University Centre Calderdale College

Art and Design University Centre Calderdale College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The Open University


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Course summary

TEF Silver

University Centre Calderdale College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

Find out more about the TEF.

The Foundation degree is a 2 year program in Art and Design that covers a broad range of specialist pathways and introduces you to contemporary practitioners while working with business, organizations and communities on live projects. The program has been developed to integrate art and design practices and the creative industries, preparing you for higher education progression and employment.

The aim of the program is to enable you to complete a Foundation Degree through a series of modules which will inform your own practice through practical, theoretical and vocational studies. The program has been designed to deliver a learning experience and qualification that suits the intake of Level 4 students at the University Centre.

Year 1 Modules (level 4)

Visual and material contextual research
Traditional and Digital Material Practice Exploration
Professional Practice in art and design
Working Methods, sources and References

Individual Project

Year 2 Modules (level 5)
Specialist Contextual Investigation and Research
Traditional and Digital Material Practice Personal Pathway
Professional Practice in the Creative Industries

Final Major Project: Advanced Specialist Skills/Exhibition

Course details


Level 4:
Visual and Material Contextual Research
Traditional and Digital Material Practice
Professional Practice in Art and Design
Working Methods, Sources and References
Individual Project

Level 5:
Specialist Contextual Studies in the Creative Industries
Traditional and Digital Material Practice Personal Pathway
Professional Practice in the Creative Industries
Final Major Project: Advanced Specialist Skills and Exhibition

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

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:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code WR19
Institution code C02
Campus name Calderdale College Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Applications for RPL (RPEL or RPCL) will be considered where relevant experience or learning can be demonstrated, and the University Centre process has been satisfactorily completed.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 - 56 points
A level CD One of which to be Art or Design or a related subject
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma D: 0 credits
M: 0 credits
P: 45 credits
Scottish Higher Not accepted

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6,950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,950 Year 1
Scotland £6,950 Year 1
Wales £6,950 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University Centre Calderdale College
Francis Street

Course contact details


01422 399316

Fax: 01422 399320