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University of Bolton

Art and Design with foundation year

UCAS Code: WW50

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

48

Your Level 3 subjects must include a relevant subject; for instance, A-level Art or BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent) including English and Mathematics. To help you understand what UCAS points are equivalent to, in terms of grades, please visit the University of Bolton’s webpage below for some examples of grades from popular qualifications: https://www.bolton.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/ucas-tariff/

57%
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About this course


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Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

6 years | Part-time | 2019

Subject

Creative arts and design

Our experienced Art and Design staff will help you explore and develop your creative potential, before you choose to specialise in one or two disciplines from fine art, photography, graphic design, animation, illustration, textiles and surface design. With purpose-built facilities, strong links with arts organisations and industry and a supportive environment, the University of Bolton offers a great canvas for you to develop your creative potential.

The BA (Hons) in Art & Design with Foundation offers you the opportunity to develop a personalised study programme based on your learning needs and expectations.

Starting with foundation studies that offer a structured introduction to a wide range of materials, processes and techniques, we’ll support you as you develop your own line of visual enquiry, explore different areas of art and design, and develop a sound portfolio of creative work.

Following the foundation level, you’ll choose your specialisms from several combinations of subjects available at the University such as animation and illustration, fine art, graphic design, photography, and textile and surface design. With personalised guidance from our experienced and supportive staff, you can explore the interplay between your two disciplines, and gain experience of different art and design media, techniques and processes. The final year offers a further chance to specialise in one of your areas.

Alternatively, on successful completion of the foundation level, you can opt to transfer to one of our specialist degrees, including Animation and Illustration, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography, or Textiles and Surface Design. You can also explore transferring to another subject area offered by the University of Bolton, such as Special and Visual Effects or Games Art.

Modules

Modules listed below are a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules as part of the course.

Media and Materiality in Art and Design
2D Art and Design
3D Art and Design
Specialist Art and Design Practice
Introduction to Art and Design Practice and Study
Scholarship
Applied Creativity
Applied Design for Fashion and Interiors
Digital Animation and Illustration
Digital Creativity
Fundamentals and Theories of Studio Practice
Ideas into Reality
Narrative Illustration
Photographic Techniques (Digital)
Photographic Techniques (Wet)
Principles of Design
Principles of Design
2D Art – Principles and Processes
3D Physical Processes
Visual Literacy
Employability and Enterprise
Advanced 3D Physical Processes
Applied Techniques into Practice
Craft and Digital Production
Design Practice
Design for Emerging Technologies
Fine Art - Promotion and Exhibition
Fine Art - Themes, Theories and Practice
Open Study
Past Present and Futures: Theory into Context
Principles of Animation
Principles of Illustration
Studio: Techniques into Practice
The Designer Maker: Research and Ideas Development
The Designer Maker: Making for Exhibition or Sale
The Surface Designer: Digital Textile Design and Print
The Surface Designer: Studio and Freelance Practice for 2D and 3D
Research in Context
Professional Practice and Self-Promotion
Major Project
Advanced Design Practice
Advanced Photography Practice: Portfolio for Exhibition
Advanced Photography Practice: Research, Presentation and Exhibition
Advanced Practice and Theories in Context
Advanced Textile and Studio Practice
Advanced Techniques and Processes
Public Art in Contemporary Practice
Visual Style

Assessment methods

FOUNDATION YEAR: 97% coursework, 3% practical exams
Level 1, 2 and 3: 100% coursework

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£46,600
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bolton

Department:

Art and Design

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Creative arts and design

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A*
C

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.

£17,400
med
Average annual salary
84%
low
Employed or in further education
97%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Design occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Only a small number of students study courses sitting under this broad subject, so there isn't a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - bear that in mind when you look at the stats. Teaching, advertising and the creative arts were the most common industries for these graduates, but it's a good idea to attend open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from a specific course and what previous graduates typically go on to do.

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