The core aim of the FdA Design and Materials course is to enable you, the student, to begin to find your individual identity as a designer and maker and to help you locate yourself in the wider world of the creative industries in relevant ways. It is aimed at students who wish to develop tradition and contemporary practices including ceramics, jewellery, textiles, print, enamelling and digital fabrication taking advantage of the established reputation for these specialisms at Bristol School of Art, Queens Road and Stroud School of Art.
Interdisciplinary by design
The course is interdisciplinary in nature (enabling and encouraging you to work numerous materials and process, enabling you to move between areas) and you will explore a wide range of media and processes to arrive at your own direction, whilst actively taking part in creative conversations and debates in the studio, in workplaces (visits and placements) and through our lecture and seminar programmes. A lively and experimental approach is encouraged; practical workshops will allow you to explore and develop skills using a wide range of 2D and 3D materials, and digital media. Practical discovery is supported by modules in contextual studies, creative thinking and visual communication; alongside the opportunity to apply your skills and development through professional practice, work experience and self-promotion.