FDAD Online course

Online Course – FDAD: The project brief with Caroline Wendling and Tiffany Robinson

Ref: SCW10490

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About this course

This course is for current West Dean Foundation Diploma in Art and Design students (FDAD) only. It is delivered entirely online with content and links released each week via the new Canvas Online Course Hub. You can then complete work at a time that suits you (asynchronous learning). The course is supported by a synchronous group discussion and individual tutorials. Course content includes videos, slide presentations and PDFs with clear guidance given on the tasks to complete each week, and the date to complete the work. You will share your work as it progresses to a platform, and receive feedback.

Synchronous sessions take place on 18 September, 9:00-11:00am, and 25 September (30 minute one to one tutorial).

Asynchronous learning – study in your own time.
Synchronous learning will be in real time on Zoom – these dates and times cannot be changed.

Course Description

Commitment: 25-30 hours over five weeks

Working to a set brief, develop visual and contextual research skills to identify a personal response to a subject.

The course provides a structured approach to the research and development of your own artistic response to a brief. This will include drawing, mapping, primary and secondary sources and how to find them, reflection and review, finding your focus through creating an artwork. You will be given guidance on how to present the work, and complete a written summary statement.

By the end of the course you will have a list of sources, have identified relevant artists, influencers, lines of enquiry and completed a project plan. You will have presented and received feedback on work in progress, and direction to complete your final piece of work and how it may be presented. You will have gained confidence in independent study, identified subjects and materials that focus your practice. The final piece will then be submitted in your portfolio for assessment at the end of your course, including your project plan, the work, and summary statement.



Caroline Wendling

FDAD Core Team Tutor and Short Course Tutor

Caroline Wendling's work explores ideas of place and belonging through layered projects that draw on history and explore local myths, inviting re-imagings of sites. She takes her audience on a physical, sensory and emotional journey leaving them with a poetic encounter and a story to tell. In 2012, she created her first walk near her studio. Subsequent walks took her to New York City, Norfolk, Suffolk and Scotland where she created White Wood, a living monument to peace that will develop over the next 900 years. 

Tiffany Robinson

FDAD Programme Coordinator

Tiffany Robinson studied interactive media for her MA (2005) making art films and immersive sci-art installations on perception and nanoscale. She is currently a tutor, mentor (The Art of Enquiry) and walking artist making intuitive drawings using natural and digital media. Her work deals with a post-modern estrangement from nature towards a being more than human through alignment with nature.

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