‘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. As a Foundation Degree programme there is an emphasis on employability and the understanding of entrepreneurial skills. 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. Following the successful completion of the Foundation Degree, you will have the opportunity to progress directly to year 3 of the BA(Hons) Artist Designer Maker at Cardiff Metropolitan University, to top-up your qualification to an honours degree.
Year 1 (level 4): Subject Module: An introduction to the materials, processes and equipment you'll need for creative practice. Field Modules: Facilitate collaboration to gather business experience, work placement and research into entrepreneurship. Constellation Module: A series of lectures and seminars about how art and design respond to a range of contemporary social, cultural, historical and philosophical issues. Year 2 (level 5): Subject Module: Moving outside your comfort zone and experimenting with material process and new technologies. Field Modules: Undertake a work placement, carry out research into entrepreneurship in relation to Art and Design. Constellation Module: Demonstrating your research and analysis skills in your final constellation submission.
A mix of practical, work-based and some written assessments, presentations and portfolios
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Barry Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
A successful interview with the Course Leader or another member of the team may also be a requirement for entry onto the course
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.|
|PTE Academic||52||No element lower than 51|
|TOEFL (iBT)||72||TOEFL Internet required.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7500*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£7500*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£7500*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
CAVC has a range of bursaries and scholarships that students on undergraduate, higher education programmes can apply for to support their studies. Applicants can find more information by visiting the college website