Postgraduate Diploma Historic Carving

General

Program Description

City & Guilds of London Art School is proud to offer the UK’s only Historic Carving Postgraduate Diploma, specialising in either Stone Carving or Woodcarving. Our Postgraduate Diploma may be used to facilitate a change of career from another discipline or to extend the possibilities of a current practice as a sculptor, carver or mason.

The Postgraduate Diploma is a 2 year course, however if you have already completed one of our Diplomas in Historic Carving or an equivalent course, entry direct to the 2nd year may be possible.

The program of study is designed to reflect your individual experience and your aspirations, therefore elements of the Diploma courses are available on an optional basis. These include ornament study, figure modelling, portrait modelling, artistic anatomy and contextual studies such as geology, art and architectural history, professional practice and an introduction to current conservation practices and ethics.

The postgraduate course is intensive and involves extended research projects that complement your individual research interests and practical experience. The course is intended to be primarily self directed and to complement your individual research interests and practical experience. A planned and agreed program or statement of intent is necessary before enrolling on the course. This course is accredited by the City & Guilds Institute.

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Content and Structure

The Postgraduate Diploma may be used to facilitate a change of career from another discipline or to extend the possibilities of a current practice as a sculptor, carver or mason.

The Postgraduate Diploma is 2 years full-time, 3 years part-time, however if you have already completed one of our Diplomas in Historic Carving or an equivalent course, entry direct to the 2nd year may be possible based on an assessment of your portfolio.

The program of study is designed to reflect your individual experience and your aspirations, therefore elements of the Diploma courses are available on an optional basis. These include ornament study, figure modelling, portrait modelling, artistic anatomy and contextual studies such as geology, art and architectural history, professional practice and an introduction to current conservation practices and ethics.

The postgraduate course is intensive and involves extended research projects that complement your individual research interests and practical experience. The course is intended to be primarily self directed and to complement your individual research interests and practical experience. A planned and agreed program or statement of intent is necessary before enrolling on the course.

You will be encouraged to undertake commissions where relevant whilst on the course and tutors can provide help and advice on these projects that will support you to develop your professional portfolio.

All the tutors are well-established professionals who work on some of the countrys most prestigious projects alongside teaching in the department. This ensures that the course is outward looking and highly vocational, while the tutors provide a network of professional contacts that frequently supports future employment. The Department has an unusually high ratio of staff to students, ensuring that each student has the regular contact and support that the learning of carving demands.

Entry Requirements

Applicants for Postgraduate Diploma Historic Carving should normally hold a degree level qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalent professional experience.

Applicants who can demonstrate equivalent prior professional experience will be considered through a process called Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning (AP(E)L), which involves a judgment of various work-life and formal educational experiences against the selection criteria.

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language will be required to provide evidence of achieving the equivalent of the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum of 5.0 in all four areas.

What we are looking for in an application and at interview

We are looking for highly motivated individuals who can demonstrate:

  • A high level of manual dexterity and hand-eye co-ordination
  • A ‘good eye’ – with observation and visual analysis skills
  • A deep interest in the history of carving in architecture and sculpture
  • A deep commitment to the practice of carving at an intense daily level
  • An appetite for learning at PG Diploma level and an ability to focus on their studies

Student selection criteria

We select applicants according to their potential and current ability to:

  • Fulfil the entry requirements;
  • Demonstrate a range of developed hand skills and technical abilities related to carving;
  • Demonstrate a high level of commitment and motivation in relation to the subject and the course;
  • Instigate relevant research and synthesize information to support their practice;
  • Critically evaluate their own and others’ achievements and identify areas for development;
  • Evidence knowledge of cultural objects relevant to their practice and their historical contexts;
  • Pro-actively plan and prioritise their own time and set achievable goals;
  • Communicate their own ideas visually, verbally and in writing.

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Last updated Nov 2017

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