Talented student progresses to prestigious art school

22 July 2015 Edith Ault at City and Islington College

Edith Ault who will progress to Glasgow School of Art, one of Europe's leading universities for the visual creative disciplines.

A talented City and Islington College student has gained a place at an internationally renowned art school after studying Art and Design at the Centre for Business, Arts and Technology.

Edith Ault, 19, will study a degree in Communication Design at the prestigious Glasgow School of Art (GSA), which is internationally recognised as one of Europe's leading university-level institutions for the visual creative disciplines. 

Edith was encouraged to apply for the course by her tutor on the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at the College’s Camden Road campus.

She said: “From a young age all I wanted to do was draw and I was intent on becoming an illustrator. Studying at City and Islington, however, really broadened my approach, interests and how I perceive moving image.

“Before I enrolled on the course my outlook was narrow, but straight away my teachers encouraged me to try and explore techniques and approaches which I was not comfortable with.”

“At this College there is no teacher student divide and everyone works so well together”

On the course Edith tried sculpture, experimented with video and photography, went on trips to the National Gallery and was challenged to produce an eclectic portfolio of work.

“At this College there is no teacher student divide and everyone works so well together”, she said. “As a result I have had an amazing year and I have learnt so much about myself. The world of art I think is changing, no longer are you working on your own but you also work collaboratively with your peers which has been a great experience. It has made me realise how important art is to society and I’d like to thank everyone who has helped me this year.”

Edith’s ambition for the future is to get involved as much as possible with everything creative in Glasgow and after she has graduated to work for a creative events company or in film and theatre.

Centre Director, Stephen Davis, who presented Edith with the Director’s prize at a recent student awards ceremony, said: “Edith has shown how commitment leads to outstanding achievement. She is ambitious and motivated and has taken responsibility for her future working in partnership with, not only her peers, but her teachers. She exemplifies what the Centre for Business, Arts & Technology strives for, a Centre committed to innovation, imagination and hard work.”

Inspired? Find out more about studying the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at City and Islington College.

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