BA (Hons) Art and Design: Foundation Programme (Part-time)

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This is a two-year, part-time higher education course for mature learners who would like to refresh or develop their skills before going on to further study in art and design at degree level.

You would be required to attend College two days per week over the two years. The first year is a general introduction to art and design practice, where the various modules are studied via practical workshops, a drawing programme, project work, art history, research and study skills that are aimed at providing you with the experience and knowledge you need to progress – and also to decide which subject area you would like to concentrate on in the second year.

During the second year you will focus on producing work in your chosen subject (for example, Fine Art, Fashion, Textiles, Graphic Media or Photography). The emphasis here, is on employing and enhancing the skills and knowledge you acquired during the first year, to develop a portfolio of work for progression onto a degree level course in that subject. You will also have the opportunity to discuss your choice of subject and your work with the relevant course leaders, who will be able to advise you on the suitability of their course for your needs.

BA (Hons) Art and Design modules offered

Year One
Year Two

On successful completion of the first two years students will be eligible for progression onto year one of our BA Honours degree courses in your chosen subject.

32 UCAS points* plus 3 GCSEs (grades A*- C) including English, plus a portfolio of visual work or completion of the first year of a level 3 diploma in an art related subject.

Please note, students without formal qualifications, but with an appropriate portfolio of visual work or work experience will also be given full consideration.
*2017-18 UCAS Tariff

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  • Higher Education (Degree Level)
  • Part-Time
  • Colchester

Foundation (ZE2BAADP10): 2 years |
BA Hons: 6 Years |
Part-time applications are made direct to University Centre Colchester at Colchester Institute

Start Date September 2018
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  • University of Essex
Tuition Fees
  • Art and Design Foundation Year
    Part-time (2 years)
    £3,000 per annum


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