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Design (Foundation Entry) - BA (Hons)

Approved by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
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This one year course provides an access route into design education at degree level, guaranteeing progression for successful students on to any of our foundation degree creative arts programmes at the Hugh Baird University Centre.

The course will enable you to explore visual merchandising, graphic arts, media, photography and media make up, as well the traditional aspects of art and design such as life drawing, experimenting and developing skills in a range of media.

This is a practical based course that will allow you to express your creative ability and communicate ideas in 2D and 3D format before specialising in a subject area that will allow you to progress onto your chosen degree programme at the Hugh Baird University Centre.

You will explore and develop your skills in sketchbook diaries and compile a design portfolio in both semester 1 and 2 in readiness for the first year on your chosen degree course.

You will be embedded into the Higher Education culture within the Hugh Baird University Centre and will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of undergraduate experiences, for example international trips, guest speakers and industry led workshops.

You will study a range of core modules, including:

  • Art & Design Studies
  • Design Investigation
  • Specialism Skills
  • Drawing and Image Communication

The Design (Foundation Entry) BA (Hons) teaching and learning strategy will be delivered through a range of lectures, practical workshops, tutor led sessions, individual and group tasks, personal research, group seminars, individual tutorials, critiques and reflective practice activities.

You will have the opportunity to explore the diverse design disciplines prior to identifying your chosen pathway for your final major project.

Local, national and international trips will also enhance the student experience.

Validated by: UCLan
UCAS code:: 8G15

Institutional code: H65

Primary contact:
Donna Wright
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 5526 or email: donna.wright@hughbaird.ac.uk

Secondary contact:
Angela O'Brien
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext. 5517 or email: angela.o'brien@hughbaird.ac.uk

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  • What are the entry requirements?

    In order to qualify for this course, you will need to be aged 18+ and have:

    • At least five GCSEs at grade C or above to include maths and English

    And either:

    • a BTEC Extended Diploma at Level 3 within a relevant subject

    OR:

    • A Levels or International Baccalaureate

    Additional Selection Criteria:
    Meeting the minimum entry requirement for a course does not necessarily guarantee a place. Entry to all courses is subject to a successful interview. When assessing an application, we take into account your grades, predicted grades, reference and personal statement. From your personal statement and interview, we consider your motivation and commitment to success, and any relevant experience you may have. For some courses, we may also ask for a portfolio of appropriate work or an audition.

    For some courses, students may be required to find a work placement prior to enrolment and/or undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. These requirements will be discussed at interview.

    Mature Students:
    We recognise that some mature students may not meet the standard entry requirements but may have gained knowledge and skills from relevant work or life experience and, therefore, we would consider your application on an individual basis. We would take into account your work and life experience and may ask you to discuss this in more details at interview.

    Interview:
    Entry to all courses is subject to a successful interview. All applicants are invited to attend an interview with either the Course Leader or Course Tutor. You will be notified of your interview by our Admissions Team who will also update UCAS Track with details of your application.

    UK and EU Entry:
    Equivalent international qualifications will be considered towards meeting the general entry requirements. Additionally, EU students, for whom English is not their first language, will be required to evidence an IELTS score or 6.5 or equivalent. Equivalences include:

    • TOEFL written examination score of 550 plus a test of written English (at 4)
    • TOEFL Computer Equivalent score of 230
    • Proficiency in English (Cambridge) at Grade C or above

    All applicants are invited to attend an interview with either the Course Leader or Course Tutor. You will be notified of your date for your interview by our Admissions Team who will also update UCAS Track with details of your application.

    Please note: To gain access to some courses you may need to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. If you have criminal convictions or cautions, please do not be put off from applying for the course. Your acceptance on to the course will depend on the nature of any convictions and will be at the discretion of the University Centre and your placement provider. If you would like to discuss this issue in confidence, please contact Student Services Advisors in The Pod on 0151 353 4444, or call in to speak to them in person.

  • What can I do if I complete this course?

    Successful completion of this course leads to guaranteed progression on to Year 1 of a related degree programme at the Hugh Baird University Centre. Alternatively, you may have the option of progressing onto a related degree programme at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

  • Duration

    One year, full time or two years, part time.

  • Cost

    You don’t need to pay your tuition fees up front – Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England. They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start paying them back until you are earning more than £21,000 per year. Student Loans will also help to support your living costs.

    For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

    The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2017/18 for Home and EU students is:

    • £6,000 per year

    The standard part time tuition fee rate for 2017/18 for Home and EU students is:

    • £1,000 per 20 credit module

    The University Centre’s tuition fees are reviewed each academic year.

  • Disclaimer

    We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course. For full details of our terms, conditions and disclaimers, click here.

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