York College

Contemporary Craft York College Degree level: Undergraduate

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This exciting and studio-based course provides the opportunity to learn through experience. The programme is broad and offers the opportunity to work in art, craft or design based areas, or a combination of these, and encourages an enquiring, flexible approach.
As a student of Contemporary Craft at York College, you will be part of the College’s largest and most active departments, with a strong reputation for energy, creativity and originality. You will experience new challenges, explore new concepts, use new processes, work with new materials and learn to expand these skills to create projects which will give you a distinct advantage when moving into the commercial world of craft and design. Your studies will be underpinned by in-depth study of historical, cultural and theoretical implications of contemporary crafts in the modern world, as well as product design. The course tutors have many industry links and contacts and through a sequence of modules, students are prepared for professional practice and are offered the opportunity to engage in work placements and live projects run in association with regional and national organisations including businesses, galleries and schools. York College has also worked closely with York Open Studios for a number of years. The work of many of our students is featured at the exhibition each year, providing graduates with a unique experience, often leading to exciting opportunities. The course provides for the development of technical skills within the studio disciplines, but also for the development of a wide range of transferable skills such as Critical and Strategic Thinking, Time and Project Management, Literary and Research Skills, Information Management, Presentation, Promotion and Marketing and Process Materials.
The course has a modular structure taught over three years.The course is flexible and you can choose your specialism, allowing for ‘tailor-made leaning’. Specialisms include: Ceramics, Wood, Metal, Textiles, Jewellery, Silversmithing, Furniture and Interior Design. All coursework is project-based and assessed in relation to identified learning outcomes. There is ongoing feedback through tutorials throughout the programme, with formal assessment to enable progression to the next level at the end of each academic year. Emphasis is placed on individual development and increasing self-reliance. The course is intended to enable students to make informed choices based on sound information and critical judgement. Students are encouraged to express their ideas and to develop analytical ability through lectures, seminar discussions and gallery visits. Students gain understanding of their work in the context of past practice, professional contemporary work and the current climate of debate.
This course is designed to set students up for self-employment including setting up your own business. Successful completion may lead to a career in the creative industries such as a craftsperson, community art worker, designer, crafts education, curatorship or administration. Some students choose to go into postgraduate study, but several of our recent students have gone straight into work with local design companies and many of our former students maintain a strong relationship with the department, meaning there are opportunities for work experience and guest lectures.

Course details

Modules

The course has a modular structure taught over three years. All modules are compulsory and must be passed in order to progress to the next level.


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code W700
Institution code Y70
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 32 points
A level Level 2 English

Applicants who
have relevant skills
and experience but
who do not hold the
standard minimum
entry requirements
will be considered.
Applicants will
be required to
demonstrate the
necessary skills and
experience to enter
the course through
their personal
statement.

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

Interview

Audition


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7,200 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,200 Year 1
Scotland £7,200 Year 1
Wales £7,200 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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York College
Sim Balk Lane
York
YO23 2BB


Clearing contact details

Admissions Team

Course contact details

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Admissions Team

01904 770397

Fax: 01904 770397