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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    CAVC - Barry Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

As a Foundation Degree programme there is an emphasis on employability and the understanding of entrepreneurial skills. ‘Artist / Designer’ is a general term normally used to include the making or designing of objects or artefacts. The course has making at its heart, and you develop new skills through hands-on experience with materials from metals, glass and ceramics through to wood and textiles. You learn to bridge the gap between age-old skills and the latest technology creating new ways of making for our ever-changing world. You will also develop a unique style and consider where your work sits within creative practice. You learn from industry experience – and take inspiration from practicing makers.You will study the following core modules at level 4 and 5; Year 1 (level 4):1. Subject Module: An introduction to the materials, processes and equipment you'll need for creative practice 2. Field Module: Facilitate collaboration to gather business experience, work placement and research into entrepreneurship.3. Constellation Module: A series of lectures and seminars about how art and design contributes to a network of contemporary social, cultural, historical and philosophical settings.Year 2 (level 5):1. Subject Module: Moving outside your comfort zone and experimenting with material process and new technologies. 2. Field Module: Undertake a work placement, carry out research into entrepreneurship in relation to Art and Design.3. Constellation Module: Demonstrating your research and analysis skills in your final constellation submission.Students will undertake a well-balanced mix of theory and practice delivered via a range of teaching methods across the programme. Demonstrations and Lectures are used to describe processes and techniques, complemented by seminars, individual tuition, group discussion and tutorials.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 13,000per year

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University information

Cardiff Metropolitan University

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  • Campus address

    Cardiff Metropolitan University, Student Recruitment & Admissions, Western Avenue, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF5 2YB, Wales

1,200 international students attend Cardiff Met, coming from more than 143 countries.
Dedicated support via the Global Student Advisory Service. Offering all the advice and support that students might need when living and studying in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    57th out of 86 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    126 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%



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