Top Course Highlights
Excellent tutor support
Variety of facilities
Friendly and creative staff
The Art Department is friendly, supportive, ambitious and hardworking. Achievement in this subject relies heavily on your attendance, punctuality and commitment to learning, both independently and within lectures.
Traditional and Digital Studios
Digital workshops offer all students access to develop skills in industry-standard software including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
Series of workshops
The workshops are structured to encourage personal confidence in your own preferences and interests. You will explore how a range of modern and historic artists have communicated ideas through their imagery and techniques.
What will I learn?
Individual exploration and understanding as to how to respond to design ideas, concepts, and problem solving by developing individual practice and outcomes. Academic, professional and contextual understanding will inform practice for industry and employment. The programme will promote and support reflective practitioners and effective communication in a variety of forms to a range of audiences. The programme will combine multi-disciplinary design craft specialisms using digital design processes and learning will be informed by contextual influences to advance individual development.
- Creative Influences
- Design for Creative Industries
- Making A Living from Art, Craft & Design
- Craft & Design Technical Research
- Craft & Design Final Major Project
Where Will It Take Me?
You will be encouraged to participate in activities and work with real clients and organisations. The course is designed to develop the technical and design skills suitable for the student to enter the professional working environment. Modules within all years of the course give the students the opportunity to explore their own interests, both technical and aesthetic, enabling them to foster their own personal practice.
Your work will be exhibited in professional situations and exhibitions, allowing you the chance to enter the craft industries or art-related opportunities. After the intensive three years of study you could manufacture with ceramics, textiles and metal, using a range of digital and design process applications and have a knowledge of historical, contemporary and professional practice within the creative industries.
The course will reflect a range of related careers within the field of Design Crafts, including self-employed maker and designer.
Design Craft Maker includes a variety of settings and these opportunities include:
- Ceramicist /ceramics technician
- Textile maker/textiles technician
- Silversmith and Jewellery technician
- Product design technician
- Craft workshop/business manager
Your study will include workshop and studio practice, presentations, independent research and work-related visits.
The course is assessed through practical coursework, exhibitions and academic presentations.
GCSE Level: Normally English and Maths at Grade C or above together with one of the following:
- A Foundation Degree in a related topic
- A HND in a relevant topic (For example, successful completion of the Foundation Degree Silversmithing and Jewellery at Truro and Penwith College.)
Duration: One year full-time, part-time route available (two years)
Location: Truro College
Awarding Body: University of Plymouth
How to Apply:
UCAS Institution: Truro and Penwith College
UCAS Institution Code: T85
UCAS Course Code: W700
Please note, additional costs may be incurred for a Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly Criminal Records Bureau) and if any equipment, resources or trips need to be purchased
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