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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)

Bath Spa University School of Art and Design 26 / 27UCAS CodesCeramicsCreative WritingDanceDramaMusicTextilesVisual DesignArtWW1GWW19WW15WW1LWW13WW12WWCFCeramics-WW28WW2MWW2LWW2HW290W294Creative WritingWW28-WW95WW4YWW93WWX2WW82DanceWW2MWW95-WW5KWW53WW52WW5FDramaWW2LWW4YWW5K-WW3KWW2KWW42MusicWW2HWW93WW53WW3K-WWH2WW32TextilesW290WWX2WW52WW2KWWH2-W295Visual DesignW294WW82WW5FWW42WW32W295-*For DipHE codes see www.ucas.comUCAS CodesCreative ArtsSee table for the different codes for subject combinations.Entry CriteriaTypical offers240-300 UCAS Tariff points (eg BCC; BB + AS a). Preferred subjects - Art, Art and Design, Fine Art, Photography, Textile Design, Dance, English, Music, Theatre Studies, Drama or Visual Arts (depending on subject choice). Art Foundation course is also acceptable. Offers may be based on folder of work (depending on subject choice). See page 20Course InformationNo. of applicants (2010) 417No. of places (2010)70National Student Survey Score (2010)84% satisfaction with teachingCourse InformationCourse locationSion Hill campus/Dartmouth Avenue (Bath School of Art and Design) for Art, Ceramics, Textiles and Visual Design. Newton Park campus for Creative Writing, Dance, Drama and Music.Course length3 years full-time; part-time availableStudio fee (09/10)£35 per module for Art, Ceramics, Visual Design, Photography (optional module) £125 per Textiles module (Fees subject to review) See page 18More informationwww.bathspa.ac.uk/ugrad/ You will be encouraged to explore and develop your own style and creativity and to be as experimental as possible. There will also be an emphasis on translating this into the world of industry. The programme works from two fundamental principles. The first is that you will work with tutors who are practising artists: your teachers will be writers, composers, performers, choreographers, painters, sculptors, textile designers and drama practitioners with good profiles of publications, exhibitions, recordings and performances. They will also have knowledge of the industries in which you later may work. Secondly, Creative Arts emphasises the support of practice by theory. We assume that you are artists who are driven by the desire to create in a variety of media, and much of your time will be taken up with making things; theoretical elements are aimed at supporting and enabling your personal practice. About the course This is a joint degree, but through optional and project modules the balance between your two subjects can be flexible. The subjects are mainly delivered autonomously; that is, when you are doing art you are completely involved in that area. However, there are modules where you can explore relationships between disciplines: for example a module where composers and choreographers work together. Cross-subject and collaborative projects are major pieces of independent work in Year 3, and offer opportunities to work across your subjects and to collaborate with like-minded artists. Examples have included: a music-theatre event, dance with film, a CD of songs to specially written texts, art installation with music or sound design, and film with a music score. Careers Creative Arts students have gone on to become visual artists, dance practitioners, arts administrators, composers, writers, teachers, lecturers, and workshop leaders. Some Creative Arts students have maintained their spread of work across both subjects (for example, film-maker Kathy Hinde has also been active as composer with her music played by pianist Joanna Macgregor). Others see themselves as primarily a practitioner in one subject, but with their work informed by their experience in the other area. Collaborative working, which is encouraged and supported in the programme, has an additional career benefit, in that you have two industries through which your work may reach a public, rather than one.01 Dance02 Creative Writing03 Visual Design04 Music04 Mixed Media Textiles BA (Hons) Creative Arts PathwayWhy choose this course? As part of the Creative Arts programme Mixed Media Textiles is studied in combination with another subject, and we encourage students who would like to have a broader experience of Textiles to apply for this course. Attention is always paid to the interaction of Textiles with the various subject combinations within Creative Arts, and you are encouraged to develop your creative potential using textiles to express ideas and to solve design problems. About the course In Year 1 the modules are workshop based and cover design and textile techniques, fibres, dyestuffs and drawing. You'll also engage in visual research in support of your technical work, and you'll understand the inter-dependence of practical, historical, 01 Alice Fox - embroidered bouquet02 Joy Salvage - machine knitted textAn introduction to a wide range of textile techniques, with the chance to specialise in an area of personal interest in the final part of the course. theoretical and intellectual skills. In the second year you'll continue to develop specialist skills in textile design (printed, woven, knitted, and embroidered) combined with visual research to explore further possibilities. As the year progresses you are encouraged to develop personal ideas and concepts in depth in an individual textile study programme. Your final year allows you to develop your personal ideas and skills in order to prepare a final piece, textile collection and portfolio of work. The focus can be towards Textile Art, Textile Craft or Textile Design. Sample modules include: Introduction to Mixed Media Textiles; Advanced Textile Workshops and Individual Study Programme (choosing from a combinationof Printed, Knitted, Embroidered or Woven Textiles, you will work across the disciplines and cross the conventional boundaries of techniques and materials to create mixed media textiles that are innovative and original). The course will prepare you for work as textile artists, designer makers or to work within the textile industry.Careers The course will prepare you for work as textile artists, designer makers or to work within the textile industry (for example, textile conservation; display; textile prediction and promotion). Students may also go on to set up their own businesses.0201Why choose this course? As part of the Creative Arts programme you will select another subject to study alongside Visual Design, and your other subject will no doubt have a strong influence on your choices within the course. Visual Design can complement other routes by giving you the techniques and abilities to confidently express and communicate your ideas in a visual context. About the course In Year 1 the subject starts with the basics of design related to typography, image and layout. You will be taken through design principles and become familiar with concepts to help you learn how to layout text and graphics with confidence and knowledge. You'll be shown how to use industry standard layout software in readiness for creating printed publications, such as magazines and books. By the middle of the first year you will be introduced to aspects of web design, including developing personalised blogsites. This will allow you to develop research skills and methods of gathering and interpreting information. Your online presence is also increasingly vital way of self-marketing and you will develop this over the period of the course. Online publishing is also a rapidly expanding area with the electronic book and website enabling people to self-publish to the world. The first year ends with an introduction to creating printed publications, making you aware of how to create books and binding techniques (how books are physically put together). You will have gathered content from research to make a publication of your own. Year 2 will allow you to study a subject area of your choice related to visual design, for example typography, publications, visual design, lens based media. An emphasis will be placed on design narratives and you will be guided through your projects. In addition you will study how graphic designers work and how theory influences contemporary design. Year 3 expects you to contextualise your work with increased sophistication. You will have a knowledge of contemporary design and be able to apply it to your own study area with independence. Supported by regular tutorials you will develop a body of work, a portfolio in readiness for a professional career, or self-employment. Optional professional studies based modules allow you to increase your awareness of professional practice and improve your chances of gaining the career you want upon graduation. Careers Career areas directly related to Visual Design include graphic design, web design, art-worker, publishing, artist, book illustrator. However, combined with your other subject, a wider choice is available allowing you to uniquely position yourself within the jobs market, or develop a successful freelance or self-employed career. Visual Design BA (Hons) Creative Arts PathwayA course that will develop your visual and graphic design ability and skills.0101 Studios are equipped with industry-standard equipment