By choosing to study with us, you are not just a number, we are a small, friendly purpose built art school that offers a wide range of contemporary, cutting edge and traditional facilities. The staff that you will be working closely with, all have professional specialism within their own practice. Each year you will be given your own individual workspace and access to bespoke ceramics workshops. These include dedicated studios for throwing, handbuilding, slip casting, a plasterwork shop and glaze laboratory. The department holds an extensive array of kilns Including gas, electric, raku and pit firing area, as well as state-of-the-art ceramic decal printer and laser cutting facilities.
The course of study; supports the development of your studio practice with an emphasis on applied arts, craft and skills development. Alongside hands-on workshops and skills development; lectures and contextual dialogue enable you to position yourself and your practice in terms of art history and contemporary critical thought. So you will be equipped with the tools to research and map your own creativity and interests, ensuring your ideas are informed by both research and methodology. Dialogue between departments is encouraged, offering opportunities for collaboration. Developing exciting interaction between different disciplines, enabling you to explore disparate materials and processes.
Students participate in public exhibitions, events and specialist competitions preparing them professionally for the future. All these skills are transferable across a range of professional contexts teaching critical and creative thinking. Traditionally these skills are associated with arts practice, but are increasingly sought after in the world of commerce and business.