This programme is available to students who join ISCA directly in Year 2. They already have the academic qualification needed for university but lack the body of art work required to access undergraduate study in the creative arts.
By the end of the year the student will have built up a portfolio of work, suitable in content and presentation to allow them to access a university-level course in an art and design subject. They will also complete an A level in Art, Craft and Design to ensure a secure and broad foundation of art and design skills.
Portfolio students also attend the Creative Learning and Skills Programme (CLASP) one day a week at Central Saint Martins (Click here for more details). This programme is in addition to the Portfolio + A Level programme and is delivered by CSM tutors.
Art, Craft and Design
The Art, Craft and Design (ACD) A Level forms a foundation of technical and critical skills to provide students with the opportunity to extend their understanding of art and design through two pathways (i.e. two subjects) together. This is a compulsory part of the curriculum for second year portfolio students and forms the basis of core art and design skills to be utilised across subject specialist areas.
The ACD A Level allows students to develop several areas of interest within art and design. The course teaches students fundamental art and design methods, processes and ideologies whilst allowing broader portfolio building for students who are preparing to study joint honours, foundation or more generic degree courses.