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Extended Degree Programme Art and Design

Gain the practical experience and skills to study your chosen art and design subjects at degree level.

Course length 1 Year
Location City Campus
UCAS 2Q3A Course code

Course description

If you are interested in art and design but lack the normal qualifications, this extended programme prepares you to study an art and design degree within the Sheffield Hallam Institute of Arts.

You gain a broad range of experience, which spans the courses on offer within the Sheffield Hallam Institute of Arts. This gives you the unique opportunity to draw from the expertise across the department and build relationships with students from a wide range of backgrounds. The approach helps you realise potential, build confidence, and develop the skill and expertise which lead onto any of our art and design degrees.

What you study

You are introduced to art and design disciplines, helping you to decide which area you want to specialise in. You explore different processes, techniques and media through a common theme. You are encouraged to push the boundaries of what you already know through challenging design briefs, which give you freedom to develop your own artistic personality. The course concentrates on the core art and design skills which are valued most on our degree courses and by employers.

Key areas include • drawing and sketchbook techniques • research methods • critical awareness • critical studies • idea generation • 3D skills • CAD skills.

Throughout the course you have access to the facilities, learning resources and support offered to all degree students. This includes industry level workshop and visiting lecturer programmes.

During your studies you become familiar with teaching staff and settled within the university environment. You build your confidence and are supported to progress onto your chosen degree.

You develop a portfolio so you can progress within one of our art and design undergraduate degree courses.

If you are an international student you have the opportunity to study English language alongside the course. This supports your development and helps you make the transition to studying abroad at higher education level.

After successfully completing the course you will automatically progress onto a specialised art and design degree course. Courses include • graphic design • illustration • fashion design • fashion management • interior design • product and furniture design • jewellery and metalwork • fine art.

This course is part of the Sheffield Institute of Arts (SIA), an amazing, diverse community of makers – where staff, students and partners work as equals to deliver real innovation and creativity. SIA opened in 1843 and is one of the UK's oldest Art and Design Schools. We have recently moved into the Head Post Office, a redesigned Grade II listed building. It includes state-of-the-art workshops which provide you with a unique studio-based learning environment in the heart of the creative community.

Entry requirements

2017 entry requirements

GCSE mathematics and English at grade C or Grade 4 or above, plus one of the following

• 80 UCAS points including 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.) We accept AS levels. We accept General Studies.

Or

• 64 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications with 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.) We accept General Studies.

New UCAS tariff points system for courses starting from September 2017. This is significantly different to the current points system and uses an alternative method of calculation. You can find information about these changes on the UCAS website and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

• 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 your application is successful, you will be invited to attend a selection event with a portfolio of work to demonstrate your ability. Find out about the selection process and how to produce a strong portfolio.

If English is not your first language you must have 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.

2018 entry requirements

GCSE mathematics and English at grade C or Grade 4 or above, plus one of the following

• 80 UCAS points including 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). We accept AS levels. We accept General Studies.

Or

• 64 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications with 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). We accept 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.

• 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 your application is successful, you will be invited to attend a selection event with a portfolio of work to demonstrate your ability. Find out about the selection process and how to produce a strong portfolio.

If English is not your first language you must have 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.

International and European entry qualifications

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.

Course structure

First year of a full-time four year degree (or five years with one year work placement)

Typical modules may include

Overview

The first semester involves one core module that gives you the opportunity to share your experiences and develop your learning through a range of creative methods.

This is followed in the second semester by a module that supports your future specialism, providing specific skills and experience to support your degree choice.

If you are an international student you have the the option to take a language skill to support your IELTS score. This route is mandatory if your IELTS score is below 6.0.

Assessment
  • presentations
  • written work
  • portfolio
  • sketchbooks

Employability

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.

Fees

Home / EU student

Please note tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation. More information can be found in the ‘Tuition Fee Increases’ section of our Fees Regulations (PDF, 2.10 MB)

For the course fee and further information on scholarships and bursaries please visit our fees and funding pages.

International student

2017/18 academic year

Typically £12,750 a year

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 information

How to apply

You apply for this course through UCAS.

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and student Regulations.

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