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Course summary

If you are looking for a degree where you can design your own future, this is the course for you. During the degree you will develop your own unique professional practice, pursuing an individual pathway into the industry. Learning from industry-experienced tutors, you will research and design your own project brief, linked closely to your career aspirations and the needs of the industry. You will have the opportunity to undertake work experience with businesses such as O, Mario Minchella Architects and Master Debonair. You will have access to specialist industry equipment throughout your design degree, including an industrial sewing room, digital and traditional print room, 3D workshops and Adobe Suite programmes. Throughout the BA (Hons) Creative Enterprise (Top-Up) degree you will have the opportunity to work on live briefs with external clients, building your portfolio of work within your chosen specialist practice. You will be able to work with in-house design companies such as Trend Bible and John Lewis Design, giving you real-life opportunities to build your portfolio for your future career. Once you have successfully completed the BA (Hons) Creative Enterprise (Top-Up) degree, you can progress your studies and undertake the MA Creative and Professional Practice (Visual Arts) with Newcastle College University Centre, or a PGCE. You can also start your career in industry as a designer/maker, in fashion retail and surface design or start your own freelance practice.


• Project Proposal • Project Planning • Project Development • Project Realisation • Research and Dissemination.

Assessment method

Students are taught through Presentations, Seminars, Group Work, Lectures, Tutorials, Workshops, Work placements, E-learning, Independent study. Students are assessed through Portfolios, Presentations, Essays, Reports, Practicals.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Students studying at Foundation Degree or Diploma in Higher Education (Level 5) are also encouraged to apply.

Additional entry requirements



o As part of the course, you will manage a negotiated project based on a creative opportunity within your chosen area. This opportunity will be based on and identified through research into either a commercial, economic or social issue. Please expand on how you intend to realise this and explain relevance to current industry practise. o Each creative sector is different, so is the way that you interact with it. You may encounter any of the following opportunities; employment, self-employment, residency, commission, freelance work, internship, a staged exhibition, performance art, or work placement. Identify areas where you feel your work has relevance and the direction it may take. Can you provide three examples of how you are intending to engage with your sector to support the development of you practice as a professional.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000* Year 1
England £9000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000* Year 1
Scotland £9000* Year 1
Wales £9000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Creative Enterprise (Top-up) at Newcastle College University Centre - UCAS