Contemporary Art and Professional Studies BA (Hons)

Bath Spa University

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    BA (Hons)

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Course Summary

This work-based course aims to develop you as an artistic and innovative practitioner, while also equipping you with the professional and entrepreneurial awareness you'll need to be successful in their chosen creative pursuit.

You’ll be taught by lecturers with extensive professional and creative experience, who can support you in further developing your unique creative identity. In addition, the research-based elements of the course have been designed to prepare you for postgraduate study.

Assessment is via a combination of practical exams and coursework, with an assessment breakdown of 15% practical exams and 85% coursework. There are no written exams on this course.

Students who pass this course are eligible to apply for postgraduate study, such as Master’s degrees in Design (Ceramics), Design (Fashion and Textiles), Fine Art or Visual Communication.

As well as freelance art and design, graduates of this course are also well-placed to seek roles in animation, illustration, interior design, product design and printmaking, in related roles for museums and galleries, or, subject to further study, in education.

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  • A level
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
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  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal


Applicants who hold a wide variety of different qualifications, including A Levels, BTECs, Access to Higher Education Diplomas, the Cambridge Pre-U, Foundation courses, Scottish Advanced Highers, the International, French, European and Welsh Baccalaureate are considered.

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£7,950 per year

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About this University

Bath Spa University offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in all that its teaching and research facilities have to offer, with courses in art, design, performance, music and media, education, humanities, science and business. The university is based in the vibrant and beautiful UNESCO-listed city of Bath, with its origins dating back 167 years to the Bath School of Art.


University Centre Weston

Knightstone Road


BS23 2AL