The Award in Ceramics offers a fusion of applied skills and underpinning knowledge that will equip you with the ability to make informed decisions about design and creative processes in a contemporary context.
There are no formal entry requirements for undertaking the award in ceramics however, it is important you have the potential and opportunity to successfully gain the qualification.
The course provides the opportunity to produce unique and innovative work carried out to the highest levels of craftsmanship, backed with sound subject knowledge and developed research skills.
To successfully achieve the award you must completion of the assessment outlined in the unit aim and all of its assessment criteria. Assessments will be internally graded pass, merit or distinction
There are no additional assignments aside from the assessments contained within the unit.
A small studio fee of £25 will be required for this subject. This covers all your material costs. However, if you wish to explore additional specialist materials or non-traditional materials that are not covered within the course, you will be responsible for sourcing and providing such materials.
Potentially you may progress to different levels of the qualification for example Award to a Certificate, from a Certificate to Diploma.
The inclusion of contextualised employability skills will allow you to investigate industry and commerce whilst preparing you for future vocational opportunities such as starting your own business or full-time employment within the creative industries.
Peak Award winner Jamie Holmes showed there are no barriers to success if you have genuine creative talent.
Profoundly deaf, Jamie joined the College from the Royal School for the Deaf and was supported by a signer throughout his studies. He excelled on his Art and Design Diploma, specialising in fashion and textiles, and now has a place studying Textile Design at Huddersfield University – with his sights set on a future career in the creative industries.
At our 2014 Peak Awards, Jamie won the Visual Arts prize, sponsored by Maber Associates Ltd, for his determination and willingness to improve.
When I first started at College, I was really lacking in confidence but I had so much help and support that I really found myself and I am looking forward to making the most of university.