Component 1 – Making: Exploring Materials, Techniques and Processes
- work with a range of materials, tools and equipment.
- demonstrate design/ideas development through relevant research, sketches, plans, working drawings and sample pieces.
- produce a learning file which will include information on designers, evidence of health and safety practices, evidence of business models and employability options within the creative industries.
- create final outcomes.
In response to a set brief released in January of Year 12 you will produce preparatory work, a final outcome and a written evaluation.
WHO THIS COURSE IS FOR
A student who
- is creative and enjoys practical work
- is keen to develop their interest and enthusiasm for making
- is organised and can manage their time when working towards a deadline
- enjoys experimenting with different materials, techniques and processes
CAREERS EDUCATION, INFORMATION, ADVICE AND GUIDANCE
Students of Contemporary Crafts develop transferable skills, required by many colleges, employers and industry leaders. These practical skills, the ability to solve problems and think creatively will be used throughout your career. The construction industry in Northern Ireland currently needs employees to work at trades such as joinery, bricklaying and metal fabrication. Contemporary Crafts will assist you if you decide to explore these jobs.
Having the opportunity to work in a wide range of materials will also teach you how to create your own craft business.