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A diploma is a program of study that is often similar to a bachelor’s degree. The difference is that a diploma usually does not include general courses, but rather only focuses on the area of study. It can take two to three years to complete a diploma program.

What is a diploma in decorative arts? This type of program is often designed to educate students on the many areas associated with both fine and decorative arts. Courses might look at cataloging art or art’s historical context. Each program can have different required classes, which could include history of architecture, introduction to ceramics, oriental rugs, Irish public sculptures, history of painting, history of silver, history of architecture, introduction to miniature painting and history of costume design. A diploma program may use lectures, group projects, class outings, papers and exams to impart knowledge.

A better understanding of decorative arts could open up more career opportunities in the art industry. This study can also be beneficial because of the collaboration often required for group projects, which can make you a better team player.

The cost of a diploma in decorative arts can be based on the area of art you want to study, the location of the school, the duration of the program and the course load per semester. The best way to get an estimate on tuition is to contact the school you want to attend.

You can use a diploma in decorative arts to start a career in art galleries or art auction houses. Some students use this diploma program as a launching point for more education. Common careers for students with this education include museum curator, painter, craft artist, animator, multimedia artist, auction house manager, conservator, wood and metal finisher, supply planner and fine jewelry cataloger.

Applying to a diploma program is easy. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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London School of Mosaic

The diploma course is a one year option to cover the key elements of design and making mosaics for art students who want a broad knowledge of mosaic making, its history a ... [+]

Learning Aims and Outcomes

The diploma course is a one year option to cover the key elements of design and making mosaics for art students who want a broad knowledge of mosaic making, its history and potential.

Course Outline

Mosaic Fabrication: Techniques and ApplicationIntroduction to tools, techniques and materials; studying surfaces and substrates; Term 1 Roman Mosaics working with hammer and hardie using marble; Term 2 Byzantine Mosaic working with hammer and hardie using smalti; working with other standard mosaic materials and nippers; Term 3 Individual project, making frames, documenting and marketing work (60 credits)

History of MosaicClassical and Roman Mosaics, Byzantine and Western Mosaics from the 4th Century (For the Diploma only students there are a couple of extra sessions to give them an overview into Modern and Contemporary Mosaics) (30 credits)... [-]

United Kingdom London
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
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