Foundation Degree in Art & Design (validated by University of Wolverhampton)
The Creative Economy is the fastest growing industry in the UK and contributes over £100 billion to the UK’s GDP! When automation gets into full swing, many jobs will suffer. The creative sector will always have employment opportunities and continue to grow. Creativity is the future!
A Foundation Degree is equivalent to two years on a full degree and tuition fees are much cheaper than other universities. Our degree is validated by Wolverhampton University and you can progress onto the third year at Wolverhampton or any other top-up degree in the country.
Studying at Bournville means you will have access to state of the art facilities with large studio spaces, digital suites, music studios, media equipment and more. You will also have your own designated workspace and access to a University Centre on campus with dedicated HE staff to support your needs.
This course is designed to allow the transfer of skills to a real working environment. You will have the opportunity to work closely with industry through practical work, live briefs, industry practice and independent and negotiated projects. You will develop communication, presentation and team working skills and exhibit your work in a professional gallery environment at least twice during the course. You will be also able to take part in educational visits abroad and nationally.
Specialist tutors and visiting practitioners will encourage a broad educational experience, breaking down boundaries between art and design specialisms to support your exploration of new and exciting areas whilst extending your portfolio. We aim to provide you with discipline expertise and instil a critical knowledge of art practice that is underpinned by the experience, research and industry expertise of the academic staff.
We are committed to producing graduates who have already engaged in the world of work and are enterprising and entrepreneurial by nature.
What areas will I study?
In order to develop high-level, creative skills, strong visual communication is fundamental and this is supported by the exploration of practical techniques in a range of arts areas.
The first year allows you to experiment in a range of different areas of art and design. In the second year you can specialise in the following disciplines:
- Graphic Design
- Games Design & CGI
- Fine Art
- Interior Design
- Textile Design
- Product Design
- Applied Arts and many more
To enable deeper understanding, you will delve into the background of history of design, such as the circumstances surrounding artistic development, within modules including visual analysis, communication and study skills and studio practice.
There may be additional costs associated with the course which include:
- £65 studio fee (Includes starter art kit, fee for local trips and specialist studio materials)
- £350 approx. for an overseas educational visit
- £30 towards the compulsory End of Year Art Exhibition