Creative Arts with Graphic Media Communication BA (Hons) top-up

This course is running in September 2022 subject to validation by The Open University UCAS Code: 4F47

1 Year
2 days per week
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: Foundation degree; Higher National Diploma (HND) or an equivalent programme at Level 5

Course Info

This course is designed to give you the skills you need to either work in industry or progress to further study at MA level. You need to complete this course after the Creative Arts with Graphic Media Communication Foundation Degree to get a full Honours degree.

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Your course will be delivered in a variety of ways including: practical workshops, taught sessions, group discussions, self-directed projects and independent study supported by an online learning environment that houses the key documents and teaching materials for the course. 

Your teaching will include tutor- and student-led sessions, with discussions, activities, group-work, seminars, and one-to-one tutorial opportunities. You will be in an enriching and immersive learning environment, which will enhance your development as a critical thinker. 

One of the key strengths of our teaching at the University Centre is the amount of time we dedicate to supporting you as an individual student to help you get the best out of your programme. One-to-one tutorials with your tutor are important as they allow you to raise any particular issues you may be facing. Your tutor will be as supportive as possible in helping you work through these issues. 

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

Applicants are expected to have achieved a minimum of Pass in the Foundation Degree Creative Arts, or an equivalent level 5 award (comprising 240 credits of which 120 must be at level 5), such as a foundation degree or Higher National Diploma in a closely related subject area. 

All applicants must complete a satisfactory interview as part of the admissions process. A good level of English and Maths is expected, however passes in Level 2 or GCSE qualifications are not absolute requirements. Applicants may, at the discretion of the course team, be required to bring a portfolio of work to the selection interview.

Applications for RPL (RPEL or RPCL) will be considered where relevant experience or learning can be demonstrated, and the University Centre process has been satisfactorily completed. 

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