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FdA Art and Design Practice

Level 5

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Key Info

Learning Area   Arts & Media
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   2 Years
Institution Code   C78

Dates & Locations

Location   Cornwall College Camborne
Start Date   14/09/2020
UCAS Code   W290

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, fine art, ceramics, furniture, graphic design, animation 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.

  What You Will Learn

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:

Practice in Context
Negotiated Project
Professional Identity

  Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required (specific unit grades may be requested). Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 (specific unit grades may be requested) or a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply. A portfolio interview will be required.




Possible Careers

Fine Artist
Textile Artist/Designer
Fine Art Sculptor
Graphic Designer
Art Gallery/Museum Manager/Assistant
Arts Administration
Community Project Work
Advertising Art/Creative Director
Tattoo Artist
Product Designer
Interior/Spatial/Window Designer


How to Apply  


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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.


Jack Sutton Basset

A photo of Jack Sutton Basset

Jack chose to study at the College for his Level 2 and Level 3 BTEC in Music and has gone onto travel the world with his band King Creature. They've toured around America, Europe and China and have even recorded at the infamous Abbey Road Studios.

" I had a great time on my course and I met some great people who I'm still in contact with and work with. I wanted a course that allowed me to play music and now I play drums for the band King Creature and get to travel a lot."

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