PLYMOUTH COLLEGE of ART - UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE 2020/21

 
PLYMOUTH COLLEGE of ART - UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE 2020/21
PLYMOUTH COLLEGE of ART

                          UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
                                 GUIDE 2020/21
PLYMOUTH COLLEGE of ART - UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE 2020/21
OPEN DAYS                                            MAKING YOUR                                         CONTENTS
                                                     APPLICATION
Our Open Days are a chance for you and your          A bursary that you won’t have to pay back:          About us
friends or family to visit Plymouth, meet and                                                            Don’t Just Make - Live Make                           4
                                                     If you’re a home (UK) student, you’ll be eligible
chat with our friendly programme leaders and                                                                                                                   6
                                                     to receive financial support from us throughout     Plymouth: a city of creativity
admissions staff, tour our studios and facilities,
                                                     your studies to help cover programme and travel     Space to make                                         8
visit student accommodation and discuss the
                                                     costs. As it’s a bursary, you won’t have to pay     The facts                                             10
best study options for you.
                                                     it back and you’ll still have access to other       Collaborators                                         12
                                                     funds and bursaries if you need them. For more                                                            14
Book your place at plymouthart.ac.uk/opendays                                                            Meet the graduates
                                                     information please see our website.
and we’ll send travel offers, recommendations
for hotels, and details of workshops and alumni
                                                     Your accommodation guaranteed:                      Courses
speakers in advance. You’re also welcome to
                                                                                                         BA (Hons) 3D Design Crafts                            18
turn up on the day.                                  As a first year student, you are guaranteed Halls
                                                                                                         BA (Hons) Animation                                   19
                                                     of Residence accommodation within the city,
                                                     close to our campus. We work with Host and          BA (Hons) Commercial Photography for                  20
Undergraduate Open Days, 10am - 4pm:                 Clever Student Lets to ensure you can choose        Fashion, Advertising & Editorial
                                                     suitable accommodation close to our campus          BA (Hons) Costume Production &                        21
                                                                                                         Associated Crafts
SAT 28 SEP 2019                                      that suits your budget.
                                                                                                         BA (Hons) Digital Media Production                    22
SAT 12 OCT 2019                                                                                          BA (Hons) Fashion                                     23
                                                                                                         BA (Hons) Fashion Media & Marketing                   24
SAT 9 NOV 2019                                                                                           BA (Hons) Film                                        25
                                                                                                         BA (Hons) Fine Art                                    26
SAT 4 JAN 2020                                                                                           BA (Hons) Game Arts                                   27
                                                                                                         BA (Hons) Graphic Design                              28
SAT 13 JUN 2020                                                                                          BA (Hons) Illustration                                29
                                                                                                         BA (Hons) Interior Decoration, Design & Styling       30
                                                                                                         BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking             31
                                                                                                         BA (Hons) Photography                                 32
                                                                                                         BA (Hons) Printed Textile Design &                    33
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2                          Open Days                                                                     3                           Undergraduate Course Guide 2020/21
PLYMOUTH COLLEGE of ART - UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE 2020/21
DON’T JUST MAKE – LIVE MAKE                                                                                  (Left) Public and industry
                                                                                                             explore the diverse
                                                                                                             work at our annual
Creativity doesn’t just happen in the studio, workshop or darkroom. It’s a way of life. A lot has            Degree Shows.
changed here since we started out over 160 years ago, but this simple equation of making and                 (Top) Screenprinting gets
living still shapes everything we do.                                                                        political at Port Eliot
                                                                                                             Festival.

                                                                                                             (Bottom) Fine Art student
                                                                                                             Molly McCarthy’s tactile
                                                                                                             explorations adorn the
We collaborate                                           Live what you do
                                                                                                             walls of her studio desk.
We’re an independent, university sector art school       We believe that contemporary arts practice
with an internationally distinctive identity. It’s a     is the catalyst for personal, professional and
truly collaborative cross-disciplinary environment.      cultural transformation, and in order to achieve
Nationally, we’re a Founding Associate of Tate           this we pride ourselves in providing high levels
Exchange and internationally, we act as advisors         of contact time and studio access, not just a
to the Cheongju International Craft Biennale.            few timetabled hours a week. Living what you
Our contribution to the creative industries and          do means getting immersed in learning, and
cultural agenda continues to grow, offering more         that requires constant access to the facilities,
opportunities each year to collaborate with leading      technicians and tuition that you need to develop.   An international experience                        Thinking and making
artists from around the world.
                                                                                                             Our onsite exhibition space, The Gallery,          Study with us and you’ll expand your critical
                                                         Making a difference
                                                                                                             showcases international creative artists, and we   approach alongside developing skills in research
                                                         We are committed to making a difference             welcome guest lecturers from overseas at every     and analysis. Our academically robust and
                                                         in everything that we do. In response to the        opportunity. As well as curating, publishing and   intellectually stimulating degree programmes are
                                                         ongoing drive to marginalise the creative           exhibiting abroad ourselves, we arrange exchange   delivered by our team of academics, technical
                                                         arts in mainstream education in the UK, we          programmes with our partners overseas.             demonstrators and invited experts who together
                                                         founded Plymouth School of Creative Arts and                                                           deliver excellence in learning, teaching and
                                                         a dedicated building for Foundation Diploma                                                            assessment. Our programmes encourage diversity
                                                         students. Together, we’re building a progressive                                                       in thinking and making - from practical applications
                                                         continuum of creative learning and practice                                                            through to reflective, analytical writing.
                                                         extending from early years to Masters-level
                                                         postgraduate study, research and professional                                                          We provide a dynamic, stimulating learning
                                                         practice.                                                                                              environment from which to test new models of
                                                                                                                                                                practice, while investing in the rich relationship
                                                         Over 160 years of creativity                                                                           between practice and theory - based on the
                                                                                                                                                                potential in material and visual exploration,
                                                         Plymouth College of Art was founded in 1856
                                                                                                                                                                collaborative working, cross-fertilisation of ideas,
                                                         as the first specialist school of art and design
Making time, making space                                                                                                                                       and the exploration of histories and contemporary
                                                         in the city. Since that time, we’ve retained
                                                                                                                                                                contexts.
Our tutors are practising artists and designers,         our independence, our identity and our ability
and our technicians are highly skilled masters of        to respond swiftly to emerging trends and
                                                                                                                                                                Join us
their crafts. We’re all making something. Some           artistic movements. And the beliefs that hold
are working at degree level, while others are            us together haven’t changed. Social justice –                                                          Atmosphere is a hard thing to put into words, but
pre-degree or postgraduate – all are contributing        through community impact and social mobility,                                                          so many people who come here say the same
to the growth of the creative industries in the UK.      and creative learning – through pedagogical                                                            thing: it feels like home. Study here and you’ll be
We’re proud of our big, open studios, our diverse        innovation, are at the heart of everything that                                                        choosing somewhere to work hard but also to
ecosystem of materials and our inspirational             we do.                                                                                                 create, enjoy, aspire and be yourself.
equipment and technologies.

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PLYMOUTH COLLEGE of ART - UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE 2020/21
PLYMOUTH: A CITY OF CREATIVITY
Located on the coast of Devon in the South West of England, Plymouth is Britain’s Ocean City.
With a beautiful waterfront and harbour and plenty of stunning surrounding countryside, our
thriving city offers a wealth of inspiration alongside vibrant culture and world-class events to
more than 35,000 students.

There’s something special about the way that                  The city plays host to major exhibitions, including     Beyond Plymouth
music, art and film blend in Plymouth. And                    British Art Show 7 (with British Art Show 9 set to
                                                                                                                      Just a stone’s throw away is some of the South        We’ve always loved our city, but lately there’s an
we are actively involved in an intergenerational              return to Plymouth in 2021), We The People Are
                                                                                                                      West’s most beautiful coastline, moors and            even greater buzz to the place than usual. Come
placemaking project that is transforming                      The Work, Rebel Film Festival and The Atlantic
                                                                                                                      prehistoric woodlands, as well as exciting creative   and find out for yourself.
the city into the regional capital of visual arts –           Project, bringing internationally renowned artists
                                                                                                                      hubs where you can discover independent shops,
reflected in investment from Arts Council England.            including Ryoji Ikeda, Postcommodity collective,
                                                                                                                      cafes, exhibition spaces and more.
Contemporary arts venues such as KARST house                  Ciara Phillips and Matt Stokes to the city with
innovative contemporary art exhibitions and                   specially commissioned, site-specific installations.
                                                                                                                      Less than an hour away, the Eden Project is one       Discover Plymouth:
residencies, whilst the college houses our own
                                                                                                                      of the world’s largest indoor rainforests and plays
well-established Gallery and independent arthouse             Alongside the city’s much loved creative spaces,                                                              barbicantheatre.co.uk
                                                                                                                      host to the Eden Sessions each summer, where
cinema. You’ll find live music venues where you               a host of newly developed centres for arts and                                                                fotonow.org
                                                                                                                      artists including Björk, Muse, Massive Attack
can catch local and touring bands, as well as DIY             enterprise have recently opened. The Box is                                                                   karst.org.uk
                                                                                                                      and PJ Harvey have played intimate shows in this
creative communities and community interest                   the new home for Plymouth’s museum and city                                                                   madeinplymouth.org
                                                                                                                      breathtaking setting.
companies springing up all over the city.                     archives, with a £40 million rebuild set to open in                                                           nativemakers.co.uk
                                                              2020, with seven large-scale permanent galleries,                                                             nudge.community
                                                                                                                      Nestled into a Cornish hillside and overlooking the
                                                              including collections from the South West Film &                                                              oceanstudios.org.uk
                                                                                                                      Atlantic Ocean, St Ives is home to Tate St Ives,
                                                              Television Archive.                                                                                           plymouthdance.org.uk
                                                                                                                      celebrating the artistic connections of the town,
                                                                                                                                                                            radiantspace.org.uk
                                                                                                                      which has been a destination for artists since
                                                              Meanwhile Ocean Studios in Plymouth’s historic                                                                theatreroyal.com
                                                                                                                      Victorian times. Renowned names associated
                                                              Royal William Yard offers collaborative facilities,                                                           themarkethall.co.uk
                                                                                                                      with the town range from Mark Rothko to Barbara
                                                              residencies and open-space workshops, and is
                                                                                                                      Hepworth.
                                                              already home to a wealth of creative, independent
                                                              businesses – from screenprinting workshops to
                                                              contemporary jewellers.

                                                              Plymouth’s artistic spirit also shines in the Theatre
                                                              Royal, the largest and best attended regional
                                                              producing theatre in the UK. Our relationship
                                                              with the theatre provides opportunities for
                                                              collaborations and industry experience – and it is
                                                              currently the venue for our graduation ceremony.

(Above) Bend reality with experimental installations          Plymouth Pavilions draws the biggest names
and events at Radiant, one of Plymouth’s many public          in music and comedy, and the whole city gets
gallery spaces. Photo © Dom Moore.                            involved with MTV Music Week, an annual music
(Right) Plymouth, known as Britain’s Ocean City, boasts       festival attracting the likes of Clean Bandit,
stunning coastal views. Photo © James Breeden.                Rudimental and Charli XCX, to name a few.

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SPACE TO MAKE
We offer the richest, most diverse ecosystem of materials, technologies, processes, practices, and
exchange of ideas of any art school in the UK. And that synergy gives us a certain kind of energy.

On campus                                                 LABs
Our 13,000 square metres of studios and                   Our LABs are open-access resources that support
workshops across four buildings are filled with           your learning and facilitate skill acquisition in
professional workspaces and state-of-the-art              response to your ideas and research. During your
facilities. Home to our 2,000-strong community            time at the college you’ll work primarily within
of student artists, designers and makers, our             a studio-based environment supported by an
city centre campus is a thriving creative hub of          exciting and diverse range of media and production
collaboration and innovation, thinking and making.        facilities. Each LAB holds a set of skill-specific
A close-knit community where artists, designers           workshops that encourage exploration and choice,
and makers combine, it’s a place to explore and           as you think through materials, processes and
experiment with processes and materials, both             their applications. Our aim is to enable flexibility
contemporary and traditional.                             and mobility towards cross-disciplinary exchange
                                                          at all levels. We value experimentation across
Fashion designers collaborate with filmmakers,            both traditional processes and new and emerging
fine artists with photographers, animators with           technologies. You will be immersed in a creative
ceramicists. The opportunities for cooperation and        environment that offers a menu of curiosity across
exchange are endless and open for discovery. Our          a wide range of analogue and digital opportunities.
academic and technical staff are active thinkers,
writers and creative practitioners.                       Open access rolling workshops
                                                          Alongside your curriculum timetable, a programme
External engagement is an important part of your
                                                          of rolling workshops is offered during each
learning, and you’ll have the opportunity to gain
                                                          semester to encourage exploration, stretching
direct experience across the creative industries
                                                          your skills towards an extended practice. These
and cultural sector. This could involve live projects
                                                          optional extracurricular activities allow you to play
with national brands, placements, internships
                                                          with materials and niche processes outside of your
and volunteering. The college actively encourages
                                                          study programme for a low fee.
you to use areas and communal space to curate
                                                                                                                  • Fab Lab Plymouth research / development            • Material Lab ceramic / glass / plaster / metals
and exhibit work collaboratively or individually, in
                                                          Make Space Studios                                        / digital design technologies: 3D printing /         / wood / plastic
various 2D, 3D, 4D and digital formats.
                                                                                                                    3D scanning / vinyl cutting / CNC milling /
                                                          Recently opened, our 300m² Make Space Studios                                                                • Multimedia Lab darkroom / specialist darkroom
                                                                                                                    CNC routing / laser cutting
Becoming part of our interdisciplinary learning           accommodate a range of creative projects from life                                                             / scanning darkroom / rostrum / Steenbeck
community offers you a diverse and challenging            drawing to large-scale installation work. You will be   • Fabric Lab dyeing / sewing / cutting / tufting       / green screen / lighting / sound / media
environment to develop your thinking and practice.        supported by experienced academic and technical           / knitting / embroidery / millinery / textile        studios / edit suites / infinity cove / interactive
                                                          staff to help and guide you in the latest processes,      silk screening / digital embroidery /                media / Equipment Resource Centre
(Top right) Students have access to glassblowing          techniques and methodologies.                             sublimation printing
furnaces, ceramics wheels, metal, wood and plastics
                                                                                                                                                                       • Learning Lab library / Study Zone / learning
workshops.                                                                                                        • Imprint Lab drawing / monoprinting / etching         technology / collections
                                                                                                                    / engraving / intaglio / silkscreening /
(Bottom right) Fashion students work with photography                                                               lithography / letterpressing / Digital
and marketing students in the creation of their Fashion
                                                                                                                    Print Bureau
Lookbook.

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PLYMOUTH COLLEGE of ART - UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE 2020/21
THE FACTS

1 million newly created jobs by    Founded in 1856, Plymouth             £13 million invested in spaces               Between 2010 and 2016, the                              Ranked 5th out of 132 UK
2030: the number forecast by       College of Art is over 160            and resources for you to make in.            value of the creative industries                        Higher Education Institutions
a 2017 independent report into     years old.                                                                         to the UK economy increased                             for class equality and
the UK’s creative industries.                                                                                         by almost 45%.                                          widening participation.

         Opportunities to engage with                           The value of the UK’s creative               3.12 million jobs in the UK          PCA–PSCA have created 300             We have invested £30 million in
         more than 80 art and creative                          industries is £101.5 billion.                creative economy in 2017.            new direct permanent jobs in          Plymouth city centre between
         industry institutions worldwide.                                                                                                         Plymouth since 2011/12.               2012 and 2018.

4,000 visitors to our public       87% of creative industry               89% student satisfaction           Join a community of more than        90.9% of our full-time UK             Plymouth College of Art has
gallery every year, which          workers are highly resistant           with our learning resources,       1,300 undergraduate students         graduates in 2017 are                 attracted £1.4 million EU
showcases contemporary             to the risk of losing their role       including Fab Lab Plymouth,        across a range of specialist         employed or in further                funding (including £400,000
artists, designers and makers.     to automation in future.               industry-standard facilities       creative degrees.                    study (DLHE 16.17).                   match funding).
                                                                          and personal studio spaces
                                                                          (NSS 2018).
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COLLABORATORS
Here are just some of the brands and businesses that we call our friends, which our students have
interacted with through live briefs, lectures and as graduates working in creative roles.

                                                South West

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PLYMOUTH COLLEGE of ART - UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE 2020/21
MEET THE GRADUATES

ZOWIE BROACH                                          HENRY SOUTH                                            NATALIE DAVIS                                      JAKE WILLIAMS
Designer & Co-Founder of BOUDICCA, Head of            Senior Artist, Industrial Light & Magic                Creative Producer & Picture Editor                 Published author and illustrator
Fashion at the Royal College of Art (RCA).
                                                      Henry South, Senior Artist at Industrial Light         Natalie specialises in luxury fashion and          Jake won the prestigious New Designer of the
Zowie is Head of Fashion at the Royal College         & Magic, has worked on some of the biggest             beauty, and has worked for ‘Elle’ magazine,        Year award at the 32nd annual New Designers
of Art and has previously taught at Parsons           blockbusters to hit our screens in the past decade.    matchesfashion.com and Condé Nast since            festival, one of the UK’s most important dates in
School of Design, New York. She’s co-founder          Often working as a texture artist and sculptor         graduating. So far, she’s created national         the design world calendar. His graduate project
of independent fashion label and design house         for 3D modelling and character designs, Henry’s        campaigns for Warehouse and produced shoots        ‘Resilient Reptiles’ also secured him a three-book
BOUDICCA, launched in 1997, whose pieces have         past job titles have included Technical Animator,      with Stella McCartney, JW Anderson, Daisy Lowe     deal with publisher Pavilion Children’s Books.
been exhibited in the V&A Museum and the Art          Character Artist, Environment Artist and Senior        and Nicholas Hoult.
Institute of Chicago. In 2014 she returned to the     Texture Artist, on on titles that include ‘Guardians                                                      “What stood out for me at Plymouth College
college for an exhibition of BOUDICCA’s work called   of the Galaxy’, ‘Doctor Strange’, ‘Gravity’,           “Studying at the college gave me the               of Art is the fact that it’s a dedicated art
‘Move’ in The Gallery.                                ‘RoboCop’, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, ‘Jurassic       confidence to believe in my own ability, and       college. In other universities that I looked at,
                                                      World’, and films in the ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘The       showed me that you should work hard and            the arts were pushed to the side – but here
“Being at the college allowed me to be myself.        Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchises.                  never be afraid to try something new. My           it was really inspiring to see that the whole
It ran a series of ideas through my system and                                                               tutors there were incredible. They showed us       college is dedicated to creativity and creative
asked me to question them. I learned so much          “The college was great and it had a vibrant,           the city we were studying in, and opened our       subjects. Another big selling point was the
in my time there, but it’s only in retrospect         creative atmosphere that allowed me to find            eyes to the possibilities that lay before us.”     high contact time with tutors, which I really
that I realise how powerful that Foundation           out what I was good at, but more importantly                                                              took advantage of. Throughout my course,
year really was for me. It gave me a freedom          what avenue of art I wanted to pursue.                                                                    there was never a point when there were long
that no other course has given me. It was a           Discovering 3D modelling at the college                Graduated from BA (Hons) Photography in 2010.      waits to speak to tutors or get feedback on
truly experimental existence for one year.”           opened the door to films, games and mediums               nat-michele.com                                 work, which was so valuable.”
                                                      that I had never given any thought to. Leaving            Nat_michele
                                                      after the Foundation Diploma and the BA
Graduated from Foundation Diploma in Art &            degree, I was set to walk into my Masters in                                                              Graduated from BA (Hons) Illustration in 2017.
Design in 1985.                                       animation in Vancouver.”                                                                                     jakewilliams.co.uk
   boudiccacouture.com                                                                                                                                             jkwilliams_
   Boudiccaword
                                                      Graduated from BA (Hons) Photomedia & Design
                                                      Communication in 2007.
                                                          search Henry South

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PLYMOUTH COLLEGE of ART - UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE 2020/21
3D DESIGN CRAFTS
This programme allows you to develop a close understanding of a range of rich materials including:
clay, hot and cold glass, metals, Jesmonite, wood and plastics.

Encompassing a comprehensive range of practices from designer-makers such as jewellers and
conceptual sculptors, you can become a specialist in your chosen discipline.

• Experience a vibrant mix of designing             Collect at the Saatchi Gallery, the Contemporary
  and making, with a chance to explore              Craft Festival and London Design Fair.
  diverse materials.
• Benefit from experienced academic staff
  who have exhibited, curated and
                                                    The range of material practices covered includes
                                                    ceramics, fine metalwork and silversmithing,          ANIMATION
                                                    glass-blowing and kiln-formed glass,
  published internationally.                                                                              Bring your character designs and illustrative concepts to life, and explore a whole range of
                                                    woodworking, mould-making, laser cutting and
• Develop design skills so that your making         CAD/CAM. Our workshops house cutting-edge             production methods, developing your passion into a career. Globally the animation industry is
  is underpinned by sound methodology, and          craft facilities, and you can also explore digital    estimated to be worth $259 billion, and includes film, children’s television, games, VFX, motion
  enjoy opportunities for business start-up         making, using sophisticated computer-aided            graphics, VR and advertising.
  and enterprise.		                                 design software and machinery in our Fab Lab.

By exploring histories and contemporary             Students work with industry partners including
                                                                                                          • Develop your own artistic signature and             technical production skills in 2D, CGI and
contexts of designing and making, you’ll expand     British Pewter, The Goldsmiths’ Company, the
                                                                                                            industry-relevant skills.                           stop-motion using industry-standard equipment
your critical approach. You will learn how visual   Crafts Council, the Association for Contemporary
                                                                                                                                                                and software. You’ll learn to work as part of
ideas, research, thinking and making can inform     Jewellery, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, the Eden         • Learn how to make a character perform in a
                                                                                                                                                                a production team, sharing skills with others
one another, responding to issues such as           Project, Mount Edgcumbe and Dartington Crystal          way that makes the audience buy into what’s
                                                                                                                                                                whilst developing your own specialism, as well
globalisation and sustainability.                   on live briefs, exhibitions and more.                   happening on screen.
                                                                                                                                                                as learning to market and distribute your work.
                                                                                                          • Gain valuable industry connections through
You will have the opportunity to meet some          You also have the opportunity to curate, exhibit
                                                                                                             our strong presence at key global events.          We offer regular one-to-one tutorial support,
of the UK’s most inventive contemporary             and sell work at internationally known festivals
                                                                                                             				                                               while lectures from visiting experts enable
craft makers through studio visits and              including London Design Fair, as well as visiting
                                                                                                          We attract passionate, ambitious students             you to make the transition from student to
demonstrations, and have the opportunity to         shows including Handwerk & Design and
                                                                                                          who explore traditional, experimental and             professional. Recent visits include Industrial
visit events such as Sieraad in Amsterdam,          Schmuck, Munich.
                                                                                                          computer animation, and work on a wide range          Light & Magic, BAFTA-winning King Rollo Films
                                                                                                          of exciting briefs – including live client projects   and Aardman Animations.
                                                                                                          and competitions.
                                                                              (Left) A monochrome
                                                                              glass bowl crafted by
                                                                                                                                                                Our programme team are professional
                                                                              Katherine Howes, BA         You will become a proficient, industry-ready          animators, filmmakers and researchers with
                                                                              (Hons) 3D Design Crafts.    animator. You’ll learn how to use tools and           excellent industry links, who will assist you in
                                                                                                          techniques for short animated performances,           building your own network. Trips to FMX and
                                                                              (Right) Projections by BA
                                                                                                          demonstrating your control of gesture-based           International Festival of Animated Film give you
                                                                              (Hons) Animation, Game
                                                                              Arts and Digital Media
                                                                                                          articulation and emotional resonance.                 the chance to engage with leading animation
                                                                              Production students.                                                              studios, and secure employment and paid
                                                                              Photo © Morgan Rio.         You’ll explore all aspects of animation, such         commissions. You’ll also have opportunities to
                                                                                                          as narrative development, storyboarding               get involved in European-funded initiatives, such
                                                                                                          and character performance. You will learn             as the Euranim video mapping project.

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COSTUME PRODUCTION &
                                                                                                               ASSOCIATED CRAFTS
                                                                                                               This intensive, practical programme helps you develop into an outstanding costumier, ready for
                                                                                                               a wide range of careers in the performance industries. You’ll gain the most sought-after costume
                                                                                                               craft skills, including strong technical competence in pattern-cutting and construction, as well as
                                                                                                               learning about the historical and cultural contexts of costume, and costume design principles.

                                                                                                               • You’ll work on live briefs, designing and            You’ll have access to professional studio
                                                                                                                 producing costumes in collaboration with             equipment, including a spray booth, millinery
                                                                                                                 performers to put a show together.                   equipment and industrial sewing machines, as well
                                                                                                                                                                      as our Fab Lab.
COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR                                                                                     • You will receive support from industry
                                                                                                                 professionals, and become a confident,
                                                                                                                                                                      You’ll also have access to a professional working
FASHION, ADVERTISING & EDITORIAL                                                                                 enquiring costumier.
                                                                                                                                                                      theatre – we are on the doorstep of Theatre Royal
                                                                                                               • Visit Puy Du Fou historical theme park and Les       Plymouth, the largest and most attended regional
From lighting and framing a dramatic fashion shot to visualising concepts for retail, commercial                 Machines de L’île; discover immersive theatre        producing theatre in the UK, where students
photography has the power to inspire. This programme will help you succeed in today’s competitive                and large-scale costume in action.                   attend after-show talks and backstage tours.
photographic industry, and give you the broad range of skills that you’ll need, combining technical
excellence with visual awareness, innovation, business acumen and enterprise.                                  You’ll learn to make costumes to industry standard,    You’ll learn from lecturers who have worked on
                                                                                                               developing design and illustration skills to           West End productions for Cameron Mackintosh
                                                                                                               communicate your ideas, and achieve a practical        and Andrew Lloyd Webber, and gain insights from
                                                                                                               understanding of the rigour involved in making         visiting professionals and masterclasses led by
• Learn how to generate ideas, concepts and             the confidence in responding to client briefs while    costumes for a range of performance types.             experts in specialist areas.
  creative solutions to client briefs.                  demonstrating creative and professional skills. In
                                                        your second year, you’ll work with real clients to     You’ll get the chance to work on incoming
• Operate professionally in a range of commercial
                                                        build a professional portfolio.                        commissions. Our students have made costumes
  photographic contexts, maintaining high
  standards in practice and ethical conduct.                                                                   for TV and film including BBC’s ‘Poldark’, and
                                                        Students acquire a broad range of entrepreneurial      stage productions such as ‘Wicked’ and ‘The
• Develop transferable skills that will maximise        abilities in marketing, self-promotion and business    Book of Mormon’.
  your potential for employment and successful          development, enabling them to develop financially
  commercial enterprise in the creative industries.     sustainable practices, and thrive in the industry.     Our students have seen success in prestigious
• Through our affiliation with the prestigious                                                                 competitions, reaching the finals of World of
                                                        Our photographic resources include industry-           Wearable Art New Zealand and The Costume
  Association of Photographers (AOP), students
                                                        standard studios, one of which provides an infinity    Society’s Patterns of Fashion as well as securing
  can apply for free student membership.
                                                        cove to create a seamless backdrop for shoots. We      internships at Glyndebourne, Royal Shakespeare
                                                        also provide access to lighting and high-end digital   Company, Birmingham Royal Ballet and National
This programme will equip you with advanced
                                                        camera equipment, large-format scanners, post-         Theatre.
technical skills in studio and location lighting,
                                                        production suites and 6,000 pieces of kit that are
digital capture and post-production techniques.
                                                        free to hire from our Equipment Resource Centre.
Industry-oriented assignments, supported by
                                                                                                               (Left) An image captured by BA (Hons) Commercial
hands-on workshops using sophisticated camera                                                                  Photography for Fashion, Advertising & Editorial
                                                        Students have the opportunity to attend the
and lighting equipment, will also develop your                                                                 student Max Styles.
                                                        annual Visual Culture Symposium in London,
technical skills.
                                                        where speakers have included picture editors           (Right) An elaborate ringmaster costume, designed by
                                                        from ‘The Telegraph’ and the ‘Guardian’, and           Fiona Chivers and made by Sophie Pring, BA (Hons)
Our teaching and technical team, as well as
                                                        acclaimed photographers.                               Costume Production & Associated Crafts.
practitioners from industry, will help you to develop

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DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION                                                                                  FASHION
This is a dynamic, outward-facing programme, engaging in a range of commercial moving                     From innovative pattern-cutting to styling a magazine cover, fashion is one of the largest
image and audio production practices – from TV to cutting-edge digital content. Music videos,             employers in the UK’s creative industries. A spirit of independence runs through our vibrant
commercials, vlogs and films are supported through our extensive production facilities, including         fashion programme; we develop talented, innovative and versatile individuals. You’ll combine
a Blackmagic portable TV studio that allows you to explore live events and streaming.                     traditional techniques with new methodologies such as 3D virtual prototyping to become a
                                                                                                          creative, confident fashion practitioner.

UK film, TV and online media makers are           You will be involved in professional briefs and         • Engage with our extensive professional network,     and construction skills. Our students have secured
recognised around the world for their craft       independent projects, supported by taught                 including Pentland Brands, Marks & Spencer,         placements with Alexander McQueen, Gareth Pugh
and creativity. This degree primes a new          sessions, practical workshops and seminars                All Saints, Finisterre and more.                    and Lulu Guinness.
generation of creatives to meet the need for      from our team and visiting lecturers.
                                                                                                          • Learn to problem-solve and innovate in function
innovative moving-image content. You’ll cover                                                                                                                   Our staff are all experienced fashion practitioners,
                                                                                                            and design, and learn about developments in
everything from idea generation to production     We encourage experimentation, risk-taking and                                                                 and you’ll engage with industry events in London,
                                                                                                            materials and technologies, anatomy and
techniques, including camera, sound, light and    innovative responses to problems. You’ll be                                                                   Paris, New York and Berlin, as well as having
                                                                                                            human factors.
post-production, preparing you to carve out a     part of a collaborative community incorporating                                                               the chance to showcase your work at Graduate
successful career in a growing industry, where    design and making skills – including graphics,          • Secure an internship and develop your               Fashion Week.
a smartphone alone can enable your ideas to       3D, sound and performance – into your moving              professional skills whilst studying.
reach a global audience.                          image productions. You will develop professional
                                                                                                          • Develop the skills to work across a wide
                                                  skills such as marketing and entrepreneurship,
                                                                                                            spectrum of careers in fashion.
• Build an innovative portfolio/showreel.         gaining expertise in pitching ideas.
• Expand your audiovisual creativity.                                                                     You’ll establish your identity as a designer, and
                                                  We boast industry-standard tools – including
                                                                                                          learn the technical and creative skills to realise
• Communicate as a producer, director             an infinity cove to create seamless backdrops,
                                                                                                          your ideas through pattern-cutting, design and
  or designer.                                    sound and editing facilities and a green screen,
                                                                                                          manufacture with high levels of craftsmanship,
                                                  along with along with 6,000 pieces of kit in our
• Focus on creative film, new television and                                                              as well as developing your presentation and
                                                  Equipment Resource Centre. We also encourage
  commercial media.                                                                                       marketing skills.
                                                  you to access resources and specialist
• Develop an international context for your       technicians across the institution as a whole.
                                                                                                          You will learn about the relationship between
  professional creative practice.
                                                                                                          design, creativity, sustainability, project
                                                  Our academic and technical team are all
                                                                                                          management and communication, along
                                                  experienced industry professionals, having
                                                                                                          with factors that impact design, development
                                                  worked with clients such as Honda, Oakley,
                                                                                                          and production.
                                                  Channel 4 and the BBC.
                                                                                                          Our Fashion Studio is a large, light space equipped
                                                                                                          with industry-standard technologies. We encourage
                                                                                                          cross-disciplinary working; you can expand your
                                                                                                          skills by exploring our professional textile print
                                                                                                          studios, workshops for jewellery and ceramics, and
                                                                                                          our Fab Lab, which houses the latest laser cutting
                                                                            (Left) A still from a short
                                                                                                          and 3D printing technology. You’ll also have the
                                                                            film by BA (Hons) Digital     opportunity to use global trend forecasting tools
                                                                            Media Production student      WGSN and The Future Laboratory.
                                                                            Patryk Swiatczak.
                                                                                                          Through expert industry speakers and
                                                                            (Right) Outfit created by
                                                                            Serg Bojorean, BA
                                                                                                          collaborations for brands like Finisterre you’ll
                                                                            (Hons) Fashion.               develop market awareness and refine your design

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FASHION MEDIA & MARKETING
Fashion is an evolutionary and multi-faceted industry that takes innovations in technology and
culture as inspiration. From creative online campaigns that provoke questions about society,
through to discussions around retail and how in-store experiences and online shopping are
changing the profession, multitudes of processes occur within fashion.

• Work collaboratively with students and                     We’ll encourage you to develop team-working skills
  professionals from the world of image-making,              and form networks with industry and specialist
  fashion publishing and PR.                                 creatives. Our programme has included guest
                                                             speakers from ‘Vogue’, ‘Dazed’, ‘It’s Nice That’
• Tap into current trends and market insights, with
                                                             and Topshop. You will graduate with a varied
  access to global forecasting tools such as
                                                             portfolio of creative work produced using an array
  WGSN and The Future Laboratory.
• Gain experience in professional photo and film
                                                             of traditional and digital media.                      FILM
  shoots using our industry-standard equipment               Access to technical support, along with professional   You’ll be making films from day one, considering film in relation to culture, society and the wider
  and studios.                                               studios and audiovisual equipment, will underpin       world, and exploring a wide range of practical skills and theoretical approaches. You will be
                                                             your creative journey. With above-average contact      encouraged to work collaboratively, and develop networks that will support your creative and
• Visit key fashion events including London and
                                                             time with your specialist tutors, highly skilled       professional future.
  Paris Fashion Week.
                                                             technicians and free professional kit hire from
• Explore a wide range of techniques in art                  our Equipment Resource Centre, you can realise
  direction, styling, photography, film, graphics,           your aspirations to direct fashion shoots, style for
  retail design, fashion writing, social media               promos or explore journalistic opportunities.          • Work with external clients, building your           kit, including 4K HD cinematography, Super 16mm
  and advertising.                                                                                                    confidence and your professional networks.          film, underwater film resources, professional
                                                                                                                                                                          sound design apparatus and extensive support
                                                                                                                    • Access our top-of-the-range facilities.
This degree enables you to develop strong                                                                                                                                 equipment. Our professional post-production
conceptual, visual and written communication                                                                        • Screen your own work professionally.                editing facilities utilise current professional
skills. Strictly for the fashion-curious, it is practice-                                                                                                                 software packages including Adobe Creative Suite,
based and multidisciplinary, designed to help                                                                       You’ll investigate a variety of production contexts   Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and Pro Tools.
talented and self-motivated students become                                                                         and aesthetics, enabling you to contribute fresh
innovators and strategists.                                                                                         ideas to contemporary moving image culture and        We have a team of highly experienced lecturers
                                                                                                                    the creative industries. Armed with a thorough        and technicians, and offer a visiting lecturer
You’ll have opportunities for independent                                                                           understanding of the demands of filmmaking,           programme of internationally recognised
collaboration across campus and, combined with                                                                      you’ll have the opportunity to produce your           cinematographers and editors. In recent years
an exclusive mix of subject matter, this ensures                                                                    own films, creating imaginative and challenging       we have welcomed Jan Harlan, Ben Wheatley and
that you will have the opportunity to diversify and                                                                 personal work.                                        Walter Campbell to campus.
tailor your learning.
                                                                                                                    You’ll develop skills from writing and production     Our programme has links with NAHEMI, BFI,
                                                                                                                    design to cinematography and editing. You will        the Royal Television Society and the Aesthetica
                                                                                                                    learn research, planning and organisational skills    Short Film Festival, as well as independent
                                                                                                                    to support your practical work.                       filmmaking professionals. Students have the
                                                                                                                                                                          opportunity to attend international film festivals,
(Right) Designing the set, styling the model and assisting                                                          Our facilities include film and green screen          work in partnership with Plymouth Arts Cinema
in filming and photography for the Fashion Lookbook.                                                                studios, sound recording and post-production          (an independent arts cinema located on campus)
(Far right) BA (Hons) Film student Michael Stroud uses the                                                          studios and Foley studio space. Our Equipment         and with external clients.
stunning location of nearby Dartmoor for his production.                                                            Resource Centre is stocked with a wide range of

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GAME ARTS
                                                                                                              The UK games industry is the largest in Europe, responsible for creating some of the most
                                                                                                              recognisable games in the world. Increasingly, gaming and virtual reality are becoming part of
                                                                                                              everyday life. This degree realises the spread of new ideas about social and democratic design,
                                                                                                              putting you ahead of the field in this area.

                                                                                                              • Leave primed for employment in both AAA and        confident and independent approach to creative
                                                                                                                indie companies, with a rounded understanding      working methods.
                                                                                                                of the game arts industry.
                                                                                                                                                                   You’ll have access to a wide range of specialist
                                                                                                              • Develop a high level of skills in both 2D and
                                                                                                                                                                   equipment, including studios packed with
                                                                                                                3D, gaining the fundamental skills to develop
                                                                                                                                                                   industry - standard 2D, 3D and animation kit,
                                                                                                                your personal creative approach.
                                                                                                                                                                   such as VR - ready Alienware computers for 3D
                                                                                                              • Learn about the latest game industry software,     renders and Wacom tablets. Our Game Arts

FINE ART                                                                                                        so that you leave industry-ready.                  programme is delivered via lectures, practical
                                                                                                                                                                   studio-based activities, and online through a
                                                                                                              You’ll learn the complete creative process – from    virtual learning environment.
This programme explores contemporary art-making in its broadest sense, encouraging an ambitious,              visualising your ideas through concept art to
critically engaged approach, characterised by its focus on the development of individual practice-            prototyping game play. We’ll introduce you to        Students will benefit from a programme of visiting
based study, within the supportive context of an independent specialist art college.                          cutting-edge technology that will help bring your    lecturers and artists, including creative directors,
                                                                                                              ideas to life. You’ll learn how VR technology can    concept artists and coders. We will encourage
                                                                                                              be used to create assets and content for 3D game     you to collaborate on live industry-led projects,
• Gain an understanding of the creative sector        develop a professional understanding of the             engines, and work as a team using 3D modelling       meet practising designers and participate in
  and the potential for future employment             creative activity of external partners, including       to create concepts and environments for virtual      external commissions, national competitions and
  within it.                                          galleries and practising artists. You will be able      reality worlds. You will explore sound production,   exhibitions, as well as attending professional
                                                      to place your work within the wider context of          narrative structuring, character development         events such as FMX, Germany; Develop:Brighton;
• Benefit from expert staff, national and                                                                     and animation techniques. We’ll instil in you a      Euranim, Lille; and EGX.
                                                      contemporary fine art practice, preparing you for
  international events, impressive industry links,
                                                      your career or further study.
  and an inspiring programme of visiting artists
                                                                                                              (Left) A large sculpture
  and speakers.
                                                      Alongside dedicated studio workspace, you               installation exhibited
                                                      can access bookable ‘project spaces’, Mac               by BA (Hons) Fine Art
This programme encourages diversity in thinking                                                               student Siobhan Fedden.
                                                      suites, drawing studios, workshops for fine art
and making, based on the potential in both
                                                      printmaking, ceramics, glass, wood and plastics,        (Right) Tim Nguyen, a
material and conceptual exploration, collaborative
                                                      our Fab Lab and Equipment Resource Centre.              BA (Hons) Game Arts
working and cross-fertilisation of ideas, while
                                                                                                              graduate, has worked on
investing in the rich relationship between practice                                                           top games such as ‘Halo
                                                      The college’s public exhibition space, The Gallery,
and theory.                                                                                                   Wars 2’.
                                                      draws a range of international artists and shows;
                                                      you will have opportunities to attend artists’ talks,
You will engage with a range of processes including
                                                      workshops and screenings.
2D, 3D, 4D and hybrid practices, and workshops in
drawing, painting, sculpture, performance, video,
                                                      You will also have opportunities to engage with
sound, printmaking and critical writing.
                                                      organisations, galleries and museums including
                                                      KARST, Ocean Studios, The Box, Spike Island, Tate
You’ll learn to work to a brief, explore creative
                                                      galleries and Newlyn Art Gallery.
ideas singularly and with peers, and manage
independent projects to conclusion. You will

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GRAPHIC DESIGN                                                                                                     ILLUSTRATION
Graphic design informs, instructs and persuades, and applications of the discipline touch every                    It takes an illustrator with a bold, clear vision to create striking, memorable images. This
aspect of your life. We want you to investigate, influence, innovate, and be at the forefront of this              programme will encourage you to develop your personal style, reflecting the unique way you see
evolving subject. We will challenge you to explore the relationship between graphic design and                     the world. You’ll explore different contexts of image-making, from traditional publishing and
the wider world, developing your own unique communication style.                                                   commercial applications through to independent books and products.

                                                          Our students work beyond the studio, collaborating       • Gain traditional and digital skills, as you define   We value your imagination and energy, alongside
                                                          with fashion, film and product design. You’ll              your visual identity and prepare to enter the        your conceptual thinking and idea development,
                                                          explore solutions to real-life design problems and         creative industries.                                 and we will support you in honing your creative
                                                          create innovative outcomes, considering societal                                                                skills and knowledge of professional practice and
                                                          needs from politics to sustainability, becoming          • Benefit from strong industry links and high          contemporary trends. You will be encouraged to
                                                          a socially aware practitioner who can drive real           contact time with our dedicated Illustration         enter national and international competitions,
                                                          change and positive impact.                                team, whose creative specialisms include             secure work placements, and work on live industry
                                                                                                                     independent publishing, children’s books,            briefs and commissions.
                                                          You will gain design skills including illustration,        printmaking and art direction.
                                                          photography, typography, moving image and a                                                                     Illustration is a competitive discipline that requires
                                                          variety of print methods. You will explore brand         • Think beyond traditional collaborations with         high levels of commitment – we will support you
                                                          identity, information graphics, apps and web-based         designers, creative directors and publishers;        in developing professional skills including creative
                                                          digital design, including digital storytelling and UI.     build illustration communities, form collectives     problem-solving, project management, and working
                                                          You’ll work on independent and co-design projects,         and start pop-up shops.                              to briefs and deadlines.
                                                          graduating as a confident designer with
                                                          a professional portfolio.                                • Develop your talents for enterprise and              You’ll have opportunities to build a professional
                                                                                                                     entrepreneurship through Pylon Press, and            network, as well as the chance to exhibit, publish
                                                          You will have access to a dedicated design studio,         gain opportunities to promote and sell your          and promote your work. You’ll develop and identify
                                                          Fab Lab Plymouth and Mac suites with industry-             work in the Illustration Shed – our very own         personal strengths, helping you to recognise
                                                          standard software, Risograph printing, screen-             pop-up shop.                                         transferable skills and how they will be useful
                                                          printing and letterpress facilities.                                                                            for employment.

• Our staff are practising designers, with                Our students exhibit at major international shows                                                               In Years 2 and 3, you will have your own dedicated
  experience in design, typography, publishing,           such as D&AD, where they have won awards                                                                        workspace in our studios and opportunities to
  branding, photography, printmaking and more.            including ‘Best In Show’, and London Design Fair.                                                               work with other specialist workshops and facilities
                                                          Study trips will give you the opportunity to visit                                                              within the college.
• Gain work experience through The Agency,
  our in-house design studio, with paid projects          agencies and exhibitions in cities such as New
  to develop your enterprise skills.                      York, Berlin, Barcelona and Paris, where we have
                                                          strong professional connections.
• Explore both traditional resources and
  digital technology to support your creative             Our industry connections include Dalton Maag,
  design thinking.                                        JCDecaux, Sky Arts, GF Smith and Saatchi &
                                                          Saatchi. Our graduates’ diverse careers include
                                                          designing for the Bolshoi Theatre, Tate, Katy Perry
                                                          and Nine Inch Nails.

(Above) A multi-media immersive installation from Allie
Wood, BA (Hons) Graphic Design.

(Right) Charlotte Leadley, BA (Hons) Illustration, has
developed her own unique and colourful style.

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PAINTING, DRAWING & PRINTMAKING
                                                                                                                By offering specialist technical and critical study in painting, drawing and printmaking, this
                                                                                                                programme is exceptional in the UK and aimed at students who are excited by the prospect of
                                                                                                                a rigorous materials-based and process-driven education in art practice. Studying materials and
                                                                                                                techniques, you’ll also develop and contextualise your own professional practice.

                                                                                                                • Develop essential techniques in oil painting,        progress throughout the three years is driven by
                                                                                                                  water-based painting, drawing and fine print.        a comprehensive series of technical workshops.
                                                                                                                • Experience freedom to pursue your creative
                                                                                                                                                                       You’ll also gain a thorough, critical understanding
                                                                                                                  voice and work in a group of like-minded
                                                                                                                                                                       of the key theories in contemporary art, and will
                                                                                                                  students.
                                                                                                                                                                       have opportunities to take part in live exhibitions
INTERIOR DECORATION,                                                                                            • Work in your own creative space in our
                                                                                                                  purpose-built studios.
                                                                                                                                                                       and projects. You will develop an ambitious
                                                                                                                                                                       working practice based on an investigation of
DESIGN & STYLING                                                                                                • Develop your professional practice through
                                                                                                                                                                       the material and technical possibilities of your
                                                                                                                                                                       creative work, with drawing at the centre of all you
                                                                                                                  opportunities such as residencies, live briefs
This programme is one of few in the UK to develop your skills in interior decoration, emphasising                                                                      do and make.
                                                                                                                  or international exchange; or find out about
colour, surface and ambience in a range of environments. From a door handle or light switch to                    teaching drawing and painting in our own
the impact of colour, texture and materials, this can become your space in which to experiment.                                                                        Our printmaking studios offer relief and intaglio
                                                                                                                  Creative School for 4-to-16-year-olds.
                                                                                                                                                                       processes, and our digital Fab Lab houses the
                                                                                                                • Exhibit and curate, with frequent shows              latest laser cutting and 3D printing technologies,
                                                                                                                  throughout the programme and encouragement           giving your ideas scope for diverse outcomes.
• Work on many different kinds of interiors from       Specialist modules cover interior textiles, history of
                                                                                                                  to develop your own gallery opportunities
  domestic to commercial.                              design, surface pattern and surface design. Hard
                                                                                                                  and connections.                                     The programme has a strong network of industry
                                                       skills that you will develop include drawing, colour
• Experience live projects with clients,                                                                                                                               contacts, such as Winsor & Newton, Artmill
                                                       pattern and styling, editorial photography, and use
  photographers, filmmakers and designers.                                                                      Based in 5,500 square feet of open-plan studios        Gallery, who host yearly exhibitions with our
                                                       of CAD software.
                                                                                                                with double-height ceilings and north light windows,   students, and Q-Art, which collaborates with
• Develop a range of skills, including CAD,
                                                                                                                you will be encouraged to develop an ambitious         students for its renowned Crit Club, most recently
  photography and prototyping in hard and              You will work in spacious design studios, with
                                                                                                                working practice across all three disciplines. Your    at Tate Modern.
  soft surfaces.                                       skilled technical support staff. You will have
                                                       access to our Fab Lab for digital prototyping, as
Our programme develops visually intelligent            well as wood, metal and glass workshops, digital
graduates, who are inspired by interior decoration     print facilities, AVA CAD 3D design software,
and design and acquainted with manufacturing           and design intelligence facilities. Our extensive
techniques. The projects you’ll work on will           photographic resources include large-format
introduce you to a diverse range of interiors –        scanners as well as an infinity cove, a large white
from retail to luxury.                                 curved solid backdrop for shoots.                        (Left) A second-year
                                                                                                                interior decoration group
You’ll develop products, including upholstery,         Getting out and seeing the industry in action is         project for Devon &
accessories and furniture, and gain smart              central to learning. This programme builds on our        Cornwall Refugee Support.
manufacturing skills through the use of 3D and         existing industry links, including visiting Decorex,
                                                                                                                (Right) A portrait in oil by
digital equipment. You will learn how to design for    Chelsea Harbour and many other events in London          Aleksandra Sosnowska, BA
different levels of the market and develop excellent   and Europe, helping you build your network of            (Hons) Painting, Drawing &
client presentation skills.                            companies and products.                                  Printmaking.

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PHOTOGRAPHY                                                                                                PRINTED TEXTILE DESIGN
This distinctive programme focuses on a blend of creative and critical practice. It examines and           This programme will stimulate your entrepreneurial spirit, equipping you to be a first-class
encourages the many types of photographic image-making that emerge from photography as                     designer. The subject is broad and dynamic, covering everything from fashion to bed linen and
contemporary art.                                                                                          wallpapers. We’ll encourage you to understand commercial opportunities and develop your own
                                                                                                           design personality.

                                                  • Develop creative, production and critical skills
                                                    across a range of lens and photographic-based
                                                    media and consider the production, distribution        • Work on ambitious projects for well-known            development, CAD skills, technical knowledge and
                                                    and meaning of images, as well as the                    brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Zandra Rhodes,         professional practice will all be integrated into your
                                                    relationship between practice and theory.                Clarks, Princess Yachts and British Ceramic Tile.    learning. We also actively support you in entering
                                                                                                                                                                  national and international design competitions.
                                                  • Benefit from extensive facilities and equipment,       • Learn about pricing, selling and marketing, both
                                                    with access to a range of industry-standard              for established brands and your own.
                                                                                                                                                                  Our studios have printing tables, a dye laboratory,
                                                    photographic studios, traditional darkrooms,           • Benefit from your own workspace and access           and a range of state-of-the-art digital printers and
                                                    lighting and camera equipment.                           to printing tables, large-format digital printers,   scanners enabling you to sample fabrics with
                                                  • Learn in the unique environment and                      sublimation printers and a large-format              immediate turnaround. You’ll have access to AVA
                                                    study experience of a specialist art college,            transfer press.                                      software, WGSN and The Future Laboratory, and
                                                    characterised by creativity, experimentation                                                                  a large-format sublimation printer and transfer
                                                    and imagination.                                       Our students become accomplished, inspirational        press, as well as knitting machines, digital
                                                                                                           textiles designers. You will learn how to design       embroidery machines and tufting guns.
                                                  Taking an enquiring and experimental approach,           for fashion and interiors, printing on all kinds of
                                                  while developing your technical and communication        surfaces using our screen printing and digital         We arrange regular visits from artists and
                                                  skills, will open up a range of creative and             printing equipment. With access to our Fab Lab,        designers, and you’ll be introduced to potential
                                                  professional possibilities for you. You will examine     you can use digital technology to challenge the        employers through live projects for top brands.
                                                  photography as a contemporary art form, and in           concepts of materials and texture.                     You’ll also have the chance to complete a work
                                                  relation to culture, society and the wider world.                                                               placement with a well-known brand or design
                                                                                                           You’ll be encouraged to experiment and expand on       studio. Study trips include Heimtextil in Frankfurt,
                                                  Gaining entrepreneurial skills, you’ll explore how to    your knowledge of materials, printing techniques       and Première Vision and Maison & Objet in Paris.
                                                  promote your work through exhibitions, publications      and processes. Drawing, design research and
                                                  and online formats. You will learn how to develop
                                                  supportive professional networks, and how to
                                                  fund your emerging practice. Professional practice
                                                  modules will also provide you with the grounding
                                                  in business, legal and ethical considerations that
                                                  you’ll need to pursue your own career.

(Above) An image from                             You will have access to camera and lighting
a series captured by                              equipment, industry-standard photographic
Josh Huxham, BA (Hons)                            studios, digital and traditional darkrooms and high-
Photography.                                      specification digital imaging and printing facilities,
(Right) A range of interior
                                                  as well as 6,000 pieces of kit free to hire from our
products inspired by                              Equipment Resource Centre.
the English countryside,
produced by Hannah                                You’ll be taught by staff who are practising artists
Seward, BA (Hons) Printed                         and have internationally recognised experience.
Textile Design.                                   Through talks by artists, curators and publishers,
                                                  along with international study trips, we explore
                                                  the collective and individual opportunities available
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