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At a glance

  • Full Time / Part Time

  • 1 year full time, 2 years part time

  • Jobswell Campus

UCAS Code: C22 

Course Code: CACJ 

This ceramics course involves learning through making and material experimentation. Practical workshops, teaching traditional and contemporary processes in ceramics are delivered to small groups, where students explore their ideas and design potential through expressive ceramic process, design and making. 

This level four stand alone qualification allows those students who are unable to commit to studying for a full BA honours degree to have an understanding of and learn the basic skills required in their chosen subject.  

Programme Features

Carmarthen School of Art is known for its ‘family’ atmosphere, and open door policy. Class sizes are small and tutor contact is second to none. The course supports the development of your studio practice with an emphasis on craft and skill. You will be given your own individual workspace and access to bespoke ceramics workshops. These include dedicated spaces for slip casting and plasterwork, casting, throwing, a glaze laboratory, an extensive array of gas and electric kilns, raku and pit firing facilities and state-of-the-art ceramic and metal decal printing technology.

Programme content

A skills based year delivered through a series of workshops, including Ceramics Processes & Product, Investigating Materiality, Developing Visual Language, Learning in the Digital Era and a Creative Project.

Progression and employment

Once you have successfully completed the Certificate of Higher Education, you could progress to level 5 of the full degree if you choses to do so.

Upon completing the full BA (Hons) Degree (years 2 & 3) Independent 3D designer maker, ceramic artist or designer, studio potter, model maker for theatre and film, applied artist, educator, exhibition curator, arts administrator, community art worker, art therapist, researcher, post graduate study (MA, PhD), innovator etc.

Method of assessment

Assessment is on-going through workshop plenary sessions, critiques, formative and summative assessment with aural and written feedback.

Entry requirements

Tariff score points accepted: A minimum of 96 points or equivalent portfolio ability for mature applicants.

All full time applicants need to apply online through UCAS.

Programme Directors interview every applicant and discuss your portfolio of artwork and ambitions with you. This is a vital part of our selection process to ensure that the course is right for you and you are right for the course.

Additional costs

There is no additional Studio fee. However, it is likely that you will incur additional costs for specialist materials, printing and for course related excursions.

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Graig Campus
Sandy Road
SA15 4DN
01554 748000
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Coleg Sir Gar is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 08539630 and is a registered charity No. 1152522. 
The registered office is at The Graig Campus, Sandy Road, Pwll, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 4DN