KATE: How do you find the theoretical aspect of the schoolwork?
JAMES: I find the Practical work far more interesting but my tutors are really enthusiastic and I get on well with my classmates which makes the lessons a lot more enjoyable. Also, I recently found out that I can Q22 complete the theoretical aspects of the course within one year because of the Practical experience I’m getting.
KATE: Wow, that’s great.
JAMES: I know I was so relieved. I find the theory pretty hard to understand so I was really worried about taking it for another year.
KATE: Do you get assessed every term or just once at the end of each Academic Year?
JAMES: No there’s an assessment every turn which is great because it really takes the pressure off. In the first term, it’s really relaxed you conduct your own experiments on your topic of choice and then everyone in your Q23 class assesses each other as a practical exercise. It’s just a shame that practical experience doesn’t count towards the grades.
KATE: Yes, that’s true.
JAMES: Anyway enough about me. What are you studying?
KATE: Oh, I’m not sure what I want to study yet but I’ve been making inquiries about the English language course.
JAMES: Do you know what career path you’re interested in following?
KATE: Since Spanish is my first language I thought that studying English would be really beneficial if I decided to apply for a job in England I really enjoy art and I’m very creative but I don’t think that becoming an artist is a very practical choice, I was thinking of using my passion for art in a different way like Q24 working as a curator in an art exhibition for example.
JAMES: Wow that sounds really interesting. I think you’d be good at that.
KATE: The problem is that the course is very expensive as you have to buy materials yourself and they don’t offer any scholarships to cover expenses. I need to order a Q25 catalog of the courses on offer so I can see if there are any other modules that might perhaps be cheaper to study.
JAMES: Luckily the courses don’t start until September, so at least you have plenty of time to get organized.
KATE: I can’t believe I have to wait until September I’m already so excited about starting.
JAMES: What other art focused modules could you choose from?
KATE: History of Art Is My First Choice since there isn’t so much expense involved I think it would be really interesting as they invite a number of Q26 guest lecturers from across the globe to speak on specialist subjects.
JAMES: That sounds great. What about sculpture?
KATE: Well sculpture looked like a really suitable option at first since it’s the easiest course but again the utensils and materials are provided so you have to spend a Q27 lot of money on supplies. I’m also considering the option of digital painting. There isn’t much reading involved and the accommodation is located inside the studio. So you would never have to worry about commuting.
JAMES: Commuting is such an inconvenience so that’s definitely a big Advantage. What do you think of art Theory?
KATE: That’s definitely an option for me there are no exams as you Q28 get assessed on your coursework and Q29 research is conducted independently. So you can work from home which is really convenient. The only other option is photography, but I’m not so keen on that.
JAMES: Why not?
KATE: I’ve just never really been interested in it and I see it more as a medium for documentation, rather than an art form. You’re also required to buy one of those really Q30 expensive cameras with a digital display and microfocus capabilities, which I can’t afford.
JAMES: Well let me know what course you decide on.
KATE: I will thanks for talking it over with me.
JAMES: No problem, see you later.