Zaczniesz od podjęcia szerokiej gamy krótkich projektów studyjnych i warsztatowych w zakresie wizualnym
i praktycznym. Pomogą ci one rozwinąć umiejętności i techniki, które są wspólne dla wszystkich naszych rozszerzonych kursów, a następnie krótkie projekty, które koncentrują się bardziej na architekturze i projektowaniu wnętrz. Podczas tych projektów tematycznych będziesz miał możliwość zbadania rysunku przestrzennego
i ortogonalnego, zamieszkiwania, materiałów, procesu, modelowania, struktury, skali, powierzchni, tekstury i światła.
All our extended degree programmes allow you to develop techniques in observational, technical and creative drawing; 2D and 3D composition; framing; sequence/series and narrative, as well as studio and workshop skills. You’ll also attend lectures and seminars, which will frame creative practice within historical, contemporary, conceptual and cultural contexts.
You’ll present work-in-progress and finished projects to peers and tutors on a regular basis, preparing you for the public exhibition at the end of year. This will help you to explore your abilities and guide you towards establishing an individual focus and direction.
By the end of your foundation year you’ll have produced a substantial portfolio of work that will allow you to progress on to one of The Cass’s architecture or interior design undergraduate degree courses. You’ll also have developed as a confident, creative and socially-engaged practitioner with the ability to make more informed decisions about your own work within the context of the creative field you go on to study.
You’ll be assessed through coursework and a design portfolio.
Your coursework will take the form of an annotated workbook which will contain evidence of your work processes, reflective work practice and growing awareness of the cultural context of the discipline.
Your design portfolio will be comprised of a collection of A1 sheets relating to design projects, showing process and resolution and will show your development in subject-specific making and representation skills.
What our students say
„Year 0 helped me release my creativity. By learning new representation techniques, now I am able to express my ideas more freely, making them more immediate than before.”
Iza Sasaran (First year student)
„The course provided me with a set of tools that prepared me for a different way of thinking about my work. As a student in the third year of studying architecture I very much still look back at Year 0 as what built the foundation for the skills I possess today.”
Stefan Hurrell (Third year BA Architecture student)
„Attending Year 0 was extremely helpful as I did not have any previous experience or arts qualifications. The course gave a good basis for further studies as I learned to think in a much more creative way.”
Jutti Lami (Third year BA Interior Architecture student)
After the course
On completion of Year 0 you’ll have the opportunity to progress directly onto Year 1 of a range of BA degree courses including Architecture, Interior Architecture Design, Interior Design, Interior Design and decoration, as well as many others. Depending on your BA, you could find employment after graduation as an architectural assistant in practice, a junior designer with interior design companies working in the feilds of retail, leisure, offices or residential design. You could also pursue other design-related jobs including exhibition work, retail and project management.
Alternatively, you could follow in the footsteps of other past graduates who have been successful in starting up independent design practices, securing design pitches and winning competitions.
What is an extended degree?
Extended degrees provide applicants with an alternative route into higher education. If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing an extended degree. Extended degrees include a Year 0, which is also known as a foundation year. Once you successfully complete your first year of study you will progress into Year 1 of an undergraduate degree.