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Contemporary Design Crafts

Hereford College of Arts

UCAS Code: W900 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

80

We would normally expect applicants to have achieved 80 UCAS Tariff Points at entry but whilst qualifications are important, our offers are not solely based on academic results and we may make offers based on other evidence of talent and suitability for the course. Portfolio submission (where applicable) and successful interview or audition are required.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Creative arts and design

The role of craft is continually evolving. Combining innovative processes with traditional skills and hands on making, our students develop specialist materials knowledge alongside visual language skills. You will be encouraged to challenge the traditional notions of design-craft, by investigating a wide variety of processes and exploring new ways of working with materials, objects and ideas. We support collaborative working across a range of disciplines, understanding how this can lead to exciting innovation and prepare students to forge new paths as independent makers, designers and entrepreneurs.
This course blends new design principles and an innovative approach to process, together with material knowledge and craft skills developed through hands-on making. You will explore an ongoing dialogue between materials, process and ideas whilst advancing your skills within our specialist workshops. With regular sessions in wood, metal, ceramic and textiles you will develop expertise in key making practices. You will be invited to respond to a rich and varied range of subjects including cultural, ethical and environmental issues. By taking part in a series of external projects you will improve your ability to create objects within a critical framework, be self-reflective and professional.

**Wider Links**

Over your three years of study, you will be given the opportunity to develop your professional networks through a variety of collaborations, live briefs and industry experience. With access to some of the most exciting makers and thinkers working within the world of design and craft today, you will gain the knowledge to develop and apply your skills across a wide variety of different contexts.

**After this Course**

You will be fully equipped with the skills and experience to become a self- employed designer-maker and follow a portfolio career path. Our graduates also find employment within the creative sector, pursuing careers within both contemporary and traditional craft industries. Graduate destinations frequently include cultural sector employment, arts administration, curation, museum and heritage, postgraduate study and teaching.

**Highlights**

1. This is a practice based degree with plenty of time in workshops.
2. Individual design spaces with unrivalled access to teaching staff.
3. Masterclasses with leading craft professionals.
4. Regular trips include a yearly international visit previously, Berlin, Rome, Barcelona, Paris and Venice.
5. Graduate work shown at New Designers, the UK's most important exhibition for emerging
craft and design.
6. Bespoke professional practice

Modules

From your first day at HCA you will work as a creative, developing your skills and your own voice through a series of projects. You will develop your creative practice, practical skills alongside your critical awareness and theoretical knowledge. You will study a range of modules that build your knowledge and confidence and total 120 credits each year.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hereford College of Arts

Department:

Art and Design

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