Level 2 Certificate Creative Craft - Ceramics
Art & Design, Fashion & Creative Crafts
What is the course about?
This course is aimed at adult students who wish to further develop their skills within ceramics whilst building on the skills gained from the level 1 qualification. There are opportunities to specialise in specific ceramics disciplines in order to develop creative freedom and produce more personal responses as the course progresses.
Why should I choose the course?
The aim of the course is to introduce you to the skills, knowledge, and behaviours required to be successful within ceramics. The course will prepare you for the next stage of your journey, whether this is further education or employment within the creative industries.
What will I learn?
You will build upon your existing skills, exploring various ceramics techniques and processes. These could include using paper clay, Raku, coil building, slab building, slip casting, smoke firing, mould making, stoneware, and earthenware glazing.
This programme is assessed through practical work, sketchbook work and written evaluation.
What will the course lead on to?
Following successful completion of the course you can progress onto a level 3 art and design- based course such as the Level 3 Certificate in Ceramics.
Are there any links with industry and university?
Students may benefit from guest lectures from visiting artists and craftspeople who can deliver specialist workshops and talk about working as a freelance artist. Techniques and equipment used will be closely aligned to industry working practices in order to fully prepare you for developing as a ceramics artist. As well as your course tutor, there will be an artist in residence with a ceramics specialism working alongside you, offering technical support and advice about the creative industries from a first-hand perspective.
As a student on this course, you may have the opportunity to take part in trips or offsite activities to gather inspiration for your own work. You will also have the opportunity to exhibit your work to peers throughout the course to showcase skills you have developed. You will take part in the end of year final exhibition, which is open to the public.
What support is available?
We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
The course is delivered by highly experienced teachers who have a wealth of industry experience to share. You will have access to specialist studios and excellent facilities including Raku and electric kilns, enamelling kiln, glass kiln, glaze room and throwing wheels. There is also a well-stocked library with a great selection of art books and e-resources to assist you with your studies
What are the entry requirements?
To study this course, you should ideally have completed the Level 1 Ceramics (Creative Craft Award). If you have considerable previous experience within ceramics, you may apply directly on to this course. In this case, a portfolio of work will be required for interview.
Are there any additional costs associated with the course?
Students will be required to pay a materials fee of £30. Any trips will be in addition to the course fees. Students should have a basic art kit which can be purchased from the college art shop; staff can advise on materials to purchase.
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