What We Offer
The creative arts courses offer a broad, wide-reaching exploration of creative design and production processes. Students will gain experience across areas of traditional and contemporary art and design or production arts practices. Within all these disciplines students will be expected to develop thematic, vocational and idea-generating skills to inform their working practice, embracing both traditional and experimental methodologies. Our teaching and learning is delivered through practical exercises and simulated work environments. Creative arts students will design, manage and deliver all technical and creative support for the academy’s artistic output. The standard of this work will be exceptionally high. We aim to parallel the professional working environment in the projects and roles that we will give our students.
Students opting for this pathway will show an aptitude for the arts. They will show enthusiasm for subjects such as art, design, technology, textiles, photography and animation. They will be creative and enjoy designing and creating both practically and digitally.
Creative arts students will be good independent workers, with strong initiative, self-motivation and creative entrepreneurial flair. We will expect students to develop a comprehensive portfolio of their work from across the two years, so good organisational skills will be essential. We will also enjoy the support from world-renowned production companies offering exceptional work experience opportunities, so students will be expected to respond positively and productively to these situations.
All creative arts students will study the BTEC Extended Diploma in Production Arts or the BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design.
Students will be selected onto a creative arts pathway through an aptitude workshop in which a preference will be identified for a particular course. The creative arts pathway will offer two main specialist courses (art and design or production). Each programme of study will allow for distinct specialisation from the first year of study, so as to meet the needs, skills, interests and aspirations of individual students.
Our pathways will reflect the wealth of opportunities that exist within the creative industries. Each pathway will have further personalised learning options as follows:
Visual Art & Design Pathway