The VPAM Curriculum Management Area (CMA) is contiguous with Arts, Media and Publishing. Most provision is in second tier of Crafts, Creative Arts and Design.
Provision in this CMA is largely organised within the Cultural Studies and the Community Involvement Strands. Provision in the Cultural Studies strand, planned and organised by WEA voluntary branches in partnership with professional staff has the largest number of learners. Provision in the Community Involvement strand is much more focussed on partnership working, particularly in disadvantaged communities. This provision is highly contextualised.
The Community Involvement strand will continue to develop imaginative work in partnership with organisations and communities across the country using the arts within the contexts of regeneration, community celebration, diversity and inclusion.
The Cultural Studies strand will continue to allow adults across the country to plan provision which directly engages them and their communities with arts professionals in developing knowledge, skills and appreciation of the arts. This will increasing utilise ILT and digital media whilst maintaining social and civic education.
Covering all areas of practical crafts, music and the performing arts, the WEA offers a wide and varied programme of accredited and non-accredited courses. Learning can be tailored to meet the needs and interests of specific groups of learners and can be offered at entry level through to level 3. Most of the courses can be adopted to suit learners with learning difficulties.
Courses' subjects cover:
- Arts and media
- Music performance
- Media and technology
The most popular courses in this curriculum area:
Read some of our Learner Comments from Visual Performing Arts and Media