This final year programme reflects the remarkable breadth and creative potential of contemporary floristry design practice, providing a balanced approach to floristry design theory, research and practical application. It focuses on students becoming increasingly independent, managing large-scale projects, forming a comprehensive design portfolio and culminating in a final exhibition.
As with the Foundation Degree, students are encouraged to participate in high-profile floristry competitions and live projects. This has led to some prestigious wins, including at Chelsea Flower Show, Harrogate Flower Show and at the British Floristry Association's competition.
Students are encouraged to explore the full potential of their own creativity on a programme tailored to meet their personal needs as floristry designers. You will apply concepts and principles in exciting and innovative new frameworks and relationships, pursuing your own areas of interest and realising your personal creative preferences and aspirations.
- Creative research project
- Portfolio development
- Floristry design installation
- Final exhibition.
Application is through UCAS, using code WD24.
If you are currently studying for a degree at Bishop Burton and wish to 'top up' with this course, please apply via our online application form.
One year full-time.
This degree will allow you to take up a career in the industry at a senior level, working in floristry design in retail, decoration, hospitality and event design. This might be within an established organisation or on a self-employed basis, running your own business.
As part of the course requirements, there will be essential equipment that you will need to purchase. These are all not required immediately and we suggest you shop around for the best price.
Floristry essentials include the following:
- Tool box
- Floristry scissors and knife
- Para film, pot tape
- Floristry glue
- Small staple
- Decorative wire
- Selection of Floristry wires
You are required to purchase a range of good quality hard backed sketchbooks in A5, A4 or A3 sizes. These are essential for evidencing your development work along with Fine liners (black).
Other art materials you may want to invest in to enable you to continue and enhance your work outside of college hours:
- A selection of card and paper (presentation)
- Set of drawing pencils
- Glue stick
- Tracing paper
- Ruler, compass, rubber, sharpener
Laptop or tablets can be used during college sessions. This is the software you will be using whilst on your course and it would be useful to have your own copy to enable you to continue to work on projects outside of college:
- Microsoft office
- Adobe Photoshop
- USB or external hard drive is suggested to back up your work and a card reader is advised for image transfer if using the computers whilst at college and to back all of your work up.
A small selection of digital cameras are available in the floristry department, however, it is advisable to purchase a camera as this is the only format to record your practical work. You can try our cameras and talk to module tutors before committing to buying your own.
Flower money including basic sundries: Approximately £250 per year.
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
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A relevant Foundation Degree or related HND, or higher qualification. Life experience may be taken into account for mature applicants.
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).
FdA Floristry Design
Sarah has worked as a card shop manager and a personal career but came to Bishop Burton College because she wanted to pursue her dream career in the floristry industry.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: I really like that fact it is so friendly and clean. The staff are very approachable and it is a fun place to be.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: The confidence and encouragement you get from course tutors. The workload is manageable and enjoyable and I really like doing demonstrations.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: I would like to progress to study the BA (Hons) Degree at the College and eventually achieve my ambition of owning my own business.