Foundation Art and Design
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The scholarship is worth 100% of the tuition fees for 4 years of full-time study. There are 4 scholarships available.

Step 1
Apply to Foundation Programme via (first and second rounds only.) We extended the second round until 4 July 2018!

Step 2
Successfully pass all required entry examinations for Foundation programme, without any additional conditions.

Meet all the academic requirements:
Sufficient level of previous education (high school graduates or higher)

Submit completed scholarship project until Friday 29 June, 17:00

This competition is not available for current Foundation and BA students.

Applicants for the scholarship must fulfill the following conditions:

1. A written statement of no less than 1000 words in English language demonstrating / explaining:
— How you would benefit from a 4 year scholarship (ie 4 years of free education). / How the programme will help you.
2. A completed project.

Project: Scholarship Competition
Deadline: Friday 29 June, 17:00

You will explore the creative possibilities presented by reconfiguring everyday found objects, images or garments. Working in either 2 dimensions or 3 dimensions, the emphasis of the project is to conduct both practical and technical research; testing the possibilities of recycling materials and to transform them into other forms or give them other functions. The work that you submit will be shortlisted by a panel at British Higher School of Art and Design.

Project Brief:
You will use practical experimentation and material testing to arrive at a piece of work that demonstrates inventive making processes and outstanding crafting.

Task 1 - experiment
Choose an image, object or garment that already exists in the world (one manufactured by somebody else, not one previously made by you), that you can find in multiple, for example, milk cartons, disposable cups, magazine advertisements, street maps, white shirts, socks. These can either be identical in appearance or in their function.

Make six tests that explore the possibilities of reconfiguring this original source in different ways (it is fine to use the same original image, object or garment multiple times if you so wish). Document these tests photographically.

Task 2 - develop
Take the three experiments that you believe have the most potential for development and make three further variations of each of the tests. Document these variations photographically.

Task 3 - resolve
Choose what you consider to be the most interesting of these variations and refine and extend it to make a new and exciting work that refers to the original test but is original in its nature. The finished work may be functional or non functional.

Possible methods could include:

  • A two dimensional image reconfigured as a different new two dimensional image

  • A two dimensional image reconfigured as a three dimensional form

  • A three dimensional object reconfigured as a two dimensional image

  • A three dimensional object reconfigured as a different three dimensional object

  • A garment reconfigured as a different new garment

  • A garment reconfigured as a three dimensional object

  • A garment reconfigured as a two dimensional image

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Artists and designers who employ transformation within their work:

Kimsooja, Abdoulaye Konate, Assemble Architects, Tejo Remy, Tara Donovan, Tom Friedman, Krysten Cunningham, Neil Gall, Adbusters, Mark Lombardi, Brendan Dawes, Franziska Furter, John Stezaker, Susie Macmurray, Regis Mayot, Jason Rogenes, Karl Russell Vickers, Jen Stark, Richard Hutten.

Evidence required:

  • 1 x A3 JPEG or PDF page of photographic documentation of the 6 experiments (task 1)
  • 1 x A3 JPEG or PDF page of photographic documentation of the 9 variations (task 2)
  • 1 x A3 JPEG or PDF page of photographic documentation of the resolved final outcome (task 3)

Submission Instructions:

All work should be submitted by e-mail:

  • Your file must be named in English, using the following file name convention: surname first name scholarship application task, for example: smith anna scholarship application task 1.
  • For documentation of 3D work or experiments you should include images taken from at least two different angles. At least one of the pictures should show the whole object.
  • All documentation must be submitted as a JPEG or PDF format with an image resolution of between 180 dpi and 300 dpi. PSD, PSB, TIFF and RAW files will not be accepted.
  • The maximum file size per A3 document is 10mb
  • If the work is selected, it must be available for exhibition in a physical form.

Important: Please note that all work must be your own. Any entries discovered to be the work of others will be disqualified if discovered before an award is made. If cheating is discovered after the award, the school may remove any funding award. The panel's decisions will be final.

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