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Level 1 Creative & Performance Arts

Subject Area

Art & Design, Fashion & Creative Crafts

Student Type

Students aged 16-18

Study Mode

Full Time

What is the course about?

On this exciting, innovative, course you can let your creative juices flow and express your imagination through a range of artistic disciplines. You will be introduced to a broad range of art and design and performance art mediums, allowing you to experiment with your new skills and interpret briefs with creative freedom. This course is perfect for you if you are unsure of which area you wish to specialise in as it offers you the opportunity to explore a wide range of creative subjects.

Why should I choose the course?

The creative industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK, generating more than £100 billion a year to the UK economy and employing more than two million people. This means there are lots of exciting career opportunities in this market. This creative course will enable you to develop skills and knowledge within a variety of art and design and performance art disciplines, allowing you to progress on to a level 2 creative course. After this, you could seek employment within this varied sector or progress on to a specialist arts university.

What will I learn?

This course will give you the opportunity to explore your creativity and be exposed to a whole host of artistic disciplines and genres. Along with discovering historical and contemporary artists to inspire your practice and enhance your research skills, you will cover a broad range of disciplines. This will include drawing, painting, textiles, print making, and performance skills. You will also develop skills in teamwork, organisation, research, and creating a personal progression plan. Taking part in exciting projects and exploring activities such as creating mood boards and designing and making a product (such as an art image, print or sculpture), will also be an integral part of this course.

What will the course lead on to?

After successfully completing this course, you will have the skills and knowledge needed to progress on to related level 2 and level 3 courses, which can then lead to opportunities to study at university or seek employment in the industry. Our students progress on to a wide range of creative arts career pathways and job roles including art therapy, film and television, interior design, architecture, illustration, animation, theatre and prop design, self-employed designer/maker, teacher, games designer, textiles designer, product designer, community artist, jeweller, theatre manager, art historian, art development officer, curator and even merchandising.

Are there any links with industry and university?

This forward-thinking course works with numerous practicing artists and performers, including our own artist in residence. Our tutors have a vast range of experience in the industry across disciplines including fine art, fashion and textiles, 3D and ceramics, graphics, media, and photography. You will also have the opportunity to take part in guest lecture workshops with employers, as well as completing live briefs for local community groups and employers.

To maximise your artistic potential, you will carry out a work placement in a field of your choice. Past students have undertaken enriching roles at galleries within Warrington Museum, or even put their practical skills to the test at venues such as Blakemere Craft Centre, enhancing their communication, teaching and problem-solving skills.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in competitions, with previous students taking home a variety of coveted titles in the past. You will also be able to exhibit your own work in popular venues, which will look great on your UCAS application and even on your CV.

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

For further information on student support please visit:

https://www.wvr.ac.uk/college-life/student-support/k in popular venues, which will look great on your UCAS application and even on your CV.

Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

You will study in our state-of-the-art, specialist creative arts workshops and media studio as well as our fully equipped Mac computer suites. Our workshops contain all the latest materials related to fine art, textiles, printmaking, and ceramics. You will learn from highly experienced tutors, alongside our artist in residence, who has a wealth of relevant industry experience. Our tutors have a breadth of specialist knowledge in a wide range of related disciplines within both art and design and digital arts, which will enhance your technical skills and knowledge.

Our dedicated theatre with sprung floor and specialist dance and acting studios will provide everything you need to develop your skills. You will have access to state-of-the-art staging, lighting and sound, to make sure your performances are top notch!

Local and national trips are continually organised to inspire your artistic journey. Previous students have visited Berlin, New York, and Barcelona to view works from internationally renowned artists. You will also have the opportunity to visit The Tate Gallery, Manchester City Art Gallery, Whitworth Art Gallery, Museum of Science and Industry, and the Natural History Museum, to enhance your creativity. You will also go on trips to dance and acting studios, experiencing outstanding theatre performances and live music showcases.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 2 or above. If you have not already achieved a grade 4 in your GCSE English and/or maths, you will be required to work towards either a functional skills qualification or a GCSE in English and/or maths as part of your study programme.

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

<p>You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 2 or above. If you have not already achieved a grade 4 in your GCSE English and/or maths, you will be required to work towards either a functional skills qualification or a GCSE in English and/or maths as part of your study programme.</p>

Careers Information

Course options

05/09/2022

Duration
36 Weeks
Class Times
TBC
Location
Warrington Campus
Day(s)
Full-time
Adult Fee
1,124
16-18 Fee
Free
Fees Information
This course is FREE if in receipt of an eligible benefit or your income is below £17,324. This course is free for residents of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. Subject to terms & conditions.

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