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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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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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Patchwork Picnic Blanket Sewing Workshop

No Qualification • • Cornwall College Camborne


For this Workshop you will need your own sewing machine (in good working order) and manual and your own sewing kit including scissors, pins, needles, tape measure and tailor's chalk or other fabric marker. You will also need to bring your own fabric, thread, lining etc and you will be informed the amounts nearer the start date. This is a FREE* workshop - so apply online now so you don't miss out! *This workshop will be free for students who will be 19+ as of 31.08.21 and have not attended the workshop before. If you have already attended this workshop and wish to repeat it a fee will apply. This workshop runs on a Saturday from 9.30am to 4.00pm for 1 day. Venue:- Cornwall College Camborne Trevenson Road Pool Redruth TR15 3RD

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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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Crazy Patchwork Panel - Sewing Workshop

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


Learn two different crazy patchwork techniques to produce decorative panels which can then be used as part of a product, e.g. placemat, cushion, bag, etc. This is an ideal workshop for beginners through to experienced sewers, so come along and be creative! For this workshop you will need your own sewing machine (in good working order) and manual and your own sewing kit including scissors, pins, needles, tape measure. You will also need to bring your own fabric, thread etc and you will be informed of the amounts nearer the start date This is a FREE* workshop - book now so you don't miss out. *This workshop will be free for students who will be 19+ as of 31.08.21 and have not attended the workshop before. If you have already attended this workshop and wish to repeat it a fee will apply. This workshop is held on a Saturday from 9.30am to 4.00pm for 1 day. Venue:- Cornwall College Camborne Trevenson Road Pool Redruth TR15 3RD

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Introduction to Weaving Workshop

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This workshop is a basic introduction to the art of weaving. It will take you through the basic weaving techniques needed to produce a simple wall hanging, and in the process introduce you to some of the terms used in weaving. There will be a small charge for materials, max £5 made on the day, but please feel free to bring along any small amounts of yarn that you feel you might want to use. This is a FREE* workshop - apply for a place now. *This workshop will be free for students who will be 19+ as of 31.08.21 and have not attended the workshop before. If you have already attended this workshop and wish to repeat it a fee will apply This workshop runs on a Saturday from 9.30am to 4.00pm for 1 day. Venue:- Cornwall College Camborne Trevenson Road Pool Redruth TR15 3RD

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Clothes Making (Evening)

No Qualification • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


Come and develop new skills with an experienced tutor using your own pattern, fabric and sewing kit to make a garment of your choice. You will need a sewing pattern of your choice and all the materials needed to make your chosen item. You will also need a general sewing kit, to include tape measure, pins, needles, thread and scissors. Please bring with you any of these items that you already have and advice on these and what else you will need will be given to you at the first class by the tutor. You will need to bring your own sewing machine with you on this course. This course runs on a Monday evening from 6.30pm to 8.30pm for 5 weeks. Venue:- Cornwall College Camborne Trevenson Road Pool Redruth TR15 3RD

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Basic woodwork skills

Entry Level • Full-time • Bicton College


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