Truro and Penwith College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Design Craft Maker

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Course summary

The new FdA Design Craft Maker will provide an exciting opportunity to study a combination of Design Craft disciplines. Higher-level skills will be developed in ceramics, textiles and metals, using digital design applications and contextual and professional understanding within a multi-disciplinary learning experience. Historic and contemporary craft practice has been at the heart of Cornwall’s cultural heritage for a significant time and is recognised as part of the county’s and the South West’s heritage. This programme provides an opportunity to develop practical and academic skills using professional equipment and tools within a dedicated adult learning environment. Students will understand how to respond to design ideas and concepts, problem solve by developing individual practice and outcomes. Academic, professional and contextual understanding will inform practice for industry and employment. The programme will promote and support reflective practitioners, effective communication in a variety of forms to a range of audiences. The Art & Design team, as educators and practitioners are also part of a large network of local employers, makers and organisations. The course will reflect a range of related careers within the field of Design Crafts; including self-employed maker and designer. Design Craft Maker includes a variety of settings and these opportunities include: • Ceramicist /ceramics technician • Textile maker/textiles technician • Silversmith and jewellery technician • Gallerist / curator • Product design technician • Craft workshop/business manager • Craft marketing On completion of the FdA Design Craft Maker, progression is available to the BA (Hons) Craft and Design (top-up) degree at Truro and Penwith College. Students could also choose any BA courses locally or nationally or enter the craft industries or art related opportunities.

Course details


Year 1 Making Critical and Contextual Studies Digital Design Self-Directed Project Year 2 Innovation Advanced Digital Design Critical and Contextual Studies (Personal Development) Personal Research Project

Assessment method

The course is assessed through practical coursework, exhibitions and academic presentations.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4668 Year 1
England £4112 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4112 Year 1
Scotland £4112 Year 1
Wales £4112 Year 1
Channel Islands £4112 Year 1
International £4668 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Design Craft Maker at Truro and Penwith College - UCAS