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Bath Spa University

History of Art and Design (Professional Placement Year)

UCAS Code: S173

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-C,C,C

A Level grades BCC including Grade B in Art & Design and Grade C in History or English related subjects preferred.

Access to HE Diploma

M:30

Typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

A minimum of 27 points will be required in addition to a HL Art or English subject at grade 6 and evidence of further experience in Art & Design.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

MMM

Extended Diploma grades Merit, Merit. Merit (MMM) in a related subject in addition to other qualifications or evidence of experience in Art.

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96-104

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

History of art

This is the 4 year course which includes a Professional Placement Year.History of Art and Design at Bath Spa University is a critical, experimental and creative course designed for individuals who want a career in art and design. Youll develop a strong knowledge of the historical background to the subject as well as the skills that you will need to become a motivated, agile professional in a related career. As the course progresses, youll move from diverse and broad-based studies, to specialist work on your own chosen areas.- Based in the World Heritage City of Bath, explore the regions rich cultural heritage. - Be taught by active researchers, authors, artists and curators with extensive experience in their field. - Take modules which reflect your individual interests and allow you to specialise in particular media, geographical areas or periods.- Go on field trips to London and across the region. - Volunteer within local organisations. - Take Open Modules which will give you opportunities to undertake work experience. **More about the Professional Placement Year**A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.

Modules

In Year 1 you’ll be introduced to the foundations of methodology in art and design history and a wealth of issues in gallery and museum studies, alongside focused study of topics spanning from the Renaissance to the early 19th century. You’ll learn how to research and learn independently and write effectively, as you begin your journey to a career in a subject-related area.

In Year 2 you’ll have increasing choice over your areas of study, whilst focusing on art, design and ideas spanning the period from the mid nineteenth century through to the mid twentieth century.

In Year 3 you’ll undertake a core module which reflects upon the world of art and design since 1945, and have the opportunity to produce a substantial ‘long-form’ piece of personal research: maybe a dissertation, maybe something more experimental.

For more information on modules please refer to our website.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bath Spa University

Department:

Bath School of Art and Design

TEF rating:

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What students say


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.

History and archaeology

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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History and archaeology

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%
low
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a category for graduates taking a wide range of courses that don’t fall neatly into a subject group, so be aware that the stats you see here may not be a very accurate guide to the outcomes for the specific course you’re interested in. Management, finance, marketing, education and jobs in the arts are some of the typical jobs for these graduates, but it's sensible to go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course, and what previous graduates did.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

History of art

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

£17k

£17k

£23k

£23k

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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