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Year of Entry 2020/21
Foundation Year

Art and Design

Full-time Art and design

Learn useful techniques, attain expertise and specialise in preparation for an arts and design degree at Sheffield Hallam.


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What is the fee? Home/EU: 2020/21 fees are not yet confirmed. See fees and funding below.
International: £13,650 per year
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 80 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? 2Q3A
When do I start? September 2020

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Course summary

  • Gain the skills and confidence you need tackle our art and design degrees.
  • Familiarise yourself with the staff, facilities and community at the Sheffield Institute of Arts.
  • Study a broad range of subjects which span those provided by the Department of Art and Design.
  • Acquire a well-rounded understanding of the creative industries, and typical roles within them.
  • Specialise and grow creatively, with excellent academic and professional development support.

This course allows you to study an art and design degree, even if you haven't got the right qualifications. You'll develop skills and familiarise yourself with our facilities, preparing for more specialised studies.

How you learn

This course is part of the Sheffield Institute of Arts — our creative community within Sheffield Hallam.

In this one-year course, you'll be introduced to art and design disciplines — helping you to decide which area you want to specialise in. A multidisciplinary approach is embedded in the course, providing a broad understanding of creative careers and fields, as well as a chance to explore different processes, techniques and media.

Throughout, you're encouraged to push the boundaries of what you already know through challenging design briefs.

You learn through:

  • individual and group projects
  • skills development and workshop
  • tutorial support
  • critiques
  • lectures and seminars
  • field trips
  • Blackboard (VLE)
  • self-directed study

Applied learning

Field trips

There are field trips that take place throughout the course, providing you with insight into real-world creative roles and environments.

Networking opportunities

The course is based around familiarising yourself not only with the study areas on our art and design degrees, but with the Sheffield Hallam Institute of Arts in general. You'll meet students, staff and visiting lecturers throughout the programme, with ample opportunity for networking.

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Future careers

This course allows you to progress onto one of our art and design degree courses.

After completing your degree you may go on to further study or work within a range of creative practices.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

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City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 80

This must include at least 32 points from at least one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (to include a relevant subject, such as Art, Design, Design Technology, Textiles and Graphics). For example:

  • CDD at A Level with a grade C in a relevant subject.
  • MMP in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject.
  • A combination of qualifications which must include an A level grade C or BTEC grade M in a relevant subject and may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language or Literature at grade C or 4

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 18 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, in a media-related programme from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

We may also accept you, if you have limited qualifications but can show evidence of ability and a genuine commitment to studying Art and Design.

We treat the foundation year as part of the Art and Design degree programme. Offers made to students will be for four years of study (or five years of study including a placement). This is made up of the foundation year plus one of our Art and Design degrees.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider either the International Foundation Programme: Art, Design and Media or Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Portfolio review

If your application is successful, you will be invited to attend a portfolio review, this is where you can showcase your relevant work and highlight any pieces you are particularly proud of. The portfolio review can be shared with us face to face, or you can submit an electronic portfolio via email. Find out about what happens at a portfolio review and how you can prepare to produce a strong portfolio.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Extended Induction Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Extended Projects Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/2021 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fees for UK/EU students starting this course in 2019/20 are £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year.

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How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Art and design courses (PDF)

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How do I apply?

You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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