Materials and Methods – general and subject specific workshops
Creative and Design Processes – subject specific assignments
IT Design – introductory and advanced workshops
Cultural and Supporting Studies – a core programme of lectures and seminars that examines the links between art, design, media and cultural issues
Design Studies & Professional Studies – explore the nature and practice of Graphic Design
Minor Project – semester-long assignment
Professional Practice Briefs – 5 x 5 week long, industry led projects
Professional and Business Practice – visiting practitioners, business studies and work experience or industry research
Final Major Project – produce an in-depth body of portfolio work
Cultural and Supporting Studies – a critical study of an aspect of practice
Many of the teaching staff are practising professionals with many years of industry experience.
Study hours are split between approximately one third scheduled learning (eg lectures, tutorials, practical classes and workshops) and two thirds guided independent study, which may include 3 weeks' work experience.
See Programme Specification...
Upon successful completion of the course, students may progress to a one year top-up BA (Hons) degree, employment or freelance work.
There are no written exams and you will be assessed through a combination of coursework and practical work (for more details, see the Programme Specification).
Portfolio & Interview
Minimum UCAS points:
- Old system: 160
- New 2017 system: 64
from one of the following:
- BTEC/UAL Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in an appropriate subject
- A Levels – with at least 56 points (or 140 in old system) from A2 Levels (including a relevant subject)
- Foundation Studies Diploma in Art & Design/Media
- Access Diploma in related subject
- An equivalent overseas qualification together with a proven ability in spoken and written English (IELTS 6 overall - an overall score of 6.0 is required, with a minimum score of 6.0 or above for the writing element and 5.5 for all other sub skills)
It is strongly advised that all Higher Education applicants will have successfully achieved an A*- C grade in both GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent qualification), to enable them to successfully complete their studies at Northbrook College and enhance their future career prospects.
Mature students without formal qualifications but with relevant experience are encouraged to apply.
Individual offers may vary.
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