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London Art College

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The London Art College was established in Fleet Street, London in 1931 by a distinguished group of art editors and illustrators. Today, as a private institution, it maintains the high standards of teaching and service that has served it and its students so well over the past 78 years.

The college specialises in distance learning and all its courses are specially designed to allow students to study art related subjects in the comfort and convenience of their own homes. The courses are continually updated and are tutored by experienced artists, many of whom exhibit their own work on a regular basis.

Students from all over the world enrol with the college, which has a strong reputation for bringing out the best in people irrespective of their age or background. Courses are designed to accommodate students with different levels of skill, ranging from complete beginners to much more experienced artists.

The courses offer excellent value for money and cover a wide range of subjects which are constantly being expanded. Flexibility is the key to the college's success. Students are placed into carefully constructed programmes that they can follow from home with the personal support and encouragement of their course tutor.

The college awards its own diploma for courses designed to last approximately twelve months, and certificates for six-month programmes. The assessment panel considers both the level of achievement reached by a student on their chosen course and the degree of effort made to complete the course successfully. Awards are at Pass, Merit or Distinction level.

In addition the college offers various introductory courses and a young artists programme designed for home educators. This latter course is individualised to the needs of particular students in consultation with the parents or guardian.

The London Art College recognises not only the level of achievement reached by students but also the effort and commitment shown. Many courses offer the opportunity to create a portfolio of work that can be used in a variety of ways.

Most importantly, London Art College encourages its students to enjoy their courses. It believes that art should be a pleasure, not a chore, and this is conveyed both through the courses and the way in which it administers its programmes. The college continues to offer a personal service and a friendly supportive environment that is much appreciated by its students all over the world.

Fees
Full details of the current fee structure can be found on the college’s web site

The College is fully accredited by the Open & Distance Learning Quality Council. ODLQC who were originally set up by the UK government, inspect and evaluate Home Study colleges in the UK looking both at the quality of the courses on offer and the efficiency of the administration backing them up.

What's on offer
The programmes are designed for Home Study. All the study material is provided.

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Engaging and Informative
5 5
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by Jackie - February 2013

Helped me develop my skills and encouraged me at all stages. A challenging course with realistic feedback and critics that have helped me improve. Now looking forward to completing the course and using my well honed skills in the real world.

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Ideal for Learning Traditional Skills
5 5
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by Deepthi - December 2011

The Art in Graphic Design course is better suited for those who already have some work experience but who would like to improve traditional skills associated with the subject while earning a vocational qualification. Although students are permitted to use computers and graphic design software for some of the exercises and assignments, the concentration on traditional methods and techniques is what makes this course a rewarding experience. Starting with sketching using graphite pencils and moving onto pen and ink, rules of perspective and colour mixing theory are among the mandatory areas of study covered by this course. If you are a stranger to the intricacies of typography and the basic styles of calligraphy, you can learn about them as well. The second part of the course consists of elective subjects. Out of 6 subjects you have to select a minimum of 4. If you wish, you can opt to do all 6. The elective subjects are all useful and relevant areas in real-life work in graphic design. All the London Art College tutors are experienced professionals in their respective areas of art with additional qualifications in teaching. My tutor has been encouraging and understanding right throughout, often sending me links to internet resources for further reference in relation to queries raised by me. The tutor's critiques of assignments have always been uploaded within the 2 weeks allotted by the College, ensuring a smooth progression of learning and feedback.

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Ideal To Learn Traditional Skills
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by Deepthi - December 2011

The Art in Graphic Design course is better suited for those who already have some work experience but who would like to improve traditional skills associated with the subject while earning a vocational qualification. Although students are permitted to use computers and graphic design software for some of the exercises and assignments, the concentration on traditional methods and techniques is what makes this course a rewarding experience. Starting with sketching using graphite pencils and moving onto pen and ink, rules of perspective and colour mixing theory are among the mandatory areas of study covered by this course. If you are a stranger to the intricacies of typography and the basic styles of calligraphy, you can learn about them as well. The second part of the course consists of elective subjects. Out of 6 subjects you have to select a minimum of 4. If you wish, you can opt to do all 6. The elective subjects are all useful and relevant areas in real-life work in graphic design. All the London Art College tutors are experienced professionals in their respective areas of art with additional qualifications in teaching. My tutor has been encouraging and understanding right throughout, often sending me links to internet resources for further reference in relation to queries raised by me. The tutor's critiques of assignments have always been uploaded within the 2 weeks allotted by the College, ensuring a smooth progression of learning and feedback.

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