Art and design courses cover a number of study areas including textiles, fashion, media, game art design, digital visualisation, primary education, fine art and graphic design. These programmes are typically designed for those wishing to pursue a career in the creative industries. You will learn the methodological and practical skills necessary to produce a portfolio of work in a variety of themes, whilst developing the essential skills in presentation and critical analysis for progression in art and design industries.
Where: Interactive Design Institute
What: BA (Hons) Illustration (University of Hertfordshire degree)
by Ashley - May 2014
I have been studying with IDI for the past year and have found the course to be fun, varied and well structured. I chose to complete my Illustration degree via distance learning as I wanted to travel and the course allowed me to do this. It is not without it's struggles though, although I am a part time student it is important not to underestimate the time allowance needed to complete your studies. It is a challenge! Most importantly the course has allowed me to move forward with my life and aspirations, without faulting in my studies. Not having a face to face tutor presence in the classroom takes some adjustment, but the tutors will engage with you as much as you require, and the forums are full of fellow peers discussing work and providing feedback. All in all, if you need flexibility with your studies this is the ideal route.
Artists create original art work, such as paintings, sculptures and installations, which they then try to sell through art galleries, agents and dealers. They may also be commissioned to produce a specific piece of art work. They may produce art work by painting, drawing, installations/conceptual art, printmaking, carving, sculpting, modelling, using photography, video and computers. They may specialise in one medium, such as oil painting, one area, such as portraits, or in a combination of techniques and subjects. Artists need to market and promote their work, and...more
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