You will be studying in a traditional art school, purpose built in the 1970’s. Staff, who you will work closely with, all have their own professional specialist practice. Each year you will be given your own individual workspace and access to bespoke ceramics and jewellery workshops. These include dedicated spaces for slip casting and plasterwork, jewellery fabrication, enamelling and metal casting, throwing, a glaze laboratory, an extensive array of gas and electric kilns, raku and pit firing facilities, laser cutting and state-of-the-art ceramic and metal decal printing technology.
The course of study supports the development of your studio practice with an emphasis on craft and skill. Lectures and contextual dialogue enable you to position yourself and your practice in terms of art history and contemporary critical thought, so that you will be equipped with the tools to research and map your own interests ensuring your ideas are informed. Dialogue is encouraged between departments, offering opportunities for collaboration and exciting interaction.
Students participate in public exhibitions, events and specialist competitions preparing them professionally for future career aspirations. All these skills are transferable across a range of professional contexts where taught critical and creative thinking, traditionally associated with arts practice, is now becoming increasingly sought after in the world of commerce and business.