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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Bishop Burton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary


The BA Design (Top Up) programme enables students to expand their design practice and further develop their knowledge, critical thinking skills and understanding of the subject specialism.

Students develop a greater appreciation of sustainable factors within the design industry while embedding the necessary expertise to critically evaluate concepts and apply them to real-world situations, developing both academic ability and crucial employable and entrepreneurial skills.

Studio practice is key to personal creative development and emphasis is placed on the integration of this with applied knowledge and skills within the BA Design (Top Up). The intention is to provide a flexible learning environment that will encourage students to achieve their full potential within a structured and rigorous framework.

At undergraduate level an increasing emphasis is placed on independent learning as students progress through the levels; at level 6 this independence is increasingly self-initiated, with students taking greater responsibility for the content and direction of their creative work culminating in a significant piece of work in the latter stages of the programme.

Upon graduating, students can progress into a wide range of design-related disciplines, such as:

  • Interior Design practice (including working within an architectural practice)
  • Hotel interior design
  • Kitchen design
  • Exhibition and event design
  • Caravan and leisure industry design
  • Show home interiors
  • Office and commercial design
  • Furniture design,
  • Visual merchandising
  • Graphic design practice (including in-house graphic designer)
  • Packaging design
  • Illustration
  • Freelance designer opportunities (i.e. the development of craft workshops, own business start-up)
  • Teaching opportunities (primary and secondary school opportunities in Design and Technology)

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 12,782per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 : C

Applicants should have a relevant Level 5 qualification. Students whose first language is not English, or a Tier 4 student visa to study is required and GCSE grade C / 4 English or equivalent is not held, English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill) will need evidencing.


University information

University Centre Bishop Burton

  • Campus address

    Bishop Burton College, Bishop Burton, Beverley, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU17 8QG, England

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