Perth College UHI – Open Day on Wednesday 9th March

March 1, 2016 by Perthshire Creates

The Perth College UHI Open Day on Wednesday 9th March is a fabulous opportunity to discover in person the varied creative industries courses available.

Study subjects include Music, Art & Design, Contemporary Art Practice, Technical Theatre, Visual Design & Communication and Audio Engineering, at a wide variety of course levels from NQ, HNC, HND and BA (Hons).  Click here for full details on the creative courses available at Perth College UHI.

‘BAH Contemporary Art Practice in the Public Sphere’ is a new course launching in September 2016 (subject to validation). This is a two year degree that follows on directly from the HND Contemporary Art Practice and has a particular focus upon developing an individual practice within a collaborative and public sphere.

Previous students from the ‘Creative Industries Department’ at Perth College UHI have moved into various jobs within the creative sector.  75% of graduates from the BAH Visual Design & Communication course have found positions within 6 months of finishing their course, working as in-house designers for local companies throughout Tayside and Stirling, the design department at Aberdeen University and freelance commissions throughout the UK amongst others.

Students are encouraged to develop their links with the wider creative community whilst still studying and engage with opportunities which both complement their course content and broaden their own experience.  Two current students were delighted to be chosen as winners of the £1,000 Tayside landscape prizes. One student is on the Higher Photography Course, the other was an NC Art & Design Student last year who has progressed to the HNC Contemporary Art Practice this year.

The department is also working on the ‘NHS – Days gone by’ project on behalf of Murray Royal in Perth, to create artwork and framed imagery for three separate wards within the hospital.  The project is led by HND Year 2 Contemporary Art Practice students and is currently underway.

There are end of year exhibitions and performances scheduled between now and the end of the academic year, check the Perth College UHI website for more details

Sat 14th – 28th May 2016 – BAH Visual Design & Communication Degree Show, Location tbc

Friday 6th May Opening Night – BA Visual Design & Communication Show, Birnam Arts Centure

A couple of students have kindly commented on their own experience of studying at Perth College UHI:

“The BA (Hons) Visual Communication and Design has allowed me to develop my creative ability as well as important professional skills which will help me build my career.” Faith Lockett, BAH Visual Design & Communications student

“Studying my Honours Degree in Visual Design and Communications at Perth College UHI has enabled me with the confidence and skills to become an independent designer. With the professional and practical abilities I have gained I look forward to hopefully having a future career in the Creative Industries.” Suzanne Issa, BAH Visual Design & communications student

“This course has given me an extensive grounding in new techniques and has allowed me to define myself as a creative practitioner. I am now looking forward to continuing my studies on the new BAH Contemporary Art Practice in the Public Sphere which is launching at Perth College UHI in 2016.” HND Contemporary Art Practice Student

You can Register your place on the College Open Day on the website, and for general information Perth College UHI can be contacted on 0845 2701177.

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