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Bath Spa University School of Art and Design 28 / 29Course InformationCourse locationSion Hill campusCourse length3 years full-time; part-time availableStudio fee (10/11)£130 (subject to review). See page 18Course InformationNo. of applicants (2010) 308No. of places (2010)83More CodesFine Art (Painting)W101Fine Art (Sculpture)W102Fine Art (Media)W103National Student Survey Score (2010)84% satisfaction with teachingEntry CriteriaTypical offersStandard art and design requirements - see page 20A portfolio of work plus paintings, sculpture, lens based media (or a photographic record of these as appropriate). A short written piece relating to an exhibition you have seen. You will receive advance information about the selection process. Those accepted onto the course are expected to do some preparatory work before arrival. 01 Sculptures by Dawn Stringer02 Sculptures by Dawn Lippiatt03 Painting by Ruth O'Brien04 Paintings by Geraldine Duffy-JentzWhy choose this course?You can choose to study media, painting or sculpture (and will be recruited to one of these routes) but it is possible to move between these areas by arrangement. From the start you will work in a dedicated studio space and follow your own program of study agreed with tutors - this work is the core of the course. You will have initiative and be self-motivated and we will encourage and guide your exploration enabling you to develop your self-confidence and critical ability in your chosen area. About the courseBath School of Art and Design has a wide range of excellent facilities and extensive workshops for all kinds of art practice and equipment for students to loan. All students learn digital photography and to work with digital images as well as key methods appropriate to their chosen area of work. The course arranges frequent study visits to London to see key exhibitions, and to other cities, including Paris, Berlin and New York. This, together with an extensive lecture program covering a wide range of practice and given by tutors and distinguished visiting lecturers, represents a key part of the course. Some lectures are given by gallery directors and curators and, with the exhibition experience you will gain on the course, these provide an understanding of, and preparation for, the professional world. Numerous exhibitions external to the School are initiated by staff and by students themselves. A program of lectures, tutorials and seminars concerned with art historical, theoretical and critical concepts relating to contemporary art underpins all this. You will be taught by practising artists and writers - some are full time, many are part time and there is a long list of visiting lecturers. There are lectures, seminars, group discussions and critiques of work as well as individual tutorials. Assessment is by exhibition, written papers and live presentations.CareersTypical career opportunities include exhibiting; curating and arts administration; interior design; film and TV; teaching (subject to PGCE); art therapy. Alumni from the course include painter and Turner Prize nominee Glenn Brown, Paul Harrison and John Wood whose videos are exhibited round the world, Nina Dolan, Louisa Fairclough, Laura Ford, Nicholas May, Peter Randall-Page, Nigel Rolfe, Michael Stubbs and Alison Turnbull, gallerists and gallery directors Kate McGarry, David Risley, Kelly Taylor, and the curator Colin Ledwith.03 Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors BA (Hons)Why choose this course? The course allows you to develop as an individual. We are interested in all students developing their own interests for a career either as a designer, designer maker or textile artist. There is a strong emphasis on creativity underpinned by computer aided technologies, textile craft processes and professional practise. Facilities are superb, and include a purpose built digital textile workshop with equipment for inkjet printing, digital embroidery and laser cutting. You will be taught by departmental staff who have strong reputations as practising professional designers or researchers, as well as an extensive range of visiting lecturers and a lively programme of visiting speakers and international visits.About the course Year 1 of the course introduces you to the area of fashion and textiles through studio/ workshop practise and theoretical study - you'll learn techniques and skills in drawing, digital media, fabric dyeing, knit, print, weave or embroidery, fabric manipulation and sewing skills. You'll also explore historical and critical studies. Progressing into Year 2 you will be asked to specialise in a textile area - knit, print, weave or embroidery. You may choose to work in more than one area if you wish. You also choose whether to follow Surface Textile Design or Textile with Fashion modules. Following the Surface Design modules you are able to develop your textiles designs for any area including fashion garments, accessories, furnishings, wallpaper, interior products, wall hangings, craft objects and art. Following the Textiles with Fashion modules allows you to focus your textile designs for fashion. Workshops and taught sessions are also provided in the area of fashion design, pattern cutting, draping and construction. A dynamic and demanding course, aiming to create the designers and innovators of the future. UCAS CodeTextile Design for Fashion and InteriorsWW27Entry CriteriaTypical offersStandard art and design requirements - see page 20. All candidates are interviewed and selected primarily on their creative ability. Course InformationCourse locationSion Hill campusCourse length3 years full-time; part-time availableStudio fee (10/11)£250 (subject to review). See page 18No. of applicants (2010) 255No. of places (2010)39More Student Survey Score (2010)82% satisfaction with teaching01 Clara Kelly02 Joanna Beasley03 Anna Glasbrook, graduate of Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors0302During this year you have the opportunity to engage in live and industry projects, enter competitions where appropriate, exhibit your work both in a local gallery and Indigo in Paris and undertake work placements. In Year 3 you are encouraged to develop independently, and to think about and explore your future direction possibly with experience of exhibiting or work placement to further your individual direction. The final year culminates in a public exhibition. Students may also be selected to exhibit at the New Designers show in London. Live Industry projects have been set by design houses such as Sam Pickard, New Look, Paperclip, Lewis and Lewis and Nicole Farhi and work placements undertaken at Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Calvin Klein, Ted Baker, Clarissa Hulse, Whiston and Wright, Karen Nicol, Milenaa, Chloé, Nicole Farhi, Jessica Ogden, Zandra Rhodes, Dewhurst, Tracy Kendall, Paperclip and the Fashion Museum, Bath. Careers Professional practise and entrepreneurial skills are embedded within the course. There are many career opportunities open to you within fashion and interiors, for example in-house designer, freelance designer or designer maker. Recent graduates have progressed to MA courses at Central St Martins, Chelsea, Goldsmiths, Royal College of Art, London College of Fashion, and here at Bath Spa University. Employment has included such companies and jobs as Damien Hirst, Clarissa Hulse, Heals, Laura Ashley, Issey Myake, Bay and Brown, Circle Line, The White Company, Disney Pixar, Net-a-Porter, artist in residence at a school and technicians in higher education. Some students have set up their own business as a result of being on this course or after studying an MA.Graduate ProfileAnna Glasbrook, graduated 2010-"I 'm working as a self-employed designer, for example on commissions, exhibitions and trade shows. I thoroughly enjoyed my course. I really felt that we were allowed to develop in our own way, well supported - and pushed - by the tutors (who were fantastic, nothing was too much trouble), but free to develop individually. The course prepared me very well for my career and the steep learning curve I'm on at the moment!"0104

Bath Spa University School of Art and Design Graphic Communication BA (Hons)Why choose this course? It's a space for active enquiry, challenging design preconceptions and defining the role of the designer in shaping the world in which we live. Our approach is hands-on, ideas-based and socially engaged, with the emphasis on developing your individual ability.About this course Crossover teaching and interdisciplinary projects provide an energetic and flexible A challenging, critical, diverse programme to develop your individual ability to design and communicate visually across disciplines or within a specialist area. 01 IMO studio and workspaces02 Deconstruct/Reconstruct: Skateboard wheels03 Summer project: "Ice Cups" by Amy Spencelearning environment for creative collaboration, whilst specialist areas of study in graphic design, illustration and interactive design are also encouraged. You'll be able to work across a range of media, explore and express your ideas through word, image, concept, media, narrative, text, taught by a team of full-time and visiting tutors, all active practitioners themselves. Sustainability and the environment are central to good design thinking and we explore them in relation to contemporary social and cultural contexts. Teaching takes place through critiques, debates, tutorials, presentations, lectures, self-directed learning and peer review. We have excellent studio spaces and workshop facilities in specialist craft areas, such as letterpress, photography, silkscreen, etching and lithography to complement state of the art digital resources. In your first year you'll be given a broad introduction to drawing, print making, photography, design methods, typography, moving image and digital media. You'll be encouraged to think visually and analytically, learn to work as part of a team and independently. You'll gain an awareness of the industry through a Professional Contexts module, and a contextual framework through a Historical and Critical Studies module. As you move into Year 2 you can choose to focus on graphic design, illustration or interactive media, or keep an interdisciplinary approach. You might choose to spend a semester in Europe as part of the Erasmus exchange programme. There will be studio visits and case studies, and you'll start researching employment possibilities. In your final year you'll concentrate on independent, self-initiated projects and you'll be encouraged to find connections between your studio practice and contextual studies (you can choose to give this component a double weighting). 'Live' briefs and placements provide experience of dealing with clients and production, preparing you for employment or further study. Careers A wide range of careers is open to you, including graphic design, art direction, illustration, animation, interactive media, advertising, motion graphics, photography, and publishing. Insight to professional practice: recent visiting lecture programme speakers include James Goggin, Anthony Burrill, Billie Jean, Zac Kyes, Alex Rich, Marcus Oakley, Sara Fanelli, Jurg Lehni, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Irma Boom, John Thackara, Phil Baines, Andrew Haslam, Bruno Maag, Grant Gee, Jon Barnbrook, Karen Blincoe, Yuri Suzuki, Neil Drabble and Mervyn Kurlansky.01 3D Design: Idea Material Object BA (Hons)Why choose this course? If you have a passion for making and an ambition to delight, amuse and intrigue, our interdisciplinary course will give you a unique opportunity to explore craft practice and design process. Creating objects using a range of hand and digital techniques we have facilities to build, mould, machine form and digitally create shapes, equipment to take drawn decorative designs onto surfaces, and processes to cut them into hard materials or to 3D print. Using a range of media you will be encouraged bring your ideas to fruition, and to develop an individual career path as designer-maker, artist, in-house designer, gallery owner, curator, or entrepreneur.About the course The course will help you to develop your own individual area of practice in which you may ultimately choose to focus on a specific material, such as ceramics, explore in depth processes such as laser cutting, or you may continue with a variety of approaches combining multiple materials and techniques. Outcomes will encompass one off craft artefacts and bespoke solutions through to batch produced objects, across areas such as lighting, tableware, furniture and product; domestic and commercial, interior and exterior. Expanding digital cultures and new types of craft production and consumption require a new type of thinking about the role craft practice: design processThis unique 3D Design course fuses craft practice and design process, creating products using hand and digital making to combine ceramic, textile, wood, resin, glass, metal, and plastic.through Historical and Critical Studies modules and gain industry awareness through Professional Context modules. The programme will engage with creative and industry partners to offer 'Live' projects and open up opportunities to experience a professional working atmosphere in a safe environment. Your study will be augmented by trips to cultural establishments both nationally and internationally and exchange schemes are planned with institutes around the world.Careers We expect our graduates to shape their individual career paths as they enter the ever changing future of interdisciplinary design, with some graduates becoming designer- makers, artists, in-house designers, gallery owners, curators, entrepreneurs, critics and equipped to create new and as yet undefined possibilities. We have strong contacts with both the Crafts Council and Design Council. Our students have been very successful at the graduate design show New Designers and staff/students/alumni have exhibited at the best international design and craft shows including 100% Design, Origin, Tent, Dutch Design Week, Maison-Objet and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in NY. Course InformationCourse LocationSion Hill campusCourse length3 years full-time; part-time availableStudio fee (10/11)£250 (subject to review). See page 18No. of applicants (2010) 48 (Note - first year of new course)No. of places (2010)18More Code3D Design: Idea Material ObjectWW2REntry CriteriaTypical offersStandard Art and Design requirements. A folder of art and design work, plus 3D work as appropriate. See page 20of designer and maker. You will learn to make use of web enabled collaboration, manufacture, and distribution, to balance the needs of the consumer with the wider issues of ecology and sustainability. Studio based modules are supported with studies on critical and historical contexts for craft and design, whilst visiting lecturers provide valuable industry perspectives and an insight into contemporary practice. Year 1 will develop your creative instincts through exploration of the qualities of different materials and making processes, including methods of digital manufacture. Through drawing, photography, experimentation with materials and exploration of computer based processes you will begin to identify your own individual area of practice creating new ideas and concepts both drawn and made. Year 2 will expand your personal making practice and introducing collaborative and live projects with external partners or design businesses and may undertake work experience and placements. You will also be introduced to marketing and promotional skills, including building narratives in your work and exploring outcomes through photography, publishing, exhibiting and web presence. Year 3 will define your own area of practice, audience and market, perhaps as a specialist maker, or utilising outsourced production and assembly techniques to develop your work. You will be producing a body of physical artefacts alongside a combination of visual and written work. We expect your final project work to be at a professional level, and you will be encouraged and supported to display at national and international design show venues. Throughout the course you will explore the subject's contextual framework 010203