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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Design studies
Student score
87% HIGH
% employed or in further study
89% LOW
Average graduate salary
£16.3k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

112 UCAS Tariff points

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Studying our Applied Arts degree will give you the opportunity to develop your skills in a range of techniques and materials including glass, ceramics, woodwork, metalwork, jewellery and decorative art. You will also be encouraged to combine materials and techniques to produce creative and innovative works. The course showcases traditional techniques and new technology and gives you the confidence to develop ideas which utilise both talents. Studying in a traditional art school environment enables you to work alongside others, developing friendships and contacts which last a lifetime. During the course you will develop the artistic flair and ability to be able to express your ideas and mature as a professional maker. In addition you will be provided with the business and marketing skills to be able to sell and promote your work in the future. You will be given opportunities to work on ‘live’ projects, exhibit your work and to enter your work into competitions throughout the course.


YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) Introduces you to the breadth of materials and techniques within the Applied Arts, where you have the opportunity to work across all the material areas, experimenting with glass, ceramics, metal and mixed media. MODULES: Contextual Studies 1 Creative Futures 1 Introductory Subject Studies (Applied Arts) Principles and Processes (Applied Arts) Ideas and Concepts (Applied Arts) Media and Techniques (Applied Arts) YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) Expands your making skills within your main material choice, developing a depth of knowledge and understanding about materials and craft skills and allowing you advance your own creative style. The key professional skills of understanding market, publicity and costings are also developed through practical projects. MODULES: Contextual Studies Creative Futures 2 Extended Practice (Applied Arts) Practice in Context (Applied Arts) Specialist Study (Applied Arts) YEAR 3 (LEVEL 4) Allows you to realise your ideas in the direction of your choice, with students developing their own individual themes to produce collections, demonstrating high quality making skills and innovative design solutions. MODULES: Contextual Studies 3 Creative Futures 3 Negotiated Study 1 (Applied Arts) Negotiated Study 2 (Applied Arts) The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

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Based in Wrexham but with campuses and facilities around north-east Wales, Glyndwr University champions the spirit of enterprise. We aim to be bold and enterprising in everything we do. Our courses are tailored to be relevant to industry, working closely with partners in business including Airbus, Rolls Royce and the BBC to ensure our graduates get the skills they need to gain employment.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 95%
Student score 87% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
64% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
17% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
242 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
43% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 89% LOW
Average graduate salary £16.3k MED
Graduates who are design occupations


Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Want to work in a growing, creative sector where we are a world leader? Welcome to design! The UK has a proud reputation as a centre of design excellence, and last year just over 14,000 design degrees were awarded. At the moment, the jobs market looks a little better for fashion and textile designers, and not as good for multimedia or interactive designers — but that may change by the time you graduate. In general, design graduates are more likely than most to start their career in London, although that also varies by subject — last year fashion designers often found jobs in the North West, graphic designers in the South West, illustrators in the South West, East Anglia and Midlands, textile designers in the Midlands and the North West, and visual designers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Midlands. Design is also a good degree for people who want to work for a small business - more than half of graduates start at a small employer.
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