At the UAL award body’s recent ‘Origins’ Exhibition at the Menier Gallery in
London, 105 artists from 48 different colleges around the country exhibited their work and amongst six prizes awarded for outstanding work, the Level 3 Art & Design winner was City College Brighton and Hove student, Emily Higgs. “I was surprised and happy even to be featured in the exhibition so having my work selected for an award felt really special,” says Emily.
Talking of her time studying on the Extended Diploma Art & Design course at City College, Emily says: “When I think about the standard of work I did at school, the course has helped me so much and I’ve made a massive step forward. The tutors helped me gain a lot more confidence in myself, particularly when it came to experimenting and trying out new art-forms such as clay-modelling.
“I also think the mix of age groups on the course helps you to mature and develop your interpersonal skills. My ambition is to be a professional artist selling my own work and the course has made me feel like I can diversify and expand in different directions.”
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