Advanced craft & design

Advanced Craft & Design Courses

This area of the Centre for Advanced Practice is home to our advanced courses in craft and 3D design specialisms. This rich mix of courses covers a wide range of creative methods across several disciplines, from traditional craft techniques and hand skills that are hundreds or even thousands of years old, to contemporary and/or experimental digitally assisted and manufacturing processes.

All our courses in the area of Advanced Craft and Design are taught by professional creative practitioners, with extensive experience in the spheres of commercial design and craft-based disciplines, many of whom enjoy international an reputation within their individual specialisms. All our Craft and Design courses culminate in a public exhibition.

With small group sizes, well-equipped workshops and an online learning environment supporting every course, there is a strong emphasis on group learning, engagement and debate, and on peer feedback and support. Alongside a solid grounding in historical and contemporary contexts, and a range of cultural references and perspectives, these courses offer the best possible environment and experience to develop your advanced creative practice.

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  1. City Lit basketry course: advanced
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    For learners experienced in a wide range of basketry techniques, this is a new course to build develop your skills. You will be introduced to some new techniques and emphasis will be placed on self directed study and developing a personal portfolio of work. This course is suitable for those experienced in a wide range of basketry techniques and who have completed the City Lit basketry course or have equivalent skills. These will be discussed at a pre-enrolment interview.
    Full fee £1,649.00 Senior fee £1,319.00 Concession £1,154.00
  2. City Lit Advanced textile art course
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lara Hailey, Rosie James
    Take your textiles to another level with this stimulating two year advanced course. Open up new perspectives for your work as you explore a range of technical and visual research methods in response to a theme. These will include approaches to drawing, contextual studies, mixed media, dye and print, stitch and constructed textiles. You will be guided and supported throughout by regular tutorials and workshops that stretch your individual textile practice. The course will culminate in a public exhibition at the end of year two.
    Full fee £2,999.00
  3. City Lit advanced jewellery
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This advanced course will refine your existing jewellery making and design skills, through sessions in the workshop and guided independent study tasks. With an ethos of ‘idea to product,’ developing your personal research, design and making approach, there will be structured modules and projects encouraging you to build on your technical skills, presentation, and professional practice. We will explore material, finish and construction, alongside professional practice methodologies such as drawing, prototyping, outsourcing, pricing, and selling. The course culminates with working towards the production of a final body of work to be exhibited in public.
    Full fee £1,549.00 Senior fee £1,239.00 Concession £1,084.00
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  4. City Lit advanced jewellery workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Work independently on your own jewellery projects in our well equipped jewellery workshop. This is an opportunity for self-directed and untutored bench time, sharing the studio with the year long VV414 City Lit fine jewellery course.
    Full fee £849.00 Senior fee £849.00 Concession £594.00
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