Creative Arts Practice (Professional Placement Year) BA (Hons)

Bath Spa University

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    9 (Art & Design)
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    / 100
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    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

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Course Summary

This is the 4 year course which includes a Professional Placement Year.Creative Arts Practice at Bath Spa University is a dynamic course for individuals who want a broad educational experience across the visual arts. You’ll be taught by practising artists and makers with specialist knowledge and you’ll work across a range of subjects, media and materials. You’ll have access to the excellent technical facilities the School of Art and Design offers, with the support and encouragement from committed staff. As the course progresses, you’ll explore your own individual studio practice in your chosen areas of study.- Designed for individuals with more than one field of interest. - Study a combination of visual art disciplines.- Delivered through a dynamic range of practical and theoretical based modules. - Specialise in many subject areas in your second and third years, these can include: drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, graphic art, mixed textiles, and many more.**More about the Professional Placement Year**A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Access to HE Diploma

Grades / Points



Grades CCC required with a Grade C in Art, or other art/design related subject. Applicants will be invited to interview and will be required to bring high quality portfolio

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 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.


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