University of Bedfordshire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Art and Design with professional practice year

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Course summary

This broad-based course will develop your skills in the latest video and digital-media techniques as well as in more traditional disciplines, allowing you to discover the career path that best matches your creativity. Offering a balance of theory and practice, our Art and Design BA (Hons) ensures you develop a range of visual and creative skills while you gain insights into critical theory, the importance of context and contemporary professional practice. It is ideal if you would like a career in community arts, public projects or art and design education. If you are unsure of your specialist field, it gives you the opportunity to experience a number of creative pathways. Professional Practice Year This course has the option to be taken over four years which includes a year placement in industry. Undertaking a year in industry has many benefits; you gain practical experience and build your CV. It's also a great opportunity to sample a profession and network with potential future employers. There is no tuition fee for the placement year enabling you to gain an extra year of experience for free. Why choose this course?

  • You study both traditional disciplines such as drawing, painting and printmaking along with the latest techniques in photography, video and digital media
  • You learn through practical workshop sessions, sustained practice in the studio and one-to-one tutorials as well as work-related opportunities
  • You work independently, developing your ideas through to outcomes, showing you can select and use materials, processes and environments; research and analyse those ideas and outcomes; and make connections to wider contexts
  • Learning is linked to ‘real world’ experience to prepare you for a career across a number of fields
  • You are able to consider issues arising from the creative practitioner's relationship with audiences, clients, markets, environments, users, consumers, and/or participants
  • Develop personal and practice-based skills such as management, communication and multi-agency working
  • You gain a qualification that will enhance your prospects of a fulfilling and exciting career in a wide range of creative industries

Course details

Modules

Areas of study include:

  • Contemporary Arts Practice: Exploring Materials and Methods
  • Context and Ideas
  • Introducing Studio Practice
  • Thinking Through Making
  • Collaborative Enterprise
  • Contemporary Arts Practice: Developing Materials and Methods
  • Context and Meaning
  • Developing Professional Practice
  • Creative Futures
  • Critical and Creative Contexts
  • Final Major Project: Art and Design
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How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W208
Institution code:
B22
Campus name:
Luton Campus
Campus code:
D

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
34%
Student satisfaction
55%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £13200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually.
Art and Design with professional practice year at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS