School of Education

University Certificate in Visual Art Practice

The Department of Continuing Education in Art and Design (CEAD) offers short courses, modules and accredited pathways to students who want to learn and acquire skills and knowledge in art and design.

CEAD offers flexible and accessible programmes in the spring, summer and autumn. Courses are for individuals at different levels to accommodate a range of interests and abilities. Students can select from multiple courses from portfolio preparation to upskilling in graphic design, textile printing, photography, or conceptual and observational drawing and painting courses.

What students say they have learnt after completing a CEAD course:

“Just a focus on what I like doing generally, drawing, making art. The formal (two nights a week) structure keeps you at it. It makes you assess what you do with your free time and that you can find time to do what you like” (DVI student).

Visual Art Practice is a multi-modular, flexible Level 7 programme. Students can participate for audit or credit purposes and complete one or more modules. Studio modules include: drawing, painting embroidery, ceramics, jewellery design, print-making, sculptural processes and visual culture. This programme offers flexible stand-alone modules as well as progression routes; it is suitable for beginners and those wanting to add to their skills portfolio.