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BA (Hons) Art and Design with Foundation Entry

Foundation Degree • Level 4

BA (Hons) Art and Design with Foundation Entry

Foundation Degree • Level 4

Type of LearningUniversity Study

Course CodeA6029

Study ModeFull time

DurationFull Time: 3 years, Full Time inc. Foundation Entry: 4 years

Awarded ByUniversity of Bolton

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About the course

The principal aims of the programme are to: 1. Provide opportunities for you to explore areas of Art and Design and develop a sound portfolio of creative work 2. Provide you with a stimulating, comprehensive and progressive programme of study 3. Provide you with the ability to develop a range of subject-specific practical skills and to recognise those transferable skills, useful for subsequent employment, self-employment and/or professional development 4. Equip you with the professional and critical skills to pursue an informed and articulate art and design practice as a preparation for a successful career in, or as professional development within, the creative industries 5. Provide you with opportunities to evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions, to reach sound judgements, and to communicate effectively 6. Enable you to develop generic graduate skills required for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility, as well as academic and research skills to help prepare you for postgraduate study 7. Develop your appreciation and understanding of the aesthetic, social, moral, ethical, environmental, economic and global issues and contexts which affect decision-making within an art and design context 8. Provide you with skills necessary to succeed at degree level and beyond.

Type of LearningUniversity Study

Course CodeA6029

Study ModeFull time

DurationFull Time: 3 years, Full Time inc. Foundation Entry: 4 years

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Awarded ByUniversity of Bolton

Start Date/s

06/09/2021, 06/09/2021

Entry requirements

Foundation Entry ( Year 0): 48 UCAS points. BA (Hons) Art and Design Entry ( Year 1) : 96 UCAS points Your level 3 subjects should include a relevant subject; i.e. A-level or BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design .You should also have five GCSEs at grade C ( 4) or above (or equivalent) including English .All students are interviewed with portfolio. We select students on their ability to benefit from the course. We do offer some flexibility for entry with consideration given to applicants with alternative qualifications who have a strong portfolio to present at interview.

Modules

Creative Responses Information and Interpretation Preparation and Progression Specialist Project Applied Creativity 3D Physical Processes Fundamentals and Theories of Studio Practice 2D Art – Principles and Processes Digital Imaging Thinking Photography Reading Through The Lens Visual Thinking Contextual Studies in Graphic Design Introduction to Studio Practice in Graphic Design Visual Storytelling Introduction to Animation and Illustration Contextual Studies in Animation and Illustration Material Practices 1 Material Practices 2 Design Studies 1 Surface Pattern: Principles and Processes Employability and Enterprise Past Present and Futures: Theory into Context Advanced 3D Physical Processes Fine Art - Themes, Theories and Practice Advanced 2D - Principles and Processes Advanced Photo Media The Creative Studio Location, Light, Camera, Context Research and Context in Photography The Photo Story Design Practice Motion Graphics Principles of Animation Principles of Illustration Open Study Advanced Studio Practice The Surface Designer: Digital Textile Design and Print The Designer Maker: Research and Ideas Development The Surface Designer: Studio and Freelance Practice for 2D and 3D The Designer Maker: Making for Exhibition or Sale Professional Practice and Self-Promotion Research in Context Major Project Advanced Practice and Theories in Context Public Art in Contemporary Practice Self Negotiated Photographic Project Professional Practice Applied Critical Thinking in Photography Major Project Advanced Design Practice Advanced Visualisation for Graphic Design Visual Style Character Design Advanced Textile and Studio Practice Advanced Techniques and Processes

Assessment

We use a blended approach to teaching and learning which means you’ll have face-to- face sessions as well as participating in online learning. You can expect to learn through a mix of seminars, lectures and tutorials, practical workshop demonstrations, our visiting speaker programme, critiques, study visits, self-directed study, IT sessions, library and guided study. Module-based design briefs help to give you an insight into the professional environment. These involve simulated design briefs, client-led live briefs and competition briefs. Group tutorials and critiques, one-to-one tutor feedback, and regular feedback from clients and collaborators combine to support your learning during this process.

Careers & Progression

The diversity a degree in Art and Design enables students to progress into a wide variety of creative sectors. The skills gains during your art and design degree are transferable to a range of sectors, including specialised art related careers and other more general roles. You will learn a range of art and design skills, such as thinking creatively , analysing form, communicating visually, mastering the use of colour, space and line, as well as transferable skills such as analytical and research skills, solving problems, planning and managing time and resources, and collaborating with others. Taking part in events and exhibitions will also improve your confidence and self awareness. A career in art and design can cover a plethora of different areas such as Painting, Sculpture, Illustration, Photography , Animation, Textiles, Set Design, Community Art. Many graduates set up their own small businesses or work as freelancers.

Additional Details

Equipment Supplied

Equipment List will be provided.

Extra curricular activities

There will be opportunities for you to participate in National and International study trips. Gallery visits will form an essential part of your study as will access to practicing professional artists and designers from the creative arts sector. Live competition briefs will also be integrated into your study programme.

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