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Art & Design

The Arts & Media campus at Kendal College is widely respected and has an excellent record of producing talented and successful creative students.

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Course Overview

This course is ideal for beginners with an interest in ceramics who wish to gain a formal qualification and participate in an enjoyable, practical ceramic course. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in coiling, slab building, pinching, surface relief for ceramics including under glazing and glazing. You will be given the opportunity, towards the end of course, to develop a final piece using a given project brief. This will involve research, experimentation, revisiting techniques from earlier in the course, producing a final piece and evaluating ceramic work. You will learn how to follow a project brief so, on completion of the course, you will have bank of knowledge and skills to be able to continue your ceramic practice either through personal study or through further formal qualifications.

Learning Styles:
The course will be taught through demonstrations, group discussions and hands on practical tasks. This course will involve some personal study outside the class, including research.

The course will include time spent on tutor led workshops, these will include:
- Design inspiration
- Mood-board creation
- Design ideas
- Coiling
- Slab building
- Pinch pots
- Surface relief
- Under glazing and glazing
- Health & Safety

You will be working towards an NCFE Level 1 Award in Creative Craft.

You will be assessed via a portfolio of work produced throughout the course, including mood-boards, design sketches, ceramic samples, and sketchbook evidence of the creation of your final ceramic item.

There is no formal examination element to this course.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

After Your Course

This course could help you build a broad portfolio of work for access to higher level creative study or related career.



Course fees are per year. There may also be additional costs associated with the course (please see the course overview).

Student Finance
Whether you qualify for student finance depends on specific criteria. The main student finance package for full-time students includes a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan for living costs. Part-time students can access a tuition fee loan to pay for your course.

Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first degree-level qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded.

For further information please see

Access to Learning Fund
The Access to Learning Fund is a non-repayable discretionary fund that gives students facing hardship extra financial support to access and remain in higher education. This can is accessed via the college. Contact Student Services for more information: / 01539 814700