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Bath Spa University School of Art and Design www.bathspa.ac.ukIn Year 1 modules introduce you to hand-building and throwing as well as methods of decorating, glazing and firing including raku firing, underpinned by drawing and visual research. You will also have a series of lectures introducing you to relevant theoretical and contextual issues. In Year 2 you'll learn techniques in mould-making and printed surface for ceramic working in a project led approach. As the year goes on you will be encouraged to develop a more individual and self-directed programme of study. The final year gives you the opportunity to explore and realise your ideas through an in depth study of a chosen area, leading to an exhibition of a body of work and Creative ArtsArt Ceramics BA (Hons) BA (Hons) Creative Arts Pathway BA (Hons) Creative Arts PathwayThis programme is ideal for adventurous students who do not wish to be restricted within the boundaries of a single art discipline.Many artists today, while working primarily in one art, would see their work as informed by other media and traditions.Why choose this course? Creative Arts encourages an entrepreneurial approach to creative practice. It combines the opportunity for original, practical work with the challenges of critical thought and reflection across eight subjects of which you choose two: Why choose this course?This is a varied course within the Creative Arts programme, ideal for adventurousstudents who would like to have a broader experience of Art. Attention is always paid to the interaction of Art with the various subject combinations within Creative Arts. About the courseThe course is a combination of studio practice, workshop, seminar and lecture programmes - which inform the contextual aspects of the course. You will develop the creative and critical skills needed to articulate your work as an individual artist. You'll have the option to explore a broad range of approaches to making contemporary art; painting; print making (silk screen, etching, relief printing and lithography); photography; video; animation; sculpture; performance; digital media (using industry standard programmes involved in image making). Facilities are excellent, and there are dedicated workshops within the School of Art and Design to support the above activities. Professional Practice is extremely 0101010302important and in Year 2 you have the option of organising and participating in a public group exhibition in a gallery in Bath. A series of talks by visiting lecturers and practitionersfrom the industry supports this module. An important emphasis within the Art subject is on critical theory and research to support studio practice. We assume you are primarily artists driven by the desire to create and much of your time will be taken up by making. Yet we believe that as contemporary practitioners research and critical skills are vital, informing and supporting your studio practice. You will need energy and commitment in day to day working and versatility moving between different media and teaching styles. You'll be taught by practising artists and supported by a programme of visiting speakers who talk about their own work and experience working as contemporaryartists. Through a programme of lectures and seminars you will also explorecontemporary issues within the visual arts and the historical background to these ideas. Assessment is predominantly on practical work. Year 1 it is split into 70% practical, 20% theory, 10% review. Year 2 80% practical, 20% theory. Year 3 70% practical, 20% theory and 10% Professional Portfolio.CareersTypical career opportunities include gallery administration, media, community-based art work or self-employment in the creative industries.A varied course, covering print making, painting, sculpture, digital media and other related disciplines. An introduction to a wide range of techniques for developing and realising ideas in Ceramics, with the chance to develop individual specialist interests in the final part of the course. Why choose this course? As part of the Creative Arts programme this course offers students the opportunity to explore the possibilities of Ceramics as a medium alongside another subject. The interaction of Ceramics with the various other subjects within Creative Arts opens up possibilities for the subject to function in different ways, and this course suits adventurous students who want to use Ceramics as part of a broad engagement with art and design. This course suits adventurous students who want to use Ceramics as part of a broad engagement with art and design.About the course There is an emphasis on gaining practical knowledge and skills through the experience of learning to make, alongside skills in developing ideas and evaluating results. The course is taught through practical studio and workshop sessions as well as lectures and seminars. This development of both critical and creative skills enables you to find an individual approach by the end of the course as well as encouraging you to engage with a creative community within the School of Art and Design and beyond. The course is taught by practising artists and you'll have access to excellent facilities for all methods of making, decorating, finishing and firing objects in Ceramics, with specialist technical support. focussing on understanding your practice as an artist/designer/craft person within the spectrum of possibilities that ceramics presents. Careers Many different careers are possible: establishing studios as exhibiting artists, designers or craft makers, working as freelance designers, or teaching at all levels of education. Often some of these roles may be combined. Other graduates may go on to postgraduate study or employment with museums, galleries and ceramics companies. 01 Year 3 installation01 Work by student Kate Boccaccni Mead Art (see below) Ceramics (see below) Mixed Media Textiles (see below) Visual Design (see below) Creative Writing (page 37) Dance (page 45) Drama Studies (page 45) Music (page 46)