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From making Captain America’s shield to creating prototype Formula One cars, model making at AUB prepares students for an exciting range of careers. With an international reputation, it is a leading course in its field, enabling students to progress into the diverse world of professional makers. The course is suited to creative makers, designers and problem solvers. What you will learn We deliver an agile curriculum that looks ahead and responds rapidly to new developments in technology and techniques. At the same time, we encourage traditional craftsmanship. Each is respected in its own right, and creative combinations of high technology and craft skill are common. The course enables students and graduates to explore a rich variety of disciplines. It equips them with a broad skill set which can be applied to any area of making especially those combining artistic and technical skills. Our aim to teach the art of making in all its forms, from clay to pixels, has a proven track record both in terms of student satisfaction and graduate employment. Experiencing an extensive array of making techniques rewards our graduates with unique and diverse skill sets. We pride ourselves on our ability to support students in creating their own ‘pathways’ to successful careers. The course embraces new and emerging technologies and techniques, maintaining currency and diversity through well-established communications with industry. Students are encouraged to explore many different types of modelmaking and develop versatile portfolios which expand employment opportunities. At the same time, the development of individual special interests is supported and encouraged. Modelmaking is a global industry and the range of opportunities is vast. Visiting industry specialists present their work and highlight opportunities to students through lectures, workshops and tutorials. Specialist subjects can be developed through work experience and learning agreement-led briefs. Across the three years approximately 77% of your time will be contact hours, including scheduled teaching sessions, but also supervised time in the workshop or studio, and the remainder will be independent study. 100% of assessment for this course is coursework based. By the end of the course you will be able to...
- Exploit your skills of craftsmanship and scholarship to identify and achieve your creative and professional aspirations.
- Present professional quality outcomes demonstrating safe, confident and appropriate use of technology, tools and materials.
- Demonstrate an ability to manage a project through effective independent study and embed a sound-working ethos.
- Appreciate the relationship between theory and practice and be able to relate your work to the social, cultural and historical concepts of related disciplines.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of ethical and sustainable concepts within making practice.
- Demonstrate a refined approach to research and development by applying intellectual skills and effective critical evaluation.
- Apply knowledge of the professional practice of commercial making to continuously develop a broad set of transferable skills.
- Demonstrate critical self-awareness and effective communication by presenting yourself and your work to others.
- Appreciate the possibilities and restrictions offered by combinations of established, emerging and future technologies.
Coursework and practical work
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|Campus name||Main Site - Arts University Bournemouth|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||112 - 120 points|
|A level||BBC - BBB|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Scottish Higher||CCCCCD||Scottish Highers – five passes at Grade C or above|
**Please see AUB's website for a full list of our entry requirements, including tariff points where applicable.** We are happy to accept a wide range of qualifications, including but not limited to: A Levels, BTEC Extended Diploma, OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma(s), Access to HE courses, Scottish Highers, IB Diploma Programme, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. We can also accept many EU and International qualifications. See website for details. Email Admissions (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any queries about entry requirements. We welcome applicants who are currently studying or who have gained a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and this qualification meets our level three entry requirements. This is a recommended qualification for many of our courses but it is not a compulsory qualification. Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 qualifications are considered on an individual basis and we are happy to accept applicants with a combination of Level 3 qualifications. Please check your qualifications using UCAS Tariff calculator and remember we are looking for the equivalent of 3 A levels if you are combining Level 3 qualifications. AUB tailors its offers to the qualifications an applicant is studying and looks for applicant to be studying a relevant creative subject. AUB makes offers based on up to three A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications with the most UCAS Tariff points attached to them to give applicants the best chance possible at achieving our required tariff (120 UCAS Tariff points in most cases).
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Additional entry requirements
We invite as many applicants to attend an interview as possible and will hold the majority of interviews January – March. If you have been selected for interview we will email you and details will be sent via AUB’s application portal, MyApplication. Admissions will send you full details of the date and time of the interview, plus what to bring and how to get to AUB. For most courses, unless specified, you will be required to bring a portfolio of work as part of your interview and you will need to follow the portfolio guidance for the course. AUB is flexible, so if you cannot attend your allocated interview date you can request it is rescheduled. We invite a small group to each interview slot and you will be taken to the relevant course area. Normally this will begin with a brief talk about the course and then the academic staff will look at your portfolio. This might be a group session where you are all asked to contribute and talk about your work. Or you may be seen on a one-to-one basis to discuss your work. Interviews are your opportunity to demonstrate to us your self-motivation and commitment to your area of study. Be ready to talk about your influences, who inspires you and why (think about your cultural interests such as gallery visits, exhibitions, cinema, theatre or literature). It’s important that you contextualise your work. We also expect you to have an awareness of contemporary practice in your chosen subject area. Interviews are also your opportunity to ask any questions you have about the course.
As a specialist art and design institution, the portfolio forms a big part of our admissions process. Each course has different guidelines for what the course team expects to see in your portfolio and you can find these on our website. It is important to read the portfolio guidelines and select pieces for your portfolio accordingly so you bring with you a good range of work which meets the course team’s expectations. Portfolios should contain a variety of different work, showcasing your creative ability and capacity to work in different media. Include sketchbooks and idea journals as well as examples of ‘work in progress’ to show the development and journey of a project. We recognise that everyone has different skills, portfolios and experiences, so what we look for is potential through a broad range of work that expresses the scope of your creative experiences and shows evidence of enquiry and experimentation. If you are outside the UK or can’t attend an interview Admissions will ask you to submit a link to an electronic portfolio and full details of how to submit this will be sent to you by Admissions.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, speaking and listening)|
|PTE Academic||54||A minimum of 51 in each component|
|Cambridge English Advanced||C||Overall score of 180|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||C||Overall score of 200|
AUB can also accept International Baccalaureate English Language B or English Language and Literature A at Higher Level grade 4 or Standard Level grade 5. We may also accept TOEFL iBT scores of 80 or above for entry to degree courses; however we would prefer one of the above qualifications. TOEFL is a test of American English and is not classified as a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for Tier 4 Visa applicants. IELTS, Pearson and TOEFL scores must be less than two years old at the start of the course to be valid.
English language requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|