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Welcome to the Art, Design & Photography department


What’s it all about?


Taking a course in the arts is by no means the "lighter option". Diving headfirst into the industry requires hard work, passion and determination. With every course awarded by the prestigious University of the Arts London (UAL), you will gain a qualification accredited by a world-renowned University.

The Arts Department promotes a dynamic and innovative environment, providing a wide range of courses for all levels of ability and aspiration in the heart of Milton Keynes. If you bring the mindset and right attitude to succeed, we'll bring you access to the latest industry-standard facilities and teaching of the most up to date trends and developments in the industry.

Taking an arts course will expose you to a variety of artistic approaches, materials, techniques and processes that will prepare you for further study or employment within the art sector.
 

 

 

 


What will I do?

All arts students are required to work on live briefs in their respective areas, developing new skills and learning how to use different equipment. This also helps prepare you to work in a real life environment or for further study at University, working to tight deadlines and expectations.

Milton Keynes College could take you up to degree level qualifications such as a Higher National Certificate or Diploma (HNC/HND).

At the end of the academic year, your portfolio will be on public display at our end of year show at Middleton Hall, thecentre:mk. Collaboration between artists from different courses is hugely encouraged, for example fine artists studying with fashion designers working on a catwalk show, with photographers standing by to lend a helping hand.

Is it for me?

If you can tell a pointillism piece from a realist piece, know what kind of lighting you need to take a good self portait (ok, technically it's a selfie), or are bored of high street fashion and think you could do it better, then a course in the arts is definitely for you.

The arts offer you a chance to let your individuality shine through. There are no right or wrong answers (apart from maybe a few fashion faux pas) in creativity, with the opportunity to really let loose with the industry standard resources provided by the college.

Our specialist staff are on hand to encourage and inspire your creativity and development, both personally and professionally.
 

The college holds a vast number of links to Milton Keynes art organisations, with a programme of visiting artists, exhibitions and trips.

Through our contacts we are able to offer work experience and enrichment opportunities in related subject fields. For example, previous students have been able to work alongside Charles Fox London, Harry Potter Studio, Clothes shows, as well as theatres and galleries in Oxford and London.

 

Art, Design & Performing Arts

Full Time
Art & Design (Entry Level 3) - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 4443P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, Mon,Wed,Fri 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2000.00, Overseas £4000.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Workshops with local and national Artists
  • Visits to art galleries and design events
  • Small group sizes
  • Additional dedicated teaching support staff in taught classes
  • Tailored programmes to enable progression to higher level courses
Art & Design - Level 1 - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 3870P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, TUE-THU 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2000.00, Overseas £4000.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Workshops with local and national artists
  • Visits to art galleries and design events
  • Small group sizes
  • Additional dedicated teaching support staff in taught classes
  • Tailored programmes to enable progression to higher level courses
  • Undertake seven projects on this technique rich course
  • Gain work related experience
  • Link with College fashion show projects 
BTEC Level 1 First Diploma in Performing Arts - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: A227P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON & FRI 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2000.00, Overseas £4000.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Have the option to study what you enjoy, including production, dance, drama and musical theatre
  • Investigate different performance techniques
  • Develop skills in acting, singing and dance
  • Grow your confidence in all covrered areas
  • Learn and work in small groups
  • Facilitate an understanding of theatre needs and conventions
  • Learn in a more mature and relaxed environment compared to secondary school
Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 2068P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 19:30 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2000.00, Overseas £4000.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Opportunities to be involved full-scale performance projects
  • Workshops with professional companies and practitioners
  • Work related opportunities related to the Performing Arts industry
  • Teaching delivery from a range of specialist staff
  • Be assessed on your practical skills and talent
  • Learn about different acting styles
  • Take on a variety of different roles, including production based
Level 3 Diploma in Make-up Artistry - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 0206P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-SAT 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £3345.00,
24+ £3345.00, Overseas £3345.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Exhibit your work during the fantastic end of year fashion show and portfolio exhibit held at Middleton Hall Central MK
  • Industry expert visits and workshops
  • Extensive work experience and enrichment opportunities, including a prosthetics workshop at Harry Potter Studios Tour
  • Take part in a UV photo shoot
  • Train in a range of industry techniques and skills, led by lecturers with extensive industry experience.
RSL Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma for Music Practitioners - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: A187P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2212.00,
24+ £2212.00, Overseas £4425.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Gain a professionally recognised music qualification
  • Suitable for you if you are a guitarist, bassist, vocalist, drummer and/or keyboard/piano player.
  • Focus on your chosen instrument and learn different techniques for different purposes
  • Gain necessary music tech and production skills
  • Perform in a live environment
  • Learn to compose and arrange music
RSL Level 3 Extended Diploma For Music Practitioners - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: A188P-1/2 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 21/06/2019 Course Hours: Full-Time, 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £11356.00,
24+ £11356.00, Overseas £11356.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Gain a professionally recognised music qualification
  • Suitable for you if you are a guitarist, bassist, vocalist, drummer and/or keyboard/piano player
  • Focus on your chosen instrument and learn different techniques for different purposes
  • Gain necessary music tech and production skills
  • Perform in a live environment
  • Learn to compose and arrange music
UAL Diploma in Art & Design - Foundation Studies Level 3/4 - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 0022P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 18:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £5421.00,
24+ £5421.00, Overseas £5421.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Visits to galleries and exhibitions
  • This qualification will give you an additional edge when applying to Universities and jobs
  • Build your portfolio with a vast variety of techniques and art forms
  • Guest speakers and practising creatives from industry or higher education
  • Your own base room and work spaces
  • Display your work in our end of year public graduate exhibition
  • Opportunities to enter competitions
  • Expert course guidance on the creative sector
UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 2464P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9:00 - 18:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2000.00, Overseas £4000.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Work experience opportunities through employability week, including creating a multi-cultural mural for the Tesco MK office
  • Contribute to a mural within a school canteen area
  • Have the opportunity to show your work at the end of year Middleton Hall exhibition
  • Trips to London galleries and exhibitions
UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Fashion and Clothing) - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 1398P-1/2 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 21/06/2019 Course Hours: Full-Time, 9:00 - 18:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £8583.00,
24+ £8583.00, Overseas £8583.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • End of year professionally staged catwalk shows and exhibition at Middleton Hall
  • Live briefs within the fashion and retail industry
  • Visiting speakers from industry and higher education
  • Visits to places such as London museums
  • Portfolio development
UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design (General) - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 4430P-1/2 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 21/06/2019 Course Hours: Full-Time, 9:00 - 18:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £8583.00,
24+ £8583.00, Overseas £8583.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Trips and visits to London galleries and museums
  • Apply for a chance to exhibit your work during the fantastic end of year show held at Middleton Hall and the UAL end of year show in London
  • Opportunities to work on live briefs and enter competitions
  • Close working relationships with the arts communities in Milton Keynes
  • Chose from a variety of work experience opportunities, including creating murals and within the Tate Modern
UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Graphic Design) - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 0009P-1/2 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 21/06/2019 Course Hours: Full-Time, 9:00 - 18:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £8583.00,
24+ £8583.00, Overseas £8583.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Guest speakers and industry workshops during employability week
  • Learn to use industry standard software, including Adobe Suite
  • Apply for the opportunity to display your work at the Middleton Hall exhibition
  • Internal and external experience on real live projects
  • Work experience opportunities such as working with Arts for Health, local printers and local media marketing companies
UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Photography) - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 2732P-1/2 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 21/06/2019 Course Hours: Full-Time, 9:00 - 18:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £8583.00,
24+ £8583.00, Overseas £8583.00
Site: Bletchley Campus
Highlights Include
  • Guest speakers and industry workshops during employability week
  • Apply for the opportunity to show your work at the Middleton Hall Exhibition
  • Trips such as London, Oxford and local area
  • Use of professional Digital Media suites and software
  • Internal and external experience on live projects
UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 4413P-1/2 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 21/06/2019 Course Hours: Full-Time, 9:00 - 19:30 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £7395.00,
24+ £7395.00, Overseas £7395.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Opportunities to be involved in several full-scale public performance projects
  • Workshops with professional companies and practitioners
  • Work experience opportunities related to the Performing Arts industry
  • Teaching delivery from a range of specialist staff
  • Use a variety of disciplines and skills to take part in live, full scale productions
  • Take on different roles, both performance and production wise
VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: A229P-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2000.00, Overseas £4000.00
Site: Chaffron Way
Highlights Include
  • Get involved with the Middleton Hall Christmas event with face painting and makeovers
  • Learn the ins and outs of hair styling, beauty and media make-up
  • Take part in the Jane Iredale mineral make-up workshop and National Student Competition introduction
  • Try out different techniques such as 'ageing' in class