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Course summary

Design the future of your dreams. Experiment, learn, evolve into the professional you. Self-generated briefs give you control over your learning. If you are a little unsure of where you would like your creative skills to take you then this degree is for you. At Level 4 you will learn the fundamental skills to cover a variety of applied art and design areas, you can experiment, learn and have fun trying new things. Then at Level 5 you will specialise in the area you are interested in based on what you have learnt about yourself and your talents at Level 4. You will research that area to find out how to break into your market. This degree gives you the freedom to produce the work you will need to get into industry by allowing you to create briefs to meet the needs you have identified through your own studies. You will have the chance to work with industry meeting external briefs and building a strong portfolio of relevant work. Throughout all this you will have support from experienced staff who will help you to develop your skills still further. Finally, Level 6 is all about you and your chosen career. You begin by researching and creating an academic piece that will showcase your knowledge which informs your Final Major Project. You will have the whole of the last year to create an outstanding piece of work to a professional standard. The Project will be your launchpad into the industry of your choice in design, applied art, 2D or 3D, moving image. Staff will help you to decide what your real strengths are and how best to pursue them.

Modules

Year 1 (Level 4) Fundamentals of Visualisation Fundamentals of Digital Design 3D Exploration Styles and Semiotics Applied Art Techniques First Steps in Moving Image Design Year 2 (Level 5) Industry Research Contemporary Issues in Art and Design Industry Practice Fantasy Project Commercial Project Year 3 (Level 6) Final Research Project Final Major Project Professional Practice

Assessment method

100% practical assessments over three years – no exams. Assessment is by primarily by projects, students create a solution to a design and/or applied art brief and document the process in a journal or portfolio. There is the opportunity to practice presentation skills, talking with clients and peers to improve communication skills. There are also two modules where the students will write an essay with full academic support, the essay subject matter is chosen by the student and is an opportunity to be become knowledgeable about an area of art and design that they are interested in. In Level 6 the students have a choice of how they present the results of their research into their chosen subject and their critical discussion of this research: they may choose to write an extended essay, create a video essay or articles for an academic journal.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W1T1
Institution code:
G80
Campus name:
University Centre Grimsby
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

TEC Partnership recognises a wide range of entry qualifications as being equivalent to A’ level standard; if students hold a qualification not listed above, please contact TEC Partnership's admissions team on +44 (0) 1472 311222 ext. 434. International students must evidence they possess a satisfactory command of English language in terms of reading, writing, listening and are expected to have achieved Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR), as defined by UK Visas and Immigration.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Standard offer Applicants will require 80 UCAS points in an art and/or design related subject, or 60 Access-to-HE Credits (of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3). Applicants are required to hold English and Maths GCSE (or equivalent) at Grade C/4. Non-standard offer Non-standard entry is intended to support students who may not meet the standard academic entry requirements of a HE programme, normally level 3 qualifications which attract UCAS points (for instance A-levels or BTEC level 3 courses). An applicant must be able to demonstrate recent work/experience in the relevant sector which would give them skills and knowledge comparable to applicants with Level 3 qualifications. All non-standard applicants will be assessed through an interview assessing their overall interest in the subject matter as well as current academic skills. They will be set an appropriate piece of work designed to judge their creative and academic skills. This is briefed both verbally as part of the interview and is followed up with a clearly written brief for reference. Applicants are shown examples of the kind of work they are expected to produce during the interview briefing. A judgement is then made considering their academic potential and relevant experience and skills. For example, a person may not have an academic background, but has creative flair, excellent problem solving and teamwork abilities and the desire to change careers through training. All entrants will be required to provide a portfolio/body of work will be required to evidence an informed interest in and appreciation of the subject area.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
International £10500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Accommodation costs are £85-105 per week.
Applied Art and Design at University Centre Grimsby - UCAS