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Promoting your Creative Practice: Documenting / Showcasing your 3D work

Course Description

During this 2 x half-day course you will learn how to effectively photograph 3D artwork using appropriate lighting. In the following week, we will look at how to best display and transport your work including options for box frames, plinths and packing. You will have the opportunity to create at least one card bespoke display block or mount and receive information about many other options.

Location: Camden

Course Requirements

This Promoting Creative Practice courses is designed for those who already have a body of 3D work they wish to promote. This can be sculpture, jewellery, ceramics, wood carving, etc. This may have been created independently or on a previous course. You do not need to have previous experience in promoting your work as this course can be a first step. If you are already taking the Developing Creative Practice course, this course can be a perfect extension.

Course Content

The course will be a combination of demonstrations and practical activities. On the first day, you will work in the photography studio to look at how to effectively photograph your work, using natural and unnatural light sources. On the second day, you will be introduced to a number of ways to display your work and you will make a display box or stand for at least one piece of work.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
1 - Identify how to effectively photograph 3D work
2 - Effectively store and basically edit digital images of 3D work
3 - Make a display box or stand for 3D work
4 - Identify alternative ways of displaying 3D work

Teaching and Learning Methods

The course will be a combination of demonstrations and practical activities. You will be working at your own pace and be given verbal feedback on your progress. If you have additional learning support needs, you will be signposted to support. At the end of the course, the tutor will assess your progress and advise you on the next step. The tutor will usually introduce the subject to students as a group, and then work with students 1-1 to make sure people understand and learn at their own pace. Resources used within each lesson are available for students online. No work outside the sessions is required. However, the college has an exciting programme of events, exhibitions and competitions throughout the year. Your tutor will make you aware of these and your participation is welcomed and encouraged. While there is no formal homework, there may be some activities between the two sessions that you can do to support the second session. Your tutor will also recommend exhibitions, or websites and books for you to use to enrich your study.


There is no exam or formal assessment for this course. However, you will complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) which will outline the learning objectives for the course. You will also be invited to set your own goals. You will receive feedback against the achievement of these outcomes during the course from your tutor and in written form at the end of the course. There is no formal qualification attached to this course, but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.

Next Steps and Progression

Once you have completed the course, you may choose to enrol on a further term in this subject or another subject. Advice and Guidance for all further study is available from the Curriculum Manager by request.

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or phone: 020 7255 4700 or email:

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

You will need to bring some of your own 3D work with you. You will also need a camera or camera phone and whatever cable you need to connect this to a computer.

WM College provides all the basic materials and equipment you will need to complete the course. Your tutor will advise you where you can buy materials or equipment to extend your study, should you wish. The college also provides additional financial support through the Discretionary Learner Support Fund (DLSF); however, eligibility criteria apply. Please refer to the DLSF policy which can be found at the main reception.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572