Professional Studies (Creative Industries) at Leicester College - UCAS

Leicester College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: De Montfort University

Professional Studies (Creative Industries)

Course summary

Our modern approach to the creative industries gives you the freedom to complete a degree in modules which will support your career prospects. Validated by De Montfort University, this course will enable you to develop professional work-ready skills through a variety of assessed projects in your chosen creative industry. Validated by De Montfort University, this programme aims to provide graduates with professional work-ready skills and commercial knowledge for successful careers in the creative industries. The programme will be delivered largely through a ‘project model’ which reflects a modern multi-skilled approach essential to the development of your career. If you have an HND or foundation degree in art and design or a media practice-based subject this one-year honours degree top up is the course for you. Emphasis will be placed on the development of skills and knowledge enabling you to become fully engaged, independent, and critical practitioners who have the ability to project manage and understand the requirements for success within your chosen creative industry. This will be achieved through significant research and a project proposal relative to your subject specialism. This level 6 course is designed to provide you with the opportunity to work as a freelance / independent practitioner within the creative industries. The course content enables you to develop a portfolio of work that will allow you to display your industry practice and prowess. Successful completion of this BA (Hons) degree can allow for progression to an MA/postgraduate qualification in associated subject specialisms.


The ‘project model’ basis of this programme requires you to research, propose, and execute a body of work relevant to your sector. This will be managed through subject-specialist teaching related to the professional development/project preparation and work-based project modules. Business skills and continuing professional development pertinent to freelance and micro business operation will underpin your activities within these modules. A business for creative industries programme will also be delivered, which seeks to develop your entrepreneurial skills. Critical engagement with key practice and theory will be delivered through the creative and critical enquiry module. The programme aims to produce graduates able to create and market their own work, contributing to the future shape of the creative industries.

Assessment method

You will be assessed via: -A collaborative project set by industry that will see you working with students from other creative disciplines. -Continuing Professional Development (CPD) - website blog and marketing report relevant to your practice, branding and identity. -A project proposal. -A business plan. -A dissertation and associated seminar to complement your project.

  • A work-based project in response to project proposal.
Your final grade at the end of the course follows the standard university undergraduate honours classification system of 1st, 2:1, 2:2 or 3rd.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Leicester College is not a Home Office Student Sponsor and does not accept applications from international students. We can only accept applications from students already resident in the UK. EU / EEA nationals resident in the UK must be able to demonstrate that they have gained either ‘Settled’ or ‘Pre-settled’ status under the EU Settlement Scheme. Other non-UK nationals (apart from Irish nationals) must demonstrate they have valid UK residency / leave to remain in the UK to be considered for admission. Right to study in the UK does not automatically confer Home fee status and you may be required to undertake a fee status assessment to confirm your eligibility for student funding.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 is required for non-English speakers

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £10700 Year 1
England £6165 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6165 Year 1
Scotland £6165 Year 1
Wales £6165 Year 1
International £10700 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Be prepared to provide your own additional practice-specific kit and materials. Investment can vary greatly depending on individual projects. For example, if you are pursuing a photography, or a make-up and special effects discipline you will be expected to cover the cost of equipment, materials and the presentation of your work. As a guide please see the additional cost sections of related foundation degrees.
Professional Studies (Creative Industries) at Leicester College - UCAS