BA (Hons) Creative Industries: Graphic Design (Top-up: work based)
Why choose this course
The programme has been designed to enable you to further develop your creative ability, whilst acquiring essential professional skills such as management, marketing, negotiation, business and freelance skills which will increase your career opportunities within the creative sector. The programme has excellent links with the creative industry to enhance your commercial awareness and professional experience.
Course structure and content
The programme will consist of 120 credits at Level 6 that will enable you to develop relevant professional and management skills alongside subject specific work-based placements within
the creative industries.
These will include modules in creative theory and practice, planning and research methods, creative freelance management and practice within the creative industries.
Taught sessions may include:
- Formal lectures
- Practical studio/workshops
- Seminars including individual and group presentations
- A tutorial programme.
- Project reports/journals
- Professional portfolios
- Research project
- There is no formal written examination.
In partnerhip with
- £7,500 per year (full-time).
- £5,000 per year (part-time).
Students may apply for the following funding (based on individual circumstances):
- Tuition Fee Loan
- Maintenance Loan
- Maintenance Grant
- University Bursary and/or National Scholarship
- Weston College Scholarships
A Graphic Design based Foundation Degree with Bath Spa
All applicants will be interviewed and will be required to bring a
portfolio of work with them. It is becoming increasingly desirable
for students to possess a Level 2 qualification in Maths and English.
It is a condition of entry to the programme that you have secured a suitable work-based learning setting* by the time of your admission.
*You will need to be employed or self-employed within some aspect of the creative industries. You can be working either as an employee for a creative company relevant to individual practice (full or part-time) or acting as a self-employed sole trader or freelancer (evidence of self-employment will need to be provided).
You will also need to identify a work-based mentor in order to undertake the work-based modules of the programme.
Non Bath Spa University applicants need to have a ABB at A Level or a DDD at National/Extended Diploma.
On successful completion of this top-up qualification you may have the opportunity to:
- Apply to progress to a PGCE course and teaching
- Apply to Progress to Masters Degree study at Bath Spa University or other universities
- Enter employment in creative studios
- Set up your own business as a practising designer.
How to apply
Internal applications only. Please contact the HE Unit on 01934 411780 for the appropriate form.
Institution Code: B20
Course Code: W214
Campus Code: C