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Art and Design Summer Schools

15 of our Art and Design students have been taking part in extra curricular summer schools at London Universities, including the University of the Arts London and University College London. During the placements our students have learnt a number of new skills, built up their confidence and developed their portfolios. The schemes aim to encourage and develop students whose parents haven’t been to University.

At UCL, 5 of our staff and students were awarded bursaries on the Slade Summer School to study intaglio etching and photo etching. The summer school provided an exciting environment for students to learn the process of combining traditional and digital process to produce dynamic prints. The bursaries provided our students and staff the opportunity to work in the famous Slade School of Fine Art. All our students developed their etching skills, which will greatly benefit them in preparation for the upcoming academic year as our printmaking workshops match those at UCL.

Meanwhile, at UAL a number of our students undertook the Widening Participation course at Central St Martins, London College of Communication and Camberwell College of Art and Design. During the course, our students completed 12 workshops; 6 were subject focussed whilst the other 6 looked at developing their ability to present their work professionally. All of the students who participated were offered places at UAL and other universities, which is an amazing achievement.

Janey Hagger who is Outreach Manager at UAL, explained a little more about the purpose of the Widening participation course, “From our point of view we aim to illuminate the variety of Art and Design opportunities available to students, both at HE level and in the world of work. We want to help students recognise that their creative area of interest is a very valid future option which they can chose to pursue.”

You can take a look at what our students have been getting up to below!

If you’re interested in one of our Art and Design courses click here.