Art and Design at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

Studying our BA Art and Design course teaches you to become a creative and critical thinker, engaging with society and exploring practical applications of art and design. You’ll be equipped with a broad range of resilient skills that are adaptable within the ever-changing design landscape. Through a variety of immersive modules, you’ll learn about innovative technologies, art and design theory, and develop the ability to respond creatively to global challenges in a lasting and positive way. Our course values research activities and contextual studies and sees them as integral to contemporary creative practice. Through making, reading, and writing, you'll become a creative thinker and critical practitioner. You’ll work in multidisciplinary and connected ways in collaboration with others to address the problems and challenges that require imaginative responses. Learning through doing, you’ll develop imaginative and rapid approaches to artefact and image making that utilise the exciting fabrication and digital opportunities of the School of Design. You’ll learn skills in drawing, painting, immersive and digital technologies, sculpture, design history and design research, utilising a range of practical skills to critically examine, question and address global challenges. At every stage, you can tailor your optional modules to address your passions and concerns. In addition, you are offered the transformational opportunity to undertake a Year in Industry or study abroad. The course prepares you to develop final projects that address future challenges and provides you with the skills and knowledge to develop your distinct and personalised approach to creative practice to support your future career.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Art Foundation course We welcome Art Foundation course students. However, the qualification is not a requirement for entry and doesn’t usually count towards entry requirements, which are based on A-levels and equivalent qualifications. In exceptional cases, if you have not studied Art and Design at A level, we may consider an Art Foundation course in combination with ABB at A level. Extended Project Qualification: If you’re taking the EPQ, we may make you an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. In this case that would be BBB, plus EPQ grade A.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no less than 5.5 in each component of listening, reading, speaking and writing
TOEFL (iBT)87with no less than 20 in listening, 20 in reading, 22 in speaking and 21 in writing
PTE Academic60with no less than 56 in each component of listening, reading, speaking and writing

If you're an international student and you don't meet the English language requirements for this course, you may be able to study our undergraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

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Art and Design at University of Leeds - UCAS