Art & Design STUDIES

Bring your creative flair into an environment where you can engage with others who share your passion, with our Undergraduate level studies in Art & Design!

Art & Design

Why choose this course?

The Art & Design programme at Axial offers a challenging and enriching experience aimed at providing students with the motivation and skills necessary in the field of Art and Design.  The course is unique in offering both specialist and diagnostic modes of study, where students explore a range of media and build up a portfolio for their higher education specialism.

The course emphasises the creative process, as well as mastering technical skills, so that you are competent at independent study. You can expect to undertake research and experiment with a whole range of creative approaches, and to develop ideas through exploring different materials and methods.

How is this program taught?

You will be encouraged to think for yourself and develop your own ways of working. You will be given lots of support from tutors and technical staff to help you increase your confidence in becoming an independent learner. At the end of the course you will develop and execute a personal project proposal as the conclusion to your studies.

You will benefit from a variety of teaching and learning methods depending upon your chosen mode of study, including: workshops, seminars, practical assignments, group activities, personal research and case studies. Personal and group study, and independent research, are integral in studying this course, helping you to develop the transferrable skills that you will need to achieve your own projects as well as those in the industry. 

Depending upon your chosen mode of study, some modules can include web and digital-based elements to promote the flexibility of today’s progressive study environment.  Art & Design students are often encouraged to engage with and study the industry in order to complete assessments, and to show understanding and aptitude in respect of those industry norms and expectations.  

Formal hours of study usually range from 12-16hrs per week, with full-time campus students undertaking some additional hours of classroom engagement, whilst distance-learning students should engage in additional research and project work.

How will I be assessed?

A comprehensive range of assessment practices are used, including workshop-style projects, presentations, group assessments, and investigating relevant theories and practices in industry. Examinations are not a typical form of assessment, as evidence-based portfolios that show your ability to understand and apply the relevant knowledge and skills is a more effective form of learning and assessment in such a practical discipline.

If you choose to progress to university for the remaining stages of your Degree studies, you may find a varied approach to assessment which will ultimately develop your abilities even further.

Hours & credits

This 2-year undergraduate-pathway program is 240 credits, which is the first 2 years of the 360-credit Bachelor’s Degree.   The number of hours generally required for study and project work is 960 direct learning hours for the full program (2 years if studied full-time, or longer if studied part-time).  Additional research and revision time is usual when undertaking studies at this level. 

If you progress to complete a Degree with a UK university you will generally undertake the final 120 credits to receive the full Bachelors.

Entry requirements

For direct entry into the 2-year level 5 program you should usually have the below qualifications or an equivalent:

-          UK A-levels

-          International Baccalaureate

-          An international equivalent

For students who have the equivalent of the GCSE (or iGCSE) level qualification, or if you didn’t achieve satisfactory pass grades in senior school, and need to complete a Foundation Year, you may enrol into the intensive first-year Foundation program to gain the initial 120 credits.  Successful completion of this program allows you enter directly into the 2nd year of the course, and to carry those credits across.

To progress into the final year of the Bachelors Degree with a partner university you must also meet their respective entry requirements, such as satisfactory grades in your first 2 years of study with Axial, and the requisite English language ability for your chosen course of study (each university has individual requirements, and details can be provided to students at the time of their initial application to Axial).

Where will this course take me?

Students who complete the Art & Design programme will be able to pursue a career at various levels within this sector.  Graduates may continue on the study pathway, through the BA Hons qualification and into a Postgraduate Degree in a related field. 

For those students who want to move directly into the workplace, the creative and practical style of learning, in addition to the underpinning theory delivered to students, puts holders of this UK level 5 qualification in a good position to immediately find their place in the arts industry.  


You may also have the opportunity to study abroad, if you select an international campus of Axial or of one of our university partners.  This could take you to the Middle East, Cyprus, or even as far as Africa.  Students who attend an Axial International Study Centre in a growing number of locations around the world may also consider options for completing the final phase of their studies right here in London!

Fees

2015/16 tuition fees vary depending upon location, and whether you study on campus or by distance. For information about prices for on-campus studies, please send your enquiry, and tell us which campus or Study Centre you prefer, and our student advisors will contact you with the information you require.

Distance learning* fees start at just £199 per subject (for the 16 subject level 5 programme).  We also offer an initial enrolment-pack, which gets you enrolled as a distance-learning student with Axial and registered on the UK system, plus your first unit fees and learning material, for £549 (includes a tablet PC set up for e-Learning, all application fees, Awarding-Body registration, and tuition fees for Unit-1).

*This course is not currently available to study by distance.

What will I learn?

The Art & Design course offers a mix of specialist industry knowledge and practices, combined with both the fundamental and progressive principles of developing the creative mindset, to ensure you’ll have the awareness and skills to show your individual flair in the industry.

The 8 core units in this level 5 programme are listed below and all of these must be completed, along with 8 specialist subjects from the Art & Design School, in order to achieve the 240 credits required for the final award.  By expanding each unit you can read details of content to be covered in each subject:

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  • Delivery mode: Distance, on campus (UG)
  • Duration: 2 years (FT), part-time options
  • Award Level: Level 5 (undergraduate)
  • Final award: Higher National Diploma (Pearson)
  • Progression: Final year of BA Hons Degrees
    including International Business,
    Business Administration, and more

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