Where will this course lead?

This degree course in Creative Arts and Design Practice is taught at Solihull College & University Centre and caters for those who have recently completed a Higher National Diploma under the subject area of Art and Design or Communication Media, Film & Cultural Studies. This can include Photography, Graphic Design and Creative Media Production (Moving Image).

The academic, practical and technical elements of this programme are balanced so that you can either develop your skills to sustain a career in the creative industries as a 'maker' or pursue further study.

Upon completion of the course you will be awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oxford Brookes University.

What will I study?

The core themes linked to the programme include:
- Research and developing your practice to a professional standard.
- The historical contexts for art and design disciplines.
- Current theories and contexts for art and design disciplines.
- The contemporary creative industries.
- Sustaining commercial and non-profit activities through art and design practice.
- Promoting art and design practice.

The programme is designed to consist entirely of compulsory modules to enable deeper understanding of the conceptual, theoretical and practical skills relating to individual or collaborative art and design practice.

There are four compulsory modules that will be taught during the course:
- Critical and Contextual Writing.
- Negotiated Studies.
- Collaborative and Creative Practice.
- Personal Portfolio and Promotion.

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.

How will this course be delivered?

The programme favours active learning approaches such as practical, seminar and collaborative activities, discussions and problem solving activities rather than an approach focused on lectures and note-taking. Contact time is focussed on face-to-face delivery with lecturers, visiting lecturers, artists and designers as well as technical specialists. The majority of contact time takes place through practical classes. Opportunities for one to one interaction on this programme are high through formally scheduled contact in modules and contact through an allocated Personal Tutor.

Students will make use of Tutorials, Seminars, Workshops, Lectures, Field Trips, as well as Independent Research and Self-Evaluation.

What qualifications will I get?

BA (Hons) Creative Arts and Design Practice.

How will I be assessed?

Learning is assessed entirely through coursework. Assessment takes place after the completion of each practical, theoretical and professional practice module. Work will be assessed internally and then externally examined and moderated.

How do I get a place on the course?

A College interview and a portfolio of work are required to join the course. Applications can be made through UCAS. The UCAS code is W902.

What are the entry requirements?

- A relevant Higher National Diploma, achieving 240 credits with a Merit profile at level 5. - An Art and Design portfolio is required at interview.

What else do I need to know?

During the course you will be required to go on external visits to galleries and exhibitions suitable for your area of study. You will be required to purchase materials you may use during your studies. There is also an exit point where students can leave with a Degree without honours. You will need to purchase all your art materials necessary.

There are a number of visits to relevant exhibitions through the duration of the course which will incur costs. UCAS CODE: W902 INSTITUTION CODE: O66 CAMPUS CODE: L 

Solihull College and University Centre offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

Please note that when you enrol you are accepting that the course content and module descriptions are accurate at the time of publishing and that the course content as described is based on what is possible to deliver under the government advice and social distancing rules at that particular time. In the event of changes made to those rules, by national or local government, the College may need to make further alterations to the published course content. By enrolling with the College, you will be confirming that you are content to proceed with the course as detailed at that time and on the basis that the programme may be subject to reasonable change.

What can I do after this course?

After completion the course can lead to a career within the following areas:
- Graphic Design.
- Commercial Photography.
- Illustration.
- Advertising.
- Motion Graphics.
- Film Making.
- Creative Artist.
- Freelance and company based work in the creative arts.
- Teaching (Secondary, Further and Higher Education) - subject to Teaching qualifications.
- Postgraduate study - MA, PGCE and MPhil/PhD courses.


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