What will I learn?

The new FdA Design Craft Maker will provide an exciting opportunity to study a combination of Design Craft disciplines. Higher-level skills will be developed in ceramics, textiles and metals, using digital design applications and contextual and professional understanding within a multi-disciplinary learning experience. Historic and contemporary craft practice has been at the heart of Cornwall’s cultural heritage for a significant time and is recognised as part of the county’s and the South West’s heritage. This programme provides an opportunity to develop practical and academic skills using professional equipment and tools within a dedicated adult learning environment. Students will understand how to respond to design ideas and concepts, problem solve by developing individual practice and outcomes. Academic, professional and contextual understanding will inform practice for industry and employment. The programme will promote and support reflective practitioners, effective communication in a variety of forms to a range of audiences. The Art & Design team, as educators and practitioners are also part of a large network of local employers, makers and organisations. The course will reflect a range of related careers within the field of Design Crafts; including self-employed maker and designer.Design Craft Maker includes a variety of settings and these opportunities include:• Ceramicist /ceramics technician• Textile maker/textiles technician• Silversmith and jewellery technician• Gallerist / curator• Product design technician• Craft workshop/business manager• Craft marketingOn completion of the FdA Design Craft Maker, progression is available to the BA (Hons) Craft and Design (top-up) degree at Truro and Penwith College. Students could also choose any BA courses locally or nationally or enter the craft industries or art related opportunities.

Which department am I in?

Creative Studies Curriculum Area

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
£9,335.00 (US$ 12,844) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

19 September 2022


Truro Campus

Truro College,

College Road,


Cornwall And Isles Of Scilly,

TR1 3XX, England