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  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award FD (Arts)
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location South and City College - Bournville Campus
  • School Wolverhampton School of Art

Why choose this course?

Course Outline:

  • Provides the industry standards required in the field
  • Combines theory and practical projects
  • Focuses on gaining and developing skills and vocational bias
  • Gives an opportunity to concentrate your experience in different specialisms including, fine art, jewellery and graphic design
  • Provides access to resources at both Bournville College and University of Wolverhampton

What happens on the course?

Year one:

  • Introduction to Studio Practice
  • Personal Development and Employability
  • Visual Analysis
  • Subject Specialist Learning 1
  • Communication and Study Skills
  • Studio Practice

Year two:

  • Professional Studio Practice
  • Advanced Studio Practice
  • Professional Practice/Placement 1
  • Plan for Employment or Further Study
  • Subject Specialist Learning 2
  • Professional Practice/Placement 2

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

  • Leads to direct entry to top-up degree at university
  • Supports the confidence to set up own business Provides training and develops skills essential to the industry

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £6165 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £6165 per year 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

2019 Entry

  • DE from ‘A’ levels
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design or a related subject PPP
  • BTEC Diploma in Art and Design or a related subject MP
  • Access to HE Diploma full award
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Those meeting the entry requirements may be shortlisted for an interview at Bournville College

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund ( for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


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