Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I've been offered places both at worcester and canterbury christ church universities for fine art and psychology- joint honours but stuck on which to pick. I need help in finding out more on the courses.



    how are the tutors and are they constructive?- like help wise, not a fan of teachers putting down their students.



    Experience of new materials- are you welcomed to try everything or do they give you a couple lessons on one process and don't hear any more on it



    Trips- I've been told you go abroad with worcester but does canterbury christ church take you abroad??



    Do you do any work placement/ community art placements??



    How much tutorial time do you get??



    How do you students find the course??


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Official TSR Representative
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by greenysnaps)
    I've been offered places both at worcester and canterbury christ church universities for fine art and psychology- joint honours but stuck on which to pick. I need help in finding out more on the courses.



    how are the tutors and are they constructive?- like help wise, not a fan of teachers putting down their students.



    Experience of new materials- are you welcomed to try everything or do they give you a couple lessons on one process and don't hear any more on it



    Trips- I've been told you go abroad with worcester but does canterbury christ church take you abroad??



    Do you do any work placement/ community art placements??



    How much tutorial time do you get??



    How do you students find the course??


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Thank you for your questions! I will get in touch with somebody in the art department.
    • Official TSR Representative
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I've been in contact with the Programme Director of Fine Art who has kindly taken the time to answer your questions.

    How are the tutors and are they constructive?- like help wise, not a fan of teachers putting down their students.
    Critiques and tutorials are intended to be both critical and constructive, they should both support students and push them forward in their studies.

    Experience of new materials- are you welcomed to try everything or do they give you a couple lessons on one process and don't hear any more on it
    You can opt for specialist skills workshops in the first year and these skills are developed further in studio modules. You will be trying a large range of materials and techniques in the first year but can either specialise or work across disciplines in years two and three.

    Trips- I've been told you go abroad with worcester but does canterbury christ church take you abroad??
    We run a regular trip to Barcelona, where students exhibit in a small gallery there. The trip is optional, it is subsidised by the department and costs students around £350. There is also the option of doing an Erasmus placement in Budapest in year 2, either for a term or the whole year.

    Do you do any work placement/ community art placements??
    Although there are no formal continuous arrangements, such opportunities are communicated to students throughout the year. Students are regularly involved in local galleries and events. This year we have had students working in the Sidney Cooper Gallery (run by the University), students have worked as interns in the UpDown Gallery in Ramsgate and the Mall Galleries in London. Students also contributed to a major community project with the Marlowe Theatre.

    How much tutorial time do you get??
    A lot compared to some other art courses I hear about. It is difficult to quantify as it varies from module to module and student to student. In general terms around a third of your time is taught and two thirds in private study. The taught time means that a tutor is present and may be walking around the studios having informal chats or may organise a more formal schedule of tutorials. We refer to this as ‘contact time’ as it may be experienced in a number of different ways other than a traditional tutorial. In addition you will have at least one formal theory and personal tutorial in a year, but can request more if you wish.

    How do you students find the course??
    The course receives good scores in the National and University Student Surveys. The results of the former can be found on our website along with the Unistats which show data such as amount of contact time.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Did TEF Bronze Award affect your UCAS choices?
    Useful resources

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.