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.
We operate industry-standard workshops with the latest equipment and expertise. Our interdisciplinary approach allows you to keep an open mind about materials and methods, and to develop your own specialist skills within specific art and design specialisms: creating a unique approach to your own practice.
You will be allocated your own studio space in our dedicated arts centre.
We offer a variety of study destination visits including London, New York and the Venice Biennale.
Possible careers available with this qualification:
– 3D Designer
– Ceramic Artist
– Community Arts Projects
– Computer Game Designer
– Fine Artist
– Furniture Designer
– Graphic Designer
– Textile Designer
– Web Designer
The application process for full-time and part-time degree level courses with The Cornwall College Group starting in September 2017 is still open and we are taking applications. Full-time applicants should apply via UCAS and part-time applicants directly via the College website.
- UCAS Code: W290
- Institution codes: CORN C78
- Course Fee (per annum): £7500
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. Access to HE Diplomas - 45 credits at level 3. Plus 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.
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Course DocumentsFdA Contemporary Creative Practice
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
*Modules are subject to change and availability
*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
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