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Other related courses & what could I do with this course and the work produced on the course?
Students have the opportunity to study the following related UAL Art & Design courses at Eastleigh College:

UAL L3 Award in Printmaking.
UAL L3 Award in Photography.

With your drawing course and one of the above courses combined, you will be eligible to apply for the part-time HNC In Art & Design (Contemporary Art Practice). This is a level 4 higher education course and is the equivalent to the first year of a university degree course. You can apply with a combined portfolio of art, design & media work and two of these relevant L3 Award qualifications.

What are the entry requirements?

A general interest in drawing and its various applications within Art, Design & Media. Level 2 qualifications in a related art & design based subject are desirable but students will be considered with a selection of visual works in a sketchbook or portfolio.

What does this programme involve?

This course is for students interested in developing their drawing skills through exploring and experimenting with a diverse range of materials and techniques. Students will work with a team of practicing artists & designers over the twenty-week course, to develop their drawing skills, and develop their creative potential producing a varied body of work. The course will take students through a variety of visual examples and techniques, introducing alternative approaches to drawing and creating visual research. Students will have the support, experience, advice and guidance of staff in developing a body of work to create a portfolio, which can then be used to aid their further study.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

Students will have the chance to develop and explore a vast range of drawing techniques and methods including:

Observational drawing
Experimental drawing and mark making
Life drawing
Fashion drawing
Landscape drawing
3D Sculptural Drawing
Spatial and architectural drawing
Composition and narrative in drawing
Scale & perspective drawing.
Semiotics & image analysis in Drawing.
Drawing Research approaches.
Mixed Media drawing techniques and approaches

You will explore these ideas using a variety of drawing materials, techniques and process and within a variety of art & design contexts to produce a lively a dynamic portfolio of work.
Students will then have the opportunity to build a portfolio from the work generated from these sessions, which may aid application to further education.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

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Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
DRA3 Eastleigh College 8/10/2019 Tue 18:00 – 21:00 19 £513.00 £513.00

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Information, Advice and Guidance team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1299.

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Frances, Building an Art & Design Portfolio

Frances began studying at Eastleigh College to get a qualification in quilting, and is now on her way to achieving an Art degree!


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