Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Contemporary Art and Professional Studies

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Course summary

Gain the artistic, commercial and entrepreneurial skills you'll need for a creative career. Top-up course taught by University Centre Weston (UCW) Learn from lecturers with extensive creative and commercial experience. Benefit from opportunities to exhibit your work and seek professional commissions. Develop essential business skills in marketing, finance, and promotional strategy. This work-based course aims to develop you as an artistic and innovative practitioner, while also equipping you with the professional and entrepreneurial awareness you'll need to be successful in their chosen creative pursuit. You’ll be taught by lecturers with extensive professional and creative experience, who can support you in further developing your unique creative identity. In addition, the research-based elements of the course have been designed to prepare you for postgraduate study.

Course details


Marketing, Finance and Promotional Strategy Practice within the Creative Industries: Work-based Project Portfolio Professional Creative Practice

Assessment method

Assessment is via a combination of practical exams and coursework, with an assessment breakdown of 15% practical exams and 85% coursework. There are no written exams on this course.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You will be expected to have successfully completed a Bath Spa University Contemporary Art and Professional Studies (Foundation Degree). Applicants who do not hold a Bath Spa University Foundation degree in Contemporary Art and Professional Studies may be considered as follows: There is evidence of curriculum matching of the learning outcomes of the course with those of the Bath Spa University Foundation degree in Contemporary Art and Professional Studies. Produce a portfolio of evidence demonstrating relevant and recent work experience equivalent to Foundation degree level. All applicants to the programme will normally have achieved a minimum average grade profile of 50% in year two of their Foundation degree or equivalent qualification.

Additional entry requirements


Applicants may be subject to interview.


Your portfolio should consist of a selection of creative work alongside an example of your written work, which should be a contextual analysis of approximately 1,000 words. Your creative work should demonstrate how your skills and ideas have developed over time, and your creativity and personality should be evident. The portfolio could include drawings, paintings, sketchbooks, design development, and written notes. Remember that you are not submitting everything you have done, but a selection of what you consider to be your strongest work.


It is a condition of entry onto the programme that all students will have secured a suitable work-based learning setting* by the time of admission. The suitability of the work will need to be agreed with the programme leader. * Applicants will need to be employed or self-employed within some aspect of the creative industries either working as an employee for a creative company relevant to individual practice full or part-time or acting as a self-employed sole trader or freelancer (evidence of self-employment will need to be provided). Applicants will need to identify a work-based mentor in order to undertake the work-based modules of the programme.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7950 Year 1
England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Contemporary Art and Professional Studies at Bath Spa University - UCAS