Our course aims to introduce you to practice with a wide range of Interactive Design and Audio Visual disciplines within the creative industries. We use industry standard software combined with valuable class tuition and online tutorial support. This will allow you to complete rewarding projects that work as part of your continuous assessment. This is a preparatory course for the HND Interactive Design course.
- Interactive Design
- Audio Visual practice applying both digital technology with creative thinking to produce inspiring work
- Digital imaging
- Web design
- A minimum of four National 5s or UAL Level 2 or equivalent
- Successful portfolio submission
- A good general understanding of the creative process from either school college or previous study and experience
- Starting positon in a Design agency.
English Proficiency Requirements:
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements:
- All applicants must submit a portfolio that demonstrates sound drawing skills and an understanding of the creative process in sketchbooks and larger scale imagery
- Potential applicants should take note that the selection decision and emphasis is based on the portfolio assessment and interview rather than only on specific qualification grades
- You’ll need to consider that we may ask you questions at interview about your knowledge of artists and designers work and what areas of art and design you are interested in and why
- Essentially we want to know more about you and what makes you ‘tick’ creatively
- In order to fully gauge your creativity we will not only offer you an interview but will ask you to make a portfolio submission of your recent practical and contextual art and design work
- Portfolios could include loose drawings prints paintings design work or photographs drop mounted on A1 white cartridge paper. 3D or larger scale work can either be photographed and drop mounted on A1 white cartridge or if a suitable scale brought to interview
- Try to include a variety of work that shows your creative potential and imagination as well as sound drawing skills. Strong portfolios usually include sketchbooks showing visual research and development using a wide variety of media and approaches
- We encourage candidates to include historical and contextual references in the form of notebooks and formal essays. Please ensure all bookwork and essays are clearly labelled with your name and contact details
- Potential candidates studying school qualifications in art and design (such as N4 N5 Highers A-Level) are strongly advised to either scan or photograph your course work before it is submitted for external examination as we can only offer places after seeing your practical artwork at interview
- Candidates who have applied through UCAS are also advised to include your UCAS personal statement to enhance your folio submission. This can be handed in with the portfolio at interview or within the information in support of your application section online
- Digital based work can be shown via disc memory stick or online at interview. Candidates should present your work in a suitable A1 portfolio case clearly labelled with your name and address on the outside. Simple A1 folios can be made out of card - please do not submit work rolled up. If you do not have a portfolio of work from either school or personal study for application to the NC Interactive Media Course you should undertake the tasks below and bring the drawings to interview.
Drawing Project Research and Investigation:
- Consider a variety of different objects natural form e.g. shells plants (botanic gardens) fruits/vegetables
- Man-made e.g. kitchen utensils musical instruments shoes/boots clothing
- Your research should be a record of primary source material (drawing from the actual object(s))
- The aim is to make a variety of drawings on the same theme using different kinds of drawing materials. pencil pen charcoal crayon/pastel
- You will try to recreate in as realistic a way as possible the same form structure texture colour of the object(s) using line tone and colour (where relevant)
- Candidates without a portfolio applying for an introductory course should complete a minimum of six drawings as above and bring them on the interview date.
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- Your portfolio will support applications to the HND Interactive Design course or other UAL Diplomas and specialist HNDs in Art and Design
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