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|
This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||48 points to include 2 A levels or equivalent|
|A level||D D||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.