FdA Historic Craft Practices - Metalwork at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation - UCAS

FdA Historic Craft Practices - Metalwork

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Sussex

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Course summary

Study at a specialist college with the assurance of a university qualification. Develop your passions and reach your potential in a small, welcoming environment within a community of like-minded people. Why choose West Dean College of Arts and Conservation? An international reputation for excellence in conservation and arts education. 94% of students studying at the College* felt the programme had enhanced their skills and abilities (*2019 student survey) A rich arts environment and a focus on craft skills with vocational application. Be inspired by the unique historic character and beautiful South Downs setting. Located close to Chichester and the South Coast, with easy access to London. The Course Develop well-rounded metalworking theory and skills that will enhance your employment prospects or allow you to continue your studies in higher education. Projects become more challenging as the course progresses and encompasses both silversmithing and blacksmithing. You will be encouraged to understand historic craft practice in order to place your own work in a broader context and gain a keen understanding of the time needed for a piece of work in a creative, problem solving environment. You can expect To develop excellent practical skills To learn how material properties influence practice and making To learn historic metalwork techniques To learn from dedicated and experienced tutors who are practicing professionals and well-connected in the sector Learning environment Low student: tutor ratio Workshop access 8.30am-10pm, 7 days a week Interdisciplinary environment Visits from practicing crafts-persons and specialists from the heritage and private sectors Visits to museums and active links with heritage bodies Work placements and work-related projects Exceptional facilities You will work in our well-equipped metals workshop with areas for photography, analysis, chemicals, hot work (casting, soldering, and welding) and a machine shop. Adjacent to the workshop is the newly-built forge to which you will have access. Collaboration with other conservation specialisms makes for a uniquely enriched learning environment. Shared facilities include: Analytical laboratory Photography space IT suite with access to specialist databases Specialist on-site art and conservation library with thousands of specialist books and journals Teaching You are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, external trips and visits and workshop practicals. In addition, you have personal tutorials with your subject tutor. At level 4 you typically have around 18-19 contact hours per week. At level 5 you typically have around 16-17 contact hours per week. Independent learning When not attending lectures, seminars and workshop or other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library and preparing coursework assignments and presentations. Overall workload Level 4: 53% of your time is spent in scheduled teaching and learning activity Scheduled teaching and learning: 633 hours Independent learning: 567 hours Level 5: 50% of your time is spent in scheduled teaching and learning activity Scheduled teaching and learning: 600 hours Independent learning: 600 hours

Course details

Modules

HC-M1 Materials Technology: delivered in pathway workshop and cross-curricular, HC-D1 Drawing and Aesthetics, HC-R1 Study/Research Skills, HC-M2 Materials Technology (Metal/Wood): delivered in pathway workshop and cross-curricular, HC-H2 History of Craft, HC-C2M1/C/F/ME Craft Skills, HC-P3 Professional Skills incl. work placement, HC-R1 Study/Research Skills, HC-C1M1/C/ME Craft Skills, HC-P4 Professional Portfolio: student led. Modules correct at October 2019, they may be subject to change.


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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeFME1
Institution code W31
Campus nameWest Dean College
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points Completion of a level 3 qualification, for example: A-Levels, BTEC or Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. Applicants can be considered if they can provide evidence of prior learning with an appropriate portfolio of work. You will be invited to a Portfolio interview. International applicants should provide a digital portfolio, evidence of English language ability to Level B2 (IELTS 6.0), as well as equivalent level 3 qualifications.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.westdean.org.uk/study/degrees-and-diplomas/courses/fda-historic-craft-practices-metalwork#entry-requirements

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Applicants will be invited to a Portfolio interview. International applicants should provide a digital portfolio.

Other

Applicants are to participate in a practical test day.


English language requirements

If English is not your first language, or you are not a national of a majority English-speaking country, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language ability. International applicants should provide evidence of English language ability to Level B2 (IELTS 6.0).

Find out more about the English language requirements at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation.

https://www.westdean.org.uk/study/international-students#english-language


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £12690 Year 1
International £12690 Year 1
England £12690 Year 1
Northern Ireland £12690 Year 1
Scotland £12690 Year 1
Wales £12690 Year 1
Channel Islands £12690 Year 1

Additional fee information

Course fees are the same for UK and international students. Included is mandatory study trip costs of £400, which typically includes tailored visits to collections/exhibitions of specific interest to the programme of study. Lunch, accommodation and other living expenses are additional. To find out more visit: https://www.westdean.org.uk/study/student-information/admissions#living-costs

Sponsorship information

Funding opportunities are available to students applying to study at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation and we encourage students to explore funding options. In 2019 up to 60% of students received bursary/scholarship support. For more information visit: https://www.westdean.org.uk/study/student-information/funding

FdA Historic Craft Practices - Metalwork at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation - UCAS