As a Foundation Degree programme there is an emphasis on employability and the understanding of entrepreneurial skills. ‘Artist / Designer’ is a general term normally used to include the making or designing of objects or artefacts. The course has making at its heart, and you develop new skills through hands-on experience with materials from metals, glass and ceramics through to wood and textiles. You learn to bridge the gap between age-old skills and the latest technology creating new ways of making for our ever-changing world. You will also develop a unique style and consider where your work sits within creative practice. You learn from industry experience – and take inspiration from practicing makers.
You will study the following core modules at level 4 and 5;
Year 1 (level 4):
1. Subject Module: An introduction to the materials, processes and equipment you'll need for creative practice
2. Field Module: Facilitate collaboration to gather business experience, work placement and research into entrepreneurship.
3. Constellation Module: A series of lectures and seminars about how art and design contributes to a network of contemporary social, cultural, historical and philosophical settings.
Year 2 (level 5):
1. Subject Module: Moving outside your comfort zone and experimenting with material process and new technologies.
2. Field Module: Undertake a work placement, carry out research into entrepreneurship in relation to Art and Design.
3. Constellation Module: Demonstrating your research and analysis skills in your final constellation submission.
Students will undertake a well-balanced mix of theory and practice delivered via a range of teaching methods across the programme. Demonstrations and Lectures are used to describe processes and techniques, complemented by seminars, individual tuition, group discussion and tutorials.
Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA
CAVC - Barry Campus
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:
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||CAVC - Barry Campus|
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||48 points to include 2 A levels or equivalent|
|A level||DD||Other grade combinations totalling 48 points considered with a minimum of two A levels|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 0 credits
M: 0 credits
P: 45 credits
|48 points required|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||C||Grades DE at A level and Grade C in the Skills Challenge Certificate|
GCSE passes in three subjects at grade C or above to include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent.
A successful interview with the Course Leader or another member of the team may also be a requirement for entry onto the course
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.|
|PTE Academic||52.0||No element lower than 51|
|TOEFL (iBT)||72.0||TOEFL Internet required.|
|EU||£7,500 *||Year 1|
|England||£7,500 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£7,500 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£7,500 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£7,500 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.