Truro & Penwith College
History Heritage & Culture
History, Heritage & Culture - The rich historical resources in Cornwall combined with the regions growing cultural heritage sector offer the perfect opportunity to combine academic study while developing key employability skills. Discover how History is used by contemporary society in local, national and international contexts and analyse historical developments, considering the relationship between the past, present and future. Explore new developments to conserve and innovative ways to sustain cultural distinctiveness in the 21st Century. You will investigate digital literacy, customer engagement and curatorship skills necessary for employment within the Heritage industry today.
Archaeology - Strong on fieldwork, the use of digital techniques, museum work, laboratory analysis and artefact care, you have many opportunities to undertake surveys and discover the practical essentials of professional archaeology. Establishing a good grounding in world scientific and environmental archaeology, you will explore the subject with a range of both theoretical and practical skills. Working in the laboratory, you will get some hands-on experience with pollen analysis to explore key developments and diversity. Further practical work will include designing and organising a public exhibition producing informative posters, delivering and preparing conference papers for publication and writing a dissertation.
Association for Cornish Heritage and through its partnership in Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum has worked with the lecturers and students on these courses for a number of years. ACH has facilitated exhibition space and assisted students on a number of projects as part of their FdA and BSc courses. We have recently been able to start adding these exhibitions to our website. This gives the work of students on these courses some longevity as well as enabling a wider number of people to view and learn something from the work these students have created.
It's been a pleasure to work with students such as Hugh [Right] who have successfully gone on to work within archaeology and the wider heritage sector.