The top-up degree programme has been designed for students who have successfully completed an HND or Foundation degree in a relevant subject and now wish to convert their existing qualification into a full BA honours qualification.
This flexible way of studying allows students from other institutions the opportunity to join our existing 3rd year BA (Hons) students for the final year. It also provides a natural progression route for students completing one of our own foundation degrees.
You will be encouraged to develop your thinking and understanding to become an independent and critically aware practitioner in your chosen field. This will include undertaking a major piece of theoretical work as well as improving their technical and creative skills through a programme of negotiated projects.
Students will also be expected to exhibit, take up live briefs and competitions, together with any opportunities that will improve their understanding of the creative industries and their own professional development.
These studies are entirely focused around the students’ course area, providing a solid grounding in subject history and in critical ways of thinking about creative practice. The Critical Studies programme enables students to set their own work in a wider context, and also helps them develop a better understanding of how creative work can be interpreted and assessed. Click here for more details
Progression and Careers
On completion of your degree, you should have the skills and knowledge to be able to move on to your chosen path. You may want to continue your studies at Postgraduate Level
or on a Postgraduate teaching course. You may intend to look for employment in a range of arts related businesses. You should be in a position to work at a practitioner or technician level, having acquired a well-developed portfolio of skills, knowledge and understanding of your area of practice.