This BA ‘top up’ programme is for those who want to pursue their own creative priorities and passions whilst working alongside, and with, students from a range of design disciplines.
Students become increasingly independent and take part in projects that are based on realistic design scenarios, from small scale domestic projects to larger commerical scale projects. You will be given the freedom to explore your own areas of interest, with your studies culminating in a creative research project.
- Creative research project
- Responsive design
- Final major design project
- Portfolio development.
Application is through UCAS using code W200.
Applications for the year you wish to study open in September the year before. Whilst UCAS advertise a January deadline, we continue to accept applications through to the September you wish to start with us, provided we have spaces available and the course remains open.
One year full-time.
Graduates take up careers across a wide range of areas within the design and creative industries, public or community arts, and graphic and interior design. Careers can be pursued as independent design practitioners.
Students are required to have a range of drawing equipment such as an adjustable set-square and scale ruler, drawing pens and pencils, paints, marker pens, crayons, masking tape, glue, scissors etc. You will also require a portfolio, sketchbooks and a range of papers along with model making equipment. You may wish to utilise your own laptop so investment in current design software will be essential. Design students also invest in good quality printing and publishing of their work – prices for this vary according to size.
There may also be additional costs for educational visits/trips.
Upon registering to become a student of Bishop Burton College on a programme validated by the University of Hull, each student agrees to comply with the following:
- University of Hull Complaint Regulations (so far as it applies to Collaborative Provision students)
- University of Hull Academic Appeal & Queries Regulations (so far as it applies to Collaborative Provision students)
- Guide for Collaborative Provision Students
- University of Hull Library and ICT Regulations and Guidelines
- Any other University of Hull policy, procedure, regulation or requirement as may be communicated from time to time. Find out more about the University of Hull's Quality and Standards.
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A relevant Foundation Degree or related HND, as well as a portfolio.
If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 student visa to study and do not hold GCSE grade C English or equivalent, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill).
BA Design (Top Up)
Patrick decided to come to Bishop Burton College because he wanted to learn new skills and start a career he is passionate about. He currently works part-time as a council recruitment officer and has always enjoyed creative hobbies, such as photography, drawing and painting.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: The emphasis on employability and contacts with local businesses is a definite plus point for me. I like the flexibility of the courses, which has allowed me to continue working part-time whilst studying. The surroundings are great, I like the variety of people that attend the College and I find there is a relaxed but busy atmosphere around the place.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: I like the small group sizes on my course, which allows plenty of time to discuss my work with my tutors. My tutors are always contactable whenever I have a query or a problem and they are very knowledgeable in their specific fields. Student feedback is also well received and implemented.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: I hope to gain full-time employment as a graphic designer. Eventually I hope to become a freelance designer once I have gained some real world experience. I feel I have gained all the necessary skills needed and produced a good quality portfolio of work during my time at Bishop Burton College.