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Art and Design (Product Design, Ceramics)

Morley College London

UCAS Code: PROD | Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


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48

48 UCAS points equivalent: - Access to Higher Education Diploma - A levels - BTEC at level 3 With GCSE English grade 4 or C minimum. Desirable GCSE Maths.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

On our HND Ceramics course at Morley College Waterloo we understand that effective design development must be underpinned by solid practical skills and technical knowledge. For example, in the first year (L4) you will be taught clay construction, wheel-throwing, plaster mould-making and glaze-mixing alongside digital design software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and AutoCAD for surface design and 3D printing. You will be educated and supported by enthusiastic expert specialists in small class sizes and they will teach you how to interpret and respond to stimulating design scenarios. As professional ceramicists you will need excellent presentation skills in order to promote your ceramic products or gain employment, which is why we embed them seamlessly into our program. We also engage with visiting Ceramic artists and designers to provide context and inspiration for your future career development. Successful completion of the HNC year will prepare you to progress on to our second (L5) year.

The second year of our HND Ceramics course will give you the tools to become innovative and skilled ceramic designers and practitioners. You will continue to build and extend ceramic design and technical skills and deepen individual conceptual practice. Our professional and highly specialist tutors are there to teach advanced skills in clay construction and mould-making and guide you to develop your own innovative ceramic materials and glazes to enhance design. By the end of the course you will design, make, glaze and launch your own collection of ceramic artefacts/products. You will also be able to present your ceramic design collections professionally, and with confidence. Before your launch, at New Designers, and your end of year exhibition in the brand new Morley Gallery you will have increased experience of planning promotion and publicity and approaching sponsorship to make the most of available opportunities for your future career.

Modules

Units are subject to change but would typically be:
- Professional Development
- Contextual Studies
- Individual Project (Pearson-Set)
- Techniques and Processes
- 3D Practices
- Computer Aided Design (CAD)
- Art/Craft Production
- Surface Design
- Professional Practice
- Applied Practice Collaborative Project
- Advanced Product Design
- Conceptual Practice
- Material Selection & Specification
- Ceramic Design

Assessment methods

Each Unit has learning outcomes, these are structured within an Assignment Brief, which has a real-life design scenario. Tasks within the assignment are matched to learning outcomes and assessment criteria for transparency and to help you achieve your best.

For each unit students will receive group and individual tutorials and critiques. Each assignment will have formal formative and summative assessment dates outlined clearly. The formative assessment, with written feedback will provide advice and guidance to ensure you achieve your best at summative assessment.

Summative assessment is held at the end of each unit, the process is both fair and transparent. At this stage you will receive your grade for each unit within two weeks (pass, merit or distinction) with written feedback which outlines our assessment decisions and gives individual advice for future development.

The Uni


Course location:

Waterloo Centre

Department:

Ceramics (Waterloo)

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