City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Design and Craft 7923 - 12

Experimental Embroidery

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The City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma builds on the skills and knowledge gained from successfully completing the Level 3 Certificate and offers a stimulating and structured programme of study.

The Level 3 Diploma involves a course of 12 modules studied over three years. The course is studied on a distance learning basis at home.

The Diploma continues the study of contemporary and historical embroidery methods, art and design, and research skills. Each module focuses on a structured series of practical and theoretical assignments, while the annual assessment exhibition in London provides an opportunity to exhibit work and to be assessed.

Open days take place at the end of each summer and include tutorials, lectures, seminars, plus opportunities to meet tutors and purchase specialist materials and books. The annual residential Summer School takes place in July and is now a popular aspect of our programme, where students are able to meet with some of the leading textile artists in the UK and from abroad.

Level 3 modules cost £180.00 each (inc. VAT).

C&G Embroidery Level 3 Diploma - Course modules:
1 Medieval art Practical research, drawing, colour, personal study exploring medieval imagery.
2 Medieval images Stitched textile studies developed from research for module 1. Goldwork, heraldry, Opus Anglicanum. Embroidered textile celebrating medieval imagery as a theme.
3 A portrait of the 16th and 17th Centuries Practical research based on Elizabethan clothing or domestic embroidery. Blackwork, needlelace, embroidered slips, stumpwork, table carpets and pillow cushions. Contemporary developments.
4 The portrait The portrait as an icon. Contemporary icons. Cubism. Creating a portrait.
5 Ethnic origins Tribal magic and symbolism. Imagery, sign and symbol based on myths, legends and folk tales.
6 Sacred places Practical textile research working in traditional methods where possible. Experimental textile methods based on research and using Twentieth Century methods and unusual materials. Containers, three-dimensional forms.
7 William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement Personal study based on an aspect of the work of William Morris or the textiles of the Arts and Crafts Movement.
8 Nature and design Drawing, painting and collage.
9 The Bauhaus I A study of the artists and style of the Bauhaus.
10 The Bauhaus II A study of the textiles and fashion associated with the Bauhaus. Practical methods, experimental pieces. Silk painting and dyeing.
11 The contemporary climate I A study of embroidery from 1930 to the present day.
12 The contemporary climate II Embroidery and textile methods of the current decade. Innovation and experimentation.
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