Bath Spa University

Creative Arts Practice (with Foundation Year) Bath Spa University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Creative Arts Practice at Bath Spa University is a dynamic course for individuals who want a broad educational experience across the visual arts. You’ll be taught by practising artists and makers with specialist knowledge and you’ll work across a range of subjects, media and materials. You’ll have access to the excellent technical facilities the School of Art and Design offers, with the support and encouragement from committed staff. As the course progresses, you’ll explore your own individual studio practice in your chosen areas of study.

  • Designed for individuals with more than one field of interest.

  • Study a combination of visual art disciplines.

  • Delivered through a dynamic range of practical and theoretical based modules.

  • Specialise in many subject areas in your second and third years, these can include: drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, graphic art, mixed textiles, and many more.

Course details


Foundation Year

Year One will explore modules from two subject areas of your choice: 2D(painting and drawing), 3D(ceramics and sculpture); graphic arts and mixed media textiles. Optional modules may include hotography and moving image; printmaking; ceramics: form and surface and drawing: practice and theory. Alongside these modules you’ll also attend contextual studies and professional practice lectures.

In Year Two you’ll continue with two areas of study, or choose to specialise in any of the subjects you studied in year 1. Contextual studies and professional practice lectures also continue, with opportunities to publicly exhibit your work.

Year Three will continue with a similar programme to Year Two, but you’ll undertake and complete a dissertation, whilst preparing for your future career.

Please refer to our website for more information.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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 W193
Institution code B20
Campus name 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:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level CC Grades CC required with a Grade C in Art, or other art/design related subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM Overall Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM) required. Applicants will be invited to interview and will be required to bring high quality portfolio.

Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 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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Bath Spa University
Newton Park
Newton St Loe

Course contact details

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Bath Spa Admissions Team