Summer Festival

The College’s annual Summer Festival has already been and gone – somebody told me that we were in our 10th year of this lovely event – that cannot be right, I’m not that old! Whenever its inception, the Summer Festival has always been a real highlight of the year and a wonderful way to celebrate the achievements of our students in the Arts. We had … Continue reading Summer Festival

Lower School Arts Week 2019

This year, Arts Week took our youngest students on a four-day residential to Cornwall. Our theme this year was ‘Landscape and The Environment’ and activities and workshops centred on this theme. There were trips to the Tate St Ives and the Eden Project as well as practical artist-led workshops at the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Museum and Leach Pottery – and of course, surfing!! You can … Continue reading Lower School Arts Week 2019

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RIC Graphics Explosion!

2018/19 has been a mammoth year for the Graphics team with our Year 10 students having their first taste of the GCSE course; two Year 11 groups and record numbers in Year 12 and 13 with a total of 29 students completing their A level this academic year. What is particularly impressive is that the vast majority of these students came to A level Graphics … Continue reading RIC Graphics Explosion!

GCSE & A level Summer Exhibition 2017

The College’s annual Summer Festival on Wednesday 28 June kicks off our 2017 exhibition displaying this year’s GCSE and A level work from students in Fine Art, Textiles, Graphic Design, Photography and 3D Design. A record number of students have taken art & design subjects this year and the standard remains as high as ever. The exhibition will be up all over the summer and … Continue reading GCSE & A level Summer Exhibition 2017

UCAS Design Your Future

Any AS students interested in taking foundation or degree courses in Art & Design should go to the UCAS Design Your Future exhibition. There are representatives from all the universities who can tell you all about their courses AND what you need to do to get on their courses! Some will specify Foundation courses but if you’re portfolio is strong enough it’s more than possible … Continue reading UCAS Design Your Future

The rise of the infographic

AS Graphics students will be investigating the graphic language of infographics for their coursework this term. In our increasingly time challenged world, it seems that the infographic has become king.  Everywhere you look, complex date is being presented in a more visual way. Why? 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual with more than half of our grey matter being dedicated to this … Continue reading The rise of the infographic

Ready for September 2015!

The new academic year is nearly upon us and we’re all ready to start again! We have two new members of staff joining us this year, Joe Becci – ex RIC student and Illustration graduate and Peter Quirke – Graphic Design. Welcome to our fabulous Art Department. I am also back from maternity leave and raring to go! Welcome back all staff and students and … Continue reading Ready for September 2015!

UCAS Design Your Future Fair

This November A level students will get the opportunity to visit the UCAS Design Your Future university fair which is held annually at Olympia, London. Historically, our students have found this an incredibly useful and informative event giving them unique opportunity to talk to representatives from universities and colleges and other organisations about the study prospects available to them within the creative arts and associated … Continue reading UCAS Design Your Future Fair