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Creative Arts, Technologies and Science
Bachelor of Art and Design
Bachelor of Art and Design

Bachelor of Art and Design

  • ID:UB440043
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

  • IELTS overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each element
  • TOEFL iBT - Listening: 17, Reading: 18, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17
  • Pearson PTE - Listening: 59, Reading: 59, Speaking: 59, Writing: 59

Course Information

From traditional disciplines such as drawing, painting and printmaking, to the latest techniques in video and digital media, this course will give you the chance to develop your skills and discover the area of practice that matches your creativity.

You will learn about the relationship between contemporary design and fine art, and how this affects the world we live in. And you will also acquire the practice-based professional knowledge that will enhance your prospects as you progress in your career.

This course explores the relationship between fine art and design, and focuses on a wide range of traditional and contemporary disciplines while offering you the chance to discover the area of practice that matches your creativity.

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  • Contemporary Arts Practice: Exploring Materials And Methods (ART059-1) Compulsory
  • Context And Ideas (ART057-1) Compulsory
  • Introducing Studio Practice (ART063-1) Compulsory
  • Thinking Through Making (ART064-1) Compulsory
  • Collaborative Enterprise (ART052-2) Compulsory
  • Contemporary Arts Practice: Developing Materials And Methods (ART054-2) Compulsory
  • Context And Meaning (ART053-2) Compulsory
  • Developing Professional Practice (ART051-2) Compulsory
  • Creative Futures (ART029-3) Compulsory
  • Critical And Creative Contexts (ART030-3) Compulsory
  • Final Major Project: Art And Design (ART022-3) Compulsory
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Pre Courses

​A Degree with a Foundation Year gives you guaranteed entry to an Undergraduate course.

Whether you’re returning to learning and require additional help and support to up-skill, or if you didn’t quite meet the grades to pursue an Undergraduate course, our Degrees with Foundation Year provide a fantastic entry route for you to work towards a degree level qualification.

With our guidance and support you’ll get up to speed within one year, and will be ready to seamlessly progress on to undergraduate study at Bedfordshire.

The Foundation Year provides an opportunity to build up your academic writing skills and numeracy, and will also cover a range of subject specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree.

This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will need to successfully complete the Foundation Year to progress on to the first year of your bachelor’s degree.

Why study a degree with a Foundation Year?

  • Broad-based yet enough depth to give you credible vocational skills
  • Coverage of a variety of areas typically delivered by an expert in this area
  • Gain an understanding of a subject before choosing which route you wish to specialise in
  • Great introduction to further study, and guaranteed progression on to one of our Undergraduate degrees

The degrees offering a Foundation Year provide excellent preparation for your future studies.

During your Foundation Year you will get the opportunity to talk to tutors about your degree study and future career aspirations, and receive guidance on the most appropriate Undergraduate course to help you achieve this; providing you meet the entry requirements and pass the Foundation Year.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Employability skills are integrated into the course and provide you with an awareness of the real-world context of the creative industries in general.  You will be helped to develop a strategy for obtaining appropriate employment at the end of your course.

Professional practice will be emphasised as part of all learning, with a work-related learning unit that will especially help you to become more focused on managing your career.  You will be helped with the preparation of a professional portfolio; including a CV and social media skills needed to promote yourself in a social-mediated art and design world.

Typical graduate destinations for Art and Design students include:

Various roles within art, design and creative industries – community artist, curator, picture editor, studio manager, arts management, arts consultancy, multi-media/web design, magazine and book publishing, public or community arts participation, museum and exhibition work, arts education, freelance creative practice and teaching.

Further study at Masters level (Level seven), for example, Fine Art, Art and Design, Visual Communication, Curating, Contemporary Art Practice, Art Education.

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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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