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Leicester College

Professional Studies (Creative Industries)

UCAS Code: 574W

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

Entry requirements


Applicants should hold a Level 5 qualification, such as a Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma within a related Creative subject.

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About this course


Course option

1year

Full-time | 2019

Validated by De Montfort University, this programme aims to provide graduates with professional work-ready skills and commercial knowledge for successful careers in the creative industries. The programme will be delivered largely through a ‘project model’ which reflects a modern multi-skilled approach essential to the development of your career.

If you have an HND or foundation degree in an art and design or media practice-based subject this one-year honours degree top up is the course for you. Emphasis will be placed on the development of skills and knowledge enabling you to become fully engaged, independent, and critical practitioners who have the ability to project manage and understand the requirements for success within your chosen creative industry. This will be achieved through significant research and a project proposal relative to your subject specialism. Industries.

This level 6 course is designed to provide you with the opportunity to work as a freelance / independent practitioner within the creative industries. The course content enables you to develop a portfolio of work that will allow you to display your industry practice and prowess.

Successful completion of this BA (Hons) degree can allow for progression to an MA/postgraduate qualification in associated subject specialisms.

Modules

The course has four modules: Professional Development and Project Preparation is a lecture based module and asks students to design a project which will be undertaken as Work Based Learning. The lectures reflect the issues discussed when applying for funding. The submission comprises of a full project proposal and plan of activity for the student designed project. Creative and Critical enquiry is a research module giving students the scope to explore any sector specific issue or topic. Professional Practice provides the platform to reflect on and develop the skills needed to work as a Freelance Performance Practitioner. Initially lecture based, the module explores techniques and skills, concluding with a student devised performance. Work Based Learning comprises of tutorials and lectures around the student project activity. This research project will be student led and should be a platform for the type of work the student may want to undertake upon completion of the course.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed via:
-A collaborative project set by industry that will see you working with students from other creative disciplines.
-Continuing Professional Development (CPD) - website blog and marketing report relevant to your practice, branding and identity.
-A project proposal.
-A business plan.
-A dissertation and associated seminar to complement your project.
- A work-based project in response to project proposal.

Your final grade at the end of the course follows the standard university undergraduate honours classification system of 1st, 2:1, 2:2 or 3rd.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,165
per year
EU
£6,165
per year
International
£9,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,165
per year
Scotland
£6,165
per year
Wales
£6,165
per year

The Uni


Course location:

St Margaret’s Campus

Department:

Creative Industries

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