This unique programme has been specifically designed to develop a broad range of floristry skills and techniques, creative development, academic and intellectual skills, producing graduates with a firm understanding of essential commercial floristry. This provides graduates with the opportunity to pursue careers in floristry design and decoration, floristry in event design, in interior design, in hospitality environments and in wedding contexts.
Creativity, innovation, enthusiasm and professionalism are developed through a flexible approach. 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.
- Commerical floristry techniques
- Bridal design
- Contemporary design skills
- Visual communication
- Academic skills development
- Contemporary techniques and materials
- European practice
- Floristry enterprise and entrepreneurship
- Floral composition
- The business of floristry.
Application for the full-time course is through UCAS, using code W290, and application to the part-time programme is through our online application form.
Two years full-time or three years part-time.
Students who successfully complete this foundation degree are guaranteed a place on the BA Floristry Design final year programme to gain a full degree.
This degree will enable you to take up career opportunities in a wide range of areas in the floristry design industry, including retail floristry, floral decoration, interior design and event design. It will also enable you to work on a self-employed, freelance basis.
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
- 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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Applicants should have 48 UCAS points at A-Level, a Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent or an Access to Higher Education Diploma.
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).
FdA Floristry Design
Fern previously studied floristry at diploma level and works part-time in a flower shop as she works towards her degree. She loves entering prize winning competitions and putting on displays for weddings.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: I love the hospitality and being in a small community of talented students.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: Experimenting with different materials in floristry, as well as learning the commercial aspects of the trade.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: I want to progress to study the BA (Hons) Floristry Design programme at the College. Eventually I would like to be an event designer.