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School of Art & Design course cards


BA (Hons) Animation UCAS code: W271 • Full-time/Sandwich: 3/4 years • Part-time: 6 years • Location: Wolverhampton City Campus Entry requirements: 200 UCAS points, or successful completion of a Foundation Course in Art and Design. A portfolio review of appropriate visual work is mandatory • Contact: www.wlv.ac.uk/artanddesign or tel: 01902 322 058


Outline Animation is a versatile, wide-ranging, expressive form, combining visual aesthetics with sound, structured time and emotion. It can be used as entertainment, or a powerful voice for social and political statement. The course seeks to develop technical knowledge and cultivate the understanding of movement, mostly through drawing. The course is delivered via a variety of teaching methods, including studio and workshop teaching, seminars and presentations. You will complement your practical studies with theory-based modules that investigate the current contextual and historical aspects of the subject. This includes the study of film language, narrative, non-narrative and conceptual approaches to genre and related contextual issues. Technical hands-on modules will develop the craft of animating through 2D digital, traditional and computer-generated imagery methods. You will learn the following software applications up to industry standard: Maya, Toon Boom, After Effects, Flash, Photoshop, Painter and Premiere Pro. You will hone your editing, creative use of sound, composition and idea generating expertise as well as developing a critical awareness of the subject and establish your own creative individuality.

Careers Typical career opportunities open to graduates include work in animation, television and games design, illustration and the creative and communications industries. You may also continue your studies to postgraduate level on our MA programmes.

Recent student and graduate successes • Depict! Award at Encounters Film Festival 2010: Nominated, Tap, Andy Edwards, Paddy Fowler and Tom Massey. • Winner, FLIP Animation Festival, Best Student Animation 2009: Vegetable Panic, Chris Warren. • Royal Television Society (Midland) Nominee, Best Student Animation 2009: Billie and Millie, James Prankard. • Winner, BAFTA, Best Student Games Award 2009: Owen Schwer. • Winner, Royal Television Society (Midland) Awards, Best Student Animation 2008: Troubled, Tim Dowling.

Contact Course leader: Steve Arnott E: s.p.arnott@wlv.ac.uk

Images: Thomas Massey Jamie Cartwright Andrew Edwards

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Animation lecturers are amazing. They are extremely helpful in getting you motivated. They push you to achieve your best. They also really help find your career path.

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Front image: Yu Wang

Final year animation student


BA (Hons) Applied Arts UCAS code: W190 • Full-time/Sandwich: 3/4 years • Part-time: 6 years • Location: Wolverhampton City Campus Entry requirements: 200 UCAS points, or successful completion of a Foundation Course in Art and Design. A portfolio review of appropriate visual work is mandatory • Contact: www.wlv.ac.uk/artanddesign or tel: 01902 322 058


Outline BA (Hons) Applied Arts is part of our contemporary visual arts degree programme which comprises of two closely linked, practice based courses in Applied Arts and Fine Art. The courses share a common first year in which you will be encouraged to adopt an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary visual arts practice and can work in ceramics, glass, metal, painting, print, sculpture, film and photography. Increasingly you will be expected to understand and adopt positions in relation to Applied Arts enabling you to follow a more specialist route for your final two years. The programme aims to support media specialist practitioners alongside students who want to work across media and subject disciplines and forge new relationships between conceptual and material approaches to practice. It is an intensive studio-based programme supported by technical workshops, theoretical engagement and a wide range of study visits and opportunities to promote and exhibit your work. In your final year your emerging practice as a maker will be further supported and individually focused as you begin to understand how your work and ideas fit within the wider contexts of studio practice and the art world.

Careers We aim to prepare you to establish yourself as an artist, designer or maker, with the skills to enable you to engage in freelance design or design for industry producing anything from small scale jewellery to large scale architectural installations and interior projects. Graduates have also gone on to postgraduate study, and work in arts administration, curation, teaching and mentoring, community work and arts editorial.

Recent student and graduate successes • Commission of glass decoration for London department store Selfridges. • Commission to design and install a glass work for St Judes Primary School; • Goldsmiths Company Awards. • Biennial Pilchuk Scholarship to work at Pilchuck International Glass Centre, USA. • Participation in European Bronze age project and placement scheme at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. • Selected students have exhibited at: British Glass Biennale; New Designers; Hatfield House; the Wedgwood Royal Wedding exhibition; Bilston Craft Gallery.

Contact

Images: Stephanie Hopkins Kelly Rooker Lin Leadbeater

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The Wedgwood Museum are delighted with the response and quality of the work from students studying Applied Arts at the University of Wolverhampton. We cannot wait to work with the university again and have already set the date for the next competition.

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Front image: Holly Harkin

Course leader: Paul McAllister E: p.mcallister@wlv.ac.uk

Nigel Spicer, exhibition officer, Wedgwood Museum


BA (Hons) Computer Games Design UCAS code: W284 • Full-time/Sandwich: 3/4 years • Part-time: 6 years • Location: Wolverhampton City Campus Entry requirements: 200 UCAS points, or successful completion of a Foundation Course in Art and Design. A portfolio review of appropriate visual work is mandatory • Contact: www.wlv.ac.uk/artanddesign or tel: 01902 322 058


Outline This course introduces you to games design, development and construction. You will explore areas such as interactive authoring, the creation of digital images, 3D modelling and techniques in scriptwriting and visual narratives. You will gain an understanding of new media, visual and interactive design for games – learning via lectures, seminars, practical workshops, tutorials, group work and live projects. You will develop subject skills and knowledge, your creative practice, and expertise in computer games design. This will enable you to proceed into the games industry as a well-rounded digitally literate professional practitioner, able to respond to the demands of computer games design, and the global and cultural conditions of commercial markets and research/postgraduate centres. You will manage your own time and develop your ability for self-critical reflection, as well as function within a professional group dynamic, contributing to ideas generation and concept development. You will develop a portfolio of work with which to target specific industry sectors and will investigate the issues and impact of copyright law, licensing and royalties.

Careers This course prepares you for a career as an art director, visualiser and designer in the computer games industry, equipping you with a range of design and software skills. It develops the necessary skills and knowledge to formulate original concepts presented as storyboards and working artwork, supported by an awareness of realisation techniques relevant to game content and production.

Recent student and graduate successes • Recent graduates have built careers at a variety of UK based game companies such as: Rare, Codemasters, RockStar, Blitz, and Rebellion. • Computer Games Design graduates, John Tearle, Matthew Clark and Sam Cobley have formed their own games design company: Raw Games. (www.rawgames.co.uk). Their first title The Spire has been nominated as one of the top 10 upcoming independent games of 2010 at The IndieDB. • Winner, Dare to be Digital: Owen Schwehr and a team of University students. • In 2009 the Gaming and Animation Institute within the University commissioned a student led project on behalf of the Shelfield Community Academy. The £300 first prize was won by Matthew Clarke, a third year Computer Games Design student for his MuckUp History game. • Winner of a commission competition run by Retherm Renewable Energy Solutions: Stuart Lilford.

Contact

Images: Matt Cooper Matt Cooper Grant Dyer Liam Russell

Course leader: Dr Faramarz Amiri E: F.Amiri@wlv.ac.uk

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Our students work, learn and play in a technologicallyrich, culturally-diverse and supportive learning environment using a wide range of industry-standard software, games development engines and the latest technology and hardware. Dr Faramarz Amiri, Course Leader

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Front image: Amanda Stone


BA (Hons) Fashion and Textiles UCAS code: W295 • Full-time/Sandwich: 3/4 years • Part-time: 6 years • Location: Wolverhampton City Campus Entry requirements: 200 UCAS points, or successful completion of a Foundation Course in Art and Design. A portfolio review of appropriate visual work is mandatory • Contact: www.wlv.ac.uk/artanddesign or tel: 01902 322 058


Outline This highly creative course will equip you with the skills needed to work within the many facets of the fashion and textile design industry, and offers a wealth of opportunity to determine your creative identity as a specialist or generalist as you progress through the course. Disciplines include design for fashion, accessories and jewellery, textile design for fashion, and textile design for interiors. You will be introduced to the different aspects of fashion and textile design, through a combination of traditional and new technology, working within bespoke workshops and design studios. Practice is underpinned by creative thinking, visual and theoretical research, CAD and drawing. Exploration of drawing is integral to the course informing skills and processes, transforming you from novice to expert. Live projects on an international level are major aspects of the curriculum.

Careers We aim to produce graduates who are professional, skilled and dynamic. Employment opportunities include; fashion, textile, accessory and costume jewellery design; illustration, styling, buying and/or merchandising; design for specific industries eg. rug and carpet, card and gift wrap. You will have the opportunity to engage in freelance work, sell design work through agents and design studios, and work to commission. You may also find employment in other sectors, including education, arts and crafts administration, historical costume preservation, media, and in film, theatre and television costume design. You may choose to continue your studies to postgraduate level on our MA programme.

Recent student and graduate successes • Hill & Company for John Lewis Partnerships have bought rug designs by Wolverhampton Fashion and Textiles students and sold them nationally. Suky Kaur whose designs were selected is now working for Hill & Co. • Song Yue’s work was recently selected for inclusion at the 6th International Fibre Art Biennale, From Lausanne to Beijing, held at the Henan Art Museum, Zhengzhou City, Henan Province, China. • David Warner selected by Texprint from over 200 of the top Fashion and Textiles graduates in the UK.

Contact Course leader: Kayla Owen E: kayla.owen@wlv.ac.uk

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Front image; David Warner

I am now part of the Jonny loves Rosie team as an Accessories Buyer, and currently working on a live project for Vogue. University has not only helped me to be a confident and creative person but it has changed my outlook on life and one day I too hope to have my own jewellery business. Rachel Faulkner, BA (Hons) Fashion Accessories graduate


BA (Hons) Fine Art UCAS code: W100 • Full-time/Sandwich: 3/4 years • Part-time: 6 years • Location: Wolverhampton City Campus Entry requirements: 200 UCAS points, or successful completion of a Foundation Course in Art and Design. A portfolio review of appropriate visual work is mandatory • Contact: www.wlv.ac.uk/artanddesign or tel: 01902 322 058


Outline BA (Hons) Fine Art is part of our contemporary visual arts degree programme which comprises of two closely linked, practice based courses in Fine Art and Applied Arts. The courses share a common first year in which you will be encouraged to adopt an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary visual arts practice and can work in painting, print, sculpture, film, photography, ceramics, glass and metal. Increasingly you will be expected to understand and adopt positions in relation to Fine Art enabling you to follow a more specialist route for your final two years. The programme aims to support media specialist practitioners alongside students who want to work across media and subject disciplines and forge new relationships between conceptual and material approaches to practice. It is an intensive studio-based programme supported by technical workshops, theoretical engagement and a wide range of study visits and opportunities to promote and exhibit your work. In your final year your emerging practice as an artist will be further supported and individually focused as you begin to understand how your work and ideas fit within the wider contexts of studio practice and the art world.

Careers We aim to produce informed, independent and reflective fine art practitioners who can adapt their knowledge, understanding and skills for a variety of professional contexts. On completion of this degree a vast number of options will be open to you including becoming a practising artist, work in arts administration, curation, publishing, public art, teaching and other art and design related careers. Alternatively, you may choose to continue your studies at postgraduate level.

Recent student and graduate successes • Fine Art Alumnus, David Brian Smith exhibited his work in the Newspeak British Art Now II exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, London. • Gavin Lawley, Level 6 Fine Art student, was awarded the Wolverhampton Art Gallery prize for his final year project. • Fine Art graduate, Nathaniel Barnett, won the prestigious Ellesmere Sculpture Scholarship which provides a 2-week sculpture residency to create a permanently cited public sculpture.

Contact Course leader: Maggie Ayliffe E: m.c.ayliffe@wlv.ac.uk

Images: Angela Jones Keith Madden Gavin Lawley

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It has been a privilege to display your students’ work and we have enjoyed having it displayed within our offices, I am happy to say that we have successfully sold some of the artwork and put your students in touch with the prospective clients who I am sure will be requiring more work for their homes or offices.

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Front image: Lisa Cox

BAM Construct UK Limited


BA (Hons) Visual Communication (Graphic Design) UCAS code: W211 • Full-time/Sandwich: 3/4 years • Part-time: 6 years • Location: Wolverhampton City Campus Entry requirements: 200 UCAS points, or successful completion of a Foundation Course in Art and Design. A portfolio review of appropriate visual work is mandatory • Contact: www.wlv.ac.uk/artanddesign or tel: 01902 322 058


Outline The Graphic Design course at Wolverhampton will equip you with the skills and confidence to work in this exciting and dynamic industry, encouraging you to become the designer you want to be. Emphasis is on developing creativity; digital and analogue design skills and strategic thinking. The learning experience encompasses lectures, workshops, tutorials and independent study. There are also talks from industry professionals, UK and international trips, competitions and live briefs. Whether you are intrigued by packaging or love editorial design. Excited by advertising and branding, or want to work with the web, social media, apps or viral marketing. Whatever direction you want to take, this course will bring out the best in you. Course staff are industry professionals with a range of expertise and diverse experience.

Careers We have an established record of preparing students for employment, every year the majority of our graduates enter careers within creative industries at national and international level. Typical employment opportunities include: design consultancies, advertising agencies, brand planners, TV, web and multimedia companies, computer game companies, media content suppliers, exhibition designers, packaging consultants, publishing companies (books, magazines, newspapers), in-house design studios and information design companies. We’re also proactive in assisting start-up companies, and a number of our graduates have gone on to establish successful design consultancies. You could also opt for the MA in Digital & Visual Communications or go on to study for a PHD.

Recent student and graduate successes • D&AD winner, Michael Salu is Artistic Director for Granta Publishing. • Ashley Jessiman won the Glenmorangie/National Museum of Scotland commission and featured as part of the List Magazine’s March style issue “One to Watch” • Rachael Collinson runs the award-winning company Record, who design websites, social networking applications and mobile apps for clients such as Greenpeace, Oxfam and Friends of the Earth. • Raymond Chan won the B-Hive Marketing Award for his new approach to marketing the city of Birmingham. Contact Course leader: John Clementson E: johnclementson@wlv.ac.uk Route leader: Dave Colton E: D.Colton@wlv.ac.uk

Images: Jordan Jones Daniel Dean

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Visit: www.visualcommunicationwolverhampton.blogspot.com

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Front image: Daniel Dean

The support I had from lecturers on the course was phenomenal. Grant Meek. Director: Myria.co.uk


BA (Hons) Visual Communication (Illustration) UCAS code: W220 • Full-time/Sandwich: 3/4 years • Part-time: 6 years • Location: Wolverhampton City Campus Entry requirements: 200 UCAS points, or successful completion of a Foundation Course in Art and Design. A portfolio review of appropriate visual work is mandatory • Contact: www.wlv.ac.uk/artanddesign or tel: 01902 322 058


Outline Illustration as a profession covers a vast range of predominantly freelance career paths in the creative industries. Our programme aims to develop understanding of the subject while encouraging you to develop a highly individual and increasingly professional approach to your chosen career. Drawing is fundamental to the subject. From this foundation we aim to develop your individual approach to your chosen career path; you will experiment with a wide range of media, drawing methods, printmaking and software programmes; extend your research and critical skills, and enhance your cultural and theoretical awareness of current practice. Our intention is to produce independent and informed visual problem solvers who are able to perform effectively in a wide range of creative industries. Course staff are industry professionals with a range of expertise and diverse experience.

Careers This course will give you the necessary skills to become a professional freelance illustrator and the opportunity to work in many specialist areas such as publishing, editorial, Children’s books, new media, animation, some have entered fields such as model- making for the UK film industry and many exhibit regularly. A proportion of students will opt for further study either at Master’s level or will undertake a PGCE if their ambitions are in the teaching or art therapy professions.

Recent student and graduate successes • Students have consistently achieved success in national competitions, being regularly shortlisted for prestigious national competitions such as the Penguin Design Awards, Computer Arts Magazine’s student showcase and the Lloyds TSB Art of Nurture Competition. • We have exhibited work at the Ikon, Public, Saatchi and the V&A galleries and independent gallery spaces. • Students are currently working on live projects either directly through the subject or with contacts made through the Creative Studio within the School of Art & Design. Contact

Images: Blair Frame Matt Jones

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Front image: Jayde Essel

Course leader: John Clementson E: johnclementson@wlv.ac.uk Route leader: Ben Kelly E: ben.kelly@wlv.ac.uk Visit: www.visualcommunicationwolverhampton.blogspot.com Visit: cargocollective.com/transit

Total freedom of thought and action. Experimentation without limits. A unique and diverse environment that illustration, painting and almost everything that surrounds you become…one! George Maraziotis Illustrator/Designer, Co-founder of Comix


BA (Hons) Visual Communication UCAS code: W292 • Full-time/Sandwich: 3/4 years • Part-time: 6 years • Location: Wolverhampton City Campus Entry requirements: 200 UCAS points, or successful completion of a Foundation Course in Art and Design. A portfolio review of appropriate visual work is mandatory • Contact: www.wlv.ac.uk/artanddesign or tel: 01902 322 058


Outline With traditional boundaries constantly being eroded and reformed creative professionals must be much more agile and fluid in thinking and approach than they ever were. This course will encourage you to be far more intuitive and diverse in your approach to Illustration and Graphic Design and help you to define your role within these exciting, challenging and rewarding professions. Course staff are industry professionals with a range of expertise and diverse experience.

Careers Emphasis is placed on developing both Illustration and Graphic Design Skills, employing a cross disciplinary approach to your practice, with a large proportion of our alumni working in the creative industries either as freelance practitioners in publishing, editorial, children’s books and animation or in specialist areas such as: design consultancies, advertising agencies, brand planners, TV, web and multimedia companies, computer game companies, media content suppliers, exhibition designers, packaging consultants, publishing companies (books, magazines, newspapers), in house design studios and information design companies. Some have entered fields such as model making for the UK film industry and many exhibit regularly. We’re also proactive in assisting start-up companies and freelance careers in industry. A proportion of students will opt for further study either at Master’s level or will undertake a PGCE if their ambitions are in the teaching or art therapy professions.

Recent student and graduate successes • A number of students have had work published in magazines and exhibited at nationally respected galleries: students are currently working on live projects either through the subject or with contacts made through the Creative Studio at the School of Art & Design. • Graduates are currently working for a range of design agencies and studios, or have embarked upon a freelance career. Contact Course leader: John Clementson E: johnclementson@wlv.ac.uk

Images: Veronika Barankova Oliver Oakley

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Visit: www.visualcommunicationwolverhampton.blogspot.com Visit: cargocollective.com/transit

Underpinning all of the practical tuition was the excellent professional guidance, which was vital in giving insight through formal talks with practitioners and discussions with the lecturers who all possess a wealth of industry experience. Ian Dodds – Illustrator/Designer

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Front image: Blair Frame


BDes (Hons) Interior Design UCAS code: W262 • Full-time/Sandwich: 3/4 years • Part-time: 6 years • Location: Wolverhampton City Campus Entry requirements: 200 UCAS points, or successful completion of a Foundation Course in Art and Design. A portfolio review of appropriate visual work is mandatory • Contact: www.wlv.ac.uk/artanddesign or tel: 01902 322 058


Outline This course is strongly vocational in its orientation with project work that is both current and relevant. The keys to success as an interior designer are innovation, flexibility and knowledge of specialist skills. You will become familiar with the principles and practices of interior design, including drawing techniques and computer visualisation and explore the historical and cultural origins of design, model-making workshops, the relationship between inside and outside spaces and develop your research skills. You will have the opportunity to work on live projects, and work within professional workshops and studios establishing a range of design solutions for a wide range of themed environments, be they in leisure, theatre, heritage, exhibition or retail sector spaces. You will think and communicate in a logical and objective way, and be able to develop your career in a field that is subject to constant change in fashion, taste and use of materials.

Careers Graduates have found work in areas including exhibition design, graphic design, multimedia, model-making, concept developing and retail display, as well as working within specialist interior design and/or architectural practices. Careers are also available to you in education, arts administration, retail design or self employment as a freelance interior designer. You may also consider continuing your studies to postgraduate level.

Recent student and graduate successes • Latvian graduate Leva Andzane successfully joined the prestigious Rauzas Company as a Furniture Designer Trainee after graduating in 2008. • Level 3 student Anna Sobolewska won 2nd prize in The Annual Student Industrial Tour organised by the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers.

Contact Course leader: Claire Jolin E: c.a.jolin@wlv.ac.uk

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It was a fantastic experience for us to meet and work with an external client, and his wealth of information was beneficial to us all.

Front image: Chong Kar Kian Images: Paulina Koszalka Chee Jia Hui Cayson Chong Chong Kar Kian

Anna Sobolewska


BDes (Hons) Product Design UCAS code: W241 • Full-time/Sandwich: 3/4 years • Part-time: 6 years • Location: Wolverhampton City Campus Entry requirements: 200 UCAS points, or successful completion of a Foundation Course in Art and Design. A portfolio review of appropriate visual work is mandatory • Contact: www.wlv.ac.uk/artanddesign or tel: 01902 322 058


Outline This award encourages you to develop your own ideas and innovative concepts. You will grow in commercial awareness and gain an understanding of aesthetics, innovation, leading technologies, industrial practice, human factors and sustainability. Product manufacture remains central to our design process and our team of enthusiastic, highly experienced staff are also very active in the commercial design industry. This course offers you a highly creative environment in which to develop your ideas. It provides you with opportunities for future careers in the creative industries across national and international markets. This course builds your knowledge of the fundamental principles of good design including drawing techniques, workshop skills, engineering, research skills, Computer Aided Design and visualisation skills. You will study design theory and identify the important role of the designer in a contemporary global society, and ultimately create a professional digital portfolio of your work enabling you to fulfil your potential and enter the workplace as a designer.

Careers Graduates have gone to work with national and international companies. You may become an independent designer-maker, model maker, graphic designer or multimedia designer, or work in the design marketing and business industry, either working freelance or within a company or design consultancy. You may also consider further postgraduate study or teacher training in Design and Technology.

Recent student and graduate successes • John Margetts, Managing Director of Kuhn Rikon, approached the School of Art & Design regarding a live project working with the company and the School’s Product Design and Interior Design students. A brief was set to design a new knife to complement their existing range. Students gave a presentation to John Margetts and seven students’ work was shortlisted and highly commended. John Margetts came back to see the final products he was so impressed with the work that he decided to give out two awards. The two winning students were: Ross Enefer and Karl Casson-Lavender. Their designs are now in production. For more information on Kuhn Rikon visit: www.kuhnrikon.co.uk

Contact Course leader: Dave Henley E: d.w.henley@wlv.ac.uk

Images: Stephan Manole Andrew Fellows Marta Dulinska

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The content of the programme is impressive in terms of its density, diversity and focus. The way in which 2D and 3D design thinking skills are developed, using a variety of teaching and learning methods, combined with enviable facilities, creates courses of particular relevance. David Rowe: External Examiner

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BA (Hons) Photography UCAS code: W640 • Full-time/Sandwich: 3/4 years • Part-time: 6 years • Location: Wolverhampton City Campus Entry requirements: 200 UCAS points, or successful completion of a Foundation Course in Art and Design. A portfolio review of appropriate visual work is mandatory • Contact: www.wlv.ac.uk/artanddesign or tel: 01902 322 058


Outline The course allows you to engage with the key ideas and concepts within contemporary photographic practice, and to explore photography as a medium of communication in a number of professional settings. You will learn a variety of colour and black and white darkroom skills, and have access to industry standard design programmes and digital manipulation software. Practical work will introduce you to cameras of all formats both in the studio and on location, and an optional placement year will give you essential realworld experience. There are regular visits to exhibitions as well as field trips and lectures from visiting professional photographers. All modules offer an insight into both the technical and creative considerations within contemporary photographic practice and include topics such as; alternative and experimental photography; documentary photography; visual language and creative practice; creative digital practice; location studio and darkroom practice; photography and professional practice within the creative industries; photography and art practice; photography for persuasion; and the photographic document. This course is accredited to the Association of Photographers: www.the-aop.org

Careers Our graduates have gone on to become successful professional photographers working in such fields as advertising, photo-journalism, fashion and editorial, documentary, studio portraiture and fine art. You may also continue your studies to postgraduate level.

Recent student and graduate successes • Lukasz Gajdek won both the Commercial category and the Overall Winners title at the Light House Student Photographic Award 2011. His prize included a solo exhibition. • The prize of £1000 was awarded to recent graduate Marinos Thoma, the overall winner of the sixth Coventry Open at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum. • Nat Poole’s Sid’s Faces exhibition at the Light House Gallery. Sid’s Faces is a documentation of an unconventional drag queen from Birmingham. Each week, he creates a new character for his role as the host of DV8 nightclub in the heart of Birmingham’s Gay Village.

Contact Course leader: Su Fahy E: s.fahy@wlv.ac.uk

Images: Glenn Rossington Nigel Goodship John Hancock

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The Creative Industries module combined with opportunities for work placements has been the making of my freelance career. Lukasz Gajdek, graduated 2011

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BA (Hons) Video and Film Production UCAS code: W613 • Full-time/Sandwich: 3/4 years • Part-time: 6 years • Location: Wolverhampton City Campus Entry requirements: 200 UCAS points, or successful completion of a Foundation Course in Art and Design. A portfolio review of appropriate visual work is mandatory • Contact: www.wlv.ac.uk/artanddesign or tel: 01902 322 058


Outline This course provides a range of experiences in the scope, practices and demands of video and film production to prepare you for employment in the media industries or in other industries where media play a part. You will work on a range of film/programme types, including documentary, drama, social action and commercial productions and develop your skills in project management and working with other people and organisations. Your studies will include research, scriptwriting, camerawork, lighting, sound recording, video editing, sound design, DVD authoring and creation of streaming media. You will work with actors, composers and musicians and produce and direct drama, documentary, social action and commercial video. The course is designed to reflect the Skillset National Occupational Standards for video and digital film production.

Careers You will be well prepared for media production roles including production, direction, editing, camera/lighting, sound, and will be suited to entry-level posts in the video, film or television industries, with subsequent progression to more advanced levels. You will be ideally suited to a multi-skilling role in these industries or as a media production specialist in a non-media company or organisation. Experience of working with real clients and collaborators will also prepare you for self-employment or establishing your own business.

Recent student and graduate successes • Winner, African Movie Academy Awards 2011, Best Feature Film: The Mirror Boy, Andrew Webber. Andrew also edited two films at the Cannes Short Film festival 2011. • Royal Television Society (Midland) Awards Nominee, Best Student Drama 2009: Earthbound, Will Beard, Lambros Panayi, Matt Terentjevs and David Shakespeare. • Disability Film Festival 2009 Argh...It’s A Disabled Person • Winner, Royal Television Society (Midland) Awards, Best Student Drama and Best Student Production 2008: My Two Best Friends, Matt Bennett, Pete Benfield, Steve Evans, Rahela Jagric and Michalis Michael. • RTE series commission, Richie Doyle of Creative Productions.

Contact Course leader: Tracy McCoy E: t.mccoy@wlv.ac.uk

Images: Jegor Isajev Phil Noakes

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The course provided a very comprehensive study into television production from initial concept right through to completion. This course has strongly influenced me and steered me on the right career path. It has made me always want to challenge myself, strive for perfection, and to always think outside the box.

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Front image: Dale Cullis

Richard Doyle Creative Director at www.creativeproductions.ie


BA (Hons) Art and Design with Foundation Year UCAS code: WW21 • Full-time: 4 years • Part-time: 6 years • Location: Wolverhampton City Campus Entry requirements: 120 UCAS points from A-Levels or equivalent. BTEC National Diploma grade PPP, BTEC National Certificate grade MP, Access to HE Diploma full award • A portfolio review of appropriate visual work is mandatory. • Contact: www.wlv.ac.uk/artanddesign or tel: 01902 322 058


Outline The BA (Hons) Art and Design (with Foundation Year) is a four year programme of study especially designed for those students who either, know which pathway they wish to follow but feel they need more time to develop general art and design skills or, those students who know they want to pursue a career in art and design but are not sure which discipline they would be best suited to. Throughout the Foundation year of the course, students are provided with expert studio tuition, workshop inductions in a range of specialist subjects, and one-to-one tutorial support to determine which creative discipline would best suit their abilities. Tuition, provided by our nationally recognised academic and technical staff, will enable students to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding that will be necessary for creative practice in their chosen field(s) of study. In addition to creative practical workshops that explore the potential of media, materials and processes, lectures and group seminars will provide an overview of historical-contemporary art, design, media and their cultural significance. Creative technology, a variety of research methods and academic writing skills will all be introduced and integrated into course work. Gallery visits and access to our Centre for Art & Design Research Experimentation (CADRE) series of lectures, by national and international practitioners will expose students to contemporary practices and creative research in art and design. Successful completion of this exciting, full-time first year provides guaranteed entry on to one of our creative art and design programmes. Subject areas include: • Fine Art • Applied Arts (Ceramics, Glass and Metal) • Photography • Fashion and Textiles • Interior Design • Product Design • Computer Games Design • Animation • Video and Film • Illustration • Graphic Design • Illustration and Graphic Design

Careers Within the School of Art & Design we aim to develop independent, flexible art practitioners and designers who can adapt their skills, knowledge and understanding to a variety of creative employment opportunities. For detailed information regarding our specialist career options, please refer to the subject pages on our website at: www.wlv.ac.uk/artanddesign

Contact Front image: Abdlkadr Ibrahem Images: Toni Green, Abdlkadr Ibrahem, Christina Tsaousoglou

Course leader: Peter Redmond E: p.redmond@wlv.ac.uk


Fd (Arts) Commercial Video Production UCAS code: W612 • Full time: 2 years • Part-time: 4 years • Location: City of Wolverhampton College Entry requirements: 120 UCAS points with a minimum of 80 points from A-Levels or equivalent, BTEC National Diploma grade PPP, BTEC National Certificate grade MP or Access to HE Diploma full award • A portfolio review of visual work is mandatory. • Contact: www.wlv.ac.uk/artanddesign or tel: 01902 322 058


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This course provides a range of experiences in the practices and demands of commercial video production, and will prepare you well for employment in the creative industries, self-employment as a freelance media professional, or further study through top-up to an Honours degree. You will work on a variety of types of commercial video productions, including promotional films, social action video, drama and documentary. These will not only lead you to a strong portfolio, but give you the opportunity to work with real clients and other collaborators. Your studies will be centred mainly on practical coursework and will cover aspects of research, scriptwriting, camerawork, lighting, sound, video editing and DVD authoring. You will sometimes work on your own, but in many cases you will be working in a production team. The course includes a work placement, where you will have the opportunity to work with an employer as well as with City of Wolverhampton’s in-house production company, Mediacove Productions. If you already work in media, there is also the opportunity to bring some of that work into your studies through the work-based learning element. There is also a strand of theoretical modules which will strengthen your analytical skills and help prepare you for the optional top-up to a BA degree.

Careers You will be well prepared for media production roles including producing, directing, editing, camera/lighting and sound, and will be well-suited to entry-level posts in the video-related industries, with subsequent progression to more advanced levels. The career-planning and work-based learning elements of the course will also help you with the prospect of developing your own business. Students who complete the Foundation Degree are entitled to top-up to an honours degree by taking the final year of our BA (Hons) Video and Film Production course, which has been specifically designed to complement your Foundation Degree.

Additional Information On this course you will be based mainly at the Paget Road campus of City of Wolverhampton College, which brings these additional benefits: Images: British Youth Film Academy

• You can work with Mediacove Productions, the award-winning in-house media production company, to gain first-hand experience on client projects and learn from the professionals • You can be a crew-member on a feature film, produced as part of the British Youth Film Academy. Previous films have premiered at international film festivals, such as Cannes and Raindance

Contact Course leader: Phil Nichols E: p.nichols@wlv.ac.uk www.wlv.ac.uk/artanddesign or tel: 01902 322058


MA Digital & Visual Communications Full-time: 1 year • Part-time: 2 years • Location: Wolverhampton City Campus • Contact: www.wlv.ac.uk/artanddesign or tel: 01902 322 058


Outline This exciting course focuses on the creative approach important to you, allowing you to develop your interests and expertise in your preferred area within digital media and visual communications. You will enjoy the support and guidance of our staff of artists and designers. You will be assessed through a mixture of written assignments and creative studio projects. You will be fully supported during studio practice and tutorials to raise the quality of your work to Master’s level.

PG Diploma in Digital & Visual Communications This course is intended to develop your critical and research skills in Digital and Visual Communications and will enable you to achieve a postgraduate level of subject-specific practical knowledge and expertise. In addition the course will strengthen your ability to contextualise your practice within critical and contemporary frameworks.

MA Digital & Visual Communications This course will provide you with all of the above and also enable you to reach a higher level of competence in theory/practice within Digital and Visual Communications. Additionally it will enable you to demonstrate that you can work independently and professionally at this Master’s level.

Contact Course leader: Lester Meachem E: Lester.Meachem@wlv.ac.uk

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MA Fine Art Full-time: 1 year • Part-time: 2 years • Location: Wolverhampton City Campus • Contact: www.wlv.ac.uk/artanddesign or tel: 01902 322 058


Outline Our postgraduate fine art programmes focus on the development of your individual voice and talent as an artist. Taking your own creative interests as your starting point you will develop a personal career path in the visual arts, with the support of our team of technicians, arts practitioners and academics. The programmes are delivered through intensive practice-led studio study, alongside technical workshops, theoretical lectures, seminar critique, and individual tutorials with a subject specialist. You are free to work in any medium that has currency within contemporary art, from painting and sculpture, to video, social and conceptual practices. You will be supported in mounting your own exhibitions, and given the confidence to exhibit independently and promote your work. You will be assessed through a mixture of written assignments and creative studio projects, and will be fully supported during studio practice and tutorials to raise the quality of your work to Master’s level.

PG Diploma in Fine Art The course aims to: • provide you with exciting and diverse opportunities to advance your fine art practice, contextual awareness and theoretical understanding within a supportive and creative environment • support you in acquiring the advanced specialist knowledge and practical experience of working with different contemporary fine art media • develop your understanding of the conceptual and theoretical relevance of your chosen method of practice, whatever that may be.

MA Fine Art The MA course aims to provide you with the above and, in addition, to: • support you in gaining advanced knowledge of presentational and publishing strategies in contemporary fine art • build advanced strategies for research through an in-depth exploration of different contemporary methodologies, potentially leading to further study • produce informed independent fine art practitioners who can adapt their knowledge, understanding and skills for a variety of professional contexts, and continue their professional development beyond graduation.

Contact Course leader: Benedict Carpenter E: ben.carpenter@wlv.ac.uk

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MA Design and Applied Arts Full-time: 1 year • Part-time: 2 years • Location: Wolverhampton City Campus • Contact: www.wlv.ac.uk/artanddesign or tel: 01902 322 058


Front image: Michele Coxon, MA DAA (Ceramics) Ai Weiwei 26cm x 21cm x 17cm Porcelain

Image: Julia Rowley, MA DAA (Glass) Kilnformed Glass

Outline MA Design and Applied Arts provides you with a creative platform with which to question and develop your individuality in the specialist discipline areas of glass, ceramics, interiors, fashion or textiles. The School of Art & Design accommodates a full range of art and design practice within one building. This encourages interdisciplinary interaction and provides access to an excellent physical resource to support your practice within critical, theoretical, professional and cultural contexts, enabling you to achieve a high level of subject specific knowledge and expertise.

PG Diploma in Design and Applied Arts This course is intended to develop your critical and research skills in Design and Applied Arts to a Postgraduate Diploma standard (PGDip). The course will enable you achieve a PGDip level of subject specific practical knowledge and expertise. In addition the course will strengthen your ability to contextualise your practice within critical and contemporary frameworks.

MA Design and Applied Arts The course will provide all of the above and in addition you will study a 60-credit master’s project, designed to strengthen your ability to exercise initiative and take personal responsibility for your learning through independence.

Contact Course leader: Patricia Dillon E: p.a.dillon@wlv.ac.uk


The School of Art & Design University of Wolverhampton MK Building, City Campus North Molineux Street Wolverhampton WV1 1DT Tel: 01902 322058 Email: art-design@wlv.ac.uk Web: www.wlv.ac.uk/artanddesign Follow us: @WLVArtandDesign

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