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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Students could progress to other creative art courses. College offers a wide range of accredited and leisure courses- please browse our website for details.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal requirements are necessary to join this course.

What does this programme involve?

This course involves exploring the theory and practice of art, craft and design in different cultures and periods of time. The course is suitable for adults wishing to gain the basic beginners knowledge of the periods and movements within fine art and design to enable them to fully understand the subject in great detail, and develop their own point of view and interest.

As a non-accredited course there is no assessment - a college certificate will be awarded on request.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

You will learn by looking at, discussing and analysing selected works within their original context, studying theories and exploring materials and methods of working.

The first time will involve looking at work from the Renaissance periods and will slowly go through all the great movements in Art ending in Modern and Pop. We will also be looking at artist influences from the East, as well as the West.

The artists that will be included are Van Gogh, Hokusai, Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci, Van Eyck, and on to the start of work by Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, later on within the term.

The content of subsequent terms will be discussed and agreed with the group during the first term.

What else do I need to know?

Please bring a pen, pencil, eraser and notebook to the class.

Students are responsible for the purchase of materials relevant to the course.

Additional costs could include the cost of visiting museums and galleries.

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 1270.

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 Adult and Community Learning team by telephone 023 8091 1270 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 Adult and Community Learning team.''

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
G047A Thornden School 9/10/2019 Wed 19:00 – 20:30 8 £95.00 £95.00 Apply now
G047B Thornden School 22/1/2020 Wed 19:00 – 20:30 8 £95.00 £95.00 Apply now
G047C Thornden School 29/4/2020 Wed 19:00 – 20:30 8 £95.00 £95.00 Apply now

* 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 Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

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