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Bath Spa University

Creative Arts Practice (Professional Placement Year)

UCAS Code: RTFC

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-C,C,C

Grades BCC- CCC required with a Grade C in Art, or other art/design related subject. Applicants will be invited to interview and will be required to bring high quality portfolio

Access to HE Diploma

M:30

Typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher). Any selection procedure/further requirements will also apply.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

A minimum score of 27 with HL Art subject at grade 6 or above preferred

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.

UCAS Tariff

96-104

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with year in industry | 2021

Subject

Creative arts and design

This is the 4 year course which includes a Professional Placement Year.

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.

**More about the Professional Placement Year**
A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.

Modules

Year 1 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 photography 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 2 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.

Your Final Year will continue with a similar programme to year 2, but you’ll undertake and complete a dissertation, whilst preparing for your future career.

For more information please refer to our website.

Assessment methods

You’ll be assessed entirely by coursework such as portfolios, exhibitions, written papers and live presentations. There are no written exams.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bath Spa University

Department:

Bath School of Art

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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Creative arts and design

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
52%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
14%
Design occupations
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£20k

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