EXTENDED DIPLOMA | WELCOME

 

Here you will find all the information you need before you join us for your enrolment day on Thursday 30 August. This includes a break down of what will be happening in your induction week, materials you might need to bring, any any trips that are planned and social media links to get you connected. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with the admissions team (admissions@pca.ac.uk) who will be able to help you further. 

Extended Diploma | Summer Letter 2018 (online view + download link)

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design

Welcome!

We are excited to welcome you onto our fast paced explorative course in September! The Extended Diploma in Art and Design is all about finding your voice as an artist and being open to exploring different materials and techniques. We like to say it's the course you're going to get your hands dirty on! In your first week we have a range of activities planned for you, all we ask is that you come with an open mind and ready to learn! 

Here are some info and dates you need to know: 

Registration: Your registration date is Thursday 30 August at 11.00am. Please come directly to Palace Court campus to get started. You will be with us for approximately 3 hours. You will need to bring copies of your previous qualifications/grades. For more info, please check your Summer Letter.

First day: Your first day is Monday 3 September! Induction will kick off at 9.15am so please make sure you are in the studio by 9.00am ready to go! 

Induction week: Induction week runs from Monday 3 September through to Thursday 6 September, 9.15am - 4.30pm each day.

Timetable: You will be timetabled in each week according to your enrolment. ED Art & Design first year is run Monday (9.15am - 4.30pm), Tuesday (9.15am - 4.30pm) and Wednesday (9.15am - 12.15pm). If you are undertaking a Maths or English qualification alongside Art & Design, please note this will be timetabled between Wednesday afternoon and Friday.

Trips: This year the college is running a range of trips including London, Barcelona, Iceland, New York and Tokyo! Please visit the trips banner menu for more information. 

Materials: During your time at the college you will have access to a wide selection of materials and equipment within the workshop and induction process. However we recommend that you provide your own resources which will enable you to complete your projects and coursework. We have produced an equipment list with essential items (these are a “must have”) and desirable items (these are not essential but could prove to be useful). Please contact us if you have any further questions.

Essential (We recommend where possible to label your items)

  • A set of Pencils (HB, B, 2B, 3B) and an eraser
  • A Gel Pen or Fineliner
  • A Set of Brushes (From fine to medium how many is up to you)
  • A Sketchbook (either A4 or A3)
  • A Pritt Stick or Glue Stick
  • A roll of masking tape.
  • A ruler
  • Scissors

Desirable

  • Post It Notes
  • An art box or bag to keep all your items together.
  • A set of watercolour paints
  • A roll of sellotape
  • A set of Sharpies

Contact: Please talk to us about it if you have concerns about the above information. You can contact the team via jstean@pca.ac.uk  or dhasell@pca.ac.uk . Depending on your circumstances and family income, you may be entitled to a bursary, which may support you with the costs of the above.  Please contact our Student Hub for more details studentfinance@pca.ac.uk

 

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Film, Animation & Media Production

Welcome!

We are excited to welcome you onto our fast paced explorative course in September! The Extended Diploma in Film, Animation and Media Production is all about finding your voice and being open to exploring digital and lens based media and techniques in an industry focused studio. In your first week we have a range of activities planned for you, all we ask is that you come with an open mind and ready to learn!

Here are some info and dates you need to know:

Registration: Your registration date is Thursday 30 August at 9.45am. Please come directly to Palace Court campus to get started. You will be with us for approximately 3 hours. You will need to bring copies of your previous qualifications/grades. For more info, please check your Summer Letter.

First day: Your first day is Monday 3 September! Induction will kick off at 9.15am so please make sure you are in the studio by 9.00am ready to go! 

Induction week: Induction week runs from Monday 3 September through to Thursday 6 September, 9.15am - 4.30pm each day.

Timetable: You will be timetabled in each week according to your enrolment. ED Art & Design first year is run Monday (9.15am - 4.30pm), Tuesday (9.15am - 4.30pm) and Wednesday (9.15am - 12.15pm). If you are undertaking a Maths or English qualification alongside Art & Design, please note this will be timetabled between Wednesday afternoon and Friday.

Trips: This year the college is running a range of trips including London, Barcelona, Iceland, New York and Tokyo! Please visit the trips banner menu for more information. 

Social: You can find us at www.facebook.com/pcamedia

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion & Textiles

Welcome!

We are excited to welcome you onto our fast paced explorative course in September! The Extended Diploma in Fashion & Textiles is all about finding your voice as a maker/designer and being open to exploring different materials and techniques. In your first week we have a range of activities planned for you, all we ask is that you come with an open mind and ready to learn! 

Here are some info and dates you need to know:

Registration: Your registration date is Thursday 30 August at 11.00am. Please come directly to Palace Court campus to get started. You will be with us for approximately 3 hours. You will need to bring copies of your previous qualifications/grades. For more info, please check your Summer Letter.

First day: Your first day is Monday 3 September! Induction will kick off at 9.15am so please make sure you are in the studio by 9.00am ready to go! 

Induction week: Induction week runs from Monday 3 September through to Thursday 6 September, 9.15am - 4.30pm each day.

Timetable: You will be timetabled in each week according to your enrolment. ED Art & Design first year is run Monday (9.15am - 4.30pm), Tuesday (9.15am - 4.30pm) and Wednesday (9.15am - 12.15pm). If you are undertaking a Maths or English qualification alongside Art & Design, please note this will be timetabled between Wednesday afternoon and Friday.

Trips: This year the college is running a range of trips including London, Barcelona, Iceland, New York and Tokyo! Please visit the trips banner menu for more information. 

Summer Project: Each year we like our students to work through a summer project to help them understand their own style, their interests and their passions before they join us for the course. Your Summer Project will be given to you on Discovery Day! If you have lost your copy of the task sheet, you can access it here.  

Materials: In addition to what is provided for you at college, it is always helpful to be prepared and build up your own ‘kit’ as part of professional practice.  If looked after, this kit will last you a long while!  Most items can be bought on the high street and it is worth looking around for haberdashery sales, and sales of art/stationary equipment.

If your budget stretches to this, we would also like you to buy and read a high end fashion magazine you would not normally read such as: ID, Dazed & Confused, Elle Collections, Pop, Another magazine, Nylon and so on.  You will find these in a large WHSmiths, or Waterstones book shop as well as other places.  

Highly recommended equipment:

  • Fabric shears (scissors)- you only need a basic pair (even paper scissors) as long as you only use them on fabric and nothing else

  • Paper shears (normal everyday scissors)

  • Dressmaking pins

  • Hand sewing needles

  • A rubber

  • A technical pencil- one of those pencils that you never have to sharpen but just push the end to release more pencil lead

  • An A4 ring binder folder, plastic wallets and dividers (to keep samples and handouts in)

  • A sketchbook of any size or shape or type

  • Pritt stick, or a cheaper version of this type of glue

  • A range of artists paint brushes – you can usually pick these up for around £1 in places like The Works, or could invest in better quality ones

  • Biro or other pen

Suggested:

  • A range of drawing and painting equipment such as drawing pencils, paints (acrylic or gouache – avoid oil paint), quality paintbrushes of different sizes, inks etc

  • A USB

  • Masking tape

  • A sharpener

Please don’t worry if you can’t afford all of the above, it is just a guide to support your skills on the course. Please talk to us about it if you have concerns! Depending on your circumstances and family income, you may be entitled to a bursary, which may support you with the costs of the above.  Please contact Student Finance for more details (studentsupport@pca.ac.uk)

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Graphics, Illustration & Game Arts

Welcome!

We are excited to welcome you onto our fast paced explorative course in September! The Extended Diploma in Graphics, Illustration and Game Arts is all about developing your skills in an industry focused studio. In your first week we have a range of activities planned for you, all we ask is that you come with an open mind and ready to learn!

Here are some info and dates you need to know:

Registration: Your registration date is Thursday 30 August at 9.00am. Please come directly to Palace Court campus to get started. You will be with us for approximately 3 hours. You will need to bring copies of your previous qualifications/grades. For more info, please check your Summer Letter.

First day: Your first day is Monday 3 September! Induction will kick off at 9.15am so please make sure you are in the studio by 9.00am ready to go! 

Induction week: Induction week runs from Monday 3 September through to Thursday 6 September, 9.15am - 4.30pm each day.

Timetable: You will be timetabled in each week according to your enrolment. ED Art & Design first year is run Monday (9.15am - 4.30pm), Tuesday (9.15am - 4.30pm) and Wednesday (9.15am - 12.15pm). If you are undertaking a Maths or English qualification alongside Art & Design, please note this will be timetabled between Wednesday afternoon and Friday.

Trips: This year the college is running a range of trips including London, Barcelona, Iceland, New York and Tokyo! Please visit the trips banner menu for more information. 

Materials: During your time at the college you will have access to a wide selection of materials and equipment within the workshop and induction process. However we recommend that you provide your own resources which will enable you to complete your projects and coursework. We have produced an equipment list with essential items (these are a “must have”) and desirable items (these are not essential but could prove to be useful). Please contact us if you have any further questions.

Essential (We recommend where possible to label your items)

  • A set of Pencils (HB, B, 2B, 3B) and an eraser
  • Fineliner pens
  • A Set of Brushes (From fine to medium how many is up to you)
  • A Sketchbook (either A4 or A3)
  • A Pritt Stick or Glue Stick
  • A roll of masking tape.
  • A ruler
  • Scissors

Desirable

  • Post It Notes
  • An art box or bag to keep all your items together.
  • A set of watercolour paints
  • A roll of sellotape
  • A set of Sharpies

Contact: Please talk to us about it if you have concerns about the above information. You can contact the team via jbishop@pca.ac.uk . Depending on your circumstances and family income, you may be entitled to a bursary, which may support you with the costs of the above.  Please contact our Student Hub for more details studentfinance@pca.ac.uk

Social: You can find us at www.facebook.com/pcaGIGA

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Photography

Welcome!

We are excited to welcome you onto our fast paced explorative course in September! The Extended Diploma in Photography is all about developing your skills using a range of different techniques in an industry focused studio. In your first week we have a range of activities planned for you, all we ask is that you come with an open mind and ready to learn!

 

Here are some info and dates you need to know:

Registration: Your registration date is Thursday 30 August at 9.45am. Please come directly to Palace Court campus to get started. You will be with us for approximately 3 hours. You will need to bring copies of your previous qualifications/grades. For more info, please check your Summer Letter.

First day: Your first day is Monday 3 September! Induction will kick off at 9.15am so please make sure you are in the studio by 9.00am ready to go! 

Induction week: Induction week runs from Monday 3 September through to Thursday 6 September, 9.15am - 4.30pm each day.

Timetable: You will be timetabled in each week according to your enrolment. ED Art & Design first year is run Monday (9.15am - 4.30pm), Tuesday (9.15am - 4.30pm) and Wednesday (9.15am - 12.15pm). If you are undertaking a Maths or English qualification alongside Art & Design, please note this will be timetabled between Wednesday afternoon and Friday.

Trips: This year the college is running a range of trips including London, Barcelona, Iceland, New York and Tokyo! Please visit the trips banner menu for more information. 

Social: You can find us at www.facebook.com/EDPhotoPCA