Prospectus 2014—2015 Prospectus 2014—2015
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Welcome to Camberwell, Chelsea & Wimbledon Art Colleges This prospectus introduces the Foundation, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research level programmes of the three art colleges of University of the Arts London (UAL): Camberwell College of Arts, Chelsea College of Art & Design and Wimbledon College of Art. There can be few better places in the world to study art and design than London, one of the greatest cities in the world. At our three colleges London’s riches will be on your doorstep – galleries, cinemas, theatres, museums, concert venues, specialist libraries and collections and a huge, inexhaustible number of experiences and other resources. By choosing us you will not only be encouraged to make the most that London offers but will also get a supportive, creative and inspiring art college experience that will allow you to explore your own practice and develop your career as an artist or designer.
Throughout these pages I hope you will find much to excite your interest; each college has its own character with world class alumni and outstanding course leaders waiting to teach you. By joining us you will become part of this international network of artists and designers. This prospectus is just an appetizer to give you a taste of each college’s personality and ethos and I want you to make a well-informed choice about whether we are right for you. So, if you would like to know more, there are further course details on our website, as well as galleries of work and interviews with current students, staff and alumni. I would also encourage you to take the opportunity to visit us on one of our open days. We can show you around, introduce you to our staff and students and talk to you in greater detail about all we have to offer. I hope that you enjoy this prospectus, and that opening it is just the first step on your life-changing, and rewarding journey with Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon. Professor Chris Wainwright Pro Vice-Chancellor Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon (CCW)
Contents Welcome 1 Camberwell College of Arts UAL: University of the Arts London
4 Camberwell Introduction
Why Study in London?
4 Camberwell Location
Camberwell Where to Live
Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Foundation Diploma
6 Camberwell Alumni
FE How to Apply and Fees & Funding
8 BA (Hons) Drawing
BA (Hons) Painting
BA (Hons) Photography
BA (Hons) Sculpture
FdA Graphic Design
BA (Hons) 3-Dimensional Design
BA (Hons) Graphic Design
BA (Hons) Illustration
MA Visual Arts: Book Arts
MA Visual Arts: Fine Art Digital
MA Visual Arts: Illustration
MA Visual Arts: Printmaking
MA Visual Arts: Designer Maker
Chelsea College of Art and Design
Wimbledon College of Art
50 Wimbledon Introduction
52 Wimbledon Location
Chelsea Where to Live
54 Wimbledon Where to Live
56 Wimbledon Facilities
58 Wimbledon Alumni
BA (Hons) Fine Art
60 BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting
BA (Hons) Graphic Design Communications
62 BA (Hons) Fine Art: Sculpture
BA (Hons) Textile Design
64 BA (Hons) Fine Art: Print & Time-Based Media
FdA Interior Design
66 Theatre & Screen Pathways:
BA (Hons) Interior and Spatial Design
68 BA (Hons) Costume Design
MA Fine Art
MA Graphic Design Communication
MA Curating and Collections
MA Textile Design
MA Interior and Spatial Design
78 MA Digital Theatre
MRes Arts Practice
80 MA Theatre Design
Graduate Diploma Interior Design
82 MA Drawing
MFA Fine Art
BA (Hons) Costume Interpretation
BA (Hons) Theatre Design
BA (Hons) Set Design for Screen
BA (Hons) Technical Arts & Special Effects
Graduate School Camberwell, Chelsea & Wimbledon Graduate School
Research at Camberwell, Chelsea & Wimbledon
Useful Information UG How to Apply, Fees & Funding
PG How to Apply, Fees & Funding
Advice for International Students
Supporting our Students
University of the Arts London
Why Study in London?
Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon are three of the six colleges that make up UAL: University of the Arts London.
Why wouldn’t you? London is one of the world’s greatest and most exciting cities and is the historic, cosmopolitan, entrepreneurial home of the three art colleges of Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon.
The other colleges are Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design, London College of Fashion and London College of Communication. It is the largest specialist art and design university in Europe and recognised as a leader for teaching and research in art, design, fashion, communication and performance. As a student of the University you will become part of an international, creative and cultural community.
As one of our students said, “London is worth it”. And it needn’t cost a fortune, as well as your student discount, there’s free entry to some of the world’s top galleries and museums, free live events on the Southbank, in Trafalgar Square, in London’s Parks and along the river for the annual Thames Festival. Just walking around London is inspiring whether it’s around markets like Spitalfields, Borough, Brixton or Camden, in the West End for the cinemas, theatres, galleries and top stores or along the river where you’ll find one of the largest cultural centres in the world including the Southbank Centre, National Theatre, British Film Institute, Tate Modern, the Globe Theatre and the Design Museum.
The University’s exceptional links with industry and partner organisations mean a high proportion of our students find employment quickly after graduating. Our Student Enterprise and Employability Service (SEE) provides tailored advice, support and access to opportunities, including: Creative Opportunities job website; Arts Temps agency for part-time work at UAL; access to bursaries and other funding to develop your creative ideas.
A global cultural and creative centre London is part of who we are. It defines us, inspires us, tests us and is central to the experience of studying with us.
Photography: All Christian Sinibaldi, apart form bottom left: Chris Wainwright
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Go to – www.arts.ac.uk/camberwell Courses – Foundation Diploma in Art & Design
Introduction The Foundation Diploma in Art and Design enables you to learn through discovery and exploration. It is a bridge between school (or equivalent level of study) and an art or design BA. Ofsted (February 2012) reviewed the Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Foundation course as ‘outstanding’. Students who don’t know which area they want to specialise in and students who have already made decisions about specialising both benefit from this experimental year which gives you the opportunity to build up a strong portfolio for application to your chosen BA course within Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon, UAL and beyond.
The Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon foundation diploma is delivered on its own dedicated site in Wilson Road, Camberwell. As a foundation diploma student you will be joining an experimental year where you will discover which art and design specialism is for you. In the first few weeks, through studio projects, lectures, seminars and gallery and museum visits, you will be introduced to many of the following specialist disciplines: Art Painting Sculpture Drawing Photography & Time-based Media Communication Graphics Illustration Film & Animation Design 3D Product Spatial Fashion/Textiles Design for Theatre & Screen
After the introductory weeks you will decide which of the pathways, Art, Communication or Design, you want to follow.
We offer students in-studio support and help with written tasks and English Language if needed.
You will be given the tools to help you:
You will finish the course with a personal project proposal that will see you produce a body of work for your final assessment that will also be part of the end of year exhibition.
– understand how to work at BA level – work independently and with confidence – understand, adapt and safely use appropriate and practical methods and skills for creative production – solve complex problems through the application of art and design – take responsibility for your research, planning and time-management – effectively present yourself and your work to different audiences Foundation runs from September to early May and has approximately 675 full-time students on the course. It’s a very diverse student body with students coming to study with us from over 20 different countries from all over the world. This multicultural environment is an important part of the course, bringing in diverse opinions and experiences which all students benefit from.
Opportunities The wide range of specialist options on the course reflect the opportunities for progression to BA within UAL. Foundation students will be offered guaranteed internal progression to an undergraduate degree within University of Arts London providing they meet certain criteria during the course. Early in November there is a dedicated Internal Progression week to support students in applying to courses across UAL. Facilities – studios – 3D workshop – printmaking workshop – digital media workshop
Opposite: Amber Corben. Left: Nicki Szlovak (photography)
What to expect
How to Apply
The Camberwell, Chelsea & Wimbledon Foundation course is taught at our new CCW Progression Centre at Camberwell College of Arts, with some specialist aspects of the course delivered by Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges. To apply for the course you simply need to fill out the application form and send back to Camberwell College of Arts, Peckham Road, London SE5 8UF. The application form for entry in 2014 will be available from October 2013 onwards. You can download one from the website, or by visiting the CCW Progression Centre on an open day. Please be aware that you can apply to only one Foundation Diploma in Art and Design course within University of the Arts London (UAL) Colleges so please make sure you have researched the College and the course you are applying to. You can apply to as many Foundation courses outside UAL as you like.
Entry Requirements – One GCE A Level or 12-unit AVCE plus three GCSEs grade C or above. Or: – BTEC Extended Diploma plus three GCSEs grade C or above. Applicants whose first language is not English must show proof of IELTS level 5.0 in English (with a minimum of 4.0 in each skill) upon enrolment. The Colleges take into consideration alternative qualifications/relevant work experience that are shown to be equivalent to those listed above. Application Deadlines UK & EU Applicants: 31/01/2014 International: No official deadline, but you are advised to apply as soon as possible. What Happens Next Once you’ve applied we will keep you up to date with the next steps of the application process by email and on our ‘Already Applied’ web pages.
Opposite & Left: Nicki Szlovak (photography)
Fees & Funding
If you are a UK or EU student applying for a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design who is under 19 on 31 August of the year of entry, you do not need to pay tuition or registration fees under the current regulations. For the latest information on tuition fees you should check the website.
Extra support and additional sources of income are available including:
Please note that fees for 2014 have not yet been set. The fees below are for 2013 and are for guidance only. Duration 1 Year Full Time Course UK/EU £/Year Under 19 Years No Fee UK/EU £/Year Aged 19–23 YEARS £3,500 Aged 24+ YEARS – to be agreed International £/Year £10,800
Fee concessions and remissions: www.arts.ac.uk search for ‘FE Money’ Discretionary Learner Support: www.direct.gov.uk search for ‘discretionary learner support’ In 2013 the government introduced loans for Further Education (FE) students aged over 24 and resident in the UK. The University receives no public funding for students aged 24 and over (for whom the government has made available the Advanced Learning Loan scheme) and this will be reflected in the tuition fee charged to students. For more information please visit: www.skillsfundingagency.bis.gov. uk/providers/programmes/24Adv ancedLearningLoans
Photography: Nicki Szlovak
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Camberwell College of Arts Go to – www.arts.ac.uk/camberwell Camberwell courses & information
Camberwell College of Arts is internationally regarded for the outstanding quality of the courses, staff and facilities. It is a unique place to study with a strong sense of community which really encourages students to flourish and cultivate their own style. Our facilities, like the work of our students and staff, embrace both traditional craftsmanship and the latest digital technology. Students learn through making, collaborating, testing their ideas in the ‘real-world’ and drawing on the wealth of industry connections the College has developed. Students are supported through a strong studio culture which encourages an honest, non-judgemental exchange of ideas between students and staff, allowing students the creative freedom to explore their ideas and passions.
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Photography: Nicki Szlovak
Camberwell is a lively and unique area of London. It has a strong reputation for arts which the College and its neighbour, South London Gallery, are at the heart of. In fact more artists live and work in the area than anywhere else in London. The art scene is young and vibrant and engrained in the local community. You’ll find artist-run spaces everywhere, pubs lending their unused spaces out to art students and even a sculpture park on top of a multi-storey car park!
Within Camberwell itself and neighbouring Peckham, there are some great places to go out. Student favourites are The Hermits Cave, The Phoenix and The Tiger in Camberwell Green and Bar Story and The Bussey Building in Peckham.
Once you get a taste for the area, it can be a hard place to leave which is why you’ll find Camberwell graduates running many of the local art and design studios such as The Sunday Painter, Day Job and Garudio Studiage.
You can also get some of the best food in London at really affordable prices with the restaurants, cafes and grocery stores reflecting the rich mix of people living in the area. The South London Gallery next door to the College has an amazing cafe attached and their breakfast is renowned for being one of the best in London. The Spanish restaurant, Angels and Gypsies, attracts people from afar for its delicious tapas and there are some wonderful little cafes for lunch. Our students are particularly fond of Sophacles Bakery for door-wedge sandwiches and Falafel Lebanese Cuisine for tasty wraps.
It is very easy to centre your social life in the area without having to worry about heading into Central London but for when you do want to get to other parts of London, the new Overground Line at Peckham Rye and Denmark Hill is really convenient. You can get to Shoreditch, Islington and Clapham – all popular areas with students – very quickly, and buses run every few minutes to all parts of the city.
Camberwell may look a little gritty on the outside but it is an easy place to fall in love with. It is a creative community that inspires us and is one that we are proud to be a part of and work alongside.
Camberwell Where to Live
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Accommodation Services at the University will be able to advise you on your accommodation options. Whether you choose to live in one of the University’s halls of residence or in a privately-rented home, Accommodation Services can provide information and advice to help you find a suitable place to live. Camberwell College of Arts has three halls of residence in easy walking distance – Camberwell Campus, Bernard Myers House and Brooke Hall. The newest of the halls is Camberwell Campus which is right next door to the College. The halls are split over three beautiful 18th century Grade II listed buildings with ornate rooms and historical features. There are 155 bed spaces split over en-suite, non-ensuite, twins and studios of varying sizes and prices but all very spacious. Being so close to the College creates a more traditional campus-style feel and adds to the friendly, community spirit that Camberwell is well-known for.
Many students choose to privately rent near Camberwell especially in their 2nd and 3rd years. The rental prices in South East London can be more affordable than many other areas of the city and many students take advantage of this and are able to find flats and houses really close to the College. Monthly rent for students tends to be between £400 – £600. Popular locations for students are: – Camberwell – Oval – Stockwell – Brixton – Shoreditch – Clapham
– Greenwich – Peckham – Wimbledon – Clapham – Battersea
Accommodation Services can also offer advice and support in helping you find private housing that is just right for you. To contact Accommodation Services for further information please phone or email: +44 (0)20 7514 6240 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Photography: Nicki Szlovak
To ensure you are able to produce your best work, we have first rate technical facilities at your disposal. The Digital Media Resource Centre has video editing, digital print and image manipulation facilities. The Photography Centre has both digital colour facilities and a traditional photography setup with black and white and colour dark rooms. The Printmaking Centre is one of the largest in the UK and gives you access to printmaking facilities – including etching, aquatint, lithography (plate and stone), mono printing, relief, screen printing, letterpress and computer generated. The 3D Resource Centre is purpose-built, with woodwork, metal and plastic workshops. There is also a foundry for metal casting and a ceramic workshop for throwing, firing and glazing clay.
Students are able to use any of the libraries across the six colleges of University of the Arts London. Library Services offer a wide range of collections, services and facilities to support you in your written and practice-based work. As well as books, DVDs and journals about arts, design and communication you can access an extensive electronic library, the e-library, off campus as well as within the colleges. The library at Camberwell includes special collections of Artists’ Books, The Camberwell College of Arts Archive, Designer Toys Collection, and The Walter Crane Collection. Camberwell Press
The technical teams are made up of some of the most experienced practitioners and skilled artists in London. As practitioners themselves, they value and take pride in their technical skills, while at the same time supporting ideas that challenge convention. They encourage students to gain skills and knowledge while promoting independent and creative thought.
Camberwell Press is a publishing and design studio based at the College comprised of recent graduates and academic staff. It provides an opportunity for recent graduates to gain experience working on live projects whilst getting support from academic staff. Through working in a studio on design jobs with real clients and budgets, members of the Press develop practical skills to smooth the transition from student to graduate.
Central Loan Store
The Central Loan Store (CLS) manages most of the College’s portable assets such as data projectors, laptops, digital cameras, lighting kits and hand & power tools.
Camberwell Space is our onsite public exhibition space which showcases work by invited art and design professionals. The gallery has an extensive interdisciplinary exhibition programme which provides a platform for the dissemination and discussion of key ideas and debates within current art and design practice. Students are encouraged to attend the private views and the accompanying talks and symposiums which run alongside the exhibition programme.
Through the use of an online booking/issue system and subject to the completion of the relevant induction courses, Camberwell students and staff may loan equipment, on a short-term basis and free of charge, from the CLS.
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Alumni of Camberwell include: Painter Howard Hodgkin, painter and sculptor Maggi Hambling, illustrators Paul Cox and Andy Johnson, textiles designer Georgina von Etzdorf, filmmaker Mike Leigh, publisher Peter Kindersley, musicians Humphrey Lyttleton, Syd Barrett, Florence Welch and artists Gillian Ayres, Terry Frost, Richard Long and Tom Philips all studied here, as did many other successful graduates now working throughout the world. Here are some of our recent graduates to watch out for: 1 Alice Hawkins Alice graduated from BA Graphic Design in 2002. She has since gone on to have a very successful career, predominately working as a fashion photographer and filmmaker with clients including LOVE magazine, i-D and Esquire. “I decided to go to Camberwell as I wasn’t sure what medium I wanted to use to visually communicate and the course at Camberwell offered me a platform to learn and experiment within all mediums, to find a method that worked best for me.” 2 Charlie Abbott, Jake Hopwood & Alex Hough All studied BA Graphic Design at Camberwell. Alex and Jake graduated in 2011 and Charlie in 2012. They have since set up their own company, work-form. “The college has fantastic print resources and technicians, as well as a great sense of community. Many of the tutors and alumni were designers and practitioners that we greatly admired. Most important for us was the ideas-based learning that this Graphic Design course promoted, offering an opportunity for flexibility and freedom to experiment.” 3 Jon Maguire Jon studied BA Photography at Camberwell and graduated in 2012. He has since worked as a documentary filmmaker, setting up his own company, Blue Car Productions. “Since graduating I have made two films on expeditions with the British Exploring Society; one in the mountains of Norway and another in the Sinai Desert in Egypt. In September 2012, I made a short film in India with the Discovery Channel and I’m currently shooting the first phase of a four year project for them in Africa. It’s an ethnographic film, focussing on 21st Century tribes in South Sudan and Uganda.”
Many of the students who have gone before you have become major names in the contemporary art world. 4 Katharina Eisenkoeck Katharina studied MA Design Maker and graduated in 2012. Since graduating she has worked on lighting projects with LED research company Lumitech and has recently been designing furniture for a permanent exhibition in Vienna. “Camberwell is kind of an oasis within the city, with a peaceful and quiet family atmosphere just away from the hustle and bustle of central London. Tutors are much more available than I have experienced at other colleges before. The open workshop facilities encourage students from different courses to meet and ideas are thrown together in ways no-one would expect.” 5 Kyle Platts Kyle studied FdA Illustration before completing a ‘top-up’ year and graduating with BA Illustration in 2011 and has just had his first book “Megaskull” published by Nobrow. “Use the time you have at Camberwell wisely. Be proactive, do personal projects and intern. Those things become more difficult to do when you graduate. In college I created ways to get my work around, like starting a club night just so I could design the flyers and posters.” 6 Jessica Barr Jessica graduated from MA Fine Art Digital Online in 2012. She is a practising artist and also works in the Art Department at the Institute of Education: “Although I was studying online I still felt part of a community, largely because of our weekly two hour web chat with our tutor and the other online students, and also by being able to follow each other’s progress by reading everyone’s blogs. Our group bonded strongly through discussing our work and ideas, it was great to be able to share experiences and study with people in vastly different places around the world and in different time zones.”
BA (Hons) Drawing Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/camberwell UG courses â€“ BA (Hons) Drawing UCAS code: W110
Introduction On this degree, drawing is seen as an extension of thinking. As you develop an understanding of the subject in relation to wider issues in art, you will also be encouraged to look at how it is used in other disciplines: choreography, science, medicine, mathematics and architecture.
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What to expect Taught studio sessions compliment your on-going individual work in the studio: – Life drawing – Linear perspective (focusing on the depiction of figures and objects in space) – Orthographic projection drawing (using measurement to translate objects and spaces into line) – Drawing and body movement: an exploration of the subject in relation to choreographic notation and dance You will explore drawing as an end in itself as well as a means for exploring other modes of art practice such as sculpture, installation, performance and film. You are encouraged to initiate and organise external projects on which you will learn vital professional skills and develop a better understanding of the context for your work. Cross-course crits and tutorials, and activities in the 2nd year (including a large external exhibition) provide students in Drawing the chance to discuss their work with Fine Art programme students studying Painting, Photography and Sculpture. Opportunities Students have had placements with artists including Susan Collis, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Susan Stockwell, Berlinde de Bruyckere and furniture design and
manufacturing company OPM. Students have also participated or performed in artists Joan Jonas and Doug Fishbone's work and collaborated with galleries including The Courtauld and LUPA. You will have the opportunity to exhibit your work in an external exhibition. Previous spaces have included Shoreditch Town Hall and the Biscuit Factory, Southwark. You will have the opportunity in your second year of an exchange with an international art school. Recent students have studied in Ghent, Bergen, Madrid, Marseille, Milan and Leipzig. Facilities Camberwell's excellent studio facilities enable students to work in a variety of media, such as painting, sculpture, and photography. All drawing students have access to the College's technical workshops, the Photography, Printmaking, 3D, and Digital Media Resource Centres, as well as the College library. Course Leader Kelly Chorpening Kelly has has taught extensively in the UK & USA, and became Course Leader of Drawing in 2006. Spanning drawing, painting, film, installation, and publishing, Kelly Chorpening’s practice is not media or process specific. ‘Drawing’, for her, is a conceptual realm of artistic proposal.
Our students leave ready to join a range of professions in the fields of philosophy, sociology, museum studies, curation, architecture, 3D design for games and animation, book illustration and set design. In addition, many students have gone on to do PGCEs and are working as art teachers in primary and secondary education. Chorpening’s work is regularly exhibited internationally and has featured at museums and festivals including: Fabbrica Europa (Florence), RMIT (Melbourne), Tashkeel Gallery (Dubai), and Barbican (London). Alumni Mary Vettise Recent residencies at I-Park Foundation and Skowhegan, both in the USA, and an upcoming solo exhibition at Oriel Mostyn Gallery. Graham Reid Exhibited at Sluice Art Fair and Horatio Jr. Currently working with 3D software programmes designing installations for Bloomberg and Olympic 2012 commissions. Theo Turpin Awarded a 9 month residency at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, including a solo exhibition of work. Jo Davies Implemented a project entitled Making Art, Making Me in 2012, where she taught drawing as a tool to develop life skills, to school children in northern Tanzania.
Opposite: Michael Ditchburn. Left: Nicki-Joe Baxter
After your degree
BA (Hons) Painting Go to – www.arts.ac.uk/camberwell UG courses – BA (Hons) Painting UCAS code: W120
Introduction BA (Hons) Painting encourages students to embrace the possibilities for continued reinvention of the medium while also looking to painting’s long and rich history for inspiration. The course will challenge you to question and explore the possibilities of painting today and allow you to experiment with other fine art media, such as photography, printmaking or sculpture, enabling you to follow your own particular interests as your work develops. 22 : 23
Recent graduates exhibit professionally and recent alumni include Turner Prize nominees and international exhibiting artists.
What to expect
The course is studio-based and you will gain practical skills and knowledge of a wide range of materials whilst questioning and exploring the possibilities of painting today.
You will have the opportunity to take part in an exchange programme in your second year with some of the leading international painting departments. Recently students have studied in New York, Tokyo, Milan, Marseille, Madrid and Brussels from anything from one term to a whole academic year.
Through a series of lecturers, seminars, discussions and tutorials you will have the opportunity to explore a variety of ideas surrounding art practice. Weekly artist talks will help to give new perspectives to your studies as they bring their expertise and experience of the national and international art world into the studios. You will have the opportunity to go to events and exhibitions such as the Liverpool Biennial, Venice Biennale, and the gallery scene in Berlin. You will test how your artworks are installed, received and understood by participating in an external exhibition with students from across our Fine Art programme. In your third year you will have the opportunity to choose between a dissertation, a live project such as setting up an artist run space or work placement.
Some students opt to undertake a work placement in their final year with artists such as Ian Davenport and David Bachelor or institutions such as Tate in the UK or at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Facilities Camberwell's excellent studio facilities enable students to work in a variety of media, such as painting, sculpture, and photography. All painting students have access to the College's technical workshops, the Photography, Printmaking, 3D, and Digital Media Resource Centres, as well as the College library.
Students have pursued careers in fields such as curation, teaching and arts administration. Graduates have set up studios in London, Berlin and New York. Some go on to MA and MFA programmes at various institutions, such as Goldsmith’s, The Royal Academy, The Royal College, or overseas. Course Leader Daniel Sturgis Daniel is Course Leader for BA Painting as well as Programme Leader for Fine Art at Camberwell. He received his MA from Goldsmiths College in 1994, where he subsequently taught. As a painter, Daniel is interested in how the culture and language of painting is historically framed and his exhibitions include Plastic Culture: Legacies of Pop 1987– 2008, Harris Museum, Preston (2009); Invisible Cities, Jerwood Space, London (2009); and the solo presentations Possibilities in Geometric Abstraction, Galerie Hollenbach, Stuttgart (2008). Alumni Maggi Hambling A figurative painter, sculptor and printmaker who was appointed first Artist in Residence at the National Gallery. Will Jarvis Co-Founder of The Sunday Painter, a gallery and studio complex based in Peckham. Matthew Stone An artist who The Sunday Times recently placed at number one in their arts “Power players under 30” list.
Opposite: Tristan Pigott. Left: Jonathan Lloyd West
After your degree
BA (Hons) Photography Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/camberwell UG courses â€“ BA (Hons) Photography UCAS code: W643
Introduction BA Photography at Camberwell adopts an open and experimental approach to fine art photographic practice, stressing the development of personal enquiry, negotiated through frequent dialogue and regular opportunities to exhibit work. The course questions and proposes new forms for practice within and beyond lens based practice.
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What to expect
On the course you will be asked to consider the broadest applications of image and material within a photographically oriented culture. We encourage you to think, through documentation, advertising, personal memento, public image and object of expression, how these uses affect our perception of photographic culture. You will be asked to think about the photograph as both image and object, as fleeting appearance, representation and abstraction.
You will have the opportunity to exhibit your work in an external exhibition. Previous spaces have included Shoreditch Town Hall and the Biscuit Factory, Southwark.
Our excellent technical staff will introduce you to black and white and colour darkroom processes, studio lighting, advanced alternative printing, postproduction, colour management and much more. One-to-one technical support provides invaluable opportunities to develop specific skills. You will be asked to test and explore the creative possibilities and limits of the medium, and will be encouraged to develop approaches that feed new and innovative ways of working. You will investigate methods through which your work reaches its audience, from physical installations, exhibitions and publications, to new media and the web. Taught by prominent artists, critics, curators and publishers, you will be offered opportunities to develop new ideas and approaches whilst developing professional contacts and an independent practice.
There is the possibility to go on an exchange to other European and international art-schools in your second year. Most recently, students have studied in New York, Tokyo, Madrid, Gothenburg, Marseille, Milan and Leipzig. Facilities All photography students have access to the College’s technical workshops, the Photography, Printmaking, 3D, and Digital Media Resource Centres. The photography facilities include: – photography studio – digital darkroom – processing room – black and white analogue darkrooms including resin coated and fibre-based darkrooms – colour darkroom – large print room – black and white/analogue, including alternative processes Course Leader Duncan Wooldridge Duncan studied at the Royal College of Art, and is a member of the Ph Photography Research Group. Duncan is an artist, curator, and writer, whose writing has been published by Art Monthly, Source, Eikon (Vienna), Untitled, and the Photographers Gallery, amongst others. His own work has been exhibited internationally.
This course prepares you for jobs in a range of professional and commercial environments. Recent graduates have been selected for and have exhibited in major UK competitions and exhibitions, including The Photographer’s Gallery’s ‘Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed’ exhibition of most promising graduates, Saatchi New Sensations, Sony Professional Photography Awards, The Sovereign Asian Art Prize, and FutureMap. Students frequently progress to postgraduate study, whilst others have gone on to work for major galleries and publishers, including Tate, Steidl and Mack books. His curatorial work has included the two-site survey exhibition, ‘Anti-Photography’, for Focal Point Gallery, Southend, exploring links between photoconceptualism and contemporary photographic practice. Alumni Jon Maguire Freelance documentary film maker who has worked as a director and producer for The Discovery Channel. Katherine Reynolds Katherine worked as a curatorial intern at Tate and is about to begin an MA in Curating at the Royal College of Art. Pedro Alfacinha Pedro has worked widely in photography publishing, working for Steidl before moving to Mack Books.
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After your degree
BA (Hons) Sculpture Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/camberwell UG courses â€“ BA (Hons) Sculpture UCAS code: W130
Introduction BA Sculpture encourages active and practical speculation on how far contemporary sculpture as a subject can be defined and expanded. The course allows you to thoroughly explore sculpture in a broader art context and is centred on making work and investigating a full range of sculptural materials. 26 : 27
Many graduates are now working successfully in studio practice. In the past our students have worked with galleries including White Cube and Royal Festival Hall and worked for artists such as Cerith Wyn Evans and Antony Gormley. Students have also taken placements with AB Foundry, Royal National Theatre, Horniman Museum and Tate Britain. Many students continue their practice onto MA programmes at the Royal College of Art, Slade and the Royal Academy.
What to expect
Your work is underpinned by a dynamic studio-based culture where you will rigorously investigate the potential of materials.
You will have the opportunity to exhibit your work in an external Course Leader exhibition. Previous spaces have Matt Frank included Shoreditch Town Hall Matt Franks’ monumental and the Biscuit Factory, Southwark. sculptures perversely celebrate You will have the opportunity consumer anxiety, media misto take part in an exchange consumption, and beta-male programme in your second neuroses. Franks’ work is regularly year with other European exhibited internationally and and international art-schools. has featured at major museums Recently students have studied including: the Xi’an Art Museum, in New York, Tokyo, Madrid, Hong Kong, Heritage Museum, Marseille, Milan and Leipzig. Tate Britain and the Aldrich Museum (Connecticut, USA).
Practical work is complemented by a range of activities such as seminars, critiques, talks and gallery visits led by course tutors, international practitioners, artists and curators. You will test how your artworks are installed, received and understood by participating in an external exhibition with students from across our Fine Art programme. You are asked to consider what a ‘socially engaged’ art practice might be and to reflect on how artworks are received by specific audiences and operate in the world. In your third year you will have the opportunity to choose between a dissertation, a live project such as setting up an artist run space or work placement.
Facilities Students are based in our large, bespoke sculpture studio, which includes a foundry and casting facilities, encouraging you to test your ideas in an ambitious range of media and processes. Students also have access to a ceramic workshop for throwing, firing and glazing clay and our 3D Recourse Centre which comprises of plastic, woodwork and metal workshops.
Alumni Katharine Dowson Sculptor who has exhibited internationally. She was bought by Charles Saatchi and is included in Shark Infested Waters, Saatchi Collection of British Art in the 90’s. Cathy Monchaux Turner Prize nominee who has exhibited widely in New York and England.
Murray O’Grady In addition, sculpture students will Winner of Bloomberg New have access to the College’s other Contemporaries 2010 and technical workshops which include Vanguard Court Prize 2010. the Photography, Printmaking and Digital Media Resource Centres.
Opposite: Aaron Harris. Left: Nicki Szlovak (photography)
After your degree
FdA Graphic Design Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/camberwell UG courses â€“ FdA Graphic Design UCAS code: W201
Introduction This Foundation degree explores contemporary approaches to branding, advertising and graphic design through a range of media and processes. The course has been developed in collaboration with key design industry practitioners so that the teaching reflects current working practices as closely as possible. 28 : 29
By the end of the course you will be ready to enter the design industry, working in print, 3D, sequential or interactive media. Recent FdA graduates have found jobs at Sky Creative, WCRS, JohnstonWorks, Faber & Faber, Transport Design, Designwerk, Sampson May, Splendid Communications, FiveFootSix; Goose UK and Kino. Some students take another route and apply for a place in the third year of the BA Graphic Design course at Camberwell. What to expect The course includes units that relate specifically to work-based learning through live projects, work placements and primary collaborative research. You will explore key practical and conceptual strategies involved in the creation of communication across different media. Strategies for the implementation of brand identity and the development of communication in relation to advertising and marketing will be explored. You will also look at the impact of advanced technologies on working methods. Through working in groups to examine communication and management strategies necessary for successful team working, you will start to identify your own specialist interests. Sustained periods of work-based learning will allow you to engage with representatives from the design industry first hand and make valuable contacts. You will develop your communication skills – written, verbal and visual – to prepare you for industry.
A number of industry set projects and personally devised schemes of work allow further examination of ideas and concepts. Opportunities Practitioners from the creative industries will help you to gain a first-hand insight into the key issues of contemporary graphic design practice. Companies include Bibliotheque, UsTwo, Bear, Ico and Moving Brands. More detail can be found on the course blog: learningwithindustry.blogspot.co.uk Facilities You will be immersed in strong studio culture whilst having access to other facilities such as our exceptional Letterpress to help shape your approach to typography, digital video editing suites, colour and black and white darkrooms, and our printmaking workshops which give you access to traditional and digital facilities including etching, aquatint, lithography (plate and stone), mono printing, relief and screen printing.
Course Leader Derek Yates Derek made a major contribution to the way Britain’s multicultural club culture looked in the late 1980s, designing-shirts, banners, merchandising and album covers. Most recently he has been at the forefront of innovation in the development of work related and work-based learning and at Camberwell, he has brokered partnerships with commercial agencies such as Wieden & Kennedy, Moving Brands, Bibliothèque and Kin, cultural institutions like the V&A and respected journals such as Eye Magazine, providing a valuable experience for our students. Alumni Kieran Gee-Finch Animator and editor for Spov.tv Adam Barclay Designer at Bibliothéque Ed Cowburn Co-founder Milltag Joe Baglow Designer at Wham! Emma Harney Designer at Kino Design
Opposite: Jessie Price. Left: Nicki Szlovak (photography)
After your degree
FdA Illustration Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/camberwell UG courses â€“ FdA Illustration UCAS code: W224
Introduction Our Foundation degree in Illustration offers an approach to graphic image-making that is focused towards contemporary industry practice. The course seeks to explore the expanding avenues of employment in publishing, motion graphics, animation and interactive media. 30 : 31
What to expect
Students on the course develop a unique personal visual language that is underpinned by an understanding of the commercial market place.
You will work with partners from the illustration industry, taking part in simulated live projects facilitated and supervised by a professional design studio. Students have recently worked with companies such as Nexus, Quayola, American Express and Moving Brands.
You will explore image making through a range of processes, from screen-based technologies to more traditional hands-on approaches. You will work in a simulated design studio alongside FdA Graphic Design students and examine communication and management strategies necessary for successful team-working. Creative processes and business skills, including teamwork and project management, will be taught within an industry context through work-based learning which involves research, report writing and a work placement or a live project. As your practice develops you will build an understanding of technological developments, economic strategies, the contemporary market for illustration, contractual and legal conventions, ownership, work flow, production, marketing and promotion.
Facilities You will be immersed in strong studio culture whilst having access to other facilities such as our Digital Media Centre which has video editing, sound and moving image, animation and image manipulation facilities, our exceptional Letterpress, 3D resource centre, colour and black and white darkrooms, and our printmaking workshops which give you access to traditional and digital facilities including etching, aquatint, lithography (plate and stone), mono printing, relief and screen printing. Course Leader Derek Yates Derek made a major contribution to the way Britainâ€™s multicultural club culture looked in the late 1980s, designing-shirts, banners, merchandising and album covers.
By the end of the course you will be ready to enter the illustration industry and be capable of developing images for use in interactive design, publishing or motion graphics. Recent FdA graduates have found work with Sky Creative, WCRS, Wham!, Spov TV, Faber & Faber, Transport Design and Goose UK. Other students have set up independent practices and collectives such as Unit 10 and worked for clients including The Guardian, Hospital Records, Virgin Media, and Financial Director magazine. Some graduates apply to the third year of BA Illustration at Camberwell. Most recently he has been at the forefront of innovation in the development of work related and work-based learning and at Camberwell, he has brokered partnerships with commercial agencies such as Wieden & Kennedy, Moving Brands, BibliothĂ¨que and Kin, cultural institutions like the V&A and respected journals such as Eye Magazine providing a valuable experience for our students. Alumni Kyle Platts Freelance illustrator who completed the third year of BA Illustration after his FdA. His first book Megaskull was recently published by NoBrow. Thomas Slater Freelance illustrator whose clients include Vice magazine, ASOS, Beach Gallery London and Slap Skateboard magazine.
Opposite: James Burgess. Left: Tatiana Alisova
After your degree
BA (Hons) 3D Design Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/camberwell UG courses â€“ BA (Hons) 3D Design UCAS code: W242
Introduction Through critical thinking and making, this course offers you the chance to explore our emotional connection to objects. Making is placed firmly at the centre of design production, developing your practical skills and combining these with a critical, investigative approach to objects. 32 : 33
As well as postgraduate study recent graduates have found work with specialist designer-makers, in design offices and in careers such as interior design, curation, commission-based design, craft production, advertising, community arts projects and arts events management. What to expect
ou will develop an interdisciplinary Y approach to design, drawing from areas as diverse as anthropology, architecture, fine art, interior design and craft production.
You will have the opportunity to undertake work placements whilst on the course with organisations and designers such as The Natural History Museum, Tatty Devine, Richard Fox, McCollin Bryan and Studio Swine.
Karen Richmond Karen has a broad practice which includes making things, curation, site specific works, installations, participation projects and research projects.
The focus is on â€˜small batchâ€™ production and the one-off within design.
Some students opt to take part in an Erasmus and international Key Ideas lectures will introduce exchange, with students recently you to important debates and studying in Japan, India, Norway, theories that underpin contemporary Germany and Sweden. art and design. A programme of visiting speakers, all practicing designers and makers, will introduce you to a broad range of contemporary work.
The 3D Resource Centre is a purpose built centre, comprising of plastic, woodwork and metal The course has a strong industry workshops. There is also focus and students have worked on a foundry for metal casting and projects in the UK and internationally, a ceramic workshop for throwing, including recent collaborations firing and glazing clay. All 3D with the V&A, Wentworth Pewter, students have access to the Hakuhodo (Japanese Advertising other technical workshops Agency) and Kokuyo (Japanese within the college, including the furniture company). Photography, Printmaking, and An extensive series of visits Digital Media Resource Centres, to cultural establishments as well as the College library. in London is augmented by trips abroad, which in the past have taken in the Milan and Stockholm Furniture Fairs. You will develop and produce a professional portfolio appropriate for your career aspirations.
She has worked on projects with V&A Education, Tate Modern, Raw Canvas, Wentworths, Worshipful Company of Pewterers, South Bank Centre, Royal Festival Hall, Beijing Art and Crafts Association, Crafts Council, UAL, KhiB, Flour, Maiko Tsutumi and others. Alumni Roland Bevan Winner of New Design Britain Award 2011 for best Furnishing Accessory with Peaucellier Lamp. Chloe Lee Carson Winner of Boost 2012, Southbank Centre competition, with Exquisite Cups. Owen Hodgkinson Art handler at Tate Modern. Rosie Brewer Designer specialising in beautifully crafted objects using predominately wood. Selin Basmaci Artist and a designer who works on her own projects and designs as well as commission-based projects. Her luxury products are aimed at high end customer bases.
Opposite: Dan McMahon. Left: Zoe Tynan-Campbell
After your degree
BA (Hons) Graphic Design Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/camberwell UG courses â€“ BA (Hons) Graphic Design UCAS code: W210
Introduction Graphic Design at Camberwell focuses on challenging convention. You will be encouraged to experiment, look for appropriate methods of producing work and develop your own distinct and independent voice. The course is run in close collaboration with industry to give you the skills and exposure to prepare you for life after graduation.
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Opposite: Laura Woodroffe. Left: Charlie Abbott
What to expect
You will be encouraged to produce wide ranging project outcomes from the commercially focussed to more experimental, as well as engaging with the principles of social, political, commercial and industrial questions and debates.
Students on this course have gained first-hand experience of working on projects with leading organisations and businesses such as: Nike, BBC, Audi, Harrods, Alexander McQueen, Paul Smith The Wellcome Trust, MTV, South London Gallery and Tate.
Alice Hawkins Fashion photographer and filmmaker with clients including LOVE magazine, i-D and Esquire.
You will be encouraged to produce process driven work across different areas of communication design. For example typography, book design, print, exhibition graphics, interactive, motion graphics and video. A series of key ideas lectures will introduce you to important debates and theories that underpin contemporary art and design. The tutors on the course come from a range of different disciplines from artists, designers to filmmakers. The 2nd year is taught by London-based graphic design company, Europa. The course has links with influential design/advertising agencies, enabling students to take work placements.
You will also have the opportunity to take part in the Erasmus scheme to study abroad in the second year of your degree. Facilities At the heart of the course is a rich studio culture, which is supported by having access to other facilities such as our exceptional Letterpress, which will help shape your approach to typography. Colour and black and white darkrooms, and our printmaking workshops will give you access to traditional and digital facilities including etching, aquatint, lithography (plate and stone), mono printing, relief and screen printing. Course Leader Tracey Waller Tracey is Course Director for BA Graphic Design. Tracey was previously Course Director at Chelsea College of Art and Design and has worked for 14 years as a motion graphic designer. She studied at the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins.
Kate Moross London based creative and director of Studio Moross, a creative design studio focusing on art direction, branding, print and moving image. Sam Winston Artist and designer who has undertaken commissions for Commes des Garcons and the New York Times. His work is in the collections of the V&A, Tate, Gerry Institute and MoMA. After your degree Graduates who have gone on to set up their own studios including Brighten the Corners, This Is Studio and A Practice for Every Day Life. Graphic Design graduates are currently working in interactive design, print based design, branding, corporate identity, product design, illustration, film/video and advertising with leading companies such as BBH, BBC, Mother, Pentagram, Neville Brody and Why Not Associates. Some of our graduates will go on to gain an internship with Camberwell Press, a publishing and design studio based at Camberwell College of Arts.
BA (Hons) Illustration Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/camberwell UG courses â€“ BA (Hons) Illustration UCAS code: W222
Introduction BA Illustration at Camberwell fosters an innovative, experimental and critical approach to the broad practice of illustration. You are encouraged to challenge the position of the illustrator within commercial, social, political and cultural contexts whilst maintaining and developing the core values that underpin the practice. 36 : 37
What to expect
Through practical experimentation and production you develop an understanding of the key principles, themes and debates that define Illustration.
Students on this course have gained first-hand experience working on projects with companies including MTV, Wellcome Trust, Dorling Kindersley, The Guardian, Jelly, American Express and Adidas.
You will explore notions of authorship and the reproduced image. Some student take the opportunity to go on an Erasmus Through an end of year exhibition, exchange in their second year, you will identify your audience and with students from our design consider how to make your work courses recently having gone visible in a ‘real world’ context. to FIT in New York, HDK in Through workshops, technical Gothenburg, Sweden and inductions, tutorials and seminars, Ghent University in Belgium. you will consider the constantly evolving creative environments Facilities that illustrators exist in and define your practice accordingly. You will be immersed in a rich studio culture supported You will examine your identity by technical facilities, which as an illustrator whilst planning include darkrooms, photographic and realising practical projects studios, screen-printing, etching that have an output. and lithography, a letterpress You are challenged to expand and digital video editing suites. the boundaries of the discipline and test your ideas through Course Leader rigorous evaluation of your practical work and writing. Darryl Clifton Darryl is the Design Programme You will be expected to Leader and BA Illustration Course investigate ideas and issues Leader at Camberwell. He studied through seminar discussions, MA Illustration at the Royal presentations and writing. College of Art. You will develop and produce Darryl has a broad experience a professional portfolio identifying in education at home and abroad media and platforms appropriate and spent five years developing to your understanding of the the education profile in cutting contexts for you as a practitioner. edge moving image events and production company onedotzero, working with high profile institutions like the V&A Museum and Hayward Gallery. Darryl Clifton is also cofounder of the illustration ‘think tank’ Mokita and is Director of Camberwell Press.
Our students have won D&AD and Macmillan awards, exhibited in the BP Portrait Awards and worked with clients as varied as Sony, Ofcom, The Illustrated Ape magazine, It’s Nice That, Nobrow, Penguin Books, Spotify, Samsung, Universal Records, Macmillan, Wallpaper, The British Council, BBC and Channel 4. Our graduates work as freelance illustrators (including editorial, children’s books, advertising and brand identity), journalism, publishing, graphic design, photography, film, animation, music, videos, moving image, interior design, styling, curation, public arts and teaching. Alumni Kyle Platts Freelance illustrator who has recently had his first book, Megaskull, published by Nobrow. Christ Dent Freelance illustrator whose clients include American Vogue, London 2012, TIME Magazine, Wallpaper and XBOX. Bryony Quinn Assistant On-line Editor at It’s Nice That. Joe Kessler Illustrator for Nobrow and recently had his first comic book, Windowpane published through Breakdown Press. He is currently working on projects with Vermont’s Space Face Books and Baltimore’s Closed Caption Comics. Paul Cox Artist and illustrator whose work is in constant demand from many art directors both in the UK and USA.
Opposite: Daniel Clarke. Left: Charlene Mann & Katy Johnson.
After your degree
MA Visual Arts: Book Arts Go to – www.arts.ac.uk/camberwell PG courses – MA Book Arts
Introduction Camberwell’s MA Book Arts students are at the cutting edge of defining book arts. They push the boundaries of what a book is and can be. Camberwell was the first college in the UK to provide specialist postgraduate study in the emerging field of Book Arts. Fuelled by advances in electronic information media and online publishing, the book has been freed from the traditional role as a container of information. On-going debates concerning the cultural, individual and creative functions of the book underpin course discussions.
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What to expect
The course will allow you to develop a project from proposal to final exhibition.
The Printmaking workshops give you access to both traditional and digital printmaking facilities including:
You will be asked to research content, materials and technical skills, then produce written and practical work exploring your subject in relationship to contemporary practice.
etterpress, bookbinding, mono L printing, relief, screen printing and computer generated processes.
This programme of work is supported, negotiated and supervised throughout the course by specialist academic staff in workshops, individual tutorials, seminars and lectures. Staff and student-led seminars promote debate and workin-progress sessions allow for supportive critique. You will develop your research skills, professional practice and understanding of the wider context of book arts as an area of fine art and design practice. A shared lecture programme across the Visual Arts courses draws upon the richness of College research across the Graduate School. You will have the opportunity to get involved in artists book fairs and make visits to special collections including those at the Tate, John Latham’s Flat Time House and the National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum. You have the chance to explore the expanded book in a display or installation by showing your work in public exhibitions.
The skills and knowledge developed on this course have led graduates to careers as book artists, curators, freelance designers, workshop leaders and teachers. Successful graduates from this course have won prizes including; Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Craft Council Development Awards, the Seoul Book Fair Prize and the London Book Fair Prize. Graduates also work at the National Art Library, Ewha Women's University in Seoul, Penguin China and several have gone on to complete PhDs.
You will also have access to our photographic facilities which include a studio, digital darkrooms Alumni and black and white and colour darkrooms as well as our 3D and Abigail Thomas Digital Media Resource Centres. Winner of the Flat Time House MFI Graduate Award 2012 and heavily involved with London Course Leader Centre for Book Arts. Her MA Susan Johanknecht essay is being developed and Susan studied English Literature published as an article in the Blue at the University of Vermont Notebook Journal for Artists’ Books. and Fine Art, specialising Jukhee Kwon in Printmaking, at Central Artist who makes “book Saint Martins. Her work focuses sculptures” from disused books. on the development and production She has exhibited at October of artists’ books under the imprint Gallery, La Scatola Gallery, and of Gefn Press. Barge House Gallery at the Oxo Her writing has appeared Tower, London. in HOW(2) internet journal George Cullen of Contemporary and Innovative Book artist and designer. Writing by Women and PORES His work can be seen at the Tate avant-gardist journal of Library, London and UWE Centre poetic research. for Artists Books. Her artists’ books are in many collections including; New York Study modes: Public Library, Saison Poetry Collection, Tate Library, National Full Time/Extended Full Time Art Library (Victoria & Albert Museum), Museum of Modern Art, New York, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, and Museum van het Boek, Netherlands.
Opposite: Xizhi Li. Left: Egidija Ciricaite
After your masters
MA Visual Arts: Fine Art Digital Go to – www.arts.ac.uk/camberwell PG courses – MA Fine Art Digital Online option available
Introduction This Masters course is an invitation to students to join a research project that’s exploring and defining what art is in the digital age. It is about art that engages with, uses and is impacted by ‘the digital’. The course does not focus on technology, but presents it as a tool to facilitate ideas, placing emphasis upon its creative artistic use. It is offered both as a studiobased course in London and as an online, low residency course with students spread across the globe. 40 : 41
What to expect You will blur and break the boundaries between traditional Fine Art disciplines such as painting, sculpture and printmaking and explore the space created by the digital. Your work may take physical, virtual or hybrid forms.
This award-winning mode allows you to study from wherever you are in the world. Weekly chat sessions create a highly effective group dynamic. A supportive yet challenging community of practice quickly develops providing a uniquely flexible way to study. Students are This programme of work is often able to combine this mode supported, by specialist academic of study with employment and staff in workshops, individual other commitments. tutorials, seminars and a shared Visual Arts lecture programme. During the two years, students have the option of completing You will have the opportunity three 2-week residencies. These to get involved in projects, residencies will include workshops, seminars and presentations visits, discussions,Â lectures and across the University and at other access to our extensive facilities for institutions. Previous opportunities the making and exhibiting of work. have included the V&A, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, FACT in Liverpool, onedotzero Facilities and galleries from China to Brazil. All students have access You will have the opportunity to the excellent online resources to get involved in projects across available through the library, the University and at other including ebooks, journals institutions such as the Victoria and extensive video tutorials. and Albert Museum, the Institute You will also have access of Contemporary Arts, FACT to our Printmaking workshops, in Liverpool, Goldsmiths College, letterpress, photographic onedotzero and galleries from facilities and our 3D Resource China to Brazil. Centre, as well as digital resources such as animation, You will take part in a unique final video and sound editing. exhibition combining work from our students in London with that of our students online around the world at the end of the course.
Many graduates are selfemployed regularly exhibiting their work in galleries and festivals or running their own creative businesses. Others work in the wider creative industries as creative directors, designers, photographers, videographers or educationalists. The digital is transforming all creative work and is creating new work opportunities not imagined just a few years ago. Course Leader Jonathan Kearny Jonathan has extensive experience of exhibiting worldwide and teaching in a variety of settings. Recent exhibitions have been seen in China, Brazil and London. For 9 years he has pioneered the opportunity to study a fine art masters course online. This innovative approach to learning is backed by his research and experimentation that shows how digital tools can enhance both learning and art practice. Alumni Darren Perry Co-Director of The Media Workshop Ltd. The media company creates video content for clients including the BBC, O2 and Network Rail. Mariana Tschudi Benvides Artist with a focus on video-art. She has exhibited in galleries and international festivals such as the Robert Flaherty Film Festival, New York and The Latin American Festival of Video Art in the Spanish Cultural Centre, Peru. Study modes Full Time/ Extended Full Time/Online
Opposite: Ann Zeng. Left: Darren Perry
After your masters
MA Visual Arts: Illustration Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/camberwell PG courses â€“ MA Illustration
Introduction Illustration in the 21st Century demands strong voices, entrepreneurial imagemakers who can tell their own stories. Camberwell College of Arts has a long tradition of imaginative illustrative art, and this course builds on the skills you already have, through personally ambitious projects and wider interaction with the artistic community. 42 : 43
What to expect
The course will focus on originality and authorship, aiming to encourage visual thinking, research skills and storytelling ability, while developing your entrepreneurial qualities, communication and professional skills.
You will be emerged in a strong studio culture supported by technical facilities, which include inductions for the use of screenprinting, etching and lithography, a letterpress, 3D workshops and digital video editing suites.
Through a series of workshops, discussion groups, and one-toone tutorials, you will develop a proposal for an ambitious and engaging project.
Janet Woolley Janet is an award-winning illustrator and has worked for numerous publications worldwide. You will test out and implement Before taking the position of your critical and practical skills, as Course Leader for MA Illustration well as consider how your practice at Camberwell, she was Visiting should develop and any new Professor of Illustration at Central directions you may choose to take. Saint Martins. You will attend both the shared and studio based lecture programme, practitioner visits and seminars. Shared lectures across the three Colleges draw upon the richness of the research with the College and across the Graduate School. Visits to museums and engagement with the creative environment that London offers are a vital part of the course. You will be encouraged to take part in group exhibitions, competitions and commissions which have previously included collaborations with Wellcome Trust, Blackhall Studios and Purestone digital marketing agency.
Her work has appeared in publications that include Rolling Stone Magazine, Time Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Penguin Books USA and UK, Radio Times Magazine and Walt Disney (The Art Of Mickey Mouse). Clients have included Bartle Bogle and Hegarty, Bloomberg, Fitch and Fitch, Ogilvy and Mather.
The range of creative destinations is wide and former students have had a number of successes including book contracts, comic strips, childrenâ€™s books, and display windows for retail outlets and offices. Recent graduates have worked for Flicking Publishing, the Thames Festival, Rave Magazine in Bombay and Samsung Advertising in Europe. Alumni Students graduating from the course engage with a broad area of illustration and narrative work as freelance artists, they also work as members of cooperatives, work as graphic novelists, art directors and teachers. Will Morris http://whmorris.blogspot.co.uk Philip Hunt www.dogboy.co Alessandra Genauldo www.alessandragenualdo. blogspot.co.uk Hayley Wall http://cargocollective.com/ hayleywall Thomas Flintham www.thomasflintham.com Mark Long www.marklongillustration.co.uk Study modes: Full Time/Extended Full Time
Opposite: Robbie Porter. Left: Philip Huntington
After your masters
MA Visual Arts: Printmaking Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/camberwell PG courses â€“ MA Printmaking
Introduction In this highly innovative and internationally regarded course you will be encouraged to reflect on printmaking in its many contexts. The success of the course is due to its exploration of printmaking as a medium in its own right and its relationship to wider contemporary practices. It responds to current debates about the role of skill and authorship in the creation of artworks, and about the notion of the unique work of art. 44 : 45
You will be encouraged to take an innovative approach, using all forms of autographic printmaking. These include intaglio, lithographic, relief print, screen-printing, letterpress and computer generated processes.
The Printmaking workshops give you access to both traditional and digital printmaking facilities – including etching, aquatint, lithography (plate and stone), mono printing, relief, screen printing, letterpress and computer generated processes.
Ian Brow Represented in collections at the V&A and Tate. He owns his own print workshop, Volcanic Editions, in Brighton.
You are encouraged to investigate and reconsider assumptions underlying the applications of autographic processes and new technologies. The programmes of study are designed to place the practice of printmaking in both a contemporary critical context and in a wide historical perspective. You will be asked to research the content, materials and technical skills appropriate to your projects, and produce written as well as practical work exploring your chosen subject area and relationship to contemporary practice. You will make visits to important print collections and participate in symposiums and talks with curators and international artist.
Ralph Overill Freelance printmaker who exhibits regularly in London and works You will also have access to part-time at London Print Studio. our photographic facilities which Recent shows include Bite in include a studio, digital darkrooms September 2012 at the Mall and black and white and colour Galleries, London, where he was darkrooms as well as our 3D and awarded the Curwen Studio Prize. Digital Media Resource Centres. Course Leader Johanna Love Johanna comes to Camberwell after having studied her PhD at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Before that she was a Fellow at The Royal Academy Schools, London. She exhibits both nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include Dust, Avenue Gallery – University of Northampton, British Printmaking Japan - Kyoto Museum & Art Gallery; Viewfinder - Artspaceh Gallery, Seoul; Grey Matters – Aqffin Gallery London; 6th Graphic Biennial – Novosibirsk State Museum, Russia.
During the final development and completion of your personal programme, attention is given to personal focus, artistic direction and application. The final Study modes: work is presented in the form of a public exhibition at the College. Full Time/Extended Full Time
After your masters The course will develop your practice to prepare you for a variety of careers from practicing artist or freelance designer, to working in education or research. Graduates go on to teach in higher education at graduate and postgraduate level, establish successful print workshops such as Artichoke Print Workshop and East London Printmakers, work in editioning prints and exhibit both in the UK and abroad. Recent graduates have been selected for the International Northern Print Biennale in Newcastle, and showed work and won awards in Postgraduate Printmaking in London at Clifford Chance.
Opposite: Victoria Arney. Left: Nicki Szlovak (photography)
What to expect
MA Visual Arts: Designer Maker Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/camberwell PG courses â€“ MA Designer Maker
Introduction MA Designer Maker is aimed at practitioners with welldeveloped hands-on workshop skills who seek to develop a critical and reflective approach to their practice. Making and learning are intertwined and through a contextual programme, you will explore the position of the designer and maker within contemporary culture and society. Students on the course come from applied arts, design and fine art backgrounds, including ceramics, furniture, jewellery design, metalwork and architecture. 46 : 47
Opposite: Katharina Eisenkoeck. Left: Youn Su Kim
What to expect
You will develop an innovative studio practice through exploring new and existing materials and processes.
You will have access to the 3D Resource Centre which is a purpose built centre, comprising of plastic, woodwork and metal workshops. There is also a foundry for metal casting and a ceramic workshop for throwing, firing and glazing clay. You will also have access to the other technical workshops within the college, including the Photography, Printmaking, and Digital Media Resource Centres, as well as the College library.
Katharina Eisenkoeck Katharina is currently working on lighting projects with Lumitech, an LED research company and designing furniture for an exhibition in Vienna.
Seminars and discussions cover a wide range of subjects, including material culture studies, anthropology, philosophy, sustainability, consumerism, museum studies, psychology and literature. You will make visits to collections, makers’ studios, galleries and museums. Through the development of a personal project, you will critically engage with contemporary debates in applied arts, design and object-based art and explore collectively the meaning of making and the human-object relationships. A wide range of works will be produced during the programme and for the final show, which have previously included lighting, design, ceramic works, furniture, jewellery, as well as installations of small-scale sculptures. These vary from batch productions to one-offs and limited editions. Showing your work at public exhibitions and following a personal development programme ensures you leave with your practical skills well honed.
Chieh Ting Huang Chieh is a London based designer with his own studio ‘Chieh & Objects’. He has exhibited at the V&A, The London Design Festival, Future Map and Bright Young Things.
After your masters
Maiko Tsutsumi Maiko studied and apprenticed in furniture making and Japanese lacquer work in Kyoto in the 1990s, before moving to London to study furniture design at the Royal College of Art. She completed a practice-based PhD The Poetics of Everyday Objects in 2007. Her curatorial projects include Thingness (2011/2013) and the Arts Council funded The Laundry Room (2012) at BalinHouseProjects featuring Richard Wentworth and Michael Marriott. Maiko has been involved in the design industry for the last 16 years. Her research and studio practice focus on the role of materiality and skills in artistic practices, and their relationship to the practitioner’s thought processes.
Our graduates go on to pursue diverse and interesting careers. The skills and knowledge developed lead to careers as practitioners, creative industry professionals, curators, freelance designers, workshop leaders and teachers with a potential to progress to PhD study.
MA Conservation Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/camberwell PG courses â€“ MA Conservation
Introduction This two-year course builds on 40 years of experience at Camberwell and teaches you specialist skills and knowledge preparing you to work within specific fields of the conservation world. The course offers two distinct pathways in Art on Paper and Books and Archival Materials. 48 : 49
What to expect The course consists of practical studio work where you are introduced to conservation ideas, ethics and techniques. The course covers the science of materials and how they react under different conditions providing you with an understanding of conservation treatments and a background to preservation management. You will cover visual examination and condition documentation, mechanical surface cleaning, humidification and washing, deacidification and resizing. Both pathways share classes on preventive conservation including risk analysis, environmental parameters, surveys, storage solutions, exhibition preparation, disaster management, digitisation issues and international activities. You have the opportunity to make site visits to a range of cultural institutions. The Art on Paper pathway includes specialist classes on fixatives and consolidants, pressure sensitive tape removal, sensitive media, parchment, iron gall inks, and an introduction to photographic conservation.
The Books and Archival Materials pathway covers the broad international and historical spectrum of bookbinding and book structures. Emphasis is put on acquiring an understanding of bookbinding history. We have a close relationship with Ligatus, a research branch of the University which specialises in building up detailed knowledge of the history of book structures. You will learn an array of book conservation solutions and techniques. In the second year of the course both pathways focus on detailed conservation techniques and you will finish the course by working on a project with one of the many cultural institutions within London. You will benefit from our strong connections to the heritage community in London including The British Library, the Victoria and Albert Museum, The National Maritime Museum, London Museum, London Metropolitan Archives, The Wellcome Trust, Tate, Kew Gardens and many more. Facilities Students have access to Camberwellâ€™s specialist Conservation studios and Conservation science laboratory. In addition, Conservation students will be able to use all the Collegeâ€™s technical workshops including the Photography, Printmaking, Letterpress, 3D, and Digital Media Resource Centres, as well as the College library.
Graduates will have the opportunity to work as conservators in cultural heritage institutions. The private sector also employs conservators. Our graduates are employed as conservators in many institutions including the National Archives, the British Museum, The British Library, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Bodleian Library, the National Maritime Museum and various county and regional archives. Course Leader Jocelyn Cuming Jocelyn has extensive experience as a book and preventive conservator. Prior to working at Camberwell she has worked first in Rome and then in New Zealand as a private book conservator and set up the National Preservation Office in New Zealand. She has worked within New Zealand the Pacific and Asia. Recently she has been involved in some survey work for the Islamic Museum of Art, Qatar. Alumni Carol Peacock Conservator of Chinese Paintings at the British Museum's Hirayama Studios. Elizabeth Ralph Received a Icon HLF funded internship working at PZ Conservation, a private Book and Paper Conservation studio. Rosie-Faye Fletcher Paper conservator at the Maritme Museum, Greenwich. Study mode Extended Full Time
Opposite & Left: Nicki Szlovak (photography)
After your masters
Photography: Gavin Freeborn
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Chelsea College of Art & Design Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/chelsea Chelsea courses & information
At Chelsea College of Art & Design you will find a strong emphasis is placed on ideas and concepts. We provide you with a stimulating space and supportive atmosphere so that you can test ideas and break new creative ground. You will study in a Grade ll listed building alongside the River Thames and Tate Britain in central London. With the rest of London on your doorstep, being a Chelsea student provides you with every opportunity to realise your potential as an artist, designer or practitioner; weâ€™re proud to have a worldwide reputation for producing some of the leading artists of the day. Chelsea is about talent and the diversity of ideas. At the heart of the College is a student community full of energy, support, humour and inventiveness. The College is a celebration of art school tradition: a warm, supportive and expansive artist-centred community.
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We’re located in the borough of Westminster which has many famous buildings and sites of historic interest within walking distance to the college such as: Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, St James’s Park and Trafalgar Square with the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery.
Socialising – The Grosvenor – our students often head to local pubs at the end of the day, the Grosvenor is one of the favourites. – Morpeth Arms – another popular choice. – Tamesis Boat Dock – 1930s Dutch barge that has been converted into a bar. Eating There are a variety of good places to eat in the local area including some bargain finds for a student budget!
Places of interest in the immediate area include:
– Relish – less than a minutes walk from the college this is popular with students and staff alike – Regency cafe – does a great fry up and featured in the film ‘Layer Cake’ – The Rocks – sophisticated cafe with a gallery downstairs which often exhibits students’ work – Beaconsfield Gallery cafe – Bonnington Square cafe – Tate Britain cafe
– Chelsea Space – the college's own gallery space which features work by established artists and designers. – Tate Britain – the Tate has a diverse programme of exhibitions throughout the year including the annual Turner Prize. Staff and students have free access to their exhibitions. – Rob Tufnell, local gallery based in Pimlico run by a freelance curator and writer: www.robtufnell.com – Mauger Modern Art: www.maugermodern.com – Beaconsfield gallery: beaconsfield.ltd.uk/projects – Gasworks gallery: based in Vauxhall, just over the river, this gallery space has featured exhibitions by both staff and students. – Space Studios: www.spacestudios.org.uk
There are some hidden gems in the local area for shopping and hunting for bargains;
We’re also a short bus ride away from the Southbank, next to Waterloo station which features many art and cultural venues including Tate Modern, Southbank Centre, Hayward Gallery, BFI, National Theatre.
– Retromania – vintage shop on Upper Tachbrook Street, less than a 5 minute walk from the college – General market and charity shops on and around Tachbrook Street – Combination of markets and larger high street shops around Strutton Ground Other Places of interest nearby – Chelsea Physic Garden – Apollo Victoria Theatre – Royal Court Theatre – Garden Museum – Houses of Parliament – Vauxhall City Farm – Ovalhouse Theatre
Opposite: Christian Sinibaldi. Left: Gavin Freeborn. Right: Chris Wainwright (Photography)
Chelsea College of Art and Design is in an enviable location in Pimlico, central London. Overlooking Tate Britain on one side and the river Thames on the other, it is a fantastic London location for an art and design college.
Chelsea Where to Live
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Chelsea College of Art and Design is situated in lovely, leafy Pimlico just next to Pimlico tube Station. Because of our central London location lots of students use the London transport network (train, bus and tube) to travel to and from the college. Our students live in locations across London and choose where they live based on a number of things such as: – travel time to college – cost of accommodation – nearness to friends, shops, markets etc You can choose from a number of options for where you will live during university including UAL halls of residence, privately renting in a flat or house share and also living at home. Living in Halls of Residence UAL has 12 halls of residence across London and half of these are in South London – very handy for Chelsea students! The most popular halls for Chelsea students tend to be the newly opened Costume Store in North Acton (left: 3&4), Manna Ash House in Southwark (left: 5&6), the 3 halls in Camberwell (left: 1&2) and new from 2013 The Glassyard Building in Stockwell. Each of these halls is either near to the college or has a short or easy commute on public transport. If you’re new to London and not sure where to start your search for accommodation your first place to look should be www.arts.ac.uk/housing where you can find lots of information on UAL halls including: – virtual tours – location maps – journey times to and from college – how to apply – costs and budgeting Our accommodation team are always happy to help and have a wealth of knowledge to share with you. If you feel that you might be more interested in renting a house or flat share this is also a popular choice with Chelsea students. Many of our students live in a shared property in different parts of London. South London can be very popular as it can be a cheaper option than living in North London – particularly the boroughs of Wandsworth, Southwark and Lambeth.
Where do Chelsea students live and why? We surveyed our students to find out where they live and why they live there and this is what we found. Of our first years that responded – 30% live in UAL Halls of Residence – 50% lived in private house or flat shares – 20% lived either at home, on their own, in council flats or in properties owned by friends or family. Of all of the students that responded There were many, many areas listed for where students live, the top 5 postcodes were: – SE5 – Camberwell – SE1 – Southwark – SW2 – Brixton/Streatham – SW9 – Stockwell/Brixton – N7 – Islington The most popular reasons for choosing where they lived were: – Easy or Short commute to college (this applies to students living in lots of different locations but usually near to a tube or on a direct bus route to Chelsea). – Price – lots of students chose their accommodation based on the price – average prices were between £400 - £600 per month. – Nearness of shops, parks, markets, friends and other students. Travel to and from college – Half of our students travel to and from college by Tube. – A fifth travel by Bus. – The rest use a combination of bike, train and on foot. To contact our accommodation office for further information please phone or email: email@example.com +44 (0)20 7514 6240
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Chelsea has a range of amazing facilities open to all of our students. Workshops Chelsea’s workshops are the reason many students choose us. Our 3D workshops offer woodwork, metalwork, ceramics, casting and the foundry. You can find out what they’ve been up to at their blog: www.chelsea-workbench.blogspot.co.uk. The Photography facilities offer a range of camera, lighting and associated equipment which is available on loan. There are four bookable photographic studio spaces, although we do not have photography darkroom facilities, these are available at Camberwell College of Arts. – Our Digital print studio has seven different printers, two iMacs and 2 scanners. – Print Services provides cost-effective printing for all students and staff at the University of the Arts London. – The Print finish and display workshop is dedicated to the presentation and display of 2D art and design works it includes tool loan. – We have an Audio and video (AV) editing studio with AV studio space and AV equipment loan. There are specialist facilities for BA and MA Textile Design including knitting and sewing machines, looms for weaving, digital and screen printing workshops, print and dye facilities.
Library Chelsea College of Art and Design Library has an excellent collection of art and design books, magazines, DVDs as well as important collections of rare books, periodicals, and catalogues raisonnés. The Special collections and archives are used for teaching, learning, research and curating, and have a strong emphasis on modern and contemporary art. Project spaces Chelsea has a number of spaces students can book. These range from small studios to larger exhibition spaces, like the Triangle Space. Galleries CHELSEA space is a public exhibiting space where invited art and design professionals are encouraged to work on experimental curatorial projects that may not otherwise be realised. The Student Union Gallery is a new gallery space that opened in Spring 2013. College shop The onsite shop sells a range of art and design materials and equipment.
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Opposite: Haroon Mirza. Left: Naomi Whitehead
Many of Chelsea’s alumni have gone onto establish themselves as cutting edge artists and leaders in the design industry. We are proud to have graduates who reflect the entrepreneurial ethos and approach of the college and represent us worldwide. Alumni of Chelsea include:
Artists, including Turner Prize nominees and winners: Anish Kapoor, Richard Deacon, Peter Doig, Bill Woodrow, Patrick Caulfield, Alison Jackson, Helen Chadwick, Shirazeh Houshiary, Mark Wallinger, Gillian Wearing, Steven Pippin, Mike Nelson, Rebecca Warren, Steve McQueen and Chris Ofili, illustrator and writer Quentin Blake, actors Alan Rickman and Ralph Fiennes, comedian and writer Alexei Sayle and fashion designer and one of the founders of the Marchesa label, Keren Craig.
Haroon graduated from MA Fine Art in 2007 and is currently represented by the Lisson Gallery in central London. He has exhibited widely across the UK and internationally and was awarded the Silver Lion Award at the 2011, 54th Venice Biennale Illuminations. He was awarded the Northern Art Prize in 2010.
Some of our recent graduates include: Naomi Whitehead Naomi graduated from BA Textile Design in 2012 and has quickly established herself within the textiles industry. “Since I graduate from Chelsea I have continued to evolve processes I started in my third year, having that time to experiment really was invaluable. After I graduated I interned at Tom Ford and Textile Environment Design (TED), then got a job working in a company designing prints for the high street for mass production, retailers I have designed for include Asos, Topshop, Oasis, Primark, Monsoon and River Island. "My 3 top tips for future students are: – Turn up to lectures – Take pride in your work – Have fun"
"It was the reputation and historic significance of Chelsea as an art school that initially got me interested. I applied for a foundation and a BA there and was unsuccessful both times but continued studying art and design until I was finally accepted onto an MA. By that time my interest was more to do with the interdisciplinary nature of the course. "The course gave me a lot of confidence, a great network of peers and space to develop my work." April Hudson April graduated from the BA Interior and Spatial Design course in 2011. April was interning at Katherine Pooley Interiors whilst in the 3rd year of her course then secured a position with them once she graduated. One of the projects April has recently been working on has been nominated for an International Design & Architecture Award 2013. "I used the UAL library's extensive collections for inspiration whilst I was studying at Chelsea and have done since. To date I have worked on a number of properties from start to finish across West London and am currently developing a traditional mews house conversion behind Harrods into an opulent Russian palace."
BA (Hons) Fine Art Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/chelsea UG courses â€“ BA (Hons) Fine Art UCAS code: W104
Introduction Chelsea invites you to work alongside an internationally respected team of artists and writers. The course provides a critically creative environment in which you can develop your own practice. We encourage open and exploratory thinking and will equip you with the confidence, experience and skills needed to play an effective role on the international stage as professional artists. 60 : 61
Students using different processes and media work alongside each other.
You will have access to the following workshops and spaces:
Recent Alumni include:
In each year you will be allocated to a tutor group with whom you will meet on a regular basis to discuss your work as well as that of the other members of the group. You will have significant control over what you learn, the pace at which you learn and how you might demonstrate what you have learnt. You will be helped in these decisions by ongoing dialogue between you, your tutor and your fellow students. Practice and theory are integrated, helping you understand the contexts and conditions which shape and frame contemporary art practice. You will receive inductions into the processes and facilities available in our studios and workshops. There are skilled, specialist technicians on hand to give support. Opportunities You will take part in lots of exhibitions both in the College exhibition spaces and off-site. Numerous opportunities to work with external partners have recently included projects and commissions with The Discovery Channel, Frontier Economics and Hitachi Consulting.
– designated studio space – bookable project spaces – woodwork – metalwork – ceramics – casting – foundry – photographic studios – audio/visual workshops The staff team The core staff team, who run tutor groups or deliver theory lectures and seminars is made up of established artists and writers: Martin Newth (Programme Director) Dave Beech, Elizabeth Peebles, Gill Addison, Jo Bruton, David Musgrave, Amanda Faulkner, Bernice Donszelmann, Maria Walsh, Joanna Melvin, Jeffrey Dennis, Dan Smith, Andrew Chesher, Sarah Dobai, Lucy Gunning. In addition, many international practitioners teach on the course as visiting lecturers including Georgina Starr, Graham Gussin, Karen Ruggaber, Katrine Hjelde, Alexis Harding, Sean Dower and Doug Fishbone.
Jonny Briggs Catlin Prize finalist. James Capper Exhibited at the Armory Show, New York and Yorkshire Sculpture Park in 2013. Hannah Sawtell 2007 graduate who has recently shown at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Bloomberg Space and Vilma Gold, London. Mariko Mori Established artist whose recent retrospective was at the Royal Academy, London. Mark Wallinger Turner prize winner, 2007. Chris Ofili Turner prize winner, 1998. After your degree You will be well placed to join an international community of alumni that include numerous Turner Prize winners and nominees. Many have achieved notable success and awards for their work in galleries, museums, the media and the wider creative environment, while others have progressed onto postgraduate level study both in the UK and overseas.
Opposite: Francesca Blomfield. Left: Henry Blackshaw
What to expect
BA (Hons) Graphic Design Communication Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/chelsea UG courses â€“ BA(Hons) Graphic Design Communication UCAS code: W216
Introduction During this course you will examine the wide-ranging aspects of the graphic design process and contemporary communication. We place a strong emphasis on exclusive and bespoke live projects in collaboration with industry. The work you will produce will reflect your passion for high octane ideas and developing digital and technical skills, preparing you for industry. 62 : 63
Opposite: Jack Haslehurst. Left: Joshua Stocker
What to expect
The course offers the opportunity to explore:
There are opportunities for a professional placement with studios and agencies at industry’s cutting edge or European and international exchanges.
Joshua Stocker Filmmaker working for Production Company Skin Flicks.
– analogue and digital typography – editorial design – print media – moving image – digital and interactive design – fashion and music industry promotion – design strategy You will examine the wideranging aspects of the graphic design process and contemporary communication. You will work on multiple creative briefs, learning how to manage a diverse workload with varied outcomes. You will learn the key skills of your profession, supported by lead practitioners in their fields. Throughout the course you will develop a sound understanding of the link between technology and the user, between creativity and the professional sector and between theory and practice.
The course’s strong links with industry mean you will gain vital commercial experience by working on a number of exclusive, bespoke commissions, award schemes and live projects. Facilities The course is delivered through a variety of different methods which encourage you to make the most of the facilities available to you at Chelsea. We have excellent 3D workshops including wood, metal, ceramics and a foundry along with an audio visual workshop for working with sound and moving image and high standard photography studios. Course Leader Geoff Thomas-Shaw Geoff has been leading the graphic design course at Chelsea for over 10 years. It’s through his close connections with contemporary design practice that so many of our links with industry have developed.
Jack Featherstone Designer with IDEO and Will Samuel collaborated on film piece for Simian Mobile Disco. Arran Gregory Has established his own practice working for Coca-Cola, ASK, Urban Outfitters to name a few. After your degree Our students go onto a wide range of work opportunities after graduation including roles such as designer and art director for the following: Branding, fashion promotion, bespoke typography, music industry graphics, moving image specialism’s, design strategy groups. And they work for; Its Nice That, Six Creative, Elle Magazine, Spring Studios, IDEO, Used, Puma Germany, Spin, Mother, Useful, Alexander McQueen, Wallpaper magazine, Sky Arts, Territory, Pentagram, Ministry of Sound, Rock Events, Talent House and Why Not Associates.
BA (Hons) Textile Design Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/chelsea UG courses â€“ BA (Hons) Textile Design UCAS code: W231
Introduction Our course will encourage you take an experimental and creative approach to textile design, bringing together ideas and conceptual development within a vibrant studio culture and our textile workshops. Projects will include both fashion and interiors/exteriors contexts. You will develop expertise in your chosen specialism. 64 : 65
What to expect The course offers the opportunity to explore a variety of textile areas:
Students have the opportunity to submit a proposal and apply for exchange with one of these institutions to experience cultures and design practices as part of the Erasmus scheme and US exchange.
– Stitch and mixed media textiles (including digital embroidery) – Knit – Weave (including digital Jacquard) You will have opportunities – Digital print to participate in international – Screen print trade fairs (for example we – Dyeing have exhibited at Indigo, part In the first year you are introduced of Première Vision, Paris) to each of the textile areas and The course’s strong links with then choose your specialism during industry mean you will gain vital the first year. experience by working on a You will learn to develop skills number of live projects including in visual research, idea generation a fashion exhibition and project for design and technical skills in the summer term to show supported by lead practitioners case work. in their fields. The interaction between new technologies and Facilities traditional craft processes is a dynamic aspect of the course. The textile design course has Environmental issues and its own specialist facilities which concerns are embedded within include a print and dye lab, the curriculum supported by sewing, knitting, weaving and staff research. digital print. In addition to these you also have access to the A bespoke critical theory shared workshops which include programme will support you woodwork, metalwork, ceramics, in considering your design casting and photography. practice within broad, social cultural, environmental and historical contexts. Course Leader Opportunities The course enjoys relationships with institutions in Europe (Berlin, Stockholm, Paris and others) and the US (the Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons the New School for Design and Rhode Island School of Design.)
Caryn Simonson Caryn maintains a diverse practice outside of her teaching at Chelsea and has exhibited work across photography, video, sculpture and installation within the context of contemporary textiles.
Our graduates have gone on to work in international fashion design and interiors studios, or set up businesses of their own. Some are working for trend-forecasting companies such as WGSN or trend magazines. Others have joined international design teams in fashion houses and high street contexts including: Dries van Noten, Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Céline, Chloe, Jonathan Saunders, Anthropologie, Liberty, Orla Kiely, Stella McCartney, H&M, Alexander Wang, Zac Posen, Roland Mouret. Each year we also have students who progress to postgraduate study including onto the MA courses at Chelsea and Central Saint Martin’s and also the Royal College of Art. Alumni In addition to the graduates working at the above fashion houses, our alumni include: Finchittida Finch Established twin design duo Tida Finch and Lisa Finch – contemporary print, accessories jewellery and design with South East Asian influences. Helen Amy Murray Established design business making hand-sculpted surfaces and structures for luxury furniture and interiors. Margo Selby Established woven design business making 3-dimensional woven fabrics for luxury interior products.
Opposite: Lu Yang. Left: Naomi Whitehead
After your degree
FdA Interior Design Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/chelsea UG courses â€“ FdA Interior Design UCAS code: W251
Introduction The two-year Foundation degree is principally interested in developing the relationship between academic study and the contemporary practice of interior design. During this two year vocational degree you will enjoy a wide range of live projects from small scale briefs such as furniture and product design, through to large scale proposals for commercial and retail interiors to engage and develop your creative, technical and analytical abilities. The course has been awarded professional body recognition by the Chartered Society of Designers and works in partnership with design organisations and practices as well as key individuals from the design industry.
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Many of our students have entered the interior design industry in a range of companies and sectors. Employers have included Thomas Heatherwick, Marc Newson, Shin Azumi, John Pawson and Established & sons. Quite a few of our students also choose to apply for a place on our BA Interior & Spatial Design course to enter into the third year. What to expect
Disciplines and skills explored include:
You gain insight into the working environment and focus your personal and professional development towards obtaining employment in the design industry or progressing onto the final year of the BA.
Tomris Tangaz Tomris has been leading the FdA course at Chelsea for over 5 years, during that time she has built up strong links with industry and seen the FdA course awarded recognition from the Chartered Society of Designers.
– Researching – Drawing – Testing – Model-making – Computer aided design – Photography – Ergonomics You’ll be based in our design studio which will give you the understanding of a professional, working environment. Professional design briefs will be set for you to introduce you to issues related to designing public interior spaces such as planning and ergonomics. You’ll produce work that ranges from small to large-scale interior schemes examining all aspects of an interior design brief from conception through to completion. A lecture and seminar programme will help you investigate the vocabulary of architecture and design. You will research and write a 3,000 word essay with study workshops and tutorial support.
You’ll work on live industry projects – recent projects have included UAL Student Housing schemes in collaboration with project architects and developers.
She has published books on interior design, helping beginners navigate the complexities of taking on a design project.
You’ll be based in a simulated design studio environment to prepare you for work in industry once you graduate. You’ll have access to our 3D workshops which include woodwork, metalwork, ceramics, casting and a foundry. We also have photographic studios and you’ll have access to current 3D software packages such as AutoCAD and Vectorworks.
Kate Close has gone onto work at Heatherwick Studio as Head of Business Strategy and Development. Ewelina Wagner Exelina progressed from the FdA onto the third year of the BA Interior and Spatial Design at Chelsea. She now works as an Architectural Assistant CGI Artist at MSMR Architects.
Opposite: selection of work from 2012 degree show. Left: Sandy Vaudano
After your degree
BA (Hons) Interior and Spatial Design Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/chelsea UG courses â€“ BA(Hons) Interior and Spatial Design UCAS code: W250
Introduction This course will see you developing skills in the design, creation and conceptualisation of new spatial situations. Your focus could be designing complex architectural spaces, multi-media installations or sensory environments. This degree prepares you for a wide variety of careers in the design industry. 68 : 69
Opposite: Hannah Douglas. Left: Xander Stege
What to expect
Disciplines and skills explored include:
The course enjoys relationships with institutions in Europe and the US. In your second year, you’ll be encouraged to exchange with one of these institutions to witness different cultures and design practices.
Jei Ryung Lee Won ONE HUNDRED DAYS 2012, a New York based international competition for emerging artists organised and sponsored by Contaminate NYC.
– Architecture – Interiors – Furniture – Installation – Site-specific practice – Orthographic Drawing – Computer aided design – Model making – Fabrication – Workshop skills – Time-based media and digital applications You’ll have access to our suite of digital facilities including a custom-designed file-sharing database and website, Wi-Fi enabled studios, laser-cutting machinery and a Black Box Media Space which will enable you to display audio-visual work and drawings in a digital gallery space. A lecture and seminar programme will help you investigate the vocabulary of architecture and design. You will be taught professional practice and construction issues through analysis of buildings by photographic and drawing surveys. Instruction is also given into how briefs for building programmes are assessed, developed and interpreted.
The course’s strong links with industry mean you will gain vital commercial experience by working on a number of live projects.
Glyn Owen Since graduating Glyn Owen has established himself as a London based set designer & props stylist with over 15 years experience in stills and moving image production.
Nicholas Hill Graduated from Chelsea in 2010 You will have access to PC suites and is now a planner working for where you can use various software Vitsoe who create Dieter Ram’s packages such as AutoCAD life-long and sustainable furniture. and vectorworks. We also have excellent 3D workshops including wood, metal, ceramics and a After your degree foundry along with an audio visual workshop for working with sound Graduates have found jobs and moving image and professional in interior design, architecture standard photography studios. and interior conservation, exhibition and retail design, set and lighting design for Course Leader film, theatre and TV and game Colin Priest design. Our graduates also Colin is a London based progress onto the MA Interior designer. Upon graduation from and Spatial Design at Chelsea. the Architectural Association he started Studio Columba. His work operates within the fields of architecture and art projects include site-specific public installation, writing and performance or a combination of these. Facilities
MA Fine Art Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/chelsea PG courses â€“ MA Fine Art
Introduction MA Fine Art at Chelsea is an internationally renowned course and one of the longest running postgraduate fine art courses in the UK. We deliver a course which crosses the whole spectrum of what fine art is and can be. 70 : 71
Many students go on to set up their own studio practices, developing strong professional links with galleries and curators at national and international levels.
What to expect
At Chelsea we create a tough, challenging and stimulating environment within which to re-evaluate and contextualise your practice. You will be equipped to sustain and develop your practice within a highly professional context.
There are great opportunities to network with artists, curators, gallerists and other practitioners throughout your time on the course through organised events, degree shows, the graduate school and Chelsea Space, the colleges gallery.
The course has three main phases: – Phase 1: Analysis of Practice and Exploration of Methodologies – Phase 2: Development and Consolidation – Phase 3: Resolution These phases are set within a credit framework of three assessed units: Studio Practice, Advanced Studio Practice (which run sequentially), and Theoretical Studies, running throughout the course. We encourage you to generate discourse with your fellow students re-evalutating your practice with each other. You need to be committeed to producing a high level of independent work, underpinned by a challenging theoretical curriculum and instruction in approaches to research methodolotgy. Teaching is delivered through a programme of regular oneto-one tutorials, seminars and lectures, featuring a wide array of artists and practicioners. Practice and theory are integrated, helping you understand the contexts and conditions which shape and frame contemporary art practice.
Graduates from MA Fine Art at Chelsea include worldrenowned artists and Turner Prize nominees and winners, including Anish Kapoor, Mike Nelson, Peter Doig, Stephen Pippin, Rebecca Warren, Kimio Tsuchiya, Mariele Neudecker and Andreas Oelhert.
You will have access to the following workshops and spaces:
Recent alumni include Catlin Prize finalists Rosie Farrell and Tom Railton.
– woodwork – metalwork – ceramics – casting – foundry – photographic studios – audio/visual workshops – bookable project spaces Course Leader Brian Chalkley Brian’s practice is an ongoing discussion with gender, sexuality and identity. He incorporates painting, performance and video work and his work has appeared in exhibitions including ‘Nothing is Forever’ at South London Gallery, ‘Dandyism and Contempt’ at Camden Space and ‘Der Meschen Klee’ at the Kunst im Tunnel, Dusseldorf, Germany. Babak Ghazi is a Senior Lecturer on the course. His ongoing project Lifework was recently exhibited at Raven Row, London and Etablissement D’en Face, Brussels. Recent visiting tutors include Dexter Dalwood, Melanie Gilligan, Gareth Jones, Polly Staple and Mark McGowan.
Liz Elton Nominated for the John Moores Painting Prize in 2012. Sang-hyun Kim Recent graduate from Korea won the Jealous Art Prize in 2012. Haroon Mirza Won the the Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale. Morag Keil Won the 2010 FIAC Lafayette Prize.
Opposite: Sakura Mori. Left: Jarrod Sim
After your masters
MA Graphic Design Communication Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/chelsea PG courses â€“ MA Graphic Design Communication
Introduction We encourage a broad and diverse approach to design thinking and design practice, which will help you shape engaging and imaginative design solutions through material, media, technologies and people. 72 : 73
Opposite: Gaelle Sapaly. Left: Jon Gulbrandsen
What to expect
Graphic design is a means of communication which permeates across culture, society, commerce and science. We encourage you to respond to this challenge by teaching you how to organise and use design thinking in highly individual ways.
The course is delivered through a variety of different methods which encourage you to make the most of the facilities available to you at Chelsea. We have excellent 3D workshops including wood, metal, ceramics and a foundry along with an audio visual workshop for working with sound and moving image and professional standard photography studios.
Samia Rajar Selected to exhibit her project “The Pilgrimage” at Waterman’s New Media Gallery, London.
Tutors will help you initiate frameworks for projects within which theoretical research and design practice are purposefully questioned and explored in relation to a theme, problem or proposition. You will learn how to develop your own rigourous design process, which will provide you with the means to employ critical thinking, shape materials and forms, generate and communicate content, develop prototypes and engage with audience testing. Opportunities In the past our collaborative projects and workshops have included partnerships with the Design Museum, E4, Le Gun magazine, Lizzie Finn (former editor of Frieze magazine), Wordsalad design group, digital media company The Mill and Chelsea’s research centre TED (Textiles Environmental Design). Recently we have had students pitch for projects at the Wellcome Collection and take part in an Erasmus project in Madrid.
Andreea Dumata Worked at the London office of The Mill, an international design agency after winning the Student Design Challenge.
After your masters
Sadhna Jain Sadhna is a former partner of EMMA (European Media Masters programme. A consortium of European institutions specialists in Digital Media, funded by the European Commission).
To ensure students are prepared for emerging opportunities and new applications of graphic design communication, additional course led initiatives are organised to support collaborations with external experts, and to introduce you to specialist networks and cultural organisations.
Her personal research and practice has been presented at various sessions of International Symposia of Electronic Arts, as well as Design and Media conferences in Toronto, Sao Paulo and the U.K.
Students go onto work at senior positions in design agencies and advertising and an increasing number of graduates have founded their own design studios. The course’s focus is on critical practice, supporting students to be forward thinking about their application either on to professional practice or in pursuing research to the level of PhD.
MA Curating and Collections Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/chelsea PG courses â€“ MA Curating
Introduction MA Curating and Collections focuses on the development of skills needed to curate a range of art and design objects within the context of public and private collections. Working alongside the established curatorial team at Chelsea Space, you will handle the historic Special Collections at Chelsea College to explore current debates and practices in curating. 74 : 75
Practical skills will sit alongside critical reflection to help develop a balanced approach to curatorial methods. Attention will be given to: exhibition design; concept development; marketing; press releases and budgeting. The course will also address current critical debates, keeping students up to date on issues such as participation, the artistcurator and thinking about the public realm.
The course is delivered through a variety of different methods which encourage you to make the most of the facilities available to you at Chelsea. Chelsea library offers a wide range of collections, services and facilities and an extensive electronic library. You will also have access to the Chelsea Special Collection which is in great demand from galleries and museums.
Daisy McMullan Graduated from MA Curating in 2012. She received the Ashley Family Foundation Research Fellowship at Chelsea space and now works at Chelsea Space.
The Special Collections at Although the course will especially Chelsea College bring together help those who want to further the work of key artists and their experience of working designers from the modern with contemporary and historic and contemporary period in the collections, the practical-critical western art and design. Among balance will strenghten the them: Henry Moore; Gilbert development of many different & George; Kurt Schwitters and curatorial approaches. Pipilotti Rist. The artistic and intellectual legacies that such A key element of the course ground-breaking individuals have is the studio workshop within left, provide a unique opportunity Chelsea Space, a renowned, for students to train using objects experimental, public exhibition of the highest cultural value. space on the campus. The curatorial team at Chelsea Space will provide training within Course team an active and supportive curatorial David Dibosa environment so that students Davidâ€™s research interests focus engage with the best examples on issues of spectatorship in of contemporary practice. relation to contemporary visual culture. He is currently a Coinvestigator for Tate Encounters, looking at migration and national identity in relation to the display of British art. Donald Smith Donald is Director of Exhibitions at Chelsea Space and Futurespace.
Doro Globus Graduated in 2008 and now works as a publisher at Ridinghouse. After your masters Many of our graduates go on to work as curators, either independently or within galleries and museums or other art and design organizations. Some of our students develop public programmes. Further study and research into exhibitionary practice is also a route that our graduates choose â€“ focussing on collections research, exhibitions history and curatorial practice. MA Curating at Chelsea College provides students with the critical, historical and contextual studies needed to advance their careers.
Opposite: Installation with Bruce McLean. Left: Celine Condorelli (steps) Configurable programming space (boxes)
What to expect
MA Textile Design Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/chelsea PG courses â€“ MA Textile Design
Introduction You will explore creative approaches to sustainable textile and surface design, supported by a unique and vibrant community of fellow students, teaching staff and visiting practicioners. 76 : 77
Graduates on this course have gone on to pursue careers as textiles practitioners and designermakers, working with or establishing their own major and independent fashion labels. Recent graduates have found jobs such as a print designer for Ralph Lauren in New York and in-house designer for Heritage Cashmere. Another works on sustainable craftdesign projects in India. What to expect
On this studio-based, practiceled course, there are numerous opportunities for developing and collaborating on pioneering work within the textile industry and your study is underpinned by a supportive theoretical framework, as well as instruction in professional contemporary practice.
The textiles course has its own specialist facilities which include a print and dye lab, sewing, knitting, weaving and digital print. In addition to these you also have access to the shared workshops which include woodwork, metalwork, ceramics, casting and photography.
A key course focus is concern and debate about the designer’s role in and responsibility for environmental issues. We encourage you to respond to the growing awareness of selecting raw materials, and working out the impact of production and the ultimate life cycle of the product, especially concerning its disposal or re-use. Throughout the course, you participate in and develop your skills through individual and group tutorials, workshops, online resources and postgraduate talks designed to introduce you to a range of visiting artists, designers and other practitioners. Our Textile Environment Design (TED) project at Chelsea is a unique research unit investigating the roles designers play in the field of eco design. It’s a resource that students, researchers and designers benefit from and contribute to.
Course Leader Lorna Bircham As an active member of the TED research group, Lorna has been involved with several research projects ranging from an exploration of Tencel fibres exhibited at the Science Museum, weave product development in Assam, India to contributor to the TED Ever and Again by upcycling interior products.
You are likely to find opportunities in freelance design work or interior product design too. Our graduates are equally well placed to apply to undertake further research. Alumni Ichiro Suzuki Ichiro was one of ten winners of the Who’s Next Paris Fashion graduate competition. His menswear was chosen by a jury of Fashion professionals and showcased at WHO’S NEXT PARIS in early 2013. Zoe Beck Zoe is a contemporary textile designer fascinated with travel and our world’s great cities. She uses the latest digital printing technology to create graphic bold prints for a range of interior products. Katie Jones Irving Katie is now working as senior print designer at Abercrombie & Fitch.
Opposite: Wiriya Techapatioon. Left: Saskia Van Nieuwenhuyse
After your masters
MA Interior & Spatial Design Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/chelsea PG courses â€“ MA Interior & Spatial Design
Introduction You will explore conceptual spatial concerns and notions of how we inhabit space in an area of study that is distinct from but complementary to architecture. 78 : 79
Many of our former students work in architectural and design practices, while others continue their practice as fine artists and have exhibited internationally. Some graduates have established design companies, written architectural books and made films and furniture. Others continue their studies at doctorate level. What to expect
Professional Practice Orientated
You will address issues about how we inhabit space and develop sensibilities about intervening into existing architectural structures or situations. While we engage with the language of architecture, our expertise is in the experiential aspects of what it is to inhabit and interact with our spatial environment. This can encompass interior and exterior situations, with outcomes ranging from the functional design of built structures, fine art installations and furniture to film.
This area of study emphasises site investigation and spatial resolution, where you bring your research concerns to an existing site condition. Here the outcomes are focused on the detailed design resolution of interventions into existing architectural or built conditions, and on the development of challenging social programmes to engage with a wide cultural environment.
Dr Ken Wilder Ken is MA Programme Director at Chelsea and Course Leader of MA Interior and Spatial Design. He studied Environmental Design at the Royal College of Art; he has practiced and taught architecture. Ken now makes site-responsive sculptural installations, often including video projection.
The course is delivered through The course offers the possibility a variety of different methods to pursue two areas of concern, which encourage you to make though you may well combine both: the most of the facilities available Research orientated to you at Chelsea. Chelsea library offers a wide range of collections, Here you develop projects services and facilities and an that have a strong specialist extensive electronic library. agenda, which may question the You will also have access to the boundaries between architecture, Chelsea Special Collection which design and fine art. is in great demand from galleries This mode is particularly and museums. appropriate for students coming We have excellent 3D workshops from a fine art or architectural including wood, metal, ceramics background who want to explore and a foundry along with more conceptual notions an audio visual workshop for of interior design. working with sound and moving image and professional standard photography studios.
Alumni Alumni of the course include: David Littlefied co-author of the book Architectural Voices. Dan Gleadall Designer at Urban Outfitters. Phil Oâ€™Shaughnessy & Charlotte Storrar Together set up the design company Work//Shop. Charlotte Greenleaf Designer at leading architects and designers Shed Karimah Ashadu Video artists who has shown her work internationally.
Opposite: Daniel Fernandez. Left: Saskia Sam LOmingshum
After your masters
MRes Arts Practice Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/chelsea PG courses â€“ MRES Arts Practice
Introduction This Masters of Research course offers students the opportunity to develop a major individual research project within the research environment of the Graduate School at CCW, directed at further study at MPhil/PhD level. 80 : 81
This course is intended to prepare students for MPhil/ PhD study. It is designed to enable students to identify and familiarise themselves with a field of research in which they can work at doctoral level, and to provide them with key skills appropriate to doctoral research. What to expect
The focus of the MRes is on each student's individual research project which is a structured independent study developed in the context of the research environment at Chelsea and the CCW Graduate School. Each student is given supervision with a specialist in their area for this element of the course.
The course is delivered through a variety of different methods which encourage you to make the most of the facilities available to you at Chelsea. Chelsea library offers a wide range of collections, services and facilities and an extensive electronic library. You will also have access to the Chelsea Special Collection which is in great demand from galleries and museums.
Unit 1 and Unit 2 provides a strong platform for this independent study, by developing individual skills and research competencies through a collective understanding of the language of art and design research, its historical and contemporary contexts, and its current debates. Key skills developed through group work in Unit 1 and Unit 2 include problem setting and solving, the identification of research aims and objectives, mapping the field of inquiry, project coordination and management, reflection and feedback, and the communication and dissemination of research outcomes. No single theoretical model, or mode of practice is priviledged on the course; with or without practice,the emphasis is on the clarification of research questions, and the positions of the enquirer; while questioning or testing established hierarchies and conventions.
We have excellent 3D workshops including wood, metal, ceramics and a foundry along with an audio visual workshop for working with sound and moving image and professional standard photography studios. Course Leader Dr Paul Ryan The course is led by Dr Paul Ryan, an artist who focuses on drawing (particularly the sketchbook), with a theoretical grounding in American semiotics. www.paulryan.co.uk. His doctoral research developed an analytic tool to organise the different meanings that practice and theory can convey.
Research skills developed through the course will provide graduates with expertise applicable to advanced practice and professional development within art and design fields. Graduates will also have acquired skills advantageous to careers within curatorial/ gallery/museum practice. Alumni Katie Elliot After completing the MRes Arts Practice Katie went onto secure AHRC funding and is now undertaking a PHD with the CCW Graduate School. Azadeh Fatehrad Azadeh graduated from Chelsea in 2011 and is currently a PHD candidate in Photography at the Royal College of Art. Her work tackles issues such as gender identity and the themes of desire and resistance.
Opposite: Azadeh Fatehrad. Left: Sharon Phelps
After your masters
Graduate Diploma Interior Design Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/chelsea Courses â€“ Graduate Diploma Interior Design
Introduction The Graduate Diploma is a full-time one year programme equivalent to the third year of an interior design undergraduate course. It will provide you with the skills and experience required for a career in the field of interior design or for further study at Masters Level.
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On completing this 30-week course, you can count on feeling confident about working as a professional interior designer. The course tutors will discuss your future plans at every stage of the course to ensure your work provides you with the best opportunity of success when engaging in your chosen path.
What to expect
Through this course you will develop a flexible open-mindedness when thinking about interior design and you’ll be given the opportunity to critically engage with contemporary design approaches.
During the year students are involved in live projects. One of these, the making of a Christmasthemed installation for a highly regarded hotel in Westminster, has become an annual event.
We will show you how to connect with interior design in a variety of ways, for example, through designing, writing, visually communicating and researching. The course is delivered in 3 units which help you build up the skills and expertise you need to progress, these units are: – Commodity and Design – The Negotiated Design Programme – Professional Context You don’t have to come from an art and design background to study on this course, but you do need to have developed some drawing skills. Once on the course you will be able to combine the skills you already have, whether business, marketing or law, for example, with the interior design skills you’ll gain, making you even more employable.
Facilities The course is delivered through a variety of different methods which encourage you to make the most of the facilities available to you at Chelsea. We have excellent 3D workshops including wood, metal, ceramics and a foundry along with an audio visual workshop for working with sound and moving image and professional standard photography studios. Course Leader Peter Stickland Currently, Peter leads the Graduate Diploma. He completed his studies in architecture at the Architectural Association. He is the director of 77books, a publishing company specialising in literature, poetry and performance texts.
The course will certainly put you at an advantage if you are interested in graduating to the MA in Interior and Spatial design at Chelsea and many of our graduates take this route. Other graduates continue with education in other related disciplines and others gain employment with architecture and interior design companies worldwide. Alumni Our students take up a great variety of occupations worldwide: Raywu Fang Runs their own interior design company in China. Lucie Hospital Many graduates, like Lucie, work as interior architects – in her case for Bodin & Associates in Paris. Claire Rosindale Has taken up a managerial posts, as Creative Services Manager at Jack Morton Worldwide. Jocelyn Jeffery Runs the Materialist, a fashion magazine in New York Marion Friedmann An independent design curator in London.
Opposite: Ekaterina Matsievskaya. Left: Hu Zhihong
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Wimbledon College of Art Go to – www.arts.ac.uk/wimbledon Wimbledon courses & information
Wimbledon College of Art has an international reputation for producing artists and designers from its Fine Art and Theatre & Screen courses known for their creativity, technical accomplishment and professionalism. We’re an art college with a supportive community of students and academics who share a passion for creative expression through practical experimentation. In Wimbledon’s well-equipped workshops and studios you will learn the professional skills and processes to enable you to have a sustainable career in the creative industries. It is the largest UK centre to offer design and related studies for stage, screen, costume and special effects. If you are choosing fine art, you’ll have the opportunity to follow subject-specific pathways in either painting, sculpture or print and timebased media. Across pathways and disciplines we encourage and celebrate collaboration and dialogue.
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Wimbledon College of Art enjoys an enviable location in South West London, on one side the expansive green spaces of Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park yet just 15 minutes by train to the heart of the City of London. Wimbledon itself has its own town centre with the usual mix of both high street and independent shops, bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants. A short walk from the town centre and you will find yourself in Wimbledon Village, a great place for window shopping in the high end boutiques or for finding a designer bargain in the plentiful charity shops! Wimbledon Common is a vast expanse of woodland and green space, a nice change of pace from the bustle of central London yet with easy access to all it has to offer. Wimbledon has a fantastic creative community with a full calendar of arts events throughout the year. Merton Abbey Mills: A craft village situated on the River Wandle on the former site of William Morrisâ€™ Textile Design factory. Merton Abbey Mills is also one of the generous sponsors of the Wandle Studio Prize, an award given to a Wimbledon College of Art graduate at the end of their course including rent free studio space for a year at Merton Abbey Mills.
Polka Theatre: One of the few theatres in the UK dedicated to presenting work for children, the Polka Theatre welcomes over 100,000 young people a year to performances, workshops and events. Students from our Theatre & Screen courses often have opportunities to work with the Polka Theatre throughout their course. New Wimbledon Theatre: One of the largest theatres in London with a capacity of over 1,500 dating back to 1910. The Grade II listed building hosts numerous and varied touring productions from musicals and pantomimes to ballets and operas. Wimbledon Art Studios: The studios are the largest single site art studio complex in Britain and provide a supportive community and working space to artists with a focus on helping them become independent through the Artist Career Development Programme of lectures and seminars. Students of Wimbledon College of Art are very much engaged with the local community and have many opportunities to work with organisations within the borough of Merton. For many years students have been involved in creating the float for Merton in the Mayor of Londonâ€™s New Years Day parade and have won the top prize 3 times in the last 7 years.
Wimbledon Where to Live
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Here is what some of our students have to say about where they live: Louise Marchand-Paris (images 1–3) 2nd Year Costume Interpretation student
Our students live in various types of accommodation across London, from University Halls of Residence to private flat shares with other students. UAL Halls of Residence University of the Arts London have 12 Halls of Residences across London. The most convenient for Wimbledon College of Art are: – Furzedown Student Village, Tooting: 50 mins (images 4–7) – Glassyard Building, Stockwell: 50 mins (new for 2013!) – Manna Ash House, Southwark: 55 mins – Camberwell Campus, Camberwell: 60 mins – Brooke Hall, Camberwell: 60 mins – Bernard Myers House, Camberwell: 60 mins Private Rental Many students choose to live in privately rented house shares during their time at Wimbledon College of Art, especially in their 2nd and 3rd years. Popular locations for students are: – Wimbledon – Raynes Park – Tooting – Streatham
– Camberwell – Brixton – Oval – Stockwell
“I live in a house with 4 others students in Streatham (SW16). The rent including bills comes to around £535 per month. To get to uni, I take the train to Wimbledon chase and it takes about 35/40 min door to door. I think there are really good transport links around here. The tube is not too far away and there are a lot of buses. I like where I live because it’s a nice street and it’s halfway between uni and central London.” Phoebe Baines 2nd Year Sculpture “I live in a rented house in Wimbledon with 3 other students and we pay £440 per month including bills. It only takes me about 10 minutes to walk to college. The best thing about the area is that it’s so close to uni which makes transporting work to and from much easier! The Wimbledon high street has a lot of supermarkets and retail shops so everything you need is close to home. There’s not much of a ‘going out’ scene here but the trains from Wimbledon only take 15 minutes into the centre of London so it’s easy to move around.” Bobbie Lockett 2nd Year Costume Design student “When looking for a house I think the further out you go from central London the better because you get much bigger houses for cheaper prices. There are 5 of us living in this house in Streatham, which is perfect because there is always someone to talk to but it isn’t too noisy. It took a long time to find a 5 bed house but is definitely worth it. We all have reasonably big rooms, which all fit double beds and still all have enough room for working. We can easily walk into Streatham or take a quick bus journey into Tooting.” Whatever option you decide to choose our Accommodation services are on hand to support you in everything from applying to halls of residences to checking private contracts before you sign. If you have any questions at all you can contact them through the website: www.arts.ac.uk/housing
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Opposite: Witnessing the Wilderness, Curated by Ian Brown & Geraint Evans. Work (clockwise from left): James Ireland, Epic; Dan Hays
The college hosts an impressive range of specialist facilities to support our students in their work and student life. Each course area has expert technicians on hand to not only provide inductions and support on the equipment in the workshops, but to also guide and stretch students and help make their ideas a reality. From traditional printmaking, wood and metal work and canvas stretching to the latest film, sound and digital technology, we pride ourselves on having a range of accessible facilities to ensure that our students are never limited with the scope of their ideas. The onsite professional Theatre provides a test space for students to try their ideas across our Theatre & Screen pathways with the ability to explore lighting, sound and space. Our 5 bookable project spaces are available for our students to curate and exhibit their work throughout the year.
Wimbledon Space is a professional gallery providing a varied programme of exhibitions across both Fine Art and Theatre Design disciplines with a particular focus on the crossover and collaborative possibilities between the two. Open daily to students and the public, the gallery provides a valuable resource for inspiration and research to our students. Wimbledon provides a fantastic environment in which our student community can flourish. With a heavy focus on making and doing you will find the college buildings provide you with everything you need to further your creative practice surrounded by supportive and passionate tutors and peers.
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At Wimbledon College of Art we are committed to educating our students not just to be innovative artists and designers, but to develop the skills necessary to turn that talent and passion into a sustainable career.
4 Siobhan O’Dwyer Siobhan graduated from BA Theatre & Screen: Technical Arts & Special Effects in 2012. She is currently working as a freelance production artist.
“I had lots of industry work experience in my second and third year, for two months I worked on ‘Prometheus’ in the Costume Prop Department, helping to make the armour for the principal characters. I then did the same for ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ later on into the summer. Since graduating I have worked on the Olympic and Paralympic Opening Ceremonies, and was involved We are proud of our incredibly successful alumni in the Great Ormond Street Hospital sequence, including; three times Oscar Winner James Acheson helping to create the trampoline-based hospital (Costume Designer on Dangerous Liaisons, beds and the puppets. Another big highlight was The Last Emperor, Restoration) four time Oscar working on the giant inflatable octopus that Fatboy nominee Sarah Greenwood (Production Designer Slim performed on top of in the Closing Ceremony!” for Atonement, Pride & Prejudice, Anna Karenina), Turner Prize winning artist Tony Cragg, Costume 5 Will Pearce Designer Howard Burden (BBC’s Dr Who and Red Dwarf), Author and artist Raymond Briggs (The Will graduated from BA Theatre & Screen: Technical Snowman), Olivier Award winning set designer Arts & Special Effects in 2003. He is Head of Masks Richard Hudson (The Lion King on Broadway) and Puppets at the Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre Musician Jeff Beck, and Fashion Designer Phoebe in London where 5 other Wimbledon College of Art Philo (Head designer for Chloe) to name just a few. graduates also work. 1–2 Russell Hill Russell graduated from BA Fine Art: Sculpture in 2010. He was awarded the prestigious Catlin Art Prize in 2011 and is now studying towards an MA in Sculpture at the Royal Academy of Arts and continues to exhibit nationally and internationally. “I have such a huge amount of respect for Wimbledon, I just think it is an incredibly supportive, intensive place. The sculpture studios are the sort of place where you are 100% free to do what you like, and it’s a great feeling to know that you can make mistakes but still have the support to work you through to make you make better work.” 3 Jodie Knight Jodie graduated from BA Theatre & Screen: Costume Interpretation in 2012. She has been working on many freelance projects since graduating and is currently working as a costume maker for the London Children’s Ballet. “The community at Wimbledon was brilliant! Everyone is so friendly and lovely. One of the reasons that I chose Wimbledon was the fact that it is such a small school and everyone knows everyone. Also it’s great because everyone studying there is artistic and there's a real creative vibe about the place all the time.”
“They give you workshops in the first couple of years and you really get to test out all the different areas you want to maybe develop in from film or theatre or tv, commercial or sculpting, all those routes are covered…all the techniques, methods and materials from resins to fabrication to sculpting, making moulds and casting. Once you have all that knowledge you can then push on through to your third year and essentially the year is yours and you can make whatever you want.” 6 Robin Reeder Robin graduated from BA Fine Art: Print & TimeBased Media in 2010. He is now a freelance motion and graphic designer working with advertising companies around the world. One of his latest projects took him to Brazil for 3 months to work on a large scale motion graphic project for car manufacturer Peugot. He also works producing visuals for bands at gigs and festivals. “Wimbledon is a great place, everyone is really friendly, it’s like a little village of artists all hanging out.”
BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting Go to – www.arts.ac.uk/wimbledon UG courses – BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting UCAS code: W121
Introduction Wimbledon BA Fine Art Painting graduates are prominent players in an art world that emanates from London. The Painting pathway is ambitious for the medium itself, and seeks to prompt new possibilities for Painting. We value the idea of a medium specific studio environment, and the vitality and dynamism of a dialogue that brings art history into the contemporary context. Our students are characterised by their skill base, their inventiveness, conceptual ambition and professionalism. There’s no restriction in the way that students work or the materials they use – the pathways provide the context for student exploration but are in no way prescriptive. 94 : 95
This course prepares you for progression into a range of careers such as: – Practicing exhibiting artist – Curator – Artist assistant – Technician – Arts management – Gallery educator – Teacher – Freelance/ entrepreneurial creative – Postgraduate study/research What to expect
Throughout the course you will explore a wide range of fine art and painting practices including:
You will have the opportunity to exhibit internationally in your second and third year, e.g. at Hans Brinker in Amsterdam.
Dereck Harris Dereck is a Painter and curator, his studio is based at Cubitt in Islington, where he was – traditional and industrial an original founder in 1991. painting techniques You will have the opportunity to Notable curatorial projects include – paint and surface preparation: take part in the Erasmus scheme an Exhibition ‘Timeslip’ (2013) methods and materials workshops to study abroad for a term in the at Gallery Stock in Berlin and – drawing as analytical thinking second or third year of your degree. ‘The Dream of Putrefaction’ – access to printmaking/ (2007) which toured to the There are opportunities across photography/film/woodwork all years of study to get involved Metropole Gallery in Folkestone and metalwork facilities with external exhibitions with and the Fieldgate Gallery – opportunity for collaborative organisations who work closely in London. He is also developing (relational) art practice, sculpture with the college. a strand of pedagogical research and performance art as called ‘Feral Space’ which an extension or transition proposes radical and innovative of your painting practice. Facilities approaches to assessment within You will thrive in a lively and the Art and Design field. As well as studio space and five stimulating studio environment bookable project spaces students that supports you to develop also have access to: Alumni your individual practice as well – printmaking as working as part of a team. Juliette Losq – dark rooms Jerwood Drawing Prize Throughout your degree you – wood/metal workshops First Prize Winner, 2005. will undertake the cross-course – resin casting contextual studies programme – film/performance studio Andy Parker to further expand your knowledge – green-screen facilities Deutsche Bank Award and critical understanding of the – 16m, and super 8 cameras for Fine Art, 2007. wider context of Fine Art. – animation suite Amy Moffat – all facilities are staffed by expert, Saatchi’s 4 New Sensations: specialist technicians Finalist, The Landmark Painting Prize: Finalist, 2008. Ellie Watson Hans Brinker Prize 2011 Hans Brinker Hotel, Amsterdam.
Opposite: Darius Lambert. Left: Jianuo Wang & Peter Simpson
After your degree
BA (Hons) Fine Art: Sculpture Go to – www.arts.ac.uk/wimbledon UG courses – BA (Hons) Fine Art: Sculpture UCAS code: W131
Introduction BA Fine Art: Sculpture at Wimbledon fosters an enquiring and experimental approach to sculpture practice, its histories and contemporary contexts. 96 : 97
This course prepares you for progression into a range of careers such as:
What to expect
Throughout your degree you will experience a wide range of approaches to the subject of contemporary sculpture including:
There are opportunities to work on site-specific projects such as a collaborative project in local Cannizaro park called PARK.
– contextual or site-based works – large-scale installations – photography – drawing – sound and video – performance – traditional sculpture techniques including metal and woodwork – bronze casting
You will have the opportunity to take part in the Erasmus scheme to study abroad for a term in your second or third year. Facilities
– Practicing exhibiting artist – Curator – Artist assistant – Gallery/Museum/Artist Technician – Product Designer – Arts Management – Gallery Educator – Teacher – Freelance/Entrepreneurial creative – Postgraduate study/research Recent graduates have gone on to postgraduate study at The Slade, RCA and Royal Academy Schools and have undertaken international artists’ residencies including Norway, Spain, France and Belgium. Work placements have led to employment with artists such as Jamie Shovlin, Ryan Gander and Gavin Turk and galleries Haunch of Venison and Peer.
As well as studio space and an outstanding project space used for both internal and external curated You will develop your skills through exhibitions and development experimentation and instruction of students work there are various Pathway Leader by specialist technicians. bookable project spaces and Sarah Woodfine You will study in a dynamic students also have access to: Sarah studied Postgraduate environment where you will – metal workshops Sculpture at the Royal Academy be challenged through dialogue – wood workshops Schools graduating in 1995. with highly engaged artists and – foundry/casting room In 2004 she won the Jerwood curators. You will thrive in a lively – resin casting Drawing Prize.She has exhibited and stimulating studio environment – film/performance studio internationally and is represented that supports you to develop – sound studio by Danielle Arnaud contemporary your individual practice as well – green-screen facilities art London. Her work is held as working as part of a team. – dark rooms in various public and private You will be regularly invited and – printmaking collections including London’s challenged to exhibit and test out – 16m, and super 8 cameras Victoria & Albert Museum, your work in the studio, project – animation suite and Middlesbrough Art Gallery. spaces and external locations. – all facilities are staffed by expert, specialist technicians Throughout your degree you Alumni will undertake the contextual Russell Hill studies programme to further Winner of Catlin Art Prize, 2011. expand your knowledge and critical understanding of the Tony Cragg wider context of Fine Art. Turner Prize Winner, 1988.
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After your degree
BA (Hons) Fine Art: Print & TimeBased Media Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/wimbledon UG courses â€“ BA (Hons) Print & Time-Based Media UCAS code: W105
Introduction This unique pathway combines the traditional with the contemporary, bringing together print-making, photography, film, audio, writing, video and performance art. With skillsbased, hands-on teaching you will be supported on this course to confidently cross boundaries and challenge convention. 98 : 99
This course prepares you for progression into a range of careers such as:
What to expect
Explore a wide range of contemporary art practices including:
You will have the opportunity to participate in international exchanges on projects such as Bentlage Print Symposium and Photokina in Cologne.
– printmaking – film-making (super 8 and 16mm) – video – etching – photography – performance – animation – sound – writing You will be taught by practicing artists through engaging projects, critiques and tutorials. There will also be the opportunity each term to participate in extra-curricular activities such as ‘Elbow Room’– a live performance/video event. You will be encouraged to explore gallery-based practices incorporating installation, artists’ publications, live art, screenings, broadcasts, and websites. Students regularly collaborate on film projects, produce print portfolios and show their work together at screenings and other events. Throughout your degree you will undertake the cross-course contextual studies programme to further expand your knowledge and critical understanding of the wider context of Fine Art.
– Practicing exhibiting artist – Photographer – Video Editor – Animator – Performer – Printer – Sound Technician – Curator – Artist assistant – Film Technician – Arts Management – Gallery Educator – Postgraduate study/research Pathway Leader
Lois Rowe Lois has been exhibiting her work internationally, writing and publishing since the late 1990’s. Her early work was print-based, often resolved through the media You will have the opportunity to of sculpture and costume. take part in the Erasmus scheme Since 2006 she has been to study abroad for a term in the making narrative films and second or third year of your degree. videos, in which her previous working media of sculpture and costume are often incorporated. Facilities There are opportunities to work with outside galleries such as the Serpentine Gallery, Lux, Studio Voltaire and X Marks the Bokship on artists’ projects.
As well as studio space and five bookable project spaces students also have access to: – film/performance studio – sound studio – green-screen facilities – digital media centre – dark rooms – printmaking – 16m, and super 8 cameras – animation suite – all facilities are staffed by expert, specialist technicians
In 2012 Lois completed her practice-based PhD on the role of religion in contemporary art practice. Alumni For two years running graduates from the Print & Time-Based Media pathway have been nominated for the Catlin Art Prize: Lydia Brain Catlin Art Prize nominee 2013. Max Dovey Catlin Art Prize nominee 2012. Other recent graduates have been selected for New Contemporaries, the leading UK organisation supporting emergent art practice, and for the International Art Prize Arte Laguna in Venice.
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After your degree
BA (Hons) Theatre & Screen: Costume Design Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/wimbledon UG courses â€“ BA (Hons) Costume Design UCAS code: W490
Introduction The BA Costume Design pathway at Wimbledon will introduce you to a full range of professional working practices applicable to theatre, film and television. With a focus on character and storytelling, the design to production process is underpinned by a practical foundation in drawing and costume making.
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This course prepares you for progression into a range of careers such as:
What to expect
You will be guided through a broad range of skills and technical areas including:
You will have the opportunity to undertake professional work experience within the industry. In the past, students have worked with the Royal Opera House, Hampton Court Palace and the Olympic ceremonies as well as freelance professional designers for theatre directors for film. The course has links with Wimbledon Film Studio.
– drawing – corsetry – millinery – construction – developing a visual language – research skills for costume – analysing texts and characters You will work on sustained and sophisticated assignments experimenting through both studio and performance based projects such as costume design for historical text, site specific performance, dance and fringe theatre design. Colour and texture are explored through experimentation with mixed media for two dimensional design and textile work. Construction is approached through creative problem solving. An ongoing programme of Contextual Studies will build your knowledge and help you develop critical understanding of the changing culture of theatre, film and television. You will study the historical and social context of the evolution of costume in Western Europe through independent research supported by a 10 week series of lectures. This is underpinned with a course of period cutting.
You will have the opportunity to take part in the Erasmus scheme to study abroad for a term in the second year of your degree. Facilities – costume studio – sewing machines – overlockers – dressmakers dummies – dye room – on site fabric shop – professional on site theatre
– Costume designer for stage or screen – Wardrobe supervisor – Creative stylist – Theatre design – Fashion design – Illustration – Gallery and museum work – Costume conservation/history – Postgraduate study/research Pathway Leader Abigail Hammond Abigail has worked as a professional designer for over 25 years,creating costumes for fringe, community and West End shows. Her specialism is costume design in contemporary dance and she currently collaborates with the Jasmin Vardimon Company. The sharing and teaching of skills and passion for costume and performance have always run parallel to her design practice. Alumni Trisha Biggar Costume Designer – 'Star Wars' Prequel Films. Georgina Chapman Company Director and Designer Marchesa Fashion Company, New York. Kenny Ho Fashion Designer & Stylist (David Bowie, Spice Girls, Girls Aloud).
Opposite: Laura Gordon. Left: Raechyl Esther
After your degree
BA (Hons) Theatre & Screen: Costume Interpretation Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/wimbledon UG courses â€“ BA (Hons) Costume Interpretation UCAS code: W491
Introduction The Costume Interpretation Pathway at Wimbledon offers the opportunity to specialise in the realization and construction of costumes for theatre film and television. Students work from professional designs, or from researched images both period and contemporary.' with: from period and contemporary researched images. The course is supported by a range of practitioners currently working within the industry. 102 : 103
Opposite: Grace Snell. Left: Daniela Rutman
What to expect
You will be guided through a broad range of specialist and technical skills including:
You will have the opportunity to undertake professional work experience within the industry. Recent students have enjoyed placements with the Victoria and Albert Museum, the milliner Philip Treacy, The National Theatre, The Royal Opera House and with a number of independent companies.
Wimbledon alumni are currently working at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and others are running costume departments in various regional theatres.
– pattern drafting – corsetry – textile printing and dye work – millinery – theatre tailoring – history of dress – tutu – beading – wig making – costume prop techniques Your project work will focus on developing an understanding of the subtleties of character in relation to costume. There is a strong emphasis on acquiring or refining the necessary sewing, costume construction and textile skills that will enable increasingly ambitious work to be undertaken throughout the three years. Our costume work is shown to invited and public audiences both within the college context and by invitation at prestigious locations such as Hampton Court Palace, National Portrait Gallery, and this year at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. An ongoing programme of Contextual Studies will build your knowledge of and help you develop critical understanding. You will study the historical and social context of the evolution of costume in Western Europe through independent research supported by a 10 week series of lectures.
You will have the opportunity to take part in the Erasmus scheme to study abroad for a term in the second year of your degree. Facilities – costume studio – sewing machines – overlockers – dressmaker’s dummies – dye room – on site fabric shop
Caroline McCall Costume Emmy Award winner for 'Downton Abbey', 2011. Naomi Isaacs Freelance costume interpreter, recent commissions include costumes for West End productions such as 'Wicked', Matthew Bourne’s dance productions and 'Anna Boleyna' for the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Jane Petrie Costume Supervisor for 'Bel Ami', Costume Assistant on 'Elizabeth the Golden Age', and Costume Designer on 'Top Boy' series for Channel 4.
Pathway Leader Elizabeth Dawson Elizabeth has a specialist background in dress history, and extensive experience of working in theatre, film and television. She has worked as a researcher on many period films including 'Elizabeth' and 'The Duchess.'
After your degree This pathway prepares you for progression into a range of careers such as: – Costume Maker – Costume Assistant – Wardrobe Supervisor – Fashion Industry – Gallery and Museum work – Costume conservation/history – Postgraduate study/research
BA (Hons) Theatre & Screen: Theatre Design Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/wimbledon UG courses â€“ BA(Hons) Theatre Design UCAS code: W462
Introduction This pathway will equip you with knowledge and professional skills in the specialist area of theatre design, including both set and costume and their realisation for performed events. It has a long-standing worldwide reputation in the entertainment industry and is synonymous with theatre design training at the highest level. 104 : 105
Professional skills you will practise throughout your degree will prepare you for a range of potential careers such as:
What to expect
You will be guided through a broad range of skills and technical areas including:
You will gain production experience both within the college with professional practitioners, and with external companies or individuals through specialist work placements.
– scaled precision model-making – technical drafting – story boarding for live performance – costume drawing – costume cutting and construction – fabric dying – lighting – sound – recorded/digital arts for live performance – wood workshop – metal workshop – computer-aided design You will focus on many different aspects of theatre design practice such as analysis and interpretation of text, perception of character, dramatic space, the designer’s roles and relationships within the creative team and working with performers. All visiting lecturers are practicing designers and directors within their specialisms. An ongoing programme of Contextual Studies will build your knowledge of and help you develop critical understanding of the changing culture of theatre, film and the visual arts. The Theatre Design pathway will prepare you to work as both an independent and collaborative creative artist in the increasingly interdisciplinary and intercultural world. The pathway has on-going collaborative projects with both drama and dance programmes in other universities and conservatoires.
You will have several opportunities to collaborate with established and emerging Choreographers and Directors in areas such as Design for Dance and Design for Drama. You will have the opportunity to take part in the Erasmus scheme to study abroad for a term in your second year. Facilities – professionally equipped onsite theatre – professional theatre lighting and sound – fully equipped costume studio – wood workshops – metal Workshops – film and TV studio – digital media centre – dye room Pathway Leader Ali Darke Ali trained as a Theatre Designer at Wimbledon School of Art and the Slade school of Fine Art. Her professional work has been very varied – including designing animatronic puppets for film and TV at the Jim Henson Creature shop, illustration for Children’s’ books and designing many theatre productions particularly with and for young people.
– Theatre Designer – Model maker – Design Assistant – Costume Designer – Installation artist – Site-specific Performance Designer – Production Manager – Gallery and Museum Exhibition work – Education and teaching – Postgraduate study/research Recently she has created smallscale installations for exhibition as part of an on going exploration of visual representations of memory and perception. Alumni Sarah Greenwood 4 times Oscar nominated and BAFTA winning production designer for films including 'Atonement', 'Anna Karenina', 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Sherlock Holmes'. Edward Thomas BAFTA winning Production designer who’s work includes 'Dr Who' and 'Torchwood' Ann Maskrey Costume Designer including ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ and 'Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland'. Richard Husdon Set Designer of 'The Lion King' and many other award-winning operas, plays, musicals and dance.
Opposite: Collaborative Project in Wimbledon College of Art Theatre. Left: Emma Robinson
After your degree
BA (Hons) Theatre & Screen: Set Design for Screen Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/wimbledon UG courses â€“ BA (Hons) Set Design for Screen UCAS code: W461
Introduction The Set Design for Screen pathway at Wimbledon is a technical and creative preparation for a career in production design for film and television.
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This course prepares you for progression into a range of careers in:
What to expect
You will be guided through a broad range of skills and technical areas including:
You will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of production design on student films through collaborations with other University of the Arts London colleges, such as Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins.
– model making – technical drafting – location surveying – conceptual visualisation – script breakdown – storyboarding – lens angles, aspect ratios and lens projections – stop motion animation – lighting – video camera work – computer-aided design – wood and metalwork From the beginning you will be offered a sequence of projects encouraging you to take responsibility for all design and technical aspects of designing for screen. You will gain design experience for television and film production through studiobased projects tutored by visiting professional practitioners. The final year will give you the opportunity to use your imaginative and technical potential to the full, designing your own programme of study tailored to your ambitions. An ongoing programme of Contextual Studies will build your knowledge of and help you develop critical understanding of the changing culture of film and television and the arts.
We have also forged partnerships with cinematography students from London College of Communication, the London Film Academy and Goldsmiths College, University of London. You will have the opportunity to do work placements on professional Film and Television productions in and around London. You will have the opportunity to take part in the Erasmus scheme to study abroad for a term in your second or third year. Facilities – professional onsite theatre – basic TV studio – green screen facilities – digital media centre – wood workshop – metal workshop Pathway Leader Eli Bo Eli has been heading Set Design for Screen at Wimbledon College of Art since October 2012. She trained as a production designer and taught at the National Film & Television Schooland at the Royal College of Art. Eli is a trained Architect and she is currently also a Professor in Experience & Event Design at Westerdals School of Communication in Oslo.
– Art Departments for Film & TV – Prop Making – Storyboarding – Graphic Design – Scenic Art – Film & TV Production – Animation – Events Design – Exhibitions and Curating – Education and teaching – Postgraduate study/research Senior lecturer Kerry Bradley After doing a Theatre degree at University of Warwick, Kerry trained in Design at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and at the National Film & Television School. She worked in repertory theatre, progressing from Design and Wardrobe assistant to Resident Designer, then became freelance on moving to London 18 Years ago. Alumni Mark Tildesley Production Designer – The Constant Gardener, 28 Days Later and Designer for the London 2012 Opening Ceremony. Christian Huband Art Director – Harry Potter, Prince Caspian, Matrix. Dan Ojari Award winning animator selected for Sundance Film Festival.
Opposite: Hannah Halfpenny. Left: Benita Kvinlaug and Siyoung Wen
After your degree
BA (Hons) Theatre & Screen: Technical Arts & Special Effects Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/wimbledon UG courses â€“ BA (Hons) Technical Arts & Special Effects UCAS code: W492
Introduction Technical Arts and Special Effects at Wimbledon is a unique pathway on the Theatre and Screen course. The pathway teaches a wide range of professional technical skills aimed at the theatre, television film and exhibition industries. The term 'Special Effects' we understand to mean the use of technology to enhance imagination. Our aim is to develop skilled communicators, confident collaborators and inventive problem solvers. 108 : 109
This course prepares you for progression into a range of careers in:
What to expect You will be introduced to and guided through a broad range of skills and technical areas used in film, TV, theatre and exhibitions which may include: – three-dimensional prop making – miniature model-making – character modelling for film animation – construction in wood and metal – anatomical and observational drawing – sculpting from life – introduction to prosthetic make-up – puppet fabrication and performance – film animation The pathway is taught through a series of integrated and selfgenerated projects some of which are collaborative between students from Technical Arts and Special Effects and students from Set Design for Screen. An ongoing programme of Contextual Studies will build your knowledge of and help you develop critical understanding. Opportunities Technical Arts and Special Effects has an industry focus and good relationships with many companies in the creative and entertainment industry including Merlin Entertainment’s Madame Tussauds, Artem, Asylum, Hothouse, Disney, The National Film and Television School and Aardman Animations.
These links offer students opportunities for work experience and employment. Focused periods of work experience with production companies are possible during the first and second years. There is also the opportunity to take part in the Erasmus scheme to study abroad for a term in your second or third year. Facilities The course has access to industry-standard facilities such as: – wood workshops – foundry – resin casting – metal workshops – film and TV studio – digital media centre – professional onsite theatre Pathway Leader Grant Hicks An award winning designer and practicing film production designer with over 30 years of experience in theatre, television, commercials and feature films. Senior lecturer Allan Sly A professional sculptor/modeller with over 36 years teaching experience in higher education. Allan has also been actively engaged in public commissions and film work since graduating from the Royal Academy of Arts in 1977.
– Model Maker – Prop Maker – Sculptor – Puppet Maker – Art Department Assistant – Art Director – Set decoration and dressing – Animatronic artist – Prosthetic artist – Animator – Gallery, museum and exhibition work – Education and teaching – Postgraduate study/research
Alumni Max Patte Sculptor for Weta Workshop credits include: Harry Potter V, Prince Caspian, Justice League of America. Michael Please BAFTA award winner for short film ‘The Eagleman Stag’, 2011. Eun Jung Senior sculptor with Madame Tussauds, Merlin Entertainment. Will Pearce Head of Masks and Puppets for Disney’s The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre, London. David Burks Senior sculptor at Madame Tussauds.
Opposite: Jesper Kirketterp. Left: Rachel Salenius (front) Sion Roberts (back)
After your degree
MA Digital Theatre Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/wimbledon PG courses â€“ MA Digital Theatre
Introduction MA Digital Theatre at Wimbledon engages in contemporary ideas, innovations and transformations, in the devising and development of cutting edge performance practices. 110 : 111
What to expect
Over the course you will:
By examining the practices that utilise the tools, methods and languages of contemporary digital culture, the course is designed for highly motivated and creative individuals who want to explore the boundaries of their professional skills through experimentation and begin to discover how to embrace the use of new technologies in their practice.
– take part in practical skill based workshops – be a part of peer reviews – explore web based practices – get involved with performance debates – take part in seminars, individual and group tuition – make a piece of collaborative group performance with your peers – undertake personal research projects and performances – work towards your final independent project for exhibition
The course is a practice based examination of digital technologies and their impact on Theatre and Performance practice. You will examine a range of visual, digital performance and design concepts such as: – online performance – video projection design – web interfaces and interactivity – gaming – the peformance body – digital culture – the inter-relationship of space and spectator. You will continue the debate of contemporary theatre practice and design by challenging conventional notions of theatre making and to examine how theatre design and performance communicates to a contemporary audience.
Facilities Students at Wimbledon College of Art have access to world class learning resources within the college including:
The course is intended to develop and define your individual practices for an enthusiastic progression within the profession. This has often led students to different pathways within the profession, whilst others have continued their discoveries with research degrees. Recent graduates have continued both as professionals as well as becoming leading creative innovators within industry. Course Leader Douglas O’Connell Douglas is a video and projection designer who has worked with numerous productions and theatres such as The Royal Shakespeare Company, Filter Theatre, Soho Theatre, Bluemouth Inc. (Toronto) and Lightwork. He is currently the curating lead for New Technology and Performance at the World Stage Design Exhibition 2013 in Cardiff. Alumni Amitesh Grover Amitesh graduated from MA Visual Language of Performance (Now named Digital Theatre) in 2006. He says of Wimbledon and the course.
– The Jocelyn Herbert Archive – Centre for Drawing – Stanley Kubrick Archive – Wimbledon Space Gallery – Wimbledon College of Art Theatre – TV and Film Studio Amitesh is currently Assistant – Digital Media Centre Professor at the National School of Drama in India As part of CCW and the UAL, and has currently created 15 MA Digital Theatre students Performances & Mixed-Media will be able to benefit from the Installations, which have taken established relationships and a total of 125 shows across learning resources held within 11 countries. the following institutions: – Tate Britain – The British Museum – Ashmolean Museum – The Royal Academy – The Sir John Soane's Museum – The V&A drawing collections
Study mode: 1 Year Full Time
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After your masters
MA Theatre Design Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/wimbledon PG courses â€“ MA Theatre Design
Introduction The course is designed to support and further theatre design practice-based research at MA level over a one-year programme. Students will practice advanced level scenographic speculative methods, either collaboratively or as auteur. 112 : 113
What to expect You will be expected to interrogate contemporary scenography in the established modes of industrial practice in principally the fields of set and costume design, although students may also investigate the impact and effect of various specialisms in their studies, such as lighting, projection or sound. The course is structured in three distinct but connected parts to give you incremental autonomy over your practice, whilst also acknowledging that collaborative skills will most likely be the ‘root and branch’ of your work. Over the course you will: Research practitioners past and present to form a distinctive view of your position in the discipline. Share opinions with your peers about bodies of generally held views and attitudes to Theatre Design. Collaborate with another postgraduate student director, choreographer or other theatre maker to practice and test your abilities to negotiate and communicate at an advanced level. Take part in group critiques and formative peer assessment.
Maintain an online research folio to develop a professional ‘shop window’ for your ideas. Work closely with a mentor who will challenge and advise you throughout the development of your final self-motivated Action Research Project.
The course is intended to support you to define and develop your individual practices and prepare you for enthusiastic progression within the discipline of Theatre Design or professions associated with design for live events, such as environments for fashion shows or exhibitions. It is also the ambition of the course to foster possible further academic discoveries with progression to Doctoral degrees. Involvement with national theatre collections and archives will give students an opportunity to identify museum curation or other forms of exhibition production as a realistic goal.
Students at Wimbledon College of Art have access to world class learning resources within the college including:
Michael Pavelka Michael is an award-winning international scenographer who has designed over 130 productions worldwide, many of which have been new plays or new musicals.
– The Jocelyn Herbert Archive – Centre for Drawing – Stanley Kubrick Archive – Wimbledon Space Gallery – Wimbledon College of Art Theatre – Costume studio – Wood and Metal Workshops – Digital Media Centre As part of CCW and the UAL, MA Digital Theatre students will be able to benefit from the established relationships and learning resources held within the following institutions: – Tate Britain – The British Museum – Ashmolean Museum – The Royal Academy – The Sir John Soane's Museum – The V&A drawing collections
His work has won many awards such as the 2009 TMA Award for ‘Best Design’, ‘Special Award’ at the New York Obie Awards and most recently the ‘Best Musical Production’ award at theTheatre Awards UK, 2012. He has previously led both BA and MA Theatre Design courses at Wimbledon College of Art and is a Reader in Theatre Design/Scenography at the University of the Arts London and connects his teaching work to his professional practice. Study mode: 1 Year Full Time
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After your masters
MA Drawing Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/wimbledon PG courses â€“ MA Drawing
Introduction This course is aimed at students who have a strong belief in drawing, and who want to explore and interrogate through the practice of drawing, their own agendas and seek methodologies and opportunities for extending their practice beyond the course. 114 : 115
It is anticipated that graduates will have sufficient technical understanding to make a contribution to the 'workplace' and go on to practice drawing as a means of communication, thinking and reflective enquiry. This course will take as its starting point, divergent practices and The course promotes drawing stimulate connections between for a purpose. It focuses different practices and subjects on process, ideas and crossthrough drawing. It will challenge disciplinary dialogues that assumptions about the practice centre on communicating ideas and uses of drawing. Students will to an audience, client or user. develop their drawing, discursive This course aims to bring together skills and agendas through a range of practices and disciplines a re-orientation of their practice. where common territories can be explored, and new languages and Facilities methodologies can be developed. Students at Wimbledon College These disciplines may include: of Art have access to world – Architecture class learning resources within – Engineering the college: – Cartography – The Jocelyn Herbert Archive. – Writing – Centre for Drawing – Design – Stanley Kubrick Archive – The Sciences – Wimbledon Space Gallery – Art – Wimbledon College of Art Theatre – Performance – Dance As part of the CCW Graduate School and the UAL, MA Drawing Students will explore a range students will be able to benefit of strategies with a view to from the established relationships defining a personal methodology and learning resources held within for drawing, and will identify the following institutions: a relevancy and process for articulating a personal view – Tate Britain or idea. – The British Museum – Ashmolean Museum At it's core, practice and making – The Royal Academy will define the work. It will promote – Sir John Soane’s Museum collaboration across and between – The V&A drawing collections diverse disciplines and courses. The course structure and the development of collaborations Course Leader across disciplines will be Michael Pavelka a distinctive feature. Michael is an award-winning international scenographer who has designed over 130 productions worldwide, many of which have been new plays or new musicals What to expect
They may return to their original disciplines but with a deeper understanding of the role of drawing as a creative, generative and transformative language. Graduates will have sufficient theoretical understanding to make the transition to research degree/PhD study or develop their careers in fields such as design, sciences and medicine, theatre, writing and illustration, architecture, film-making, spatial/3D design, textiles. Michael was part of the development team for the MA Drawing course and has led the course ever since. As a scenographer, Michael utilises drawing for a purpose through his own design work in exploring, developing and communicating his ideas. Alumni Stephen Felmingham Stephen graduated from MA Drawing at Wimbledon where he won the Postgraduate Drawing Prize and was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2009. He is now engaged in doctoral research for a practice-led PhD at the University of Leeds with a focus on landscape, drawing, place and the contemporary sublime. He also teaches at Plymouth College of Art on the Painting, Drawing & Printmaking course. Study mode: 1 Year Full Time
Opposite: Stephen Myers. Left: Minmin Zhou
After your masters
MFA Fine Art Go to â€“ www.arts.ac.uk/wimbledon PG courses â€“ MFA Fine Art
Introduction The MFA Fine Art at Wimbledon will support you in claiming your art practice through sustained practical experimentation and contextual research. The Extended Full Time (EFT) mode is midway between full and part time study, and is designed to replicate the ways that many artists balance their Fine Art practices with their life and work commitments.
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The course is designed to enhance your employability. We are committed to creating meaningful professional links with external bodies which means that you don’t just rehearse projects, but actively create them. What to expect The course is divided into three units. It is delivered more intensively during the first year primarily in the college studios. During the latter part of the second year, some of your time will be spent outside college developing your art work in a context and working environment appropriate to your specific art practice. This allows you to practically test the developments in your art practice whilst being supported by a taught programme. You will be taught over 2–3 days per week – depending on the stage in the course – and you will have access to the MFA Fine Art studios on these days. The remainder of the week you will be able to conduct research in London (and beyond); do volunteer work to gain experience, or do paid work/continue an existing job. You have access to College workshops 5 days per weeks and the University’s libraries 6 days per week. The two year duration – 2x 30 weeks – gives time for a sustained enquiry into your art practice. By having a high level of awareness about how your work operates within the contemporary artworld you will be able to ‘claim your practice’ by knowing the territory that your work occupies.
Your professional skills will be honed through our Professional Toolkit, and the curriculum is based on the recent Arts Council England’s recommendations for the skillssets required by both artists and arts organisations in order for them to flourish. You will create a web folio instead of a formal academic written paper, which contextualises and showcases your artwork. You will learn how to set up websites and how to use your online presence to profile your work effectively. Facilities Students at Wimbledon College of Art have access to world class learning resources within the college: – Centre for Drawing – Wimbledon Space – fine art wood workshop – fine art metal workshop – foundry – digital media centre – printmaking workshop – darkrooms – TV and film studio As part of the CCW Graduate School and the UAL, MA Drawing students will be able to benefit from the established relationships and learning resources held within the following institutions: – Tate Britain – The British Museum – Ashmolean Museum – The Royal Academy – Sir John Soane’s Museum – The V&A drawing collections
These offer you first hand experience of team work, project research, writing applications, project management, curating, fundraising and promotion which are excellent transferable skills to support you in embarking upon a successful and sustainable career within the arts. Course Leader Edwina Fitzpatrick Edwina is a London based artist. She is Course Leader for the MFA Fine Art Course at Wimbledon College of Art. She is involved with Creative Transition, a cross CCW group of artists, researchers and students who aim to develop new models for a sustainable university. Edwina is currently undertaking an AHRC funded collaborative practice based PhD. Studying part time, she is working with Glasgow School of Art and the Forestry Commission at Grizedale in the Lake District, to explore the mutable and transient nature of artwork which is sited in, or references, the green environment. Edwina’s research is driven by practice-based experiments, using the strategy of becoming and being lost herself, in order to explore what may be lost.
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After your masters
The Graduate School Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledonâ€™s Graduate School is the home of our postgraduate students, professors, readers and fellows as well as our established research centres and research networks.
The Graduate School ethos reflects the academic vision and rationale founded on the strong traditions of these three specialist art colleges. Their reputations are based on well-established, high-quality, postgraduate provision, and mature research cultures, equally comfortable and experienced in supporting practice-led and theoretical-based research in art and design disciplines.
There are two key aspects of the Graduate School that define its distinctiveness: the first is a commitment that staff research forms a crucial aspect of our student learning experience. The second is the commitment to providing a series of overarching thematic reference Central to the success of the Graduate School points that form a catalyst for cross-disciplinary is the calibre of staff and students, the quality exchange and collaboration; a means of responding of its research provision and the existence of to broader social and cultural agendas. We have sustainable partnerships with external institutions and key individuals in the cultural sector and beyond. identified four thematic areas: Social Engagement, Environment, Identities and Technologies. These We have around 600 students from across the themes are explored through our Graduate School world coming to study on our postgraduate art, events programme and at those points during the year design and communication programmes with when we bring together our research communities subjects ranging from Theatre Design at Wimbledon and external partners in focused projects and activities. through to Conservation at Camberwell to Fine Art These features of the Graduate School form the basis at Chelsea. Our international flavour is reflected in for a community of practice and provide an opportunity more than our student body, we have other strong for individual and group work that is informed by a international links. Last year our students were rigorous critical framework that sets creative practice involved in a number of exchanges such as with and enquiry in a broader social, cultural and economic Tokyo Wonder Site. Our courses have international context. Consequently it is our aim to engender a reputations and alumni who are the leading artists relationship to urgent issues of our time and highlight and designers of the contemporary art world. the need to explore innovative solutions to address the way we, and others, enact our futures.
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Research at Camberwell, Chelsea & Wimbledon Through the combined work of talented and dedicated Professors, Readers and Researchers within our Graduate School, we are able to offer an exciting and rigorous experience for our research degree students. Our research activities are grounded in the portfolio of art and design subjects represented by our taught Masters programmes. They offer new and challenging ways of thinking about how specific disciplines can share common concerns and questions. Issues surrounding the practice, theoretical and historical contexts of Fine Art, Design, Conservation, Theatre and Performance are developed and interrogated through a focused research approach of contemporary relevance. At MPhil and PhD level we are particularly interested in research proposals that address individually, collectively or in tandem, the four current Graduate School themes of Social Engagement, Environment, Identities and Technologies. The themes reflect a growing collective awareness amongst our research communities for identifying some of the more urgent social, political, economic and cultural agendas of our time and addressing them through innovative and creative responses.
Research Degrees (MPhil & PhD) entry requirements – An upper second class Honours degree or equivalent academic professional qualification. However, we consider a Masters degree in an appropriate subject to be particularly valuable in preparing candidates for a research degree. – Applicants who do not have English as a first language must submit proof of IELTS 7.0, or equivalent, in English with the application form. – The University takes prior learning, experience and alternative qualifications into consideration. Proposal and Portfolio Applicants are asked to submit a research proposal structured within the guidelines contained in the application form. All applications are submitted electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org If a proposal is practice-based a portfolio of work (usually in CD or DVD format) in support of an application will be permitted at the interview stage. Applications will be assessed by an Associate Dean of Research at each College and a team of relevant academic staff to compile an interview shortlist. Interview All shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview at the College with a panel comprising experienced research supervisors and UAL academic staff. Application For application deadlines, information about fees and funding and to download an application form please visit the UAL Postgraduate Research Degrees web page at: www.arts.ac.uk/research
Undergraduate how to apply Foundation Degrees (FdA) & BA(Hons) Degrees (Full-Time) Applications to all full-time Foundation degrees or BA (Hons) degrees must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) at: www.ucas.com. You’ll be able to find Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon courses listed under University of the Arts London on the UCAS website. The institution code for University of the Arts London is U65 and the institution code name is UAL. Please note that there is no campus code for the Colleges. You will find individual course codes at the bottom of each course description in this prospectus. Applying through UCAS The UCAS admissions system comprises a single applications process which allows up to five simultaneous choices with no order of preference. Application deadlines For Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Foundation degree (FdA) and full-time BA (Hons) degree courses the deadline is 15 January 2014. Applicants will need to ensure that their application reaches UCAS by the deadline. Find out more about UCAS Apply, by visiting: www.ucas.ac.uk or by phoning: +44(0)870 1122211
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Entry requirements: Foundation Degree (FdA) – The minimum entry requirement is one GCE A-level and three GCSEs at grade C or above. The Colleges also take into consideration prior learning and experience, as well as any alternative qualifications you may hold. Applicants who do not have English as a first language must show proof of IELTS level 5.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in each skill) or equivalent in English upon enrolment. Entry requirements: BA (Hons) – Foundation Diploma in Art & Design and one GCE A-level and three GCSEs at grade C or above. Or: – BTEC Extended Diploma or NVQ Level 3 and three GCSEs at grade C or above. In exceptional circumstances applicants may be considered if they present a portfolio of equivalent standard to a one-year Foundation course in art and design and have achieved, or expect to achieve passes in 2 GCE A-Levels and passes at GCSE level in 3 subjects (grade C or above). The Colleges also take into consideration prior learning and experience, as well as any alternative qualifications you may hold. Applicants who do not have English as a first language must show proof of IELTS level 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill), or equivalent, in English upon enrolment.
Portfolio & interview When we receive your application, and subject to you being able to meet the entry requirements, we may ask you to submit a mini-portfolio as part of an initial selection process. Following this initial selection we may invite you to a portfolio review and interview on a set day. Course specific advice about what to include in your portfolio, as well as about the format of our interviews, is available on our website, UCAS website (entry profiles) or at an open day. The decision
You can check the outcome of your application using the UCAS Track service. If you are successful and usually after you’ve formally accepted your offer via UCAS, you will receive a full information and enrolment pack from the College.
Fees for 2014–15 haven’t been set yet but as an example the 2013–14 academic year, University of the Arts London charged full-time:
If your application has been unsuccessful for your preferred course of study the University may consider you for any alternative courses for which your qualifications and any portfolio may suggest you may be suitable prior to reporting a final decision to UCAS. UCAS Extra and Clearing Any courses with vacancies will accept UCAS Extra applications from April 2014 onwards; the availability of any places in Clearing within Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon will be announced on the College and University web pages from July 2014 onwards. Find more information: www.ucas.ac.uk
UK/EU students: – Foundation degree (FdA) & Bachelor degree (BA): £9000 per year International students: – Foundation degree (FdA) & Bachelor degree (BA): £13,800 per year For the latest information on fees, funding and financial support please visit: www.arts.ac.uk/fees-funding/ funding/undergraduatestudents
Postgraduate how to apply Graduate School Graduate Diploma & Masters Degrees Entry requirements – An Honours degree or equivalent academic/ professional qualifications. Applicants who do not have English as a first language must show proof of IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill), or equivalent, in English upon enrolment. The University takes into consideration prior learning, alternative qualifications and experience. Portfolio and statement of intent As well as your application form and supporting statement of intent or research proposal we may ask you to submit a portfolio of work (refer to relevant course web pages for portfolio format submission requirements). Applicants will be shortlisted at this stage against the entry requirements and selection criteria for the course. Interview If you have been short-listed and are invited to interview, you will be asked to attend a College on a set day. Usually around two to three weeks after your portfolio review and interview we will write to you informing you of our decision. Application forms Download the application form by clicking the ‘Apply’ tab on the relevant course information page. You can also pick up application forms at our open days. Application Deadlines UK/EU applicants: 1 July 2014 International: No official deadline but you are advised to apply as soon as possible.
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Graduate Diploma entry requirements – BA (Hons) degree or equivalent with evidence of ability in art or design. The College also takes into consideration prior learning and experience, and alternative qualifications. Before joining this course you must have some experience or complete courses in architectural drawing and model making as the programme is the equivalent of a final year of a degree programme preparing students for professional employment or higher level study. Applicants who do not have English as a first language must show proof of IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill), or equivalent, in English upon enrolment. Application deadlines UK/EU Applicants: 31 August 2014 International: No official deadline, but you are advised to apply as soon as possible. You can apply to as many part-time courses and Graduate Diploma courses within University of the Arts London, as you want.
Research (MPhil & PhD) entry requirements – An upper second class Honours degree or equivalent academic professional qualification. Applicants who do not have English as a first language must show proof of IELTS 7.0. The University takes prior learning, experience and alternative qualifications into consideration. Proposal & portfolio With your application, we ask you to submit a research proposal following the guidelines in the application form. If your proposal is practice based you may also wish to submit a portfolio of work (usually in CD or DVD format). Application Form and Application Deadline: www.arts.ac.uk/research/apply
Fees & funding – Graduate Diploma, Masters Degrees & Research Fees for 2014 entry have not been set yet but as an example the standard 2013 fees were: UK/EU students: – Graduate Diploma: £9,000 – Masters Degrees (MA) (45 weeks): £7,500 – Extended full-time (2 year) Masters Degrees: generally £4,250 per year for the two years, subject to an inflationary adjustment in year 2 – Research (PhD, MPhil): £4,550 Fees can be paid in instalments: one payment of 50%, then two payments of 25% International students: – Masters degree (MA) (45 weeks): £13,800 – Extended full-time (2 year) Masters degrees – please check the course website for the latest fee information – Research (MPhil and PhD): £13,800 per year These are the standard fee rates – some courses charge non-standard fee rates. For the most up-to-date information please visit: www.arts.ac.uk/fees-funding
Scholarships & bursaries are available There are scholarships and bursaries that you can apply for to help fund your post graduate study. This is money that you do not have to pay back. On the course pages on the website there is information about course-specific funding opportunities. You should also visit: www.arts.ac.uk/fees-funding/funding/ postgraduatestudents
Advice for international students There is no better place to study art and design in the world than London – it’s a cosmopolitan city, home to a great mix of nationalities, cultures and beliefs. As an international student at University of the Arts London you will be part of a large community of students from all over the world.
Funding and immigration advice for international students
Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon have always attracted students from across the world. We are proud of this tradition as it provides all our students with a unique global context, encouraging a strong community of like-minded individuals, who benefit from studying with people from a vast array of different cultural and creative backgrounds.
Support before applying
The three college presence is global. Our staff work with academic institutions, corporate companies and government agencies across the world. This international network helps us to build a global education for our students. Arrival information for international students We offer a ‘Meet and Greet’ service, meaning you will be met at the airport and taken directly to your Hall of Residence. Each year we run a three-day Welcome Programme before the start of term for students, staff and tutors, as well as attending a whole range of workshops about living and studying in London.
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The Student Advice team offers information and assistance on funding your course and immigration to international students from outside the European Economic Area. +44(0)20 7514 6250 email@example.com If you have questions about international tuition fees please email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are thinking of studying at Camberwell, Chelsea or Wimbledon colleges we have University of the Arts London (UAL) offices in 110 countries, so it is likely that there will be an office near you who can offer help and support. These offices can provide information about the courses and the Colleges, arrange interviews, and give immigration advice. www.arts.ac.uk/international_representatives We regularly travel overseas to attend education fairs. You can find out when we’re visiting your country here: www.arts.ac.uk/international/prospective
Alternatively if you are already in the United Kingdom you can get help and advice from the Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon International Office, who organise advisory sessions and support students in their pre-enrolment stage. Our International Student Support Co-ordinator is someone who can advise you at College level. Their role is also to refer you to the various Universitywide support systems for International students. Camberwell, Chelsea & Wimbledon International Office Ground Floor, E block Chelsea College of Art & Design 16 John Islip Street London SW1P 4JU +44 (0)20 7514 1852 email@example.com University of the Arts London (UAL) Language Centre The Language Centre offers international students language support both before and during your courses either in person or through classes or online tutorials. UAL Language Centre 4th Floor 272 High Holborn London WC1V 7EY +44 (0)20 7514 2309 firstname.lastname@example.org
Study abroad programmes Some of our European and International students only stay with us for a short time, perhaps as part of a degree programme they are taking in their own country. These study abroad programmes include: Integrated Semester Programmes Students enrol directly alongside local undergraduates on our BA courses for one, two or three terms. Courses are delivered in a variety of ways including individual and group tutorials, projects, seminars, lectures, and museum, gallery and studio visits. Much of students’ time will be spent independently of teaching staff. Special semester programmes Special semester programmes have been designed specifically with Study Abroad students in mind. The teaching is more structured, there is more faculty support than on the integrated programmes, and the dates match the US semester calendar. The following are available: – Graphic Design and Interior and Spatial Design at Chelsea College of Art & Design – The London Contemporary Art Theory Programme at Camberwell College of Arts Summer schools Study Abroad summer schools run for three weeks and are a great opportunity for students who cannot study for a full semester or year. They are offered across a range of subjects. +44 (0)20 7514 2249 email@example.com www.chelsea.arts.ac.uk/courses/studyabroad
Supporting our students There are a range of services at University of the Arts London offering you support. You may use them to help you develop your potential or organise essential aspects of living and studying.
When you’re offered a place on a course you will be sent an intro booklet to help you plan ahead for your life as a student.The University provides a large number of these services in one place, located in Student Services at 272 High Holborn:
Please make contact as early as possible so we can assess your needs and prepare support for your studies. This is particularly important if you are likely to need additional support at open days or interviews.
+44 (0)20 7514 6230 www.arts.ac.uk/student
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Counselling and health advice
There’s lots of useful information about where our students live on the introductory pages of each college in this prospectus but you should also look at the accommodation pages on the university website: www.arts.ac.uk/housing
Confidential counselling is available for any personal or emotional difficulties, physical and mental health advice. We work in partnership with several GPs, who offer free national healthcare.
You can contact the team with a specific query. Our phone number is: +44 (0)20 7514 6240 (9am–6pm) Our Asia branch office is available on: +852 3796 3769 (GMT +8 hours) email@example.com
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You can access confidential advice and support from the University Disability Team or from your College disability representative if you have (or think you may have) a disability. By ‘disability’ we mean any condition, impairment or specific learning difficulty that is likely to have an impact on your studies (for example dyslexia, Asperger’s syndrome, mobility or sensory impairments, long-term medical conditions or mental health difficulties).
+44 (0)20 7514 6251/2988 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com International exchange programme CCW has links with many educational institutions in Europe, China, Korea, Japan, USA and Australia providing staff and student exchange opportunities. We have an active Erasmus student exchange programme which supports exchanges with European Union educational partners including universities in Madrid, Barcelona, Rotterdam and Gothenburg, Bergen National Academy of Arts and Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. See the course pages for more examples.
Student Union (SUARTS)
At the Students’ Union (SU), we represent the interests of every student at each of the six Colleges across University of the Arts London. We provide a range of activities – we’re run by students for students. We can even buddy you up with a second year to help ease you into Uni life.
At the SU, we’re quick to act in support of our students and go to great lengths in defending their interests. SUARTS won an NUS award for its impact on the recent demonstrations highlighting concerns over tuition fees and continues to influence the student movement nationwide.
Advice service Trained advice workers are on hand to provide confidential advice and support regarding any problems you may encounter while studying. Activities, Social Spaces and Entertainment The SU has more than 70 student-run groups offering a wide range of activities including sports, religious groups, volunteering projects and cultural activities. And if you can’t find the group to match your interest, we can help you set up your own and maybe even provide funding. There are seven SU-run social spaces, including bars and cafes, across the University. They’re great places to meet and are priced very competitively. There are regular promotions and events – you can even book one out for your own party! Promote your work The SU produces an award-winning art magazine, ‘Less Common More Sense’, which students are invited to get involved with. We also organise our annual group show, Exhibit, at UAL’s Gallery at High Holborn. All students have the chance to be involved with these great opportunities and more through Platform, an SU initiative that allows students to showcase their work in galleries and online.
Students’ Union, Hub & Activities Centre Ground Floor, 272 High Holborn London WC1V 7EY +44 (0)20 7514 6270 firstname.lastname@example.org Find out much more at www.suarts.org and don’t forget to check commonplace.arts.ac.uk, created by current and graduating students at UAL to give practical tips and advice on preparing for university success and getting the most out of the big city. Employment advice and help Our Student Enterprise and Employability Service (SEE) provides tailored advice, support and access to opportunities, including: Creative Opportunities job website; Arts Temps agency for part-time work at UAL; access to bursaries and other funding to develop your creative ideas. Working closely with colleagues in the individual Colleges, the SEE team aims to equip students and graduates with the skills to develop their practice, products, knowledge and intellectual capital through tailored advice and support. Check see.arts.ac.uk for lots of incredibly useful information about this great service, designed to help you make the step from creative student to creative professional.
Camberwell College of Arts 45â€“65 Peckham Road London SE5 8UF +44 (0)20 7514 6302 email@example.com www.arts.ac.uk/camberwell
Chelsea College of Art and Design 16 John Islip Street London SW1P 4JU +44 (0)20 7514 7751 firstname.lastname@example.org www.arts.ac.uk/chelsea
Wimbledon College of Art Merton Hall Road, London SW19 3QA +44 (0)20 7514 9641 email@example.com www.arts.ac.uk/wimbledon
Disclaimer: This prospectus describes the courses run by Camberwell College of Arts, Chelsea College of Art & Design and Wimbledon College of Art (CCW) maintained by the University of the Arts London. Every care has been taken to ensure accuracy but changes may have to be introduced after publication, since it is the policy of the university to constantly review its provision of courses as well as the performance and content of individual courses. Prospective students should be aware of this and are invited to verify details at interview or by enquiry to the college. This prospectus is issued as a general guide to its courses and facilities; it forms no part of a contract. The colleges reserve the right to make change as may be appropriate for reasons of operational efficiency or due to circumstances including industrial action, beyond its control.
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