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Got a passion for creative design? Not quite ready to undertake a full honours degree? Southampton Solent University’s Design Foundation Programme is perfectly suited to students who may not be from an art- design- or fashion-related background or whose qualifications do not meet the admissions requirements of their chosen course. To help get you up to speed, this one-year foundation course provides all the creative, technical and study skills needed for entry onto a degree-level art, design or fashion course. Upon completion, you will be able to progress onto the BSc (Hons) Construction Management course. The course begins with a five-week group project. This enables students to mix with like-minded peers and helps them to settle in quickly. This project also helps students to decide which area they might like to follow at a later stage. The following ten weeks are spent introducing students to the world of art, design and fashion. This includes design history, vocabulary, methods and academic foundation. This ten-week block will also give students the opportunity to learn and apply two-dimensional and three-dimensional visualisation techniques, giving them the tools required to conduct their final project. This final project takes place in the last fifteen weeks of the course and is based around the specific discipline that the student will go on to study. The project will be supported by tuition in visual presentation techniques, enabling students to communicate their concepts, development processes and final proposals. Students will also receive instruction in verbal communication and presentation techniques, increasing their confidence in pitching design ideas. Students can develop an understanding of the ethos and expectations associated with degree-level study, enabling them to more easily make the transition to higher education. Our design foundation programme is ideal for students who aren’t quite ready to undertake a full undergraduate degree, either because they aren’t from an art- design- or fashion-related background, or they don’t quite meet the entry requirements.
FOUNDATION MODULES Group Design Project Industry Awareness Design Visualisation Industry Skills Personal Development Planning Degree-related Project If you successfully pass the foundation year, you will automatically progress to the 3 year BSc (Hons) Construction Management degree (please note that these modules may change) YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Principles of Construction Management Technology of Buildings Construction Science Materials Construction Innovation Legal and Statutory Requirements Construction Practice YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Economics and Financial Management Construction Management Technology of Complex Buildings Maintenance of Buildings and Services Sustainability YEAR 2 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each year) Preconstruction Management OR Quantity Surveying Practice YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Building Production & Value Engineering Contracts Management Project Evaluation and Development Research Project YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each year) Strategic Construction Management Commercial Management
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
IELTS a minimum score of 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each component. TOEFL (IBT) a minimum score of 71 overall with a minimum of 19 in each component.
Additional entry requirements
UK applicants wishing to progress onto BA (Hons) Interior Design Decoration are required to attend an interview.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||with a minimum 5.0 in each individual component. This must be a Secure English Language Test (SELT)|
All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.
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