Carving at City & Guilds of London Art School - UCAS

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Course summary

The Graduate Diploma Arts: Carving provides an opportunity for you to build on your existing skills and knowledge and gain the skill-set and knowledge-base required to undertake the Postgraduate Diploma or MA Carving with us. It’s ideal if you are moving from another specialist area to historic carving, changing your career path, or have had a significant gap since your previous studies, and it is equivalent to the final year of our BA (Hons) Carving (Level 6). On the course, your learning will be supported in a number of ways through lectures, group discussion, tutorials, seminars, field trips, workshops, demonstrations and group critiques as well as individual supervision of projects. You will be encouraged and supported to develop your research and practice skills and to develop communication skills to articulate your ideas, proposals and document your work through writing, verbal presentations, and visual recording When completed, this Graduate Diploma Arts course will equip you with the skills and confidence to pursue postgraduate study through our PgDip/MA Carving. The Graduate Diploma Arts: Carving is delivered full-time across one academic year or part-time across two academic years. If you are not able to complete the course and need to leave after successfully completing the first unit, you may be awarded a Graduate Certificate. The Graduate Diploma Arts: Carving is divided into two parts. The first part focuses on skills development and will give you the opportunity to gather the skills and experience necessary to complement your pre-existing skill-set, supporting you to access postgraduate level study on our MA Carving course. The second part centres around developing your portfolio, enabling you to synthesise pre-existing and newly acquired skills, knowledge and understanding UNIT ONE – SKILLS DEVELOPMENT Working with our specialist tutors to analyse your existing skills and knowledge and identify areas that require development, you will form an agreed study plan. Your study plan will include a range of projects from our Carving undergraduate programme combined with your specific tasks and goals. Tutorials will provide opportunities to reflect on and review your progress towards your goals. Throughout your learning programme you will maintain a Personal Development Archive, which will record and reflect upon your research findings and skills development. You will present your work as a project portfolio for assessment and your work will be assessed as equivalent to Level 6 or third year BA (Hons) Your programme will be delivered by specialist tutors from our Carving programme and you will learn alongside students studying on the BA(Hons) Carving course. You’ll learn through a range of methods including workshops, seminars, lectures, 1 to 1 tutorials, group critiques, self-directed study and work on live projects UNIT TWO – PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT Following feedback and discussion of the outcomes of the assessment of the Skills Development unit, you will propose the next phase of your study plan by selecting relevant taught sessions and projects from the BA (Hons) course. Whilst being supported by regular meetings with your tutor, this unit requires you to take increasing responsibility for the direction of your work The main focus of the unit is to enable you to develop a strong portfolio that evidences the range and depth of the knowledge and skills you have acquired and/or further developed through the course. Your project work should therefore be sufficiently ambitious to ensure that you can demonstrate the necessary depth of understanding and technical proficiency required to tackle the challenges of postgraduate study in historic carving You will be allocated a space for the Summer Degree Show to present selected work alongside the BA (Hons) Carving students, providing valuable professional practice opportunities for you and a fitting conclusion to your work

Entry requirements

The Graduate Diploma Arts: Carving course is suitable for applicants who can meet the entry requirements that are detailed below, and have an appetite to develop their carving practice within an intensive studio-based teaching environment. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS All applicants have to meet the minimum entry requirements for admittance to the course, though there are three different ways of doing so: 1. Standard Educational Applicants for Graduate Diploma Arts: Carving should normally hold a relevant degree level qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalent professional experience.­ 2. International Educational Applicants who have achieved, or are expected to achieve, the equivalent of a relevant degree level qualification, with a combination of other qualifications including, though not exclusively, the International Baccalaureate or High School Diploma. Please check UCAS guidance for the value of various International Qualifications. 3. Other experiential Applicants who can demonstrate equivalent prior practice and professional experience. Using a process called Recognition /Accreditation of Prior Learning (R/APL), Art School Admissions Tutors consider how various work-life and (in)formal educational experiences meet the educational level of the entry requirements. Please see our Recognition/ Accreditation of Prior Learning Policy here. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS Applicants who do not speak English as a first language are required to provide evidence of their English language skills. The Art School cannot accept any applicant who scores lower than the equivalent of Level 6.0 on the standard English language tests (SELT) which can be taken with one of the recognised providers, with a minimum of 5.5 for each of listening, reading, writing, and speaking. SELECTION CRITERIA FOR HISTORIC CARVING At interview by viewing your work and your responses to questions we are seeking to determine the extent to which you can: · Fulfil the entry requirements; · demonstrate a range of developed hand skills and technical abilities related to carving; · demonstrate a high level of commitment and motivation in relation to the subject and the course; · instigate relevant research and synthesise information to support your practice; · critically evaluate your own and others’ achievements and identify areas for development ; · evidence knowledge of cultural objects relevant to your practice and its historical contexts · pro-actively plan and prioritise your own time and set achievable goals ; · communicate your own ideas visually, verbally and in writing. We are also looking for your potential in the following areas: · manual dexterity and hand-eye co-ordination; · ability to develop a ‘good eye’; · appetite and aptitude for learning at Graduate Diploma level; · an interest in the history of carving in architecture and sculpture.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £18500 Year 1
England £9500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9500 Year 1
Scotland £9500 Year 1
Wales £9500 Year 1
Channel Islands £9500 Year 1
International £18500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Successful Application Processing Fee and deposit A non-refundable Successful Application Processing Fee (SAPF) of £225 (Home) /£325 (International) is charged on acceptance of a place. A deposit of £500 is also charged on acceptance of a place but forms part-payment of your fees. SAPFs and deposits are paid on acceptance of a place but should you change your mind before the course commences, deposits may be refundable. Application processing fees are non-refundable. Material expenses For each course you will be required to purchase a number of materials, for information on material and study visit costs please visit the course page that you are interested in. The Art School also provide a number of basic materials for each student and there is an on-site Art School shop selling art materials.
Carving at City & Guilds of London Art School - UCAS