The first part of your year will be spent delving into different areas of art and design, identifying your strengths and interests.Introductory Stage
You’ll work on a project that covers a variety of disciplines across five pathways – Fine Art, Fashion and Textiles, 3D Design, Lens-based Media and Visual Communication. The aim of this stage is to develop your practical and conceptual skills, as well as introduce you to the broader area of art and design – helping you to identify your areas of strength and interest.
As the year progresses, you'll have more freedom to specialise. This helps you to grow as an artist and determines which creative direction your academic path and future career may lie in.Specialist Studies
Engaging in a single project theme, you’ll specialise in one of the pathways explored in Stage 1, which will further nurture your skills and idea development. You’ll also acquire the verbal and written skills needed to present your ideas effectively and to engage in critical debate.
Stage 3Final Project
Your creative and personal development will be realised by undertaking a final major project of your own choosing, culminating in a final exhibition.
Fees and additional course costs
Currently, if you are an UK or EU student between 19 and 23 years old on the 31 August before your course starts, and studying for your first full level 3 qualification, you don’t have to pay any tuition fees.
If you do not meet the above criteria you will have to pay a tuition fee, the fee for 2021 entry has not been confirmed yet but once we have the details we will publish it here. As a guide the fee for 2020 entry was £3,928.
Additional course costs
In addition to the tuition fees please see the additional course costs for 2021 entry.
Find out more about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to:
These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.
After completing this course, most of our students progress to a degree course at UCA.
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