Cardiff Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Contemporary Artist Designer

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Course summary

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As a Foundation Degree programme there is an emphasis on employability and the understanding of entrepreneurial skills. ‘Artist / Designer’ is a general term normally used to include the making or designing of objects or artefacts. The course has making at its heart, and you develop new skills through hands-on experience with materials from metals, glass and ceramics through to wood and textiles. You learn to bridge the gap between age-old skills and the latest technology creating new ways of making for our ever-changing world. You will also develop a unique style and consider where your work sits within creative practice. You learn from industry experience – and take inspiration from practicing makers. You will study the following core modules at level 4 and 5; Year 1 (level 4): 1. Subject Module: An introduction to the materials, processes and equipment you'll need for creative practice 2. Field Module: Facilitate collaboration to gather business experience, work placement and research into entrepreneurship. 3. Constellation Module: A series of lectures and seminars about how art and design contributes to a network of contemporary social, cultural, historical and philosophical settings. Year 2 (level 5): 1. Subject Module: Moving outside your comfort zone and experimenting with material process and new technologies. 2. Field Module: Undertake a work placement, carry out research into entrepreneurship in relation to Art and Design. 3. Constellation Module: Demonstrating your research and analysis skills in your final constellation submission. Students will undertake a well-balanced mix of theory and practice delivered via a range of teaching methods across the programme. Demonstrations and Lectures are used to describe processes and techniques, complemented by seminars, individual tuition, group discussion and tutorials.

Course details

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeW250
Institution code C20
Campus nameCAVC - Barry Campus
Campus code8

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points 48 points to include 2 A levels or equivalent
A level DD Other grade combinations totalling 48 points considered with a minimum of two A levels
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma D: 0 credits M: 0 credits P: 45 credits 48 points required
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) C Grades DE at A level and Grade C in the Skills Challenge Certificate

GCSE passes in three subjects at grade C or above to include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. A successful interview with the Course Leader or another member of the team may also be a requirement for entry onto the course

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.
PTE Academic52No element lower than 51
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL Internet required.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7500* Year 1
England £7500* Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500* Year 1
Scotland £7500* Year 1
Wales £7500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information
Contemporary Artist Designer at Cardiff Metropolitan University - UCAS