Course details

Study options

Part-time: 1 year

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

BA (Hons)

Start date

September

Location

Buxton & Leek College (Leek Campus)

Course description

The BA (Hons) Creative Art & Design Practice ‘top-up’ year builds upon the unique entrepreneurial ethos and production of contemporary, professional quality work that is initially addressed in the FdA programme.

This course seeks to develop and facilitate your independent and experiential learning through a range of opportunities, both project-based and self-directed in a stimulating and exciting environment. There will be a continued emphasis on your development of a focused, innovative, individual specialist practice within the creative industries, for example; fine art, printmaking, illustration, photography, textiles, glass or ceramics.

The course is both academically challenging, developing theoretical awareness of contemporary and vocationally relevant practice with a good balance of creative and academic work, being roughly two-thirds practical and one-third theoretical.

There will be a public exhibition as a conclusion to the course and a specific module has been designed to encourage self-promotion in a current creative manner considering online opportunities and the development of entrepreneurial acumen.

You’ll study in Leek School of Art which is steeped in art and design history dating back to 1884. The new William Morris building has state-of-the-art facilities with studio and workshop spaces that are light and spacious and have all the latest equipment.

What you will study

There will be a continued emphasis on your development of a focused, innovative, individual specialist practice within the creative industries, for example; fine art, printmaking, illustration, photography, textiles, glass or ceramics.

How you will learn

You will learn and be assessed through a variety of methods including:

Assessment is at the end of each module, with 4 modules in total.

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

Entry requirements

You will need to have a foundation degree in creative art & design practice (or equivalent).

Relevant subjectsN/A

Fees and funding

2019/20 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

N/A

£4,800 per year

International

N/A

N/A

How to apply

UK/EU students

Part-time students should apply directly to the University.

Apply directly to the University

Guidance for EU students post-Brexit

Careers

After you have completed this course, you could go into a variety of entry level roles in Creative Art and Design. You could also continue your study with a postgraduate programme related to Art and Design, such as the MA Fine Art or progress into teaching.

The MA Fine Art is an exciting, challenging and rigorous programme that addresses the multifaceted needs of today’s visual artist. The programme provides the opportunity to engage in taught studio-based research, under-pinned by a strong theoretical awareness of contemporary practice.

Past students have progressed to Masters in Curatorial Practice and Creative Futures as well as PGCE teaching qualifications.

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Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.