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Illustration

This part time course is suitable for students interested in children's books, magazine illustration, comics, political and street art, cartooning, and any other area where artwork communicates ideas or stories to an audience. The emphasis of the projects is on a free and innovative approach to realistic briefs using a diverse range of media and music, poems, animation and the like as stimuli.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time day
The BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

The BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is the popular route to prepare for entry to university study. A diagnostic course that encourages you to explore and experiment with different pathways, media and materials in order to identify and specialise in your area of interest.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Graphic Communication

This course is suitable for those wishing to pursue a career or develop a portfolio in Graphic Communication/Design. It is a course which focuses on developing visual concepts through the creative use of words and imagery for the commercial environment.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time day
Fashion Drawing

This class will develop your skills in researching and exploring a variety of fashion visualisation techniques used by fashion designers and illustrators. Learners will produce a range of individual approaches using a variety of media, methods and materials to develop their own style and response to a given brief.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time day
Digital Photography

Digital Photography is for students who would like to learn how to produce high quality digital images and how to manipulate them for maximum effect using Photoshop. Students learn how to operate a professional digital camera on location and in the studio.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time day
Printmaking - Evening Course

Printmaking processes offer the artist unique possibilities both in terms of the way that ideas can be developed and the effects that can be achieved. This workshop will introduce the potential of intertwining print with other creative process such as painting and sculpture.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: 6 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Digital Imaging

This part time course is suitable for those wishing to pursue a career or develop a portfolio in Digital Imaging It is both a technical and creative course, instructing students on the efficient use of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver software on Apple Mac computers. It is suitable both for beginners and those who want to extend their knowledge and skills.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time day
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Art and Design (Photography)

Blake currently offers 3 part time courses in Photography Digital Photography (creating high quality digital images to maxium affect using adobe software) Practical Photography (camera functions, studio and location photography, lighting, processing film, darkroom skills, printing techniques and presentation) Photography Workshop (practical clases demonstrating techniques, equipment and material) We are fortunate to have our Practical Photography classes operating from the internationally renowned Holborn Studios. Students have the opportunity to use a state of the art studio and darkroom facilities and are also able to use the canteen and other amenities at the site.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Life Drawing

This course focuses on representing the nude human figure in its many forms. Fast drawing of short poses encourages a response which makes students live the experience, so overcoming shyness and fear of personal expression.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time day
Spatial Design

This course teaches the skills of hard line measured drawing combined with lighting, rendering, material, finishes and furniture as well as the presentation of mood and sample boards. The course covers how to survey, scale and draw plans, sections and elevations as well as axonometric drawings.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time day
Photography Workshop

The Photography Workshop class practically demonstrates techniques, equipment and materials. The course covers black and white tonal control, printing materials, studio lighting, shooting techniques for still life and portraiture, types of film, colour control using different light sources and creative darkroom processes like toning, bleaching and hand tinting.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time day
Blake Certificate in Art & Design

Blake Certificate in Art & Design We offer full-time courses in the following subjects: Fine Art Interior Design Illustration & Graphic Communication Digital Media Photography Students choose from the following list of subjects (Painting and Drawing, Life Drawing, Sculpture, Art & Design Theory, Textiles, Spatial Design, Illustration, Graphic Communication, Digital Imaging, Digital Photography, Photography Workshop, Practical Photography ). Each is normally made up of four subjects per week any of which can also be taken part-time.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Full time
Art and Design Theory

This course spans last century to the present day through a series of slide lectures and class discussions as well as visits to relevant exhibitions and permanent collections. Student's critical review faculties and analytical abilities improve through absorbing visual and verbal messages alongside interacting with others.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time day
BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas and Certificates in Art & Design

BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas and Certificates are specialised art & design courses that allow you to focus on an area of a of your interest right from the start. These qualifications can be either taken as vocational qualifications in their own right or they could form an alternative route for entry to Higher Education.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 1 year
  • Study mode: Part time
Practical Photography

Practical Photography students are given instruction in camera functions, studio and location photography, lighting, processing film, darkroom skills, printing techniques and presentation. This course teaches the skills involved in black and white photography.

  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time day