Art and Design (Taught) Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts


Awarded by: Falmouth University

This programme is designed for international students looking for a conversion programme to help them achieve entry to a UK creative Master's programme; a wide range of disciplines can be studied and an interdisciplinary approach supports students with a range of different qualifications and previous experience; a typical weekly schedule includes 35 hours total tuition time: 5 hours of English for academic purposes; 4 hours cultural and contextual studies (lectures); 6 hours research activities (briefings, lectures, presentations, independent activity); 5 hours core activities (life drawing, seminars, 'crits', review of contemporary practice);12 hours of Studio Practice, tutored and independent hours assigned to project work; 3 hours independent study.

  • Qualification

    Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    1 year

Course details


Art and Design 1
60 Credits

Art and Design 2
60 Credits

Assessment method

Graduate Diploma Art & Design uses both formative assessment and summative assessment to
support students in their progression and their achievement on the programme.
Formative assessment (assessment for learning) provides opportunities for students to identify
their strengths and areas for development and focus in order to improve. Formative assessment
is continuous throughout the programme; integrated in the weekly seminars, tutorials, review of
studio practice and portfolio; art/design journals and reflective writing. More formally, formative
assessment takes place mid-way through each study block.
Summative assessment (assessment of learning) culminates at the end of each module and
identifies what learning has been accomplished and therefore assessed marks count towards the
module grade awarded. The assessment strategy and criteria are clearly described in every
written brief and mapped appropriately to the module learning outcomes. Assessment criteria
are additionally communicated at each project briefing.
A Portfolio of assessment is a body of work created in response to the learning activities agreed
and undertaken throughout a module, including material outcomes and demonstrates
engagement with, and fulfillment of module and course learning outcomes. Given the range of
possible learning and teaching activities that may contribute to an individual student’s experience
of this course, the portfolio may include practical visual and material work, written essays,
presentations and reports, visual and material studies, and / or a combination of these elements.
In that the portfolio demonstrates the students’ achievement and learning, it offers a
developmental record and outcome of the course, and a platform for further study.
Assessment outcomes may include:
• Portfolio
• Art / Design Journal
• Written Presentations / context reports
• Critical reviews
• Practical creative projects
• Individual oral presentation
• Design development work
• Visual art / design summary
• Project outcomes
• Sketchbook / Notebooks

Entry requirements

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English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 5.5 No component under 5.5

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Whole course
EU £9,000 Whole course
International £15,690 Whole course
England £9,000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9,000 Whole course
Scotland £9,000 Whole course
Wales £9,000 Whole course

Additional fee information

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