Students on a new art foundation programme at the
University of Wolverhampton have celebrated completing their course
with a special exhibition of their creative work.
The course at the School of Art and
Design is designed for students who want to explore different
art specialisms before selecting their degree programme.
The four-year BA Art and Design (with Foundation) programme has
proved to be popular with students, and the conclusion of the first
group on the foundation year was celebrated with an exhibition at
the University’s School of Art and Design this week.
Among those celebrating was Toni Green, who was awarded the
Student’s Choice Prize for her illustration work. The prize was
awarded to the student who had produced the most original and
innovative exhibition of work and contributed most to the student
community and experience. Toni was selected by the other students
for this award.
Course Leader, Dr Peter Day, said: “This year’s course has been
incredibly successful at attracting students, specifically in terms
of widening participation. Many of the students are from ethnic
minority backgrounds and many are mature students who are getting a
second chance in education, including a 50-year-old nurse who has
not studied art previously nor has any formal qualifications; a
single mum returning to education and a significant number of
students who have been working and are returning to education for
the first time in a number of years.
“For many of these students without art portfolios or work,
getting back into education would be difficult, and getting back
into Higher Education even more so.
“They will now transfer onto degree programmes as ambassadors
for art and design and as students who can guide others towards the
University community by graduating from the course.”
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Date Issued: Friday, 11 May 2012
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