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Art & Design (General Foundation)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C-B,C,C

including art and design or a related subject and an appropriate literate subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Higher Level including art and design or a related subject and an appropriate literate subject.

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

DMM

A relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B-A,B,B,B

including art and design or a related subject and an appropriate literate subject

UCAS Tariff

96-114

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Creative arts and design

The Art & Design General Foundation course at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design provides you with an understanding of art and design practice and helps you to identify which of our specialist courses is right for you:

- Animation BDes (Hons)

- Art & Philosophy BA (Hons)

- Fine Art BA (Hons)

- Graphic Design BDes (Hons)

- Illustration BDes (Hons)

- Jewellery and Metal Design BDes (Hons)

- Textile Design BDes (Hons)

The focus of the first year of this course is centered on learning independence and finding your individual path. It also develops your practical skills and critical thinking. You will undertake a diverse range of projects throughout the first year, that will each offer different challenges and opportunities. The course content will help you to decide on your choice of Honours degree specialism for the remaining three years of your course.

Our six studio spaces are large and bright, encouraging the sharing of ideas in a social, collaborative atmosphere. You will spend the majority of your time on studio-based activities learning fundamental skills. The dedicated staff team will encourage you to think in different ways, supporting your learning and your transition into an Art School environment.

Your studies in the studio are complemented by a full programme of lectures, one day per week throughout both semesters. These lectures offer a contextual insight into how art and design has developed through history and contemporary practice, as well as learning more about the individual subject specialisms offered by our degrees.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Dundee

Department:

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Others in creative arts and design

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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.

£17,500
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
44%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Design occupations
20%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
15%
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.

£15k

£15k

£19k

£19k

£24k

£24k

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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Lower entry requirements
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