotiate their studies according to their strengths and interests. They might choose to specialise in one area, or continue to work across a number of disciplines (i.e. Design and Fine Art). The final year of our degree course has a very different flavour and is almost entirely self-directed (with strong tutorial support) according to students’ interests and specialist direction. By this time, they have a very clear idea of what genuinely interests them as a practising artist, or in the Arts industry. The year culminates in a final major assessment in the form of a public exhibition. (Plus creative writing module options).
Contact Information
Institution Canterbury Christ Church University College
University Centre Folkestone,
Mill Bay, Folkestone,
CT20 1JG

Tel: 01303 760604 or 01227 786504
Department: Art Department
Contact Name: Katrina Maclean Programme Director - Visual Arts and Design
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