Truro & Penwith College
History Heritage & Culture and Archaeology
Check out the interactive Fal Building by clicking the image. Have a look at where the History Heritage & Culture and Archaeology courses operate from.
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History, Heritage & Culture FdA: 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 FdSc: The course contains extensive fieldwork and artefact care, providing the opportunity for you to undertake surveys and discover the practical essentials of archaeological work. This is the only Foundation Degree in Archaeology in the country and teaches the latest digital technologies used in archaeology.
Practical skills such as surveying, excavation, museum work, computing and conserving monuments are also core components. Cornwall presents a great setting to study in. There are field trips to local sites in the South West and there is an optional overseas residential trip. The course is based in Cornwall with access to coastline, beaches and moorlands.
Kowethas Ertach Kernow (Association for Cornish Heritage) and through its partnership in Newquay Museum has worked with the lecturers and students on these courses for a number of years. Kowethas Ertach Kernow has facilitated exhibition space and assisted students on a number of projects as part of their FdA and BSc courses and looks forward to giving support to the new Archaeology FdSc course.
We have been 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.