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Art student praises renowned foundation course that helped prepare her for university
14 August 2018

Art student praises renowned foundation course that helped prepare her for university

For Tehya Connery, it wasn’t just the reputation that attracted her to Wiltshire College but the facilities and small intimate class sizes.
Our renowned Foundation Art & Design course is a superb way of preparing to study at university with more than 96 per cent of students specialising in degrees in everything from architecture and furniture design to textile, illustration, sculpture and fashion.
Initially, Tehya was prepared to drive from Bournemouth to Trowbridge because of the recommendations she had heard, but was delighted to discover she could also study at the Salisbury campus.
The 19-year-old, said: “The Foundation course was the perfect transition between A Levels and university and really does prepare people for a creative degree.
“I really liked the idea of studying within a small, more intimate group rather than larger class sizes and I loved that there was a 3D and print room.
“This course offers artists a lot of independence where we were encouraged to experiment.
“We were able to explore a range of media such as photography, graphics and fashion without any exam pressure as the course is project based.”
Tehya, who had studied Fine Arts at Twynham Sixth Form College previously, also praised the support from experienced and knowledgeable tutors.
She said: “The tutors were fantastic at talking through ideas and because of the small class sizes everyone was able to spend lots of one on one time with them focussing on our own specialities.
“But you’re also part of a tight group, often working together in workshops such as colour theory or collaborative painting which was great fun.”
Tehya said she now feels confident about starting her degree in Art and Film at University of Reading where she can combine her interest to work towards become an art director or set director.
For more information about our Foundation Art & Design course https://webapp.wiltshire.ac.uk/coursestng/Category/SubCategory/2.