FIRE & STEAM: PLACE saw the first Year students on Bodmin College’s Foundation Degree in Digital Media working with designers and heritage experts on their own projects, responding to a specially-written FIRE & STEAM module in their first semester that formed an important part of their first year studies.

With a creative media focus of their choice, the students visited and photographed a range of heritage sites in November & December 2019, exploring various aspects of the history of the local railway, before taking their work back into the studio.


Ranging from a series of John Betjeman-inspired stamp print designs, to fashion and photographic installation all about the Wenford Dries, and some lovely oral history interviews capturing first-hand accounts of the railway years, the work not only provided the students with insights into their local heritage, but also enabled them to gain new skills across their chosen media in college.

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