FdA Contemporary Creative Practice

For 2018 start

Cornwall College Camborne LEVEL: 5 Arts & Media

The FdA Contemporary Creative Practice is a radical and innovative interdisciplinary programme. It reflects the direction the
creative industries are taking by encouraging the blurring of boundaries between traditional art and design disciplines.

The freedom of the flexible curriculum allows you to nurture your creative potential and direct your study to achieve the skills and unique personal portfolio you need to enter the workplace.

You will have dedicated studio workspace and access to a wide range of purpose-built workshops and digital facilities. These include textiles, photography, print, fine art, ceramics, furniture, graphic design, animation and multimedia with full technical support.

A key feature of the programme is its engagement with a variety of employers through live briefs and input into the course by industry specialists.

Through ongoing professional development, the programme will build your confidence as you develop and evaluate an individual programme of study. You will learn to balance time and resources and identify opportunities which will be important skills for your chosen career.

Work-based learning is embedded throughout, through the Sustainable Practice and Creative Enterprise initiative which acts as a forum to bring together students and creative industry representatives to work on live projects.

We also offer the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, the perfect preparation for university-level study in the field of contemporary creative arts.


Possible Progression (subject to availability) 

– BA (Hons) Contemporary Creative Practice final year at Camborne


Possible Careers 

– 3D Designer
– Animator
– Ceramic Artist
– Community Arts Projects
– Computer Game Designer
– Fine Artist
– Furniture Designer
– Graphic Designer
– Illustrator
– Sculptor
– Textile Designer
– Teacher
– Web Designer

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: W290
  • Institution codes: CORN C78
  • Awarded by: Cornwall College & Plymouth University
Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points from AS and A-levels or relevant Level 3 qualifications, plus GCSEs at grade C or above in English language and maths, or a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. A portfolio interview will be required.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver Award


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Indicative Module Year 1

  • Visual Language & Research
  • Materials & Processes 1
  • Ideas at Work
  • Extramural Project
  • Materials & Processes 2
  • Personal & Employability Skills Development

Indicative Module Year 2

  • Evaluation
  • Practice in Context
  • Negotiated Project
  • Consolidation
  • Professional Identity

*Modules are subject to change and availability


FdA Contemporary Creative Practice

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2 years full-time

FdA Contemporary Creative Practice

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3 years part-time

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.

Careers advice available

If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

If you come into the International category (non EU*) and Channel Island (inc. Isle of Man) the tuition fee may vary – click here for full fee information