Preparatory Year in Arts

Top Course Studies in Arts


A preparatory year is meant to prepare a student for the first year of higher education. The courses undertaken many times include languages and undergraduate-level courses that lay the groundwork for further learning.

What is a preparatory year in arts? It is a course of study that focuses on those subjects you need to understand for university entrance exams. For example, a preparatory year in artistic fields and architecture will include subjects such as art and art history for future artists, and courses in geometry and technical drawing for future architects. A large range of courses are available in media studies, the humanities, and artistic fields. Core modules such as English and Skills for University Study 1 and 2 help with basic English communication skills.

The benefits of this course of study are many. You will have greater communication skills and be better prepared for future, advanced study. With more education comes greater opportunities for higher pay.

Costs vary significantly among different schools that offer the same degree. It’s wise to research the options and understand all fees and tuition costs before applying.

The careers available to students who start university studies in the arts are numerous, and include both creative and technical career paths. For example, a student who chooses media studies can work as a professional journalist or eventually as a professor of media studies or communications. Journalists interview key figures pertinent to major issues and report facts to the public. Digital media, photography and video might eventually play an important role in this career. An artist or architect would work with clients to determine an appropriate design for commissioned work and create renderings and a final design.

International options exist for students interested in the arts. Online courses are a great way to decide if a program is right for you. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.


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Upgrade Of Applied Arts (manaa) And Common First Year Of Bachelor

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Paris

The Last Applied Arts School, is the first year Bachelors Commons proposed by Autograf, it is recognized and subject to the supervision of the Ministry of Education. [+]

Best Course Studies in Arts 2017. The Last Applied Arts School, is the first year Bachelors Commons proposed by Autograf, it is recognized and subject to the supervision of the Ministry of Education. This first year of training is devoted to learning basic drawing techniques, graphic design, DTP (desktop publishing), 3D animation and space analysis. It is finalized by a practical application in business. The MANAA emerges particularly on higher education in applied arts following: Bachelor and BTS Graphic Design Bachelor in Design and Digital BTS Bachelor and BTS Space Design Bachelor Video Game Art Besides continuing to study in these sections, the upgrade is a gateway to other courses in applied arts. It is also an excellent preparation for the entrance examinations in the schools of arts, architecture and design. Applied arts What is it? The applied arts include many creative fields. They are "arts", that link with an original artistic discipline assuming real skills (painting, sculpture, architecture ...), which are "applied" in a sector such as industry or tertiary. Be it designer, interior designer, digital designer, 3D animator or designer products, the designer must combine the useful and the beautiful, create images, objects, environments that are functional, aesthetic and comply with requirements manufacturing costs and expectations of the target clientele. Creative and realistic, its art and imagination apply to everyday life. The designer is therefore a dreamer with feet on the ground! Testimonials from students Manaa: Roberta "I came from a BAC ES, specialty math, it was great because in class we had all different backgrounds. I loved my year MANAA, classes are varied and include art and new technology, so I discovered the art in a different way. The workshops workshops have been very beneficial for the students of BTS gave us tips, tricks including how to use the equipment. Teachers have many shared their experience with us and we are prepared to address the workforce. " Florian "I draw since childhood but it was hard to have ideas, and did not see too how to make use of this gift. Through MANAA I had clicked: it opened my mind on creativity, now I feel inventive permanently! I loved the course of art history that allowed me to cultivate myself, and during image analysis taught me to understand all the images of our daily (advertising, posters, etc. ) with a professional look. " Charlotte "After a scientific Bac, I chose to make a MANAA to deepen my knowledge in the field of architecture and graphic and confirm my choice of orientation, namely architecture. The MANAA brought me a lot of maturity and confidence in the field of creation. I could develop a critical mind that I was not at all before and is fundamental in this sector. I also learned to be curious and ask me to know the right questions. Through MANAA, we learn to see things differently and to express what you want of possible ways (...) I chose after my MANAA to integrate a school of architecture, the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Architecture of Paris Val de Seine. The MANAA is really a good experience to live when you want to move in the arts and sometimes managed to understand that everything can be linked: advertising-architecture computing. " [-]

A-Level Art and Design

DLD College London
Campus Full time Part time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

One of the most important aspects of A Level Art and Design is its ability to express what cannot be seen or spoken. The multi-faceted nature of Art allows individuals to explore an endless array of processes such as drawing, painting, printmaking, photographic imagery, 3D construction and mixed media. [+]

What is Art and Design? One of the most important aspects of A Level Art and Design is its ability to express what cannot be seen or spoken. The multi-faceted nature of Art allows individuals to explore an endless array of processes such as drawing, painting, printmaking, photographic imagery, 3D construction and mixed media. It is a fascinating and rewarding subject that allows you to use your imagination and creativity, whilst acquiring a range of skills, abilities and directions in art as you engage with the world in a visual and tactile way. What is Art and Design at DLD? Artistic skill underpins every creative practice. Our approach is to support the development of practical skills whilst encouraging expression and personal creativity. During the first part of the academic year you will explore a variety of materials, processes and techniques, whilst simultaneously building on your contextual knowledge. These new skills will act as a foundation for the second part of the academic year, which consists of an exam unit, where you will draw upon previous learning experiences to devise your own project. Throughout this creative journey you will be guided by experienced and supportive staff members who will draw on a variety of teaching methods in order to help you achieve your potential. How is it assessed? AS Art (one year course) Component 1 60% Portfolio Component 2 40% Externally set project (10 Hour Exam) Progress on to: A-level Art (one year course) Component 1 60% Personal Investigation Component 2 40% Externally set project (15 Hour Exam) Exam Board: AQA What do I need? It is essential to have studied Art at GCSE level in order to start studying Art at AS Level. It is also important to have a genuine interest in the subject, and a willingness to learn and develop your skills and ideas. On a more practical level, a digital camera (preferably around 10 megapixels) and a USB is strongly recommended, An A1 black vinyl portfolio, and a range of drawing, painting and craft materials would also assist your independent / homework studies in this subject. Good subject combinations Subjects that can complement the study of Art could include Photography, Media Studies and History of Art. This is because they also involve analysing and responding to visual culture, society and contemporary ideas and issues. Due to the diverse nature of Art, it complements many subjects offered at DLD because it often contains elements of them. For example, English Literature, Sociology, Physics, Mathematics and History are endless resources that artists the world over have drawn upon to inspire their work. After DLD A high percentage of our students progress on to Art Foundation and Degree courses at Art Colleges, after DLD, in London, across the UK and internationally. DLD is very proud of its 100% record in placing students onto Art Courses on completion of their A Level Studies. This route into graduate study enables students to develop their studies further in various disciplines such as Art & Design, Photography, Textiles, Fashion, Design, New Media and Architecture. The creative Arts industries make a significant and culturally highly important social contribution to the fabric of our country and the UK economy – accounting for 7.9% of GDP, a figure that is growing significantly faster than the economy as a whole. Career paths in art and design can include becoming a Professional Artist, a Graphic, Web, Textiles or Fashion Designer, a Photographer or Architect. There is also the possibility of becoming an Illustrator, an exhibition curator, or working in gallery education. With good training,qualifications and professional skills in Art & Design the list of possible career routes is endless! The Arts provision at DLD is a thriving department that will build and develop your skills and creativity, as well as prepare you for further study, and an exciting career in the Arts. This year DLD Art Students have won various regional and national awards. This includes first, second and highly commended awards in the annual ISA Art Competition. Entry Requirements for International Students To study A Levels, your current or pending exam results should be equivalent to or higher than GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) in at least 5 subjects and a minimum level of English equivalent to IELTS 5.0. At the start of each academic year of study students following an A-Level course without a pass at grade C in GCSE or IGCSE English Language or with an Academic English score below 6.5 overall must join an Academic English training course for the duration of the academic year which will be timetabled alongside A-Level lessons. If your level of English is not sufficient to meet the entry criteria for the A-Level programme you will normally be offered a place on the Abbey DLD Colleges One Year Pre-sessional (Pre A-Level) in order to bring your English skills up to the required level. "DLD has been a wonderful place to study. I have always loved Art, and the tutors are experts, friendly and help you to develop your skills, creativity and confidence. The help they gave me when applying to Foundation courses was fantastic and as a result I obtained offers from many different Art colleges". Anya Myagkikh – DLD Graduate [-]