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Our experienced Art and Design staff will help you explore and develop your creative potential before you choose to specialise in one or two disciplines from fine art, photography, graphic design, animation, illustration, fashion, textiles and surface design. With purpose-built facilities, our exceptional learning environment supports your development as a multi-skilled practitioner and offers you a distinctive and unique combination of specialisms and modules. The BA (Hons) in Art and Design with foundation year offers you the opportunity to develop a personalised study programme based on your learning needs and expectations. Starting with foundation studies that offer a structured introduction to a wide range of materials, processes and techniques, we’ll support you as you develop your own line of visual enquiry, explore different areas of art and design, and develop a sound portfolio of creative work. Following the foundation level, you’ll choose your specialisms from several combinations of subjects available at the University such as animation and illustration, fashion, fine art, graphic design, photography, and textile and surface design. With personalised guidance from our experienced and supportive staff, you can explore the interplay between your two disciplines, and gain experience of different art and design media, techniques and processes. The final year offers a further chance to specialise in one of your areas. Alternatively, on successful completion of the foundation level, you can opt to transfer to one of our specialist degrees, including Animation and Illustration, Fashion, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography, or Textiles and Surface Design. You can also explore transferring to another subject area offered by the University of Bolton, such as Film FX or Games Art.
Information about the modules offered as part of this course is available on the University of Bolton’s website.
Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2020.
If you already have a 2020 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||Your Level 3 subjects should include a relevant subject; for instance, A-level Art and Design or BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent) including English.|
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent).|
We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|