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The college is open, and we are still accepting full-time applications for 2020-2021. Hygiene measures are in place to make the college as safe as it can be for our learners, staff and guests.

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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

Our Pottery-next steps course is an exciting course aimed at helping you discover a creative direction as a ceramic artist. This advanced course builds on the techniques delivered within our introductory Pottery course helping you develop a specialist portfolio of work.

The course focuses on developing your knowledge of creative process and your ability to initiate and manage self-directed pottery projects with a clear purpose and meaning. With access to our Ceramic Studio and Photography Studio to photograph work, you will develop your technical understanding, refine your visual skills through design sketching and presentation boards, develop your ideas, and analyse and review your work from technical and aesthetic perspectives. The course will be delivered through demonstrations and hands-on practical tasks with tutor support; there will be an emphasis on you leading a student-led, self-motivated project set to an agreed project brief.

During the course you will work toward an NCFE Level 2 Award in Creative Craft, that will be part of two design based projects. This qualification is assessed through coursework, which involves some written elements and note taking. There are no exams. This course will involve regular personal study outside the class, including organising course work for assessment and/or feedback.

Entry Requirements

Having prior learning and/or experience with Ceramic techniques is required, ideally having completed our introductory Pottery course at Level 1, or gained similar experience elsewhere.

The next-steps course assumes a good working knowledge and understanding of ceramic techniques & processes, if you are unsure then please contact us for guidance.

There is a GBP20 workshop fee for this course, to cover materials, which is payable on enrolment.

After Your Course

If you have enjoyed this course you may be interested in our part-time Turn your Creativity into a Business course, or you could progress onto our full time Foundation in Art & Design (Level 3/4).



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.

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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.

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