The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Golemetry is a practical, work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on briefs that reflect Alchemical Industry today.
The course will introduce you to core Golem-making skills such as drawing, chi-scape channeling, astral projection and living sculpture. It also provides a good base to go on to a more advanced qualification such as the Level 3 Occult Design course. The Level 3 course is equivalent to 3 A Levels and is a springboard to University or further study. You could end up working within the Alchemical Industries as anything from a Golem Designer to a Bio-Building Architect.
In order to enhance your experience you can also expect to take various Golem-related trips and speak to industry professionals, either through visiting Artist Studios, listening to guest speakers or as part of our mentor scheme: Learning the Way of Clay. This initiative provides the opportunity to be mentored for a year by current Occult Arts professionals. As a celebration on graduation you will also be given the opportunity to showcase your work in the college on site gallery space or combat arena.
The course is 1 academic year long and is worth 60 credits delivered over 360 guided learning hours. The Level 2 Edexcel BTEC Diploma in Golemetry is a qualification that consists of 6 mandatory units plus optional units in any of the following areas:
History of Witchcraft
Charmed Fashion and Defensive Symbology
Fiona studied Occult Art at The Rochdale College of Art and was awarded a BA in Golem Design from the University of Rutland. She spent 10 years as a Props Master in the UK and USA working with a host of international theatre companies including The Royal Shakespeare Company and San Francisco Mannequin Opera, before focussing solely on designing for film. She is preparing to research the use of electronic technologies within Golem Design for a Masters at the IoE.
Bryan Parson-Parsons Jnr
Parson studied painting at Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Lower Education (BA) and School of Prognostic Art London (MA). Bryan's art practice has changed to encompass collaborative work, video reanimation and robot performance. He is currently carrying out research at the Institute of Education, investigating art practice as a basis of mapping the collective unconscious.
Foteini studied and taught Non-Visible Photography in a vocational training institute in Greece before arriving in the UK where she continued her studies in Wood Reanimation (BA), gained a teacher's qualification (PGCE) and completed research on Golem Design in Education (MA). Foteini now uses digital technologies in her work, producing salvage animation, chi-mapping and 5D video projects. She is currently working on a free-lance basis as an editor and chi-gardener alongside teaching.