When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Multiple
  • Course Code W24PDGA06A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This advanced practical fine art one-year course aims to strengthen independence through a year of mentoring. Taught for up to 4 Sundays per term, it culminates in a final exhibition in September 2023. You will bring work in for tutorials, group discussions, workshops, artist talks and seminars, developing your practice as artists both in and outside college. The course will build a stimulating and supportive peer group, introducing skills to enable learners to continue working together on collaborative projects from home using simple online forums. The course leader is artist Erika Winstone, who has taught higher education for over 25 years along with a team of visiting contemporary artists.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop the skills, confidence and quality of work required for successful independent practice and/or apply for postgraduate study
  • Work with visiting artists onsite to develop practice supported by tutorial and critique
  • Forge ongoing connections with a community of artists
  • Work with others on collaborative projects on peer led collaborative workshops
  • Plan and work towards a group exhibition in the prestigious Morley Gallery in September 2025

Class format and activities

You will learn and develop practice as a member of a group in the studios at Morley College, through a rich range of individual and group tutorials and critiques, workshops, seminars, and lectures hosted by the course leader and an exciting range of visiting contemporary artists. In addition, between the sessions in college you will continue learning through peer discussion in studio.

Entry requirements

Entry to this course is by interview with portfolio (or photos) of recent work including sketchbooks. Call 020 7450 1934 or email artdesign@morleycollege.ac.uk to request an interview. This course is ideal if you wish to refresh after time out, make time for your practice or build a portfolio for an MA. You should have already completed an Art Foundation, have an art degree, or proven equivalent experience, with a strong portfolio of artwork. You should have some basic computer skills. If English is not your spoken language you should have IELTS at least 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

What you need to know before you enrol

C33 and C30 are accessible by stairs or lift.

What you need

When working onsite, you will need to bring in examples of your work for each tutorial for discussion, advice and feedback. You will find it helpful to bring a paper and pen for making notes. A smartphone or camera is useful for recording your work and you may also want to upload materials and links to share with your class on Microsoft Teams. You will be asked to contribute towards the cost of publicity and the Private View in September.

What you can do next

The Course prepares students to apply for postgraduate courses or to develop the skills, confidence and quality of work required for successful independent practice. Focused on developing both the artist and the work through a supportive network, the course will help you forge ongoing connections with a community of artists.