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W WHY COME TO DUDLEY COLLEGE? The opportunity to study both traditional and contemporary art

W WHY COME TO DUDLEY COLLEGE?

The opportunity to study both

traditional and contemporary art

Purpose built studios flooded with

natural light

Study visits in the UK & abroad -

previous students have visited

New York & many European cities

Purpose built, well equipped, fully licensed theatre studio Mirrored dance studio Recording studios Involvement in professional briefs Teaching by practising designers Apple Macintosh Studios Work experience with professional companies

Practically everything we use has been created and designed by someone: the clothes we wear, the contents of our homes, what we read, what we see, what we use and what we watch on TV, at the cinema or at the theatre. Artists, Designers and Performers are all involved in all of them. If you are interested in a career in Art and Design, Multimedia, Photography, Theatre, Dance or Music then the course information that follows will help you choose the right course for you.

As an Art, Design and Fashion student you will be involved in our exhibition in June each year and exhibitions in the local area throughout the year.

As a Performing Arts student you will take part in a major production normally at Christmas and Easter. During the month of June we normally have four small productions.

As a Glass student you will exhibit your work at our First Gather exhibition at Himley Hall.

For further information on careers in Visual Arts, Design & Performance visit: www.aimhigherwm-alps.org or call Student Services on 01384 363363 for a careers interview.

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VISUAL ARTS, DESIGN & PERFORMANCE

ART & DESIGN

BTEC DIPLOMA - LEVEL 1

REF: 1431

WHICH CAMPUS?

Mons Hill Campus

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

This course will introduce you to a broad range of Art and Design subject areas, learning basic skills and techniques, and then exploring design techniques and ideas. You will study units which focus on Art, Design & Media, allowing you to explore:

Visual language Materials, techniques & processes Developing ideas Complete a personal project Functional skills Graphic design Introduction to 2D Introduction to 3D Textiles Fashion Photography Ceramics Glass Drawing Painting

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will be assessed by a mix of project work and completion of practical work. Key skills are also assessed by a short examination.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

There are no entry requirements but you should have an interest in Art or Design as a career.

HOW LONG?

1 year.

WHAT NEXT?

BTEC Diploma in Art & Design Level 2.

ART & DESIGN

BTEC DIPLOMA - LEVEL 2

REF: 2036

WHICH CAMPUS?

Mons Hill Campus

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

During this course you will develop your design and practical skills while working in a range of different Art and Design subject areas.You will study:

2D & 3D communication Vocational contexts Explore & develop ideas Functional skills Drawing Painting Graphic design Photography Fashion design Textile 3D design Mixed media Visual arts Ceramics Glass

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessment of your project work will take place regularly, throughout the course.Two of the four core units are assessed by completing a final major project that takes place towards the end of your course. Key skills are assessed by completing practical work and a short examination.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You must have achieved GCSEs at grades D to G. You will need to attend an interview, to which you should bring a portfolio of your work.

HOW LONG?

1 year.

WHAT NEXT?

BTEC Extended Diploma in Art, 3D Design, Graphic Design, Photography or Fashion & Textiles.

ART (GENERAL) BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA - LEVEL 3

REF: 1020

WHICH CAMPUS?

Mons Hill Campus

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

This two year highly flexible course provides you with an introduction to 2D and 3D studies.These include fashion and textiles, photography, graphic design and 3D product design. You will study:

Drawing & development Historical & contextual references Art & design realisation Ideas & concepts Visual communication Art & design exploration, application and realisation Key skills Glass Ceramics Graphics 2D & 3D design Drawing & painting Print

In addition there are 10 specialist units from a list of 18, which

you may choose to suit your area of interest.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Project based assessment over 2 years - selected units make up a final major project.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You will need to attend an interview (you should bring a current portfolio of your art work) and have one of the following:

4 GCSEs at grade C or above, one of which should be Art,

Design Technology in Graphics,Textiles or Resistant Materials, and preferably including English Language and Maths

OR Art & Design BTEC First Diploma OR Level 2 diploma, preferably at merit level.

HOW LONG?

2 years.

WHAT NEXT?

A range of HND and BA courses in the visual arts, such as

Fine Art, Graphics,Textiles, 3D Design, or employment or teacher training at university.

ART & DESIGN

BTEC DIPLOMA IN FOUNDATION STUDIES - LEVEL 3/4

REF: 1339

WHICH CAMPUS?

Mons Hill Campus

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

This course allows you to be flexible and develop individuality, exploring possibilities in drawing, working in two or three dimensions and to experiment with the nature of creative thinking.

Throughout the course you will cover a broad range of disciplines including:

Painting/drawing Sculpture Graphics Textiles/Fashion Glass Ceramics Media Art & design history/theoretical studies

At the end of the course you will display your work in a major exhibition that is open to the public.To broaden your experience of artists and cultures, visits to local museums, galleries and exhibitions form an integral part of the course, with the possibility of overseas trips.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will be assessed using a variety of methods such as:

tutorial based discussion, group discussion, group presentation and assessment of skills in practice.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You must bring a portfolio of your artwork and have one of the following:

4 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent)

AND 1 GCE A level (minimum) OR BTEC National or equivalent in an art related subject.

You will also be required to attend an interview. If you have experience but no formal qualifications you may be considered following a successful interview and an Initial Assessment.

HOW LONG?

1 year.

WHAT NEXT?

Degree at university or creative employment.

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COMPUTER GAME DESIGN

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA - LEVEL 3

REF: 3500

WHICH CAMPUS?

Mons Hill Campus

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

This brand new varied course balances the designing of game visuals through drawing, storyboarding & digital illustration together with some computer programming elements.You will

work using a range of mixed media approaches, image making, model making & use Apple Macs with industry standard software to produce ideas, concepts and visuals leading to the realisation of computer games and interactive media.There will also be

a strong Art & Design element running through the course

enabling you to develop foundational drawing & making skills.

Some of the subjects within the course may include:

Visual recording Materials, techniques and process in Art and Design Graphic Image Making Ideas and Concepts in Art and Design Contextual influences in Art and Design Computers in Art and Design Image manipulation using computer applications Computer game story development Principals of software design and development

Educational visits will form an integral part of the curriculum, vital to broadening experience of design and culture.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will complete a range of projects throughout the course with a final major project at the end of the course that is self- guided.Your work will be shown in the end of year exhibition that is open to the public.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You will need to attend an interview & bring a portfolio of your art & design work, together with at least one of the following:

4 GCSE’s at grade C or above one of which should be in an

art or design related subject OR BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design or equivalent

If you do not meet the entry requirements but have

considerable talent and enthusiasm you may be considered.

Due to the popularity of this course please apply early to avoid disappointment

HOW LONG?

2 years.

WHAT NEXT?

HND, BA(hons) in related subject areas such as Software development, Games Production, Computer Game Design,Art & Design, Illustration, Graphics etc.Alternatively, employment relating to creative or computer games industries.

CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA - LEVEL 3

REF: 2853

WHICH CAMPUS?

Mons Hill Campus

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

This course provides vocationally-related education and training for those who wish to work in the Creative Media Sector. It provides the necessary creative and technical skills in a broad range of subjects including, Production for Film and Television, Print Journalism and Radio Content Creation. You will study:

Film and Video Editing Page Layout and Design Marketing and Public Relations Photography and Photographic Practice Presentation Techniques for Broadcasting Multi Camera Techniques Advertisement Production for Television

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will be assessed through coursework and practical work.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You should have 4 GCSEs at grade C or above and an interest in Media. English GCSE is desirable.

If you have experience but no formal qualifications, you may be considered following a successful interview and Initial Assessment.

HOW LONG?

2 years.

WHAT NEXT?

Higher Education; BA Hons in Media or related area. Career options include, broadcast or print journalism, animation, marketing and event management.

DANCE (PERFORMANCE) BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA - LEVEL 3

REF: 2079

WHICH CAMPUS?

Mons Hill Campus

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The course gives advanced training and education in a range of dance related areas.You will study:

Contemporary dance Classic ballet Jazz dance Body maintenance Choreography

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will be continuously assessed through a range of practical and written assignments.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You should have 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (ideally one should be in English language) plus appropriate dance experience OR BTEC First Diploma in Performing Arts.

Appropriate dance qualifications may be accepted as alternatives to academic qualifications. If you do not have the minimum qualifications you will be accepted with appropriate dance background and experience.

HOW LONG?

2 years.

WHAT NEXT?

Higher Education in Dance or Performance, Dance School

Career options: Professional career as a Dancer,Teaching or Movement Therapy.

DESIGN: INTERIOR SPECIALISMS

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA - LEVEL 3

REF: 2711

WHICH CAMPUS?

Mons Hill Campus

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

This course will provide you with the underpinning practical and theoretical design skills that are required within the contemporary interior and product design sector. You will study:

Materials, techniques & processes Ideas & concepts Drawing development Visual communication Historical & contextual understanding Professional practice 3D modelling - room planning, interior design Surface design - stitch & textiles Photography - relating to interiors Technical drawing & illustration Design methods Lighting Textiles Room planning Soft furnishing Sculpture

At least one residential trip abroad should be expected.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will be assessed through coursework and practical work.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You should have 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (ideally at least one art, creative or design related subject) and an interest in art, design, interiors or architecture.

If you have experience but no formal qualifications you may be considered following a successful interview and an Initial Assessment.

HOW LONG?

2 years.

WHAT NEXT?

BA Hons or HNC/D in 3D, Product, Interior, Film & Theatre Set or Design Management. Career options include Interior Designer, Product Designer, Furniture Designer or Set Designer.

VISUAL ARTS, DESIGN & PERFORMANCE

DRAMA (PERFORMANCE) BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA - LEVEL 3

REF: 1014

WHICH CAMPUS?

Mons Hill Campus

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

This course gives advanced level training and education in practical performance techniques and theory. You will study:

Dance class Performance workshop Performing arts in context Acting Voice & speech Singing Theatre & education Writing & devising theatre

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will be assessed via coursework, practical work and examination.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You should have one of the following:

4 GCSEs at C or above

OR First Diploma in Performing Arts.

If you do not have the minimum qualifications you may be accepted with appropriate theatre-related background and experience, you will need to attend a successful interview.

HOW LONG?

2 years.

WHAT NEXT?

HND or Degree in Acting or Community Theatre.

FASHION & CLOTHING

(ART & DESIGN) BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA - LEVEL 3

REF: 1430

WHICH CAMPUS?

Mons Hill Campus

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

This broad-based course is intended to provide you with the skills necessary, both creative and technical, to enable you to enter Higher Education or employment in a related area of Design. Core subjects that you will study are:

History of fashion & textiles design Textiles Business studies CAD Surface pattern

You will also be able to study a range of specialist subjects such as:

Drawing Painting and fashion illustration Textile design and production techniques Fashion design and concept building Pattern cutting and draughting Garment production techniques

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will be assessed via course work, an examination, a major project and a final exhibition, including public fashion show.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You will need to attend an interview, bringing your portfolio of relevant artwork. One of the following qualifications is desirable:

4 GCSEs at grade C or above OR BTEC

First Certificate/Diploma in Art & Design OR Art & Design Level 2 (alternative qualifications are often acceptable).

HOW LONG?

2 years.

WHAT NEXT?

HND or BA (Hons) in subject areas such as Fashion, Marketing, Design Technology,Accessory Design (footwear, lingerie, millinery),Textile Design (clothing studies, fashions), Textile management, Manufacture or Knitwear Manufacturing.

NAME: Robert McGregor I joined Dudley College as it was the best college for the

NAME:

Robert McGregor

I joined
I joined

Dudley College as it was

the best college for the Graphic

Design course I wanted to study. The facilities and resources have been brilliant - we use the latest equipment and software which gives you the edge when applying to University.

I have really enjoyed my time at Dudley College and have made many new friends. The whole experience of coming to college and learning new skills has been fulfilling.

My time here has put me in a good position to carry on to University.

been fulfilling. My time here has put me in a good position to carry on to
been fulfilling. My time here has put me in a good position to carry on to

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GRAPHIC DESIGN

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA - LEVEL 3

REF: 1981

WHICH CAMPUS?

Mons Hill Campus

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

This is a varied and flexible course that covers drawing and design skills progressing to using computers and relevant industry software to produce graphic based projects. You will study:

Typography Layout Computer applications Illustration Basic drawing skills Design history Ideas generation Photography Photoshop/Illustrator

Educational visits form an integral part of the course, vital to broadening experience of artists and cultures.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will complete a range of projects throughout the course with a final major project at the end of the course.Your work will be shown at an end of year exhibition that is externally assessed.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You will need to attend an interview and bring a portfolio of your art and design work, together with at least one of the following:

4 GCSEs at grade C or above one of which should be art or graphics OR BTEC First Diploma in Art If you do not meet the entry requirements, but are enthusiastic, you may be considered.

HOW LONG?

2 years.

WHAT NEXT?

Degree at university or a career in graphic design, marketing or illustration.

VISUAL ARTS, DESIGN & PERFORMANCE

MUSIC PRACTICE

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA - LEVEL 3

REF: 1714

WHICH CAMPUS?

Castle View campus

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

This course gives advanced level training and education in the practical and theoretical aspects of the music industry.You will study a wide variety of modules including (subject to change):

Rehearsal techniques Performance techniques Composition Music software applications Music technology

You will have the opportunity to perform before a wide range of audiences with a variety of projects throughout the course.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will be assessed by a variety of methods throughout the course and undertake an externally assessed final project.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You should have 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (one of which should be in Music) and appropriate music experience.

You will be required to provide your own specialist musical instruments (excluding drum kit and keyboards).

Exceptional entry will be granted at the tutor’s discretion.

HOW LONG?

2 years.

WHAT NEXT?

Higher Education at university.

LONG? 2 years. WHAT NEXT? Higher Education at university. NAME: Grace Bagley Dudley College offered a

NAME:

Grace Bagley

NAME: Grace Bagley Dudley College offered a BTEC 1st Diploma in Graphic Design which allowed me

Dudley College offered a BTEC 1st Diploma in Graphic Design which allowed me to progress to the National Diploma despite having limited qualifications from school. The course gave me a variety of artistic opportunities and the chance to learn new techniques using a Mac computer alongside more traditional methods.

The facilities at Dudley College are state of the art!

I would recommend the course as it has taught me a lot about the art industry and has allowed me to develop and grow as a designer.

me a lot about the art industry and has allowed me to develop and grow as
me a lot about the art industry and has allowed me to develop and grow as

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MUSIC

TECHNOLOGY

NATIONAL AWARD - LEVEL 3

REF: 3297

WHICH CAMPUS?

Mons Hill Campus

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

This course introduces you to aspects of the Music Technology industry. As a student, you will spend most of your time in the recording studio learning the skills required to record and produce live music. Modules include:

Creating a Music Product Planning a Music Product Sound Recording Techniques The Sound and Music Industry

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Continuous coursework assessment will take place through the course and you will be assessed on practical work in the recording studio.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You should have 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (one of which should ideally be in Music) and appropriate music experience.

HOW LONG?

1 year.

WHAT NEXT?

This course will provide a good grounding for a full time Level

3 qualification in Music or Music Technology. As part of an A Level programme, it will provide UCAS points for entry to university

MUSIC

TECHNOLOGY

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA - LEVEL 3

REF: 3450

WHICH CAMPUS?

Mons Hill Campus

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

This course will provide you with a sound knowledge of the music technology industry. You will gain skills in sound recording, studio techniques, production techniques and audio software.You will study a wide range of practical modules including:

Music Production Techniques Music and Sound for Moving Image Sound and Music Industry Live Sound Techniques Popular Music in Practice

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Continuous coursework assessment will take place through the course and you will be assessed on practical work in the recording studio.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You should have 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (one of which should ideally be in Music) and appropriate music experience.

HOW LONG?

2 years.

WHAT NEXT?

Higher Education university courses in Music Technology or related subjects or a career as an assistant in a recording studio.

VISUAL ARTS, DESIGN & PERFORMANCE

PERFORMING

ARTS

BTEC FIRST DIPLOMA - LEVEL 2

REF: 1980

WHICH CAMPUS?

Mons Hill Campus

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

This programme is designed to give you the opportunity to study the field of performing arts. It consists of a number of modules:

Understanding dance Understanding music Acting The performing arts business Production project

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will be continuously assessed through a range of practical and written assignments.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

There are no formal entry requirements, although you should have basic written and spoken English skills and enthusiasm and commitment are essential.

HOW LONG?

1 year.

WHAT NEXT?

BTEC Extended Diploma in Performing Arts.

OTHER COURSES AVAILABLE:

‘A’ LEVELS

(SEE ‘A’ LEVEL SECTION FOR INFO)

Drama & Theatre Studies AS/A2 - Level 3 (REF: 3064)

Film Studies AS/A2 - Level 3 (REF: 1692)

Fine Art AS/A2 - Level 3 (REF: 3067)

Photography AS/A2 - Level 3 (REF: 1919)

Textiles AS/A2 - Level 3 (REF: 1907)

PERFORMING

ARTS (MUSICAL THEATRE) BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA - LEVEL 3

REF: 2852

WHICH CAMPUS?

Mons Hill Campus

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

During this course you will be given the opportunity to improve your performance skills in drama, dance & music. You will study:

Core units Performance workshop The performing arts business Performing arts in context Rehearsing Performing Musical theatre performance

Optional units Contemporary theatre performance Voice Acting Choreography Physical theatre Contemporary Jazz dance Movement Singing Music performance

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will be assessed by a mix of practicals, coursework and project.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You should have 4 GCSEs at grade C or above and you will be asked to perform at an audition prior to entry on the course.

If you have experience but no formal qualifications you may be considered following a successful interview and an Initial Assessment.

HOW LONG?

2 years.

WHAT NEXT?

Performance related degrees. Career options: Musical Theatre Performer,Actor, Dancer, Arts administration,Teaching, Community Arts Worker.

PHOTOGRAPHY

(ART & DESIGN) BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA - LEVEL 3

REF: 3039

WHICH CAMPUS?

Mons Hill Campus

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

This course is a natural progression from the BTEC First Diploma in either Art and Design or Media, or with the necessary qualifications straight from school. You will study:

The programme will consist of 18 units of study, covering theory and practice in the following areas:

Understanding research techniques involved in professional photography within a professional context.

Specialist units will include:

Digital Imaging and Computer applications Darkroom Practice and Applications, Studio and location techniques, and Experimental Imagery

The course will also give you the “hands on” real life experience of carrying out your own specific location photography and the ability to work confidently with all the most up to date technologies.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will be assessed on your course work both practical and project based.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You will attend interview and should have 5 GCSEs at grade C or above or a BTEC First Diploma in Art and Design or Media.

You should also be able to demonstrate your interest and commitment to the subject.

HOW LONG?

2 years.

WHAT NEXT?

BA/BA Hons in Art and Design (Photography).

Career options: Professional studio Photographer, Newspaper and Journalistic photographer Sports or Fashion Photographer.

PRODUCTION ARTS

(DESIGN FOR FILM, TV & THEATRE) BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA - LEVEL 3

REF: 2854

WHICH CAMPUS?

Mons Hill Campus

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

During this course you will learn media make-up, special effects and casualty make-up, prosthetics, fantasy hair design, costume design and construction, drawing, sculpting, digital photography and technical theatre for film,TV, theatre and live events.

Core units Production workshop Performing arts business Performing arts in context Production planning Major production (double unit)

Optional units Make-up design and application Digital photography Costume Making Designing costume for performance Fantasy hairdressing Special effects make-up Make-up using prosthetics Technical theatre operations Drawing development Materials, techniques and processes Prop making

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will be assessed by a mix of practical, coursework and examination

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You must attend an interview and should have 4 GCSEs at grade C or above.

WHAT NEXT?

Degree or foundation degrees in costume, make-up, fashion design, production and set design, stage management and fine art and design programmes. Or a career in body painting, face painting or as a variety costumier.