Art and Design BA (Hons)
Art and Design BA (Hons)
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 2022
Location:
Loxton Campus and Knightstone Campus
Course codes:
Institution: W47
Course: ARTD
Campus: U
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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Ian Shipton
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Ian holds a BA (Hons) in Jewellery and Silversmithing from Loughborough College of Art, and is currently studying for an MA in Fine Art at Bath Spa University. He has had a varied career producing public artworks and show gardens at Hampton Court Flower Show, alongside jewellery commissions and a wide variety of exhibitions. Ian has a particular specialism in public scuplture, taking commissions from celebrities such as Michel Roux and members of the House of Lords.
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Dr Paul Thirkell
Lecturer

Paul Thirkell is an artist and educator with a particular specialisation in print. He is an Academician of the Royal West of England Academy, Fellow of the Royal Society of Printmakers and honourary member of Germany’s Lichtdruck (collotype) Association. Paul studied and practised printmaking in Australia during the 1970’s and 80’s before relocating to the UK in the mid-1990’s. He was awarded a practice-based doctorate from the University of the West of England, Bristol, in 2000 for his research in integrating digital imaging techniques with rare 19th-century printing processes such as photogravure, collotype and woodburytype to assist fine art print production. Since completing his doctorate, Paul has been active in producing and exhibiting his prints both nationally and internationally,
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      Ian Shipton
      Programme Co-ordinator

      Ian holds a BA (Hons) in Jewellery and Silversmithing from Loughborough College of Art, and is currently studying for an MA in Fine Art at Bath Spa University. He has had a varied career producing public artworks and show gardens at Hampton Court Flower Show, alongside jewellery commissions and a wide variety of exhibitions. Ian has a particular specialism in public scuplture, taking commissions from celebrities such as Michel Roux and members of the House of Lords.
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      Dr Paul Thirkell
      Lecturer

      Paul Thirkell is an artist and educator with a particular specialisation in print. He is an Academician of the Royal West of England Academy, Fellow of the Royal Society of Printmakers and honourary member of Germany’s Lichtdruck (collotype) Association. Paul studied and practised printmaking in Australia during the 1970’s and 80’s before relocating to the UK in the mid-1990’s. He was awarded a practice-based doctorate from the University of the West of England, Bristol, in 2000 for his research in integrating digital imaging techniques with rare 19th-century printing processes such as photogravure, collotype and woodburytype to assist fine art print production. Since completing his doctorate, Paul has been active in producing and exhibiting his prints both nationally and internationally,
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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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