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Nottingham College

Art and Design (Fine Art) BA (Hons) Top-up

UCAS Code: W200

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

Entry requirements


Applicants should possess (or expect to achieve) one of the following in a related-subject area: Foundation degree (FdA); Higher National Diploma (HND) or Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE).

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Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Design

**If you already have (or expect to achieve) a Higher National Diploma (HND) or Foundation Degree (FdA) in an art and design-related subject, this course allows you to top-up to a full BA (Honours) in Art and Design, with just one further year of study. The degree is awarded by our chief university partner: Nottingham Trent University. You will be able to develop your career in your chosen field, including Fine Art.**

It combines practical studio work in your specialist area with contextual and theoretical studies. Studio areas and specialist workshops are available for you to explore your ideas.

You will be guided through group seminars, individual tutorials and studio conversations with tutors and visitors.

The programme promotes an enquiring, creative and challenging approach towards your work. It encourages the belief that designers have independent thoughts, feelings, reactions, and attitudes which they need to externalise and visualise within theoretical work and practical design practice.

**Core modules include**

- specialist studio practice

- contemporary issues in design

- practice-led research

- advanced studio practice

Students are encouraged to secure work placement experience throughout the year.

**Assessment**

You'll be assessed through individual and group assignments and presentations, research tasks, and individual studio project work. Your work will be displayed in an end-of-year professional portfolio and public exhibition.

**Bursaries**

We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2021-22 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information.

**Your career and progression**

There is a wide range of career opportunities within the creative industries. Many of our graduates set up their own small businesses.

Some choose to venture into other sectors and are equally successful in gaining employment due to the transferable skills gained on the programme.

Previous graduates have found positions with companies such as: Pendragon plc; Broadway Cinema Nottingham; Hyundai; ASDA George; Brown Dog; Defacto and New Fat. Other graduates continue with their studies with higher degrees or teacher training, with more than 40% progressing to postgraduate MA courses.

Modules

Core modules include: Research and academic skills; Specialist studio practice; Contemporary issues in design. Pathway modules include: Practice-led search; Advanced studio practice.

Assessment methods

This is achieved through individual and group assignments and presentations, research tasks and individual studio project work. Finished artwork will be displayed in an end of year professional portfolio and public exhibition.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£8,250
per year
England
£8,250
per year
EU
£8,250
per year
International
£9,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,250
per year
Scotland
£8,250
per year
Wales
£8,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City (Adams)

Department:

Art, Design, Fashion and Photography

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