Introduction to Art, Design & Printmaking (Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton)

(Women Only - Residential option)
This is an introductory course to art, design and printmaking where you will be able to explore and experiment with new techniques and processes. You do not need to have any prior experience of art and design to join.

This introductory course can be taken on its own or can lead onto the Level 1 Award in Art, Design and Printmaking in January.

Course Content

Activities may include:
• Exploration of a range of processes and skills used in art, design and media disciplines
• Exploration of different images in art, design and media disciplines
• Use of sketchbooks to record and explore ideas
• Introduction to visual language and drawing
• Introduction to a range of tools and techniques used in art, design and media
• Health and safety in workshops
• Individual presentations and group work
• Discussion groups to explore the effectiveness of various techniques
• Tutor, peer and self-assessment.

This is a project-led course and you will produce work to a given brief. There will be no formal assessment but you will receive regular feedback on your work from your peers and tutor.

Entry Requirements

The most essential requirement if to have a passion and enthusiasm
Apply online and a learner services team member will be in contact to make arrangements to enrol you.

If you are doing this introductory course as a prelude to enrolling on the Level 1 Award in Art, Design and Printmaking (or Jewellery, or Textiles) in January, then you will need to attend four of these weekend courses in any art and design discipline this term, and show through your work, commitment and regular attendance show that you are ready for the Level 1 qualification.

First Class Requirements

References to several works of art and design that inspire you. A sketchbook and (coloured and lead) pencils, pastels, paint and brushes or any other art materials you own. Notebook and pen for course notes.
Cartridge paper and charcoal will be provided.

Additional Information

• If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email

• If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees & finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email or drop in to our main reception area.