Extended BA

Extended BA (Hons) Degree

Our stimulating degree courses are delivered by our team of academics, technical demonstrators and invited experts who together deliver excellence in teaching. You’ll learn from real industry professionals, to ensure your future success in the fast-paced creative industries.

Helen Markes Oct 2018

Helen Markes

Senior Lecturer & Course Leader
<p>Beginning her teaching career in 1988 as a lecturer in design and illustration, Helen recently celebrated her 30th anniversary as a member of the team here at Arts University Plymouth. Her ND graphics course (now our <a href="https://www.plymouthart.ac.uk/courses/ba-hons-illustration-2021/overview">UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art &amp; Design - Graphics, Illustration &amp; Game Arts</a>) gained a national reputation for producing creative, enquiring and dedicated students.</p> <p>Helen then went on to develop the university's year-long Foundation Diploma in Art &amp; Design course. She spent seven years managing and running this dynamic course, which was renowned for producing critically aware, creative students, with many going on to win awards and forge extremely successful careers all over the world.</p> <p>Helen is now Course Manager for the university's <a href="https://www.plymouthart.ac.uk/courses/ba-hons-illustration-2021/overview">Extended BA (Hons) Degree</a>, a four year degree programme which includes a preparatory year designed to ready students for the transition to the BA degree programme of their choice.</p> <p>Passionate and committed to teaching, Helen enables students to use research, drawing, experimentation and critical thought to generate strong ideas and concepts across a range of disciplines. Helen’s approach to teaching places emphasis on individual development and a personal approach.</p> <p>In 2017 Helen was selected as a UAL External Moderator, and travels the UK working with colleges to ensure that UAL’s qualifications are delivered and assessed appropriately.</p> <p>Helen spent a year teaching and travelling in Australia and New Zealand, which inspired her personal practice as an image-maker; she uses drawing as an expressive language and as a developmental process.</p> <p>Helen has her own studio in Cornwall where she mixes her fine art interests with her graphic design experience, creating mixed media collage pieces.</p>
Barton Hargreaves Photo Credit Aubrey Simpson 2018
<p>Barton Hargreaves is an award winning artist and printmaker, making indoor and outdoor installations. His work mixes digital and traditional methods of printmaking, and he has been commissioned to create large scale works for the Jerwood Space, the Northern Print Biennale, and for commercial spaces including the Soho branch of popular restaurant chain Wahaca. </p> <p>Barton studied at the Royal College of Art, and has worked as a technician in the print studios of the University of Sunderland, the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, and as a Tutor at the Royal Academy Schools. He has a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Printmaking and Photomedia from the Norwich School of Art and Design and an MFA in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art.</p> <p>His work is held in collections including the British Museum Fine Art Print Collection, the V&amp;A Print Collection and The Conran Foundation.<br /></p> <p>Barton co-runs our Fine Print Workshop, providing technical support and teaching all printmaking processes. He helps facilitate the production of students' work, guiding them through the wonderful world of print.</p>