Inchbald goes Virtual for the Autumn Term

Jacqueline Duncan,June 12, 2020

Given the uncertainties generated by the impact of the Covid Virus, the Inchbald School of Design has decided that it is in the interests of both students and staff to run all courses virtually for the first term of the 2020/21 year of study.

We have taken this decision to ensure that there will be no interruption to the presentation and progress of studies.   We will review this changing situation monthly, with a view to opening our schools to students for the Spring Term if it proves to be safe to do so.

Inchbald has been at the forefront of design education for sixty years and we are proud, not only of our record but of the great successes of our students.

We have now been teaching Online for over ten years and as a result of this mixed experience our current students are enjoying uninterrupted programmes in spite of lockdown.   Virtual teaching is an obvious solution to the present dilemma and we now have all the skills needed to deliver a first class education in virtual format.

The virtual learning environment will replicate the in-house experience.   This achievement is possible because of the extensive work done on the development of our Online Courses, together with our experience of the delivery of digital education over the past years.

Students will work in studio groups led by tutors communicating  one- to- one in tutorials, as well as via written forums.   All the tutors will be Inchbald staff members who have extended knowledge of teaching students in- house, on- line and virtually.   You will enjoy the same weekly schedule, syllabus and projects that would normally be presented in the first term of study, the only difference being the actual learning environment.

We are taking this route so that when students start in September, they can be absolutely sure of the seamless delivery of your educational programme, however the present chaotic conditions develop through the months ahead.

Courses fees will be charged in three separate instalments, in advance termly.

The charge for the Autumn Term is now adjusted to reflect a considerable saving on our usual fees, and the same rate of fees will apply to any further Virtual Terms.

When the school opens its doors, fees per term will revert to the 2020/21 figures.

Jacqueline Duncan, Dean and Founder