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College runs higher education art course

College runs higher education art course

Monday 06 May 2019

College runs higher education art course


The College of Further Education is once again offering a Higher National Diploma in Art and Design, which is its only full-time higher education qualification.

Starting in September this year, the two-year course provides a springboard for students seeking a career in the creative industry.

The college has developed much of the content by working closely with local employers to identify key skills needed to succeed in the sector.

The course has already proved popular with students who wish to stay in the island but still achieve an essential qualification in the creative field. The last group of students on the course are currently finalising their last projects before completing the course.

"I didn't want to go off-island, so this course has meant that I can carry on studying and live at home," one student said.

Another added: "There were opportunities to work with real clients and further our learning in a supported environment".

There is still availability on the course and the college is holding an open night on Wednesday at Delancey Campus from 18:00 for interested students.

"We are delighted to be running the course again," said Faculty Director Jane Le Poidevin. "The open evening is an ideal opportunity for students and parents/carers to come and talk to tutors, course lecturers and current students about the course, their own aspirations and to see the facilities first hand.

"The HND offers a fantastic alternative for young people who would prefer to continue their studies on island without the financial and other pressures that away from the island can create. Going away to university isn't the right path for everyone and so we have developed this course to create another option for students who prefer to stay closer to home."

 Anyone wishing to attend the open evening is asked to register interest by emailing Gillian McCartney at gillianm@gcfe.net.

Pictured top: Student Lauren Dewe from Sark.

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