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Course summary

The Foundation degree is a 2 year program in Art and Design that covers a broad range of specialist pathways and introduces you to contemporary practitioners while working with business, organizations and communities on live projects. The program has been developed to integrate art and design practices and the creative industries, preparing you for higher education progression and employment. The aim of the program is to enable you to complete a Foundation Degree through a series of modules which will inform your own practice through practical, theoretical and vocational studies. The program has been designed to deliver a learning experience and qualification that suits the intake of Level 4 students at the University Centre. Year 1 Modules (level 4) Visual and material contextual research Traditional and Digital Material Practice Exploration Professional Practice in art and design Working Methods, sources and References Individual Project Year 2 Modules (level 5) Specialist Contextual Investigation and Research Traditional and Digital Material Practice Personal Pathway Professional Practice in the Creative Industries Final Major Project: Advanced Specialist Skills/Exhibition


Level 4: Visual and Material Contextual Research Traditional and Digital Material Practice Professional Practice in Art and Design Working Methods, Sources and References Individual Project Level 5: Specialist Contextual Studies in the Creative Industries Traditional and Digital Material Practice Personal Pathway Professional Practice in the Creative Industries Final Major Project: Advanced Specialist Skills and Exhibition

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Applications for RPL (RPEL or RPCL) will be considered where relevant experience or learning can be demonstrated, and the University Centre process has been satisfactorily completed.

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Qualification requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6950 Year 1
Scotland £6950 Year 1
Wales £6950 Year 1

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