University Centre at Wakefield College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
The Creative Industries BA Hons is a top-up course designed for those who have an interest in the particular production-based strands of the industry and who already hold a Foundation Degree, a Higher National Diploma or an equivalent higher-level qualification in an appropriate subject. It is a progressive vocational qualification designed to respond to the needs of the local and regional Creative and Digital Industries and enhance existing knowledge through the synthesising and deployment of a range of key subject specific and transferable skills. Professional development and employability are at the heart of the programme in both its design and delivery. Enhanced learning through subject specialist product-based workshops that are delivered by subject specialist tutors and industry-based practitioners. The Industry Experience module allows students to undertake a work placement in a relevant area of the Creative Industries, to establish direct links with industry personnel, and to gain an understanding of an organisation’s working practices. The development of responsibility, autonomy and self-motivation in the development of an industry based personalised career portfolio. Strong focus on the active learner and the embedding of the development and practice of this skill in order to aid the transition from “student” of the Creative Industries to “practitioner”.
The programme aims to build on skills, knowledge, and experience of Photography, Media, Music Technology, or Games Design through a progressive Creative curriculum that is informed by local and regional stakeholders. The programme aims to combine work-based learning with academic study, and enhance existing industrial skills, and knowledge. It is suitable for individuals who wish to enhance general and creative digital skills. The programme aims to produce individuals who are capable of taking control of their own career pathway, who are motivated and entrepreneurial. The programme aims to produce graduates with strong organisational skills who will have the ability to work effectively, both independently and with others. It also aims to produce graduates who are capable of creative, and reflective thinking and who will have the confidence to take the necessary risks to become outstanding in their chosen field. Through practical subject specialism performance classes and workshops, the programme aims to explore some of the key theoretical concepts associated with the Creative Industries and draw from a range of techniques from world-renowned practitioners and theorists.
Assessment on the programme is designed to be an integral part of the learning process for students and to enhance and confirm their knowledge and practice. Assessment reflects sector practice to ensure students have the tools to enter the work force or are equipped to follow a career in their chosen specialism. As a result, the majority of assessments are vocational. Summative assessments will provide a measure of the extent to which students have achieved the learning outcomes of the modules. Assessment methods are different for each module and relative to the nature of the outcomes.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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|Campus name||Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|HND (BTEC)||A foundation degree, HND, or other Level 5 qualification (minimum grade of 50%) or Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our APL process for accreditation towards this course All applicants must complete a satisfactory interview. Students who have not previously completed a Level 5 research module may be required to undertake a short bridging module prior to the start of the programme which is designed to ensure that students are able to undertake the academic demands of Level 6 study.|
Applications from overseas students who can demonstrate equivalent qualifications are welcome. Those whose first language is not English must additionally have an IELTS score of 6.5. All students must complete a minimum of 90 hours work placement. If a chosen placement provider requires the completion of a DBS application.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6750||Year 1|