FdA Contemporary Creative Practice
Approved by: Plymouth University
UCAS code: W290
Institution Code: C78
|FdA Contemporary Creative Practice||Cornwall College Camborne (map)||15||16-09-2013||60wks||£6000.00*|
|FdA Contemporary Creative Practice (Part Time)||Cornwall College Camborne (map)||6||16-09-2013||90wks||PLEASE CALL*|
Who is this course for?
The Foundation Degree in Contemporary Creative Practice, brings together our Higher Education expertise in Graphic Design, Animation, Fine Art, Ceramics, Textiles, Photography and Furniture Design, into a new and vibrant interdisciplinary course. The course aims to provide an invigorating blend of traditional, contemporary and innovative approaches to learning, and is unique to Cornwall and the South West. What is a foundation degree? Foundation degrees are designed with employers and combine work-related and academic elements. This makes sure that the skills and knowledge that you gain during the course are relevant to your future employment.
120 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 80 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification i.e. BTEC National Diploma/BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required. Access to HE Diplomas - 45 credits at level 3, or an equivalent art or design based qualification. Plus GCSEs at grade C or above in English language and mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.
You are expected to attend an interview where possible and should bring a portfolio of your work: trial pieces and evidence of idea generation are more important at this stage than finished pieces. If you are unable to attend personally then sending your portfolio and additional written material by email is acceptable.
Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.
Previous learning and experience may be credited. If in doubt, call 0845 22 32 567 or email email@example.com.
What will I be doing on the course?
Today's artists and designers have to be highly adaptable individuals, constantly moving between different methods of work. The programme responds to the professional reality of the contemporary creative industry, preparing you to respond imaginatively within a range of professional situations.
You will have the opportunity to gain experience in collaboration, communication, creative enterprise, design, digital media, image making, installation, animation, materials innovation, textiles, ceramics, metals, new technologies, furniture making, model-making, mark making, plastics, print, professional practice, public art, and film. To enrich the studio experience and enable you to develop the necessary skills and expertise for a successful future, the programme also includes critical studies, enterprise studies, professional practice, computer applications and workshop options.
Students on the course will form communities of practice, these will be formed across tutor-groups and will be inter-disciplinary, enquiry driven and student-led. You will be encouraged to take collective responsibility and actively work towards peer learning.
You will also benefit from the Sustainable Practice and Creative Enterprise (SPaCE) initiative. SPaCE ensures you receive appropriate work-based learning and through partners and external agencies you will be advised and set projects and live briefs to work on, either individually or collaboratively. SPaCE gives opportunities to collaborate and try out ideas within in a supportive environment whilst mirroring the common project-based work structure used in creative industries.
Please note that you will be required to pay £50 per year towards materials costs. For this contribution you will receive an allocation of materials for the introductory weeks of each module. You will be expected to buy your own materials for the rest of the module, and for any larger projects which you undertake. On average you would expect to spend between £50 and £100 in Year 1 and between £100 and £150 in Year 2.
What can I do after the course?
As a graduate from this programme you will be self-motivated, questioning and knowledgeable, and be able to see yourself as a positive agent of change in the current art and design landscape. You will also be able to progress onto the BA (Hons) Contemporary Creative Practice final year at Cornwall College Camborne.
Our Careers Service is available to give information, advice and guidance on all aspects of education, training and career progression. Tel: 01209 616270 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (9am- 4pm) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome visits from prospective students. It is hard to know if a course is right for you without actually meeting the tutors and current students, and seeing the work that is produced.....so give us a call and come and see for yourself!
If you have any questions about the Foundation Degree in Contemporary Creative Practice at Cornwall College please do not hesitate to contact:
Course Manager – Jamie Hanson
01209 617 654
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*KIS uses information from courses with more than 23 students. Our average class size can be below this so the information for some courses may not truly reflect the quality of our courses and our learners’ experience.
* All fees shown on this website are accurate to the best of our knowledge, however, we reserve the right to amend the fees without prior notice. Fees may be subject to additional charges for registration, books or examinations. Loans, Grants and Bursaries are available for some University Level courses. Find out more here or speak with one of our advisors in Customer Enquiries - 0845 22 32 567. If you are an International student, please contact our International office to discuss fees and application procedure - 0044 (0)1726 226435