Art is passion, and here at the Grimsby Institute our specialist facilities will help you nurture and grow that passion into a career.
Our Grimsby School of Art at the Nuns Corner Campus is packed full of specialist facilities including a photography studio, a print room for etching, silkscreen or relief printing and studios for ceramics, graphic design and fashion, you will truly be spoilt for ways to express your creativity.
You will build skills in graphics, painting and drawing, ceramics, fashion/textiles and look at the work of artists to help you to understand your own work and eventually specialise in different activities such as 2D and 3D, communication, sculpture, ceramics, graphics, fashion and textiles or printing. Over the three terms your journey will be split into:
Term One: Skills Builder Project Brief and Tattoo Project Term
Term Two: Stages 2D and 3D Animation Project Term
Term Three: Personal Project for the End of Year Show (where you will decide what you want to do!)
On top of all that there are regular guest speakers who share their knowledge and experience with you including practising artists, university lecturers with portfolio advice and representatives from the Arts Council ready to give you advice on gaining access to arts grants.
Handpicked work experience placements will see you work as part of the Grimsby Institute outside commissions team painting murals and creating promotional artwork or organising, promoting and presenting in-house exhibitions. Previous trips have included; the V&A, Tate Modern, World Skills Event and the Harry Potter Studio Tour.
When you do a vocational qualification you will learn in a workshop, salon or studio as appropriate for your subject and you will usually be assessed through practical assessments, projects, assignments and oral and written questions. There may be exams in some subjects and your tutor will prepare you for these.
Entry requirements for our courses depend on the specific requirements of each Programme of Study and an individual’s previous experience, which will all be discussed during the interview process.
The following is a guide as to what you might be expected to achieve to gain entry on to a particular level of a course.
Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade 3 (previously D) or above including Math's and English language OR Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above including Math's and English language and relevant subject qualification OR Minimum of Level 1 course in chosen subject at merit or above and English language and Math's at Level 1 and a portfolio of artwork at interview.
Successful students may progress onto the next level in their chosen subject, into employment or an apprenticeship, or, after a level 3 qualification, to Higher Education at the University Centre Grimsby or other other University.
Level 2 Art & Design Diploma students who achieve a Merit Grade at the end of their 1-year Academic Course will progress to Level 3 Art & Design or equivalent with the aim to go into Employment or University. Potential employment prospects include: Tattoo Artist, Character Designer, Illustrator, Fine Art Painter, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Fashion Designer, Architecture, Stage Designer, 3D Crafts Maker, Textile Surface Pattern Artist, Community Artist, Art and Design teacher, Ceramics Artist. The list goes on!