Arts University Bournemouth

Degree level: Undergraduate

Modelmaking

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Course summary

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. Modelmaking is a highly rewarding experience for anyone interested in making or design, with our graduates working in an exciting range of careers at award-wining companies such as Dyson, Foster + Partners, and Merlin Entertainment; on theatre, film, and TV productions such as Star Wars, Jurassic World and Spiderman; and for clients as diverse as the Natural History Museum, Apple, and NASA What you will learn We deliver an agile curriculum that looks ahead and responds rapidly to new developments in technology and techniques. 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. . 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.
Studios and resources Students share purpose built workstations. You’ll find a strong community spirit and active studio culture. The studios have individual workstations with hydraulic make–up chairs, mirrors, lighting, overhead hood dryers, backwash sinks and localised extraction over each workstation. The workstations themselves have integrated outlets for compressed air for airbrushing fed by a central compressor and data sockets for working digitally.

Course details

Assessment method

Coursework and practical work


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W291
Institution code:
A66
Campus name:
Main Site - Arts University Bournemouth
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

**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 ([email protected]) 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).

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://aub.ac.uk/apply/undergraduate/entry-requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

Once your application has been reviewed admissions will request a link to a digital portfolio for review by the course team.

Interview

Due to Covid-19 and social distancing restrictions we will not hold interviews or auditions on campus at AUB this cycle. Instead admissions will request a digital portfolio and we will invite offer holders to attend an 'offer holder day ' in Spring. These may be virtual events, but we hope to be able to invite you to visit the campus when this is possible.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
PTE Academic54A minimum of 51 in each component
Cambridge English AdvancedCOverall score of 180
Cambridge English ProficiencyCOverall 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

https://aub.ac.uk/plan-visit-apply/apply-now/entry-requirements/undergraduate-courses/


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
83%
Student satisfaction
85%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £19950 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £19950 Year 1

Additional fee information

The AUB Modelmaking toolkit is required for the course and costs around £150. Details of the kit and how to purchase will be sent prior to enrollment.
Modelmaking at Arts University Bournemouth - UCAS