Art and Design BA (Hons)

Art and Design BA (Hons)


This course promotes hands-on experience within the creative arts in disciplines including printmaking, lens-based media, animation, sculpture, painting, surface pattern, jewellery and ceramics.

You will learn how traditional making skills and the latest technology are combined to discover new and original ways of creating art and design products appropriate for our current creative market.

The course is also focused on encouraging the development of your own innovative practice while addressing the environmental and ethical implications of creating a sustainable career in the creative industries.

On this course you will also benefit from being part of Creative Arts Weston. Here you will join our exciting and passionate creative community, and you will be perfectly placed to join the arts industry, leading the way as part of the next creative generation.

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Duration:
Full-time: 3 years (3 days per week)
Part-time: 4 years (2 days a week)
Start date:
September 2024
Location:
Loxton Campus and Knightstone Campus
Course codes:
Institution: W47
Course: ARTD
Campus: U
Awarding institution:
Bath Spa University
Course fees:
Full-time: £8,900 per year
Part-time: £6,675 per year
Additional information about this course:
Although UCW endeavours to cover the costs of artistic materials, there may be additional expenses associated with this course.

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You will learn from professional practising artists, designers, makers and other industry specialists in order to acquire insights and share in their passion and expertise.

You will also engage with ‘enterprise projects’ including public exhibitions, work placements, live commissions, and competitions – all of which will help you to build a professional work-based portfolio to impress employers or be the basis of starting your freelance career.

The aim of the course is that you will become able to initiate and develop your ideas through to fruition – whether that is functioning products, decorative objects, installations or other outcomes.

Subject to coronavirus restrictions, this course offers optional day trips to galleries and longer residential visits, which in recent years have included London and Rome, at an additional expense.

In recent years, UCW art students  have also collaborated to stage exhibitions at regional galleries such as 4AD in Bath and Centre Space in Bristol. And we also hold a Festival of Creativity every year so art-lovers in the general public can see the wonderful work produced by our students.

The course is delivered in our Loxton Campus, which is dedicated to the creative and performance arts, and we have invested millions of pounds in our new University Centre in the Winter Gardens on Weston seafront. The new facility includes a higher education library, technology pods for individual and group projects, classrooms, IT suites and social spaces.

Please contact UCW’s HEART student services team for more information about this course. And come along to our next Open Day so you can see for yourself how UCW can help you achieve your ambitions.

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Meet our Team

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Kari Nygard
Lecturer

Kari Nygard is an artist filmmaker and animator with over 20 years' experience teaching lens-based media- and art and design within Higher Education. She has considerable experience as an animation lead for a variety of production companies and charities, alongside work in film exhibition and curation, in the UK and abroad. Research interests are in contemporary cinematic forms and expanded media, with her own practice across digital & analogue formats. She is also commitment to her work at The Cube Cinema in Bristol.
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Simon Taylor
Lecturer

Simon Taylor is a practicing Ceramic Artist, lecturing and tutoring in Higher Education. Simon exhibits through several national ceramic galleries, being represented by St Ives ceramics and The Stratford Gallery and has a growing international reputation. Simon practices from his studio in Weston’s Old Town Quary. Current Research practice investigates the experimental firing of the ancient and alternative ‘Anagama’ Woodfired Kiln. His teaching uses a rich blend of creative enthusiasm mixed with his passion and current activities as an Artist/maker.
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Jamie Dormer-Durling
Programme Coordinator/Lecturer

Jamie is the programme coordinator for the BA (Hons) Art & Design. He has worked in Higher Education for over a decade teaching across photography, lens-based media and art & design pathways. He has a degree in photography and completed his MA in Graphic Arts (with distinction) in 2017. His personal work investigates the dynamics of knowledge and power with interests in how we learn, how we are taught, the nature of knowledge and how our understanding of the world informs class struggle and identity politics. He often works between museum spaces and field studies exploring the relationships we have to the objects that are used to narrate our cultural histories.
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      Kari Nygard
      Lecturer

      Kari Nygard is an artist filmmaker and animator with over 20 years' experience teaching lens-based media- and art and design within Higher Education. She has considerable experience as an animation lead for a variety of production companies and charities, alongside work in film exhibition and curation, in the UK and abroad. Research interests are in contemporary cinematic forms and expanded media, with her own practice across digital & analogue formats. She is also commitment to her work at The Cube Cinema in Bristol.
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      Simon Taylor
      Lecturer

      Simon Taylor is a practicing Ceramic Artist, lecturing and tutoring in Higher Education. Simon exhibits through several national ceramic galleries, being represented by St Ives ceramics and The Stratford Gallery and has a growing international reputation. Simon practices from his studio in Weston’s Old Town Quary. Current Research practice investigates the experimental firing of the ancient and alternative ‘Anagama’ Woodfired Kiln. His teaching uses a rich blend of creative enthusiasm mixed with his passion and current activities as an Artist/maker.
      Student - Jamie Dormer-Durlings image
      Jamie Dormer-Durling
      Programme Coordinator/Lecturer

      Jamie is the programme coordinator for the BA (Hons) Art & Design. He has worked in Higher Education for over a decade teaching across photography, lens-based media and art & design pathways. He has a degree in photography and completed his MA in Graphic Arts (with distinction) in 2017. His personal work investigates the dynamics of knowledge and power with interests in how we learn, how we are taught, the nature of knowledge and how our understanding of the world informs class struggle and identity politics. He often works between museum spaces and field studies exploring the relationships we have to the objects that are used to narrate our cultural histories.
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        This course promotes hands-on experience within the creative arts in disciplines including printmaking, lens-based media, animation, sculpture, painting, surface pattern, jewellery and ceramics.

        You will learn how traditional making skills and the latest technology are combined to discover new and original ways of creating art and design products appropriate for our current creative market.

        The course is also focused on encouraging the development of your own innovative practice while addressing the environmental and ethical implications of creating a sustainable career in the creative industries.

        On this course you will also benefit from being part of Creative Arts Weston. Here you will join our exciting and passionate creative community, and you will be perfectly placed to join the arts industry, leading the way as part of the next creative generation.

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