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Ceramics Level 3

Course code: PFWV111P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 3

Course details

Course time:

09:00 - 17:00

Days of week:

Monday to Friday

Course date:

9th Sept 2024 - 31st Jul 2025

Course location:

Witney Campus

Contact details

Phone:

01993 703 464

The Ceramics specialism offers students the opportunity to further hone their ceramic knowledge and skillset with an aim to develop as a practising artist, or progress to a higher level of study at degree level.
We’ve introduced a range of courses at Level 3 Diploma Level which will give you an opportunity to explore your creativity and raw artistic talent.

Testing your creativity through challenging and engaging projects, you will be encouraged to consider the importance and application of ethical and sustainable design principles, as well as developing a contextual knowledge and understanding of creative practice in industry.

This programme of study is ideal for students who want to explore and experiment with a range of different specialist practices within the creative industries (Year One) and then specialise in Ceramics (Year Two).

On successful completion of this programme of study you will have gained the necessary industry relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to access appropriate entry level roles, training programmes or apprenticeships in the creative sector, or apply for progression to higher education courses.

Alongside your Diploma, as part of your Futures Study Programme you will:

Develop your maths and English skills at the right level for you.

Complete 5 days of work experience to help you grow your employability skills.

Experience fun enrichment opportunities, including workshops, trips and visits.

Develop your personal and professional skills and attributes with guidance and support.

Course units
Level 3 Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design & Communication (1 Year)

Unit 1: The Creative Process

Unit 2: Developing Creative Practice

Unit 3: Responding to a Set Brief

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design & Communication (2 Years)

Units 1, 2, 3 and:

Unit 4: Researching a Specialist Industry Practice

Unit 5: Specialist Technical Skills Development

Unit 6: Specialist Creative Outcome

What next?
The Level 3 Diploma in Creative Practice is equivalent in size to 1.5 A levels and is typically delivered over one-year of study. The qualification is ideal for students who have not decided what specialist practice within the creative industries they wish to focus their career aspirations. Students who complete the Diploma may choose to progress to the Extended Diploma.

The UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication is equivalent in size to 3 A levels and is typically delivered over two-years of full-time study. The qualification is comprised of the Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication and an additional year of study.

Students completing this qualification progress into:

Higher Education

This UAL qualification carries UCAS tariff points and is well recognised by higher education. Students progress to the UK’s top universities including Central St Martins, Brighton and Bath Spa.

Employment or training

The qualification will support students to develop a portfolio of work enabling them to make applications to appropriate entry level roles, training programmes, apprenticeships or self- employment.

Further education and vocational courses

This qualification will support students to progress to a range of further education and vocational courses, such as UAL Level 3/4 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

Entry criteria
5 GCSES at grade 4 including English or Maths OR a pass in the subject at level 2, with English and Maths not lower than a grade 3/Functional Skills L2 and at least grade 4 in one of English or Maths.
Fee information
Materials - Kit: £40, Studio materials: £25, Colour print credits: £15

(Total £80 payable at enrolment. You may be eligible for a bursary for up to 75% of this amount)

Day trips - approx. £40 (paid separately on request)

If you will be 19+ at the start of the academic year you may be eligible to pay tuition fees. Please enquire for further guidance.

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

16-18 Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £3,345.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £3,345.00

Qualifications received
UAL Level 3 Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design & Communication.
Learning & method assessment
You will be provided with one-to-one feedback and set targets at the end of each project. This course is 100% coursework, internally assessed and externally moderated. You must pass units prior units before putting your learning into practice for unit 3/6, where you will identify, research and produce a personal art and design project. The overall grade for this qualification comes from the final unit, at Pass, Merit or Distinction.

GCSE retakes or Functional Skills qualifications in maths and English are assessed through external examinations.

User skills
The objectives of the one-year Diploma are to enable students to:

1 Develop the knowledge, skills and attributes associated with the creative process and creative practice

2 Gain confidence, knowledge and understanding of 2D, 3D and 4D materials, methods, techniques and processes

3 Generate ideas, solve problems and produce creative outcomes that explore and communicate clear and individualised intentions and purpose

4 Effectively use a reflective practice to take responsibility for their own learning, development, decision making and progression

5 Take responsibility for the research, planning, time and actions required to access vocational and educational progression opportunities

6 Professionally present themselves and their work

The objectives of the two-year Extended Diploma are to enable students to:

1 Develop the knowledge, skills and attributes associated with the creative process and creative practice

2 Gain confidence, knowledge and understanding of 2D, 3D and 4D materials, methods, techniques and processes

3 Gain confidence, knowledge and understanding of a specialist practice and the materials and processes associated to it

4 Generate ideas, solve problems and produce creative outcomes that explore and communicate clear and individualised intentions and purpose

5 Effectively use a reflective practice to take responsibility for their own learning, development, decision making and progression

6 Take responsibility for the research, planning, time and actions required to access vocational and educational progression opportunities

7 Professionally present themselves and their work

8 Gather a thorough and in-depth knowledge of the creative industries and their aspirational career path within it