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Clay and The Community Diploma (Art & Design)

Level 4

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Key Info

Learning Area   Arts & Media
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   1 year
Institution Code   C78


Dates & Locations

Course Type   University
Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   06/09/2021

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.

  What You Will Learn

With access to a range of workshop facilities. You will become practitioner who is informed by the historical and contemporary practice of working with clay.

You will produce a sophisticated portfolio of 2D and 3D artwork, which has a specialist focus on clay.

How to apply skills through both traditional and contemporary practical techniques.

How to respond to a range of contexts and design opportunities.

You will learn both traditional hand skills as well as industry and digital production skills.

Skills include throwing, hand building, modelling, casting, moulding, glazing decoration and firing.

How to create innovative and creative solutions that demonstrate your ability to contextualise your design practice within the professional arena.

How to support and deliver workshops to a range of age groups and abilities.

How to support an Art and Photography department in the exhibition of work and the maintenance of stock and studio spaces.

  Entry Requirements

A Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in a Creative subject or A Levels including a Creative Subject. A strong portfolio of work will be expected at interview although this does not have to be in working with clay. GCSEs at Grade C or 4 in Maths or English is expected.

  Assessment

Assessment is against six criteria: Investigation, Experimentation, Evaluation and Review, Realisation, Communication and Self Directed Practice. There will be at least two formative assessments and one final summative assessment against these criteria. The final grade of the qualification will be Pass, Merit or Distinction.

  Progression

On completion of the L4 Diploma you can use your portfolio to apply for Higher Education Art and Design courses or continue practicing within the community.

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# Clay # Art # Design # Creative

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. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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Alice Vandy

A photo of Alice Vandy

Alice’s fashion designs have been seen on celebrities such as Rita Ora, Miley Cyrus, Paris Hilton and Jessie J, she also collaborates with some major manufacturers including Care Bears, My Little Pony and Hello Kitty.

“I knew I wanted to be a fashion designer and the course at Camborne covered lots of different disciplines, which was great as it gave me a wonderful overview of all the various paths open to me and I particularly remember enjoying life drawing. From there I was accepted by The University of Plymouth to study fashion design and on completion of my degree I then moved back to Cornwall and got a job at a high-end fashion boutique, which introduced me to the spectrum of fashion.

My goal was to have my designs on the catwalk at the Clothes Show, so I worked hard, researched a lot, got signed by a portfolio agency and was then contacted by the stylist who wanted me to be involved in the designs for the opening sequence to the show. From there I received work from the X-Factor, Got to Dance and worked with Vogue on a Range Rover launch. "

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