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Course summary

This Art and Design BA Hons final year degree programme is offered as a top-up qualification for learners who have gained a relevant FdA, HND or equivalent qualification and who want to continue studying to Honours level. The course is delivered through four modules, which, in addition to further developing and refining your own art and design practice, will offer invaluable professional and business knowledge relevant to working as a creative practitioner. Studio practice remains key throughout this year with lecturers providing guidance and advice through individual and group tutorials. Learners are encouraged to actively engage with external ventures, identifying specific audiences and/or clients and gaining the necessary skills and knowledge that will fully support their future professional careers.


4 core modules •Studio Practice one – Research project. ( 30 Credits). This module is concerned with the development of a chosen studio practice and pathway through an examination of work produced at Level 5. It is designed to test out the scope, purpose and ambition of this work through research and critical reflection, leading to an informed and sustained body of work. This culminates in an internal interim show. •Studio Practice two – research project realisation ( 30 Credits) The final practice-based module focuses on externality and the consolidation of a student’s chosen practice. part of This should reflect an individual’s achievements and ambition at Level 6. This culminates with an end of year degree show. •Extended professional practice and business studies. ( 30 Credits ) This module provides students with the necessary skills to support them in a post academic environment through the identification of practice sector needs and demands. This will include the identification of key transferable skills; website; business and financial and teaching workshop delivery. This assessed through a professionally produced catalogue that accompanies the end of year show/ Teaching opportunities and a technical file •Research Paper ( 30 credits) This module is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to conclude a research paper that supports their studio practice. This will be fully supported with comprehensive lectures and 1.1 support.

Assessment method

The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Assessment methods include and a range of coursework assessments such as a technical file, portfolios, presentations and your final year major project. All assessment are spread across the year to make the workload manageable

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Please contact the international office to see whether this course is able to accept international applicants requiring a Tier 4 Visa.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Suitably qualified applicants will be invited to interview at the College, where they will be required to further demonstrate their suitability for the course. In limited circumstances, we may be able to offer online or phone interviews.


All applicants to this course are required to submit a creative portfolio of their own work. The purpose of the portfolio submission is to evaluate your development as a creator and assess your ability to do well on the course. We look for evidence of the basic technical and cognitive skills you'll need to succeed.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English ProficiencyLevel C1C1 Advanced, formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE).
IELTS (Academic)7IELTS - an overall band score of 7.0, with none of the four skills below 6.5.

Students from outside the UK may be required to demonstrate their level of English by providing proof of an English language certificate or other qualification. This is particularly the case where a student: • is from a country where English is not an official/first language, or; • has previous qualifications which include English as a second language, or; • has previous qualifications which have not been studied through the medium of English. The approximate guideline minimum English level required for entry at level 6 is "C1" on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This roughly equates to: • IELTS - an overall band score of 7.0, with none of the four skills below 6.5, or; • C1 Advanced, formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) **Please note that other English language certificates/qualifications are available, and may be considered, and the College looks at each applicant on an individual basis.**

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7775 Year 1
England £7775 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7775 Year 1
Scotland £7775 Year 1
Wales £7775 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Art and Design (Top-up) at South Thames College Group (inc Carshalton, South Thames and Kingston College) - UCAS