Diploma in Arts


This daytime diploma course is a basic education in arts — including units in painting, drawing and sculpture — that will help you prepare for higher studies, develop your artistic expression or simply provide you with new energy in your daily life! Maybe you want to lay the foundation to a completely new line of work or spice up your curriculum or portfolio with fresh qualifications.

The course consists of chromatics/colour theory, composition and studio studies including still life. The drawing unit includes studies of different materials, such as graphite, charcoal and ink. In the sculpture unit you will work with the threedimensional form, transferring sketches and drawings into materials such as clay and wood. Exercises in composition, light and shadow and spatial design will be included. We will also be studying art history and contemporary art.

The course includes both practical och theoretical elements and is for the most part set up in project form, which means you will see your project through from sketch to finished artwork. The teacher led instruction will be benefitted from complementory self-studies and independant work outside regular class time.

The course merges theory and practice, but the main emphasis lies on the practical elements. Teaching takes place in groups, with individual guidance and supervision of the progress of each student.

The course consist of one course day a week, Fridays hrs 09.00-15.15, during a total of 14 weeks.

No prior knowledge or experience is required.

All our teachers undergo a basic pedagogy course at Medborgarskolan and are offered an extensive internal educational programme with the possibility of personal and pedagogic/methodic development.

Course material is not included in the course fee. You will need to acquire materials for the course, such as colours, pencils, sketching pads and brushes.

Before course start you will receive a letter with more detailed material information.

To receive a diploma, an 80 percent course attendance as well as approved course elements are required.

This course is not eligible for state student grants or loans. However, if you prefer you can divide the course fee in three payments (just indicate this when registering).

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