Carving at City & Guilds of London Art School - UCAS

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Course summary

Based on your planned and agreed proposal or statement of intent, the program is designed to reflect your individual experience and your aspirations. It is an intensive course involving you in an ambitious self-initiated carving research project. The course is intended to be primarily self-directed and to complement your individual research interests and practical experience. The department’s focus on the wide range of skills required to become a professional carver provides a back drop to your studies with access to the teaching of advanced carving techniques, drawing, modelling, casting, portraiture, artistic anatomy, ornament study, heraldry, design, and professional skills related to project management, working as a freelance practitioner or as a member of a specialist team. You will be encouraged to undertake commissions where relevant whilst on the course and tutors can provide help and advice on these projects that will support you to develop your professional portfolio. All the tutors are well-established professionals who work on some of the country’s most prestigious projects alongside teaching in the department. This ensures that the course is outward looking and highly vocational, while the tutors provide a network of professional contacts that frequently supports future employment. The Department has an unusually high ratio of staff to students, ensuring that each student has the regular contact and support that the learning of carving demands.

Entry requirements

The PgDip/MA 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 PgDip/MA Carving should normally hold a relevant degree level qualification, have successfully completed a Graduate Diploma Arts specialising in Carving, 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; · gather relevant research and synthesise information to support your practice; · evaluate your own achievements and identify areas for development; · plan your own time and set achievable goals; · communicate your 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 Postgraduate level; · an interest in the history of carving in architecture and sculpture.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £19500 Year 1
England £10500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10500 Year 1
Scotland £10500 Year 1
Wales £10500 Year 1
Channel Islands £10500 Year 1
International £19500 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