FdA Design :: Bishop Burton College

Course: FdA Design

Department: Art, Design and Fashion

Type: Degree

Duration: Two years full-time or three years part-time

The Programme

Studio practice is key to personal creative development and emphasis is placed on the integration of this with applied knowledge and skills. You will study in a flexible learning
environment that will encourage students to achieve their full potential, project inspiration and research development will be enhanced with visits to places of both educational and cultural interests such as galleries, industry events and exhibitions.

The programme covers design disciplines such as spatial / interior design, 3D design and graphic design. Students are provided with the opportunity to engage with industry and work on live projects and competitions to gain first-hand experience of design process and delivery within a collaborative working environment. There is also strong emphasis on the development of employment skills and entrepreneurship.

What You Study

  • Large scale design
  • Context and environment
  • Design enterprise and entrepreneurship
  • Critical study
  • Final design project.

How To Apply

Application for the full-time course is through UCAS using code W201 and application to the part-time programme is through our online application form.

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.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have 80 UCAS points at A-Level, or a Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent, including a portfolio.

Life experience of mature students will be taken into account when considering applications.

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).

Patrick Crosby

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.