1. A level of creative maturity shown by your current work, your previous training, or your vision for a future in which you wish to produce.
The term ‘creative maturity’ will be sensed by CGO members rather than proved by you. It is not your age, or your qualifications, or your achievements of success which will determine it. Rather an indication of the hunger that you have to be a creative producer rather than anything else. They say a writer must write. We believe a producer must produce or be in the room/environment where creative practice is happening, and feel a part of it.
2. Availability to be on-line with us two days a week, with enough time to work with your colleagues on exercises at times across the rest of the week, and for reading, and building your business & creative projects.
Applicants may have a freelance portfolio career running alongside this course. You may have a job and be given two days ‘release’ for the hours of in class work. You may be juggling care duties with family. You may be underway with another strand of part-time study as well.
You may also determine to take 16 weeks out of all the other lives you lead and dedicate that time to this programme, embracing the opportunity for longer placements, interaction with more of the cohort, and creating work inspired by the learning.
3. English at a level necessary for discussion and verbal presentations. (although you may write assignments in your own language, with a reasonable translation supplied)
We are not dictating the requirement for a formal IELTS test. Your assignment, letter, and face to face interview will show us your level of understanding and sharing in English. If we are unsure we may ask for a further level of application which would be oral/seminar based online.
If English is your second language we encourage you to really hone your skills at discussing topics around the arts and culture, of listening intently to lectures in English, and in reading texts/articles which may not be available bi-lingually. You need to arrive on Day 1 of the 16 weeks able to assimilate everything you hear, and contribute fully. We will help you. We have plenty of experience of seeing rapid improvement in international students fluency within a few weeks.
Assignments may be written in your own first language, but we will need a reasonable translation (slightly better than cut and paste translate tools) and you will need to be able to discuss the ideas in English with us. But we are happy if your thinking/writing is better in your own language.
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