The first year is about gaining confidence and a greater understanding of your ideas, skills and motivation so you will be ready to apply your expertise and focus your work on a chosen area of specialisation in year two.
In the second year we aim for students to demonstrate far more autonomy and independence as they respond to self-led projects. You will find it really motivating when you start to work on your own personal ideas. Throughout both years, you will look at the work of all kinds of other artists, designers and makers to support the development of your own work. You will be expected to complete independent study outside of studio hours to support your creative progression and this will usually involve a combination of practical work, research and the development of your ongoing sketchbooks.
We always try to build in lots of opportunities to visit galleries and to participate in an end of year exhibition where your work will be exhibited for guests to view. To see current student work, why not have a look at our Instagram page: selbycollegeart? Students are taught by an experienced team who cover a wide range of specialisms and have industry experience. As an Art and Design student at Selby College, you will have access to a professional photography studio, Apple Mac suites with the latest industry standard Adobe software, print making facilities, a photography darkroom and general studio spaces. The course is challenging, but very rewarding: you will certainly develop a huge amount of practical and creative thinking skills and we will also make sure you have a lot of fun too.