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Art and Design (Foundation Entry)

Entry requirements


48 UCAS points at A2

48 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

48 UCAS points at Higher Level subjects

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

MP

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

PPP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

48 UCAS points

48 UCAS points

T Level

P

P (D or E)

UCAS Tariff

48

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2022

Subjects

Fine art

Design

**Course Overview**

- If you want to take a degree in Art and Design but aren’t sure which route to follow, this Foundation Entry programme is a pathway to a number of specialist courses.

- Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an Honours programme. It’s entirely unique, and a great stepping stone to degree study.

- This route provides guaranteed progression to our range of Fine Art, Fashion and Design degree programmes which include:

Creative Advertising, Fashion Design, Fashion Promotion, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Textile Design and Photography.

**Why study with us**

- Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Art and Design (Foundation Entry) is ranked 5th in England (Guardian University Guide 2021)

- Guaranteed progression means that there is no need for further applications or interviews.

- Design Studies is in the UK’s Top 10 for student satisfaction - National Student Survey (NSS) 2019

Modules

Year 1: Diagnostic Studies, Explore your abilities and apply them to art and design practice, Explore the fundamentals of creative research, ideas development and manifestation and presentation, Creative problem solving, The application of drawing, Art & Design Studies, Introduce the degree and career opportunities available in art and design, Introduce the facilities and support available to you whilst studying for your degree. Explore the wider context of your specialism to help frame your career plans, Specialism Skills, Advanced projects specific to your chosen specialism, Increasingly Independent, student driven work culminating in an end of year exhibition, Drawing and Image Making, Practical drawing skills relevant to your chosen specialism, Practical exploration of the language of visual communication

Years 2-4 select from:

BA(Hons) Creative Advertising
BA(Hons) Fashion Design
BA(Hons) Fashion Promotion
BA(Hons) Fine Art
BA(Hons) Graphic Design
BA(Hons) Illustration
BA(Hons) Interior Design
BA(Hons) Photography
BA(Hons) Textiles Design

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£6,000
per year
England
£6,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Arts and Media

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

87%
high
Fine art
86%
high
Design

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Art

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

74%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
61%
Course specific equipment and facilities
61%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B

Design studies

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

65%
Library resources
66%
IT resources
60%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Fine art

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.

£16,400
low
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
38%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Other elementary services occupations

Quite a few students of fine art have already retired and are taking the degree for the excellent reason that they love art, and they're willing to pay to study it. You should bear this in mind if the stats you see feature particularly low employment rates. If you need to earn a living once you've finished your fine art degree, be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common - about one in six fine arts graduates were working for themselves. Also common are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once - and many courses actually help you prepare for freelancing. One in ten of last year’s fine arts graduates had more than one job six months after graduation — over twice the average for graduates from 2015. Graduates from these subjects are often found in arts jobs, as artists, designers, photographers and similar jobs, or as arts and entertainment officers or teachers — although it's perfectly possible to get jobs outside the arts if you wish, with jobs in events management, marketing and community work amongst the most popular options.

Design studies

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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
72%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Design occupations
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Artistic, literary and media occupations

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.

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Higher entry requirements
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