Foundation Diploma Art & Design Graduate Show 'Rewritten' 2018

 

FAD | WELCOME

 

UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

Here you will find all the information you need before you join us for your registration day on Friday 31 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 course team or the admissions team (admissions@pca.ac.uk) who will be able to help you further. 

FAD | SUMMER LETTER

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Summer 2018

Hello!

Welcome to Plymouth College of Art, and a very special welcome to the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. We have an exciting year ahead! Did you miss our Induction day in July? You can find out the info you missed here!


Registration

Your registration date is Friday 31 September. On this day you officially become part of Plymouth College of Art! Please refer to your individual Summer letter for exact times.

The registration process will take approximately half a day and you will register, undertake initial assessments and have a briefing from your Subject Leader.


Your qualifications

Your offer is subject to you meeting the entry requirements of 5 GCSEs at C (or 4) or above, including English and an Art related subject (if you have taken one this year), as well as two A Levels at grade C or above.

We need to see your results before registration; you’re welcome to bring these to our drop-in days on Thursday 16, Friday 17  August between 10.00 am - 3.00 pm. This will be at Tavistock Place campus opposite Drake Circus shopping centre. If you cannot come in then please email admissions@pca.ac.uk with a scan or photocopy of your results and we will call you back. If you do not achieve the entry requirements please come in or call us to talk through your options.

 

Induction

In the first few weeks you will be participating in enrolment, inductions, acclimatising & familiarisation sessions including IT induction, experimental drawing, contemporary craft, photography, laser cutting and much more! On your first day on Monday 3 September (timetable week 6), please arrive for a prompt 9.30 am start. Come to the Palace Studios campus front entrance where FAD staff will be there to welcome you. There is a list of things to bring with you at the end of this letter.

 

Timetable

You will be timetabled onTuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am - 3.30pm with a lunch break from 12.30pm/1.30pm

When you are not in college, the other days of the week are considered as self-directed study times and should be viewed as an opportunity to continue to develop your work independently - this time is crucial for you to progress quickly.           

Trips

We have lots of trips on offer this year and you are invited to participate in all of them! Please make sure you look at the trips menu on the top right hand corner of the site for more information. You can pay deposits from the first day but you can register your interest now through the trips menu. 

Summer Project

Please complete your summer project (continue scrolling) between now and the start of your course and bring all your work with you on Monday 4 September for a group critique session. It is an essential part of the course and your first project so it is very important that you complete it and bring it with you in your first week!

Materials

What you will need on your first day:

  • One new sketchbook (A5/A4/A3) and one new smaller sketchbook to use as a reflective journal (A5 or A6)

  • Bring something to write on and with.

  • Visual recording device – such as a camera or quality smartphone camera

  • A flexible and open mind :-)

  • £5 to put on your student card for photocopying

There is no ‘cover all’ set of materials that would be needed for everyone, but to complete experimental work (projects and tasks that are yet to be revealed!) digital work, sketchbook work and life drawing - which all students take part in, you may need these things.

Suggested basic materials list

  • USB Memory Stick 8 -16Gb is a decent enough size, ideally 16 and up.  Kingston or Sandisk are reliable brands

  • A4 sketchbook

  • Range of graphite pencils - HB through to 8B

  • Eraser and Pencil Sharpener

  • Small cutting mat – A3 or A4 is very useful but not compulsory

  • 30cm metal ruler

  • Good quality craft knife or Stanley knife

  • Some of you may want a metal handled scalpel (not a barrel handle scalpel) for more detailed/delicate cutting – Including extra blades

  • Good quality scissors

  • Range of black fineliner drawing pens – for drawing and writing in sketchbooks

  • 2 x Rolls of masking tape

  • Pritt Stick

  • Portfolio - A2 maximum with at least 20 plastic sleeves and 30 A2 pieces of cartridge paper, white.

At a later stage of your course you will want to gather together other materials and equipment appropriate to your creative practice, please keep this in mind. We do supply basic materials but for your personal projects it is up to you to supply what you need. 

If you already have materials and equipment that may be useful to you (paints, brushes, palettes, charcoal, pastels, range of paintbrushes, cameras, hard drives etc.) then please do bring these with you when needed.

Please label all of your personal items with your full name!

 

We can't wait to see you at the beginning of term when we will begin what will be a thrilling one year experience. Until then have an amazing summer and should you have any questions, please contact admissions@pca.ac.uk or call on 01752 203400.  

Don't forget to follow us on our instagram @foundationartdesign for updates as we go along!

Maddy Blyth

Course Leader

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

 

 

FAD | SUMMER PROJECT 

 

You can find a copy of our summer project here

 

FAD | USEFUL CONTACTS

 

Foundation Course Leader, Curriculum Manager - Art
Maddy Blyth
email: mblyth@pca.ac.uk

Foundation Lecturer
Matt Skelly
email: mskelly@pca.ac.uk

Foundation Lecturer
Tim Sullivan
email: tsullivan@pca.ac.uk

Foundation Lecturer
Neil Rose
email: nrose@pca.ac.uk

Foundation Lecturer
Jack Bishop
email: jbishop@pca.ac.uk

Admissions team
admissions@pca.ac.uk

Student Finance
studentsupport@pca.ac.uk

For general enquires please contact the college on 01752 203434 or via our main website: www.plymouthart.ac.uk