During your digital Art, Design and Media programme, we’ll ask you to find a mini ‘studio space’ that’s specially designated for this kind of work. It doesn’t have to be big, just somewhere that lets you work on creative projects. We call it a ‘studio’ so that you can recreate what you would experience in person at your college.
Your work will be based on a project brief or specific task related to a project, and you’ll submit it each week via the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) for feedback. You’ll also share your work live on screen via Zoom and Microsoft Teams with your tutor and classmates — this kind of group review, or ‘crit’, gives you the chance to receive valuable feedback, get inspiration, and improve your creative process.
You’ll use collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams and Socrative to record research ideas, creative themes, and technical questions, which your tutor will then cover during your online classes.
Your portfolio and the support you receive from your tutors will still be tailored to your creative interests and the degree you’re progressing to. And you’ll share your portfolio with your teachers via email and the VLE regularly, so that you can receive feedback and stay on track to university.
Take a look at the creative work entered into Nottingham Trent International College’s Art, Design and Media Show this year.