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Professional Studies (Creative Industries)

Leicester College

UCAS Code: 574W | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Applicants should hold a Level 5 qualification, such as a Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma within a related Creative subject.

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Validated by De Montfort University, this programme aims to provide graduates with professional work-ready skills and commercial knowledge for successful careers in the creative industries. The programme will be delivered largely through a ‘project model’ which reflects a modern multi-skilled approach essential to the development of your career.

If you have an HND or foundation degree in an art and design or media practice-based subject this one-year honours degree top up is the course for you. Emphasis will be placed on the development of skills and knowledge enabling you to become fully engaged, independent, and critical practitioners who have the ability to project manage and understand the requirements for success within your chosen creative industry. This will be achieved through significant research and a project proposal relative to your subject specialism. Industries.

This level 6 course is designed to provide you with the opportunity to work as a freelance / independent practitioner within the creative industries. The course content enables you to develop a portfolio of work that will allow you to display your industry practice and prowess.

Successful completion of this BA (Hons) degree can allow for progression to an MA/postgraduate qualification in associated subject specialisms.

Modules

The ‘project model’ basis of this programme requires you to research, propose and execute a body of work relevant to their sector. This is managed through subject specialist input and guidance relating to the assessment components for the professional development. project preparation and work based project modules. Business skills and continuing professional development pertinent to freelance and micro business operation will underpin the your activities within the personal development, project preparation and professional practice modules.
To support this module a ‘Business for Creative Industries’ programme is delivered which seeks to develop business skills and future strategies to enhance commercial viability. Critical engagement with key practice and theory is delivered through the creative and critical enquiry module. The programme aims to support your ability to create and market your own work, contributing to the future shape of the creative industries, response to live brief and collaborative projects.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed via:
-A collaborative project set by industry that will see you working with students from other creative disciplines.
-Continuing Professional Development (CPD) - website blog and marketing report relevant to your practice, branding and identity.
-A project proposal.
-A business plan.
-A dissertation and associated seminar to complement your project.
- A work-based project in response to project proposal.

Your final grade at the end of the course follows the standard university undergraduate honours classification system of 1st, 2:1, 2:2 or 3rd.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,165
per year
EU
£10,700
per year
International
£10,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,165
per year
Scotland
£6,165
per year
Wales
£6,165
per year

The Uni


Course location:

St Margaret’s Campus

Department:

Creative Industries

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