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Art and Design Diploma

Level 2 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


Do you love Art or Design? Are you an inventive, creative person? Would you like to broaden your skills and learn how to develop your ideas, so that you could one day earn a living from your creativity? This course is perfect for students who like to study in a practical, hands-on way. You will explore a wide range of materials, processes and technical skills, as well as developing good study skills, communication skills, employability skills and self-confidence. The qualification is structured to provide time for gallery visits, collaborative projects and work experience, alongside regular sketchbook work, contextual studies, specialist workshops and portfolio building. The timetable also allows you to study for your Maths and English GCSE’s should you need to. The course begins with fun projects and a variety of skills workshops that are taught to the whole group. Over time you will be able to steer projects to be themed to your own interests or chosen art or design specialism. You will soon become a more independent learner who is able to come up with original ideas, write your own project proposals, develop sketchbook pages and create finished pieces that you are proud of. If you choose to study at our St Austell campus you will work as part of The Creative and Digital Academy, collaborating on a wide range of projects, performances and exhibitions with fellow creativity. Our vibrant and diverse spaces mean you’ll be engaging with musicians, dancers, gamers, filmmakers and actors, all working together to grow the creative landscape in Cornwall. If you choose to study at our Camborne campus you will be based in our bright and spacious art studio. Developing your creativity in a friendly and inspiring place, where students are encouraged to experiment freely, to express their individuality, to try out new ways of working and to broaden their ideas through slide-shows, discussions and research.

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BA (Hons) Art & Design Practice

Level 6 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This programme has been developed as a progression to honours to make it possible for foundation degree graduates (and others where appropriate), to progress to achieve an honours degree in the interdisciplinary art and design area. This final year is unique to the South West and provides an exciting and vibrant Level 6 qualification with a continued emphasis on you, the learner and the development of your professional identity within the creative industries. You will develop a focused innovative practice combining particular interdisciplinary art and design interests. In particular you will have the staff expertise and practical up to date facilities to enable you to explore, Print Making, Ceramics, Painting, Graphic Design, 3D Design, Mould Making & Fine Art Textiles. This is supported by an advanced skills and knowledge set reflecting your particular direction through the programme. You will be expected to develop an independent, autonomous practice, synthesise prior learning and present a public realisation of your work. The programme aims to facilitate within graduates an enthusiasm, curiosity and flexibility to equip you for a future in developing challenging art and design projects, whilst also operating across a range of arts careers and creative practices. The programme aims to be a unique blend of traditional, contemporary and innovative approaches to learning. The curriculum is enquiry driven to provide you with a centred active education. Its design deliberately discourages the reductive question ‘What do I need to do to pass this module?’ by providing a framework which begs the question ‘Can I do this?’ and developing an enquiring attitude. This is consistent with the need for workers in the creative industries to be able to apply in-depth subject knowledge to a variety of circumstances. For examples of student artwork please follow the link for our virtual summer show: https://bit.ly/2TZkYRZ Download BA (Hons) Art and Design Practice Programme Specification (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/BA-Hons-Art-and-Design-Practice-Programme-Specification-2021-22.pdf Download BA (Hons) Art and Design Practice Module Appendix Record (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/BA-Hons-Art-and-Design-Practice-Module-Appendix-Record-2021-22.pdf

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BA (Hons) Art & Design Practice

Level 6 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This programme has been developed as a progression to honours to make it possible for foundation degree graduates (and others where appropriate), to progress to achieve an honours degree in the interdisciplinary art and design area. This final year is unique to the South West and provides an exciting and vibrant Level 6 qualification with a continued emphasis on you, the learner and the development of your professional identity within the creative industries. You will develop a focused innovative practice combining particular interdisciplinary art and design interests. In particular you will have the staff expertise and practical up to date facilities to enable you to explore, Print Making, Ceramics, Painting, Graphic Design, 3D Design, Mould Making & Fine Art Textiles. This is supported by an advanced skills and knowledge set reflecting your particular direction through the programme. You will be expected to develop an independent, autonomous practice, synthesise prior learning and present a public realisation of your work. The programme aims to facilitate within graduates an enthusiasm, curiosity and flexibility to equip you for a future in developing challenging art and design projects, whilst also operating across a range of arts careers and creative practices. The programme aims to be a unique blend of traditional, contemporary and innovative approaches to learning. The curriculum is enquiry driven to provide you with a centred active education. Its design deliberately discourages the reductive question ‘What do I need to do to pass this module?’ by providing a framework which begs the question ‘Can I do this?’ and developing an enquiring attitude. This is consistent with the need for workers in the creative industries to be able to apply in-depth subject knowledge to a variety of circumstances. For examples of student artwork please follow the link for our virtual summer show: https://bit.ly/2TZkYRZ

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Clay and The Community Diploma (Art & Design)

Level 4 • Full-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Whether you’re wanting to develop your practise after previous L3 study or from your own regular exploration at home, the Level 4 Diploma in Clay and The Community calls on the very foundation of St Austell town and it’s surrounding clay communities – White Gold! With Investigation, Experimentation, Review and Realisation as the core aspects of the course you’re destined to grow and find yourself as an artist working within the realms of clay. Whether it’s the traditional skills of throwing, hand building, modelling, casting, moulding, glazing decoration and firing or the more unexpected ways of involving clay with paint, print, textile and digital practice, you’ll develop a vast portfolio before focusing on a specialist skill for your final major project. Because St Austell is home to Clay you’ll get the chance to network with visiting artists engaging in The Austell Project, WhiteGold and Brickfield. You’ll act as assistants to artists and ceramicists delivering community workshops and you’ll be supported to develop your own workshop planning and delivery. You will be a vital part of the regeneration of the Town and surrounding areas, bringing culture to village communities. This incredible course will facilitate the development and realisation of the practitioner, evolving your practical skillset alongside workshop delivery and even technician work – each learner will gain valuable work experience as an art and design technician in our very own dedicated art and photography building.

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Art & Design Practice Extended Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


If you love Art and Design; you get excited about finding creative solutions to problems, enjoy working with your hands, investigating why and how other artists’ and designers’ work, then this is the course for you. The Level 3 Extended Diploma Art and Design is an exciting two year course; in the first year you are encouraged to explore all areas of the arts, to achieve the Diploma. You will begin to determine your specialist pathways when you progress onto the Extended Diploma, in the second year. At the start of each year you are allocated your own studio space, which you can make your own and use as a base throughout the year. In the first year you will take part in a wide range of practical workshops in our studios, in order to develop your skills in drawing, painting, working with mixed media, graphics and digital media, textiles, printmaking, ceramics, photography and 3 dimensional work. Projects and workshops are linked to relevant creative careers, to help you understand where your skills might be used, in the creative industries. The year is completed with a Final Project and a Summer Exhibition. The second year is an opportunity for you to decide on your specialist pathway, such as Fashion, Textiles, Photography, Fine Art, Graphic Design etc. All the work you have done to date is organised into a portfolio, either for job and apprenticeship applications, or university entrance via UCAS. Focused support for progression is given throughout the Autumn term, whilst practical projects continue to provide opportunities for you to take greater responsibility for your own practice, including decision making and time management. There will be an emphasis on projects negotiated between you and your tutors. This year culminates in an extensive Final Major Project, which is exhibited in the Summer Exhibition. Underpinning all aspects of the course is an engaging programme of contextual studies and you will take part in gallery and location visits, written assignments and tutorials throughout the course, as well as relevant work experience, employer-led projects, commissions and exhibitions.

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Art and Design Foundation Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


The Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is a wonderful year of discovery. You will have the time to explore your interests in Art and Design and decide which specialism you feel most comfortable developing. If you are coming from A levels, this will be a year away from a ‘school’ mentality; we are keen for you to develop as an independent creative who is willing to push boundaries. If you are someone who feels they just need a bit of breathing space, to have some time to explore and be creative, then this year can be a time to do just that. This course is very much about practical learning – you will be spending a lot of time in the Art and Design studios, where you will have a dedicated workspace and plan chest to keep all your work organised. The work you produce will build towards a portfolio for you to take with you to interviews and onward employment. You’ll be exploring a wide range of media and building on skills that you already have. You’ll be studying a subject you enjoy and developing all of the essential skills you need as a creative artist, or designer, as you progress through the course. Our studios and workshops are bright and airy and we are fortunate in having dedicated 3D, print room and ceramics workshops. Our staff have a range of specialist skills from Fine Art, printmaking, contextual studies, graphics and photography, and we also have supportive technical staff, in the workshops.

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Art & Design CAVA Access To HE Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


Are you are a creative person? Have you been thinking about returning to education, to study for a degree in art and design, but don’t feel that you are quite ready? If the answer to these questions is yes, then this is the course for you! The Access courses are designed to support mature learners (19+) so that they can progress confidently onto a degree at the end of the year. You will be supported with that application through UCAS. This course is just one year of study, so it is intense and fast paced, but at the same time it will introduce you to an exciting range of creative skills and ideas. As it is only one year, learners are expected to spend between 5-8 hours home study a week. In the first two terms you will have an introduction to: 2D skills, mixed media, colour theory, print, photography, graphic design, textiles, life drawing, 3D skills and ceramics. These will be taught by specialist staff mainly through a series of practical workshops. You will also develop your research, writing, and other study skills through the theory units; all of which are designed to prepare you for study in Higher Education. In the third term you will be able to write your own brief and display the work in our end of year exhibition. You will have your own generous studio space for the duration of the course, where you can create and display your work. In addition you will be able to use the dedicated workshops for Photography, Print, 3D and Ceramics. This level 3 qualification is all about engaging, supporting and developing your skills and ideas, to enable you to gain the confidence to progress onto a creative arts degree.

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FdA Art and Design Practice

Level 5 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


The FdA Art & Design Practice is a radical and innovative interdisciplinary art degree 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 making, fine art, ceramics, graphic design and multimedia with full technical support. A key feature of the art degree 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 an Access to HE Art & Design and the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design programmes. Both the perfect preparation for university-level study in the field of contemporary art & design. For examples of student artwork please follow the link for our virtual summer show: https://bit.ly/baartcc Download FdA Art And Design Practice Programme Specification (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/FdA-Art-And-Design-Practice-Programme-Specification-2021-22.pdf Download FdA Art And Design Practice Module Appendix Handbook (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/FdA-Art-And-Design-Practice-Module-Appendix-Handbook-2021-22.pdf

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FdA Art and Design Practice

Level 5 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


The FdA Art & Design Practice is a radical and innovative interdisciplinary art degree 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 making, fine art, ceramics, graphic design, and multimedia with full technical support. A key feature of the art degree 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 an Access to HE Art & Design and the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design programmes. Both the perfect preparation for university-level study in the field of contemporary art & design. For examples of student artwork please follow the link for our virtual summer show: https://bit.ly/baartcc

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BA (Hons) Games Design For Industry

Level 6 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This 1 year top up, full time, innovative and exciting new games programme has been designed to allow students from the HND or foundation degree (and others where appropriate) to progress to an honours degree to develop an independent, autonomous practice, but with skills and attributes to be part of any team within any typical games design studio. This programme aims to facilitate and equip graduates with the expertise, enthusiasm and flexibility for a future in developing games and their content. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of Agile, entrepreneurship, team management and the techniques and skills needed by the games industry to get you that dream job, or to start your own independent games company. We specialise in providing a typical studio set up with small class sizes to ensure you get excellent support and advice for your studies. You will have greater access to staff and resources, as well as practical specialist knowledge to pursue a career in your chosen area of specialism within the games industry. Tutors will facilitate your independent research into advanced game design skills and techniques reflecting your particular specialism throughout the programme. Team production of prototypes will be explored, as well as methods to improve immersion, narrative and visual impact. You will be encouraged to investigate design innovations such as virtual and augmented reality, to develop new methods of enhancing gameplay, and simulation whilst receiving career and business advice specifically tailored to your individual aspirations. Visits to games festivals such as EGX Rezzed will also inform student practice. You will be encouraged to work creatively and professionally to design and communicate concepts through visuals, prototypes, 3D/2D game assets, game design documents, pitches and presentations often to professionals within the industry. You will use industry standard software such as Autodesk (3D Studio Max, Maya and Mudbox etc), the full Adobe Master collection, UE4 and others. You will also have access to VR headsets such as Oculus Rifts and Vives, excellent sound labs, video cameras, Kinect cameras and blue/green screens etc. Graduates have gone on to work in games studios such as Splash Damage or set up their own independent studios. This is a full-time course; typically, students should expect to spend 35 – 40 hours per week on a combination of taught and self-directed study. Each module is delivered over a 15-week Study Block, which typically comprises 12 weeks of learning and teaching, and 3 weeks of assessment and feedback. Students will engage in a variety of learning activities, including lectures, seminars, private and group tutorials, specialist workshops. For examples of student work please check out our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Gamedesign4Industry Download BA (Hons) Games Design for Industry Programme Specification (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/BA-Hons-Games-Design-for-Industry-Programme-Specification-2021-22.pdf Download BA (Hons) Games Design for Industry Module Appendix Handbook (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/BA-Hons-Games-Design-for-Industry-Module-Appendix-Handbook-2021-22.pdf

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Art and Design Diploma

Level 2 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


Do you love Art or Design? Are you an inventive, creative person? Would you like to broaden your skills and learn how to develop your ideas, so that you could one day earn a living from your creativity? This course is perfect for students who like to study in a practical, hands-on way. You will explore a wide range of materials, processes and technical skills, as well as developing good study skills, communication skills, employability skills and self-confidence. The qualification is structured to provide time for gallery visits, collaborative projects and work experience, alongside regular sketchbook work, contextual studies, specialist workshops and portfolio building. The timetable also allows you to study for your Maths and English GCSE’s should you need to. The course begins with fun projects and a variety of skills workshops that are taught to the whole group. Over time you will be able to steer projects to be themed to your own interests or chosen art or design specialism. You will soon become a more independent learner who is able to come up with original ideas, write your own project proposals, develop sketchbook pages and create finished pieces that you are proud of. If you choose to study at our St Austell campus you will work as part of The Creative and Digital Academy, collaborating on a wide range of projects, performances and exhibitions with fellow creativity. Our vibrant and diverse spaces mean you’ll be engaging with musicians, dancers, gamers, filmmakers and actors, all working together to grow the creative landscape in Cornwall. If you choose to study at our Camborne campus you will be based in our bright and spacious art studio. Developing your creativity in a friendly and inspiring place, where students are encouraged to experiment freely, to express their individuality, to try out new ways of working and to broaden their ideas through slide-shows, discussions and research.

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BA (Hons) Art & Design Practice

Level 6 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This programme has been developed as a progression to honours to make it possible for foundation degree graduates (and others where appropriate), to progress to achieve an honours degree in the interdisciplinary art and design area. This final year is unique to the South West and provides an exciting and vibrant Level 6 qualification with a continued emphasis on you, the learner and the development of your professional identity within the creative industries. You will develop a focused innovative practice combining particular interdisciplinary art and design interests. In particular you will have the staff expertise and practical up to date facilities to enable you to explore, Print Making, Ceramics, Painting, Graphic Design, 3D Design, Mould Making & Fine Art Textiles. This is supported by an advanced skills and knowledge set reflecting your particular direction through the programme. You will be expected to develop an independent, autonomous practice, synthesise prior learning and present a public realisation of your work. The programme aims to facilitate within graduates an enthusiasm, curiosity and flexibility to equip you for a future in developing challenging art and design projects, whilst also operating across a range of arts careers and creative practices. The programme aims to be a unique blend of traditional, contemporary and innovative approaches to learning. The curriculum is enquiry driven to provide you with a centred active education. Its design deliberately discourages the reductive question ‘What do I need to do to pass this module?’ by providing a framework which begs the question ‘Can I do this?’ and developing an enquiring attitude. This is consistent with the need for workers in the creative industries to be able to apply in-depth subject knowledge to a variety of circumstances. For examples of student artwork please follow the link for our virtual summer show: https://bit.ly/2TZkYRZ Download BA (Hons) Art and Design Practice Programme Specification (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/BA-Hons-Art-and-Design-Practice-Programme-Specification-2021-22.pdf Download BA (Hons) Art and Design Practice Module Appendix Record (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/BA-Hons-Art-and-Design-Practice-Module-Appendix-Record-2021-22.pdf

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BA (Hons) Art & Design Practice

Level 6 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This programme has been developed as a progression to honours to make it possible for foundation degree graduates (and others where appropriate), to progress to achieve an honours degree in the interdisciplinary art and design area. This final year is unique to the South West and provides an exciting and vibrant Level 6 qualification with a continued emphasis on you, the learner and the development of your professional identity within the creative industries. You will develop a focused innovative practice combining particular interdisciplinary art and design interests. In particular you will have the staff expertise and practical up to date facilities to enable you to explore, Print Making, Ceramics, Painting, Graphic Design, 3D Design, Mould Making & Fine Art Textiles. This is supported by an advanced skills and knowledge set reflecting your particular direction through the programme. You will be expected to develop an independent, autonomous practice, synthesise prior learning and present a public realisation of your work. The programme aims to facilitate within graduates an enthusiasm, curiosity and flexibility to equip you for a future in developing challenging art and design projects, whilst also operating across a range of arts careers and creative practices. The programme aims to be a unique blend of traditional, contemporary and innovative approaches to learning. The curriculum is enquiry driven to provide you with a centred active education. Its design deliberately discourages the reductive question ‘What do I need to do to pass this module?’ by providing a framework which begs the question ‘Can I do this?’ and developing an enquiring attitude. This is consistent with the need for workers in the creative industries to be able to apply in-depth subject knowledge to a variety of circumstances. For examples of student artwork please follow the link for our virtual summer show: https://bit.ly/2TZkYRZ

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Clay and The Community Diploma (Art & Design)

Level 4 • Full-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Whether you’re wanting to develop your practise after previous L3 study or from your own regular exploration at home, the Level 4 Diploma in Clay and The Community calls on the very foundation of St Austell town and it’s surrounding clay communities – White Gold! With Investigation, Experimentation, Review and Realisation as the core aspects of the course you’re destined to grow and find yourself as an artist working within the realms of clay. Whether it’s the traditional skills of throwing, hand building, modelling, casting, moulding, glazing decoration and firing or the more unexpected ways of involving clay with paint, print, textile and digital practice, you’ll develop a vast portfolio before focusing on a specialist skill for your final major project. Because St Austell is home to Clay you’ll get the chance to network with visiting artists engaging in The Austell Project, WhiteGold and Brickfield. You’ll act as assistants to artists and ceramicists delivering community workshops and you’ll be supported to develop your own workshop planning and delivery. You will be a vital part of the regeneration of the Town and surrounding areas, bringing culture to village communities. This incredible course will facilitate the development and realisation of the practitioner, evolving your practical skillset alongside workshop delivery and even technician work – each learner will gain valuable work experience as an art and design technician in our very own dedicated art and photography building.

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Art & Design Practice Extended Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


If you love Art and Design; you get excited about finding creative solutions to problems, enjoy working with your hands, investigating why and how other artists’ and designers’ work, then this is the course for you. The Level 3 Extended Diploma Art and Design is an exciting two year course; in the first year you are encouraged to explore all areas of the arts, to achieve the Diploma. You will begin to determine your specialist pathways when you progress onto the Extended Diploma, in the second year. At the start of each year you are allocated your own studio space, which you can make your own and use as a base throughout the year. In the first year you will take part in a wide range of practical workshops in our studios, in order to develop your skills in drawing, painting, working with mixed media, graphics and digital media, textiles, printmaking, ceramics, photography and 3 dimensional work. Projects and workshops are linked to relevant creative careers, to help you understand where your skills might be used, in the creative industries. The year is completed with a Final Project and a Summer Exhibition. The second year is an opportunity for you to decide on your specialist pathway, such as Fashion, Textiles, Photography, Fine Art, Graphic Design etc. All the work you have done to date is organised into a portfolio, either for job and apprenticeship applications, or university entrance via UCAS. Focused support for progression is given throughout the Autumn term, whilst practical projects continue to provide opportunities for you to take greater responsibility for your own practice, including decision making and time management. There will be an emphasis on projects negotiated between you and your tutors. This year culminates in an extensive Final Major Project, which is exhibited in the Summer Exhibition. Underpinning all aspects of the course is an engaging programme of contextual studies and you will take part in gallery and location visits, written assignments and tutorials throughout the course, as well as relevant work experience, employer-led projects, commissions and exhibitions.

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Art and Design Foundation Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


The Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is a wonderful year of discovery. You will have the time to explore your interests in Art and Design and decide which specialism you feel most comfortable developing. If you are coming from A levels, this will be a year away from a ‘school’ mentality; we are keen for you to develop as an independent creative who is willing to push boundaries. If you are someone who feels they just need a bit of breathing space, to have some time to explore and be creative, then this year can be a time to do just that. This course is very much about practical learning – you will be spending a lot of time in the Art and Design studios, where you will have a dedicated workspace and plan chest to keep all your work organised. The work you produce will build towards a portfolio for you to take with you to interviews and onward employment. You’ll be exploring a wide range of media and building on skills that you already have. You’ll be studying a subject you enjoy and developing all of the essential skills you need as a creative artist, or designer, as you progress through the course. Our studios and workshops are bright and airy and we are fortunate in having dedicated 3D, print room and ceramics workshops. Our staff have a range of specialist skills from Fine Art, printmaking, contextual studies, graphics and photography, and we also have supportive technical staff, in the workshops.

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Art & Design CAVA Access To HE Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


Are you are a creative person? Have you been thinking about returning to education, to study for a degree in art and design, but don’t feel that you are quite ready? If the answer to these questions is yes, then this is the course for you! The Access courses are designed to support mature learners (19+) so that they can progress confidently onto a degree at the end of the year. You will be supported with that application through UCAS. This course is just one year of study, so it is intense and fast paced, but at the same time it will introduce you to an exciting range of creative skills and ideas. As it is only one year, learners are expected to spend between 5-8 hours home study a week. In the first two terms you will have an introduction to: 2D skills, mixed media, colour theory, print, photography, graphic design, textiles, life drawing, 3D skills and ceramics. These will be taught by specialist staff mainly through a series of practical workshops. You will also develop your research, writing, and other study skills through the theory units; all of which are designed to prepare you for study in Higher Education. In the third term you will be able to write your own brief and display the work in our end of year exhibition. You will have your own generous studio space for the duration of the course, where you can create and display your work. In addition you will be able to use the dedicated workshops for Photography, Print, 3D and Ceramics. This level 3 qualification is all about engaging, supporting and developing your skills and ideas, to enable you to gain the confidence to progress onto a creative arts degree.

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FdA Art and Design Practice

Level 5 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


The FdA Art & Design Practice is a radical and innovative interdisciplinary art degree 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 making, fine art, ceramics, graphic design and multimedia with full technical support. A key feature of the art degree 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 an Access to HE Art & Design and the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design programmes. Both the perfect preparation for university-level study in the field of contemporary art & design. For examples of student artwork please follow the link for our virtual summer show: https://bit.ly/baartcc Download FdA Art And Design Practice Programme Specification (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/FdA-Art-And-Design-Practice-Programme-Specification-2021-22.pdf Download FdA Art And Design Practice Module Appendix Handbook (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/FdA-Art-And-Design-Practice-Module-Appendix-Handbook-2021-22.pdf

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FdA Art and Design Practice

Level 5 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


The FdA Art & Design Practice is a radical and innovative interdisciplinary art degree 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 making, fine art, ceramics, graphic design, and multimedia with full technical support. A key feature of the art degree 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 an Access to HE Art & Design and the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design programmes. Both the perfect preparation for university-level study in the field of contemporary art & design. For examples of student artwork please follow the link for our virtual summer show: https://bit.ly/baartcc

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BA (Hons) Games Design For Industry

Level 6 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This 1 year top up, full time, innovative and exciting new games programme has been designed to allow students from the HND or foundation degree (and others where appropriate) to progress to an honours degree to develop an independent, autonomous practice, but with skills and attributes to be part of any team within any typical games design studio. This programme aims to facilitate and equip graduates with the expertise, enthusiasm and flexibility for a future in developing games and their content. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of Agile, entrepreneurship, team management and the techniques and skills needed by the games industry to get you that dream job, or to start your own independent games company. We specialise in providing a typical studio set up with small class sizes to ensure you get excellent support and advice for your studies. You will have greater access to staff and resources, as well as practical specialist knowledge to pursue a career in your chosen area of specialism within the games industry. Tutors will facilitate your independent research into advanced game design skills and techniques reflecting your particular specialism throughout the programme. Team production of prototypes will be explored, as well as methods to improve immersion, narrative and visual impact. You will be encouraged to investigate design innovations such as virtual and augmented reality, to develop new methods of enhancing gameplay, and simulation whilst receiving career and business advice specifically tailored to your individual aspirations. Visits to games festivals such as EGX Rezzed will also inform student practice. You will be encouraged to work creatively and professionally to design and communicate concepts through visuals, prototypes, 3D/2D game assets, game design documents, pitches and presentations often to professionals within the industry. You will use industry standard software such as Autodesk (3D Studio Max, Maya and Mudbox etc), the full Adobe Master collection, UE4 and others. You will also have access to VR headsets such as Oculus Rifts and Vives, excellent sound labs, video cameras, Kinect cameras and blue/green screens etc. Graduates have gone on to work in games studios such as Splash Damage or set up their own independent studios. This is a full-time course; typically, students should expect to spend 35 – 40 hours per week on a combination of taught and self-directed study. Each module is delivered over a 15-week Study Block, which typically comprises 12 weeks of learning and teaching, and 3 weeks of assessment and feedback. Students will engage in a variety of learning activities, including lectures, seminars, private and group tutorials, specialist workshops. For examples of student work please check out our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Gamedesign4Industry Download BA (Hons) Games Design for Industry Programme Specification (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/BA-Hons-Games-Design-for-Industry-Programme-Specification-2021-22.pdf Download BA (Hons) Games Design for Industry Module Appendix Handbook (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/BA-Hons-Games-Design-for-Industry-Module-Appendix-Handbook-2021-22.pdf

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