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Bath Spa University School of Art and Design 26 / 27UCAS CodesCeramicsCreative WritingDanceDramaMusicTextilesVisual DesignArtWW1GWW19WW15WW1LWW13WW12WWCFCeramics-WW28WW2MWW2LWW2HW290W294Creative WritingWW28-WW95WW4YWW93WWX2WW82DanceWW2MWW95-WW5KWW53WW52WW5FDramaWW2LWW4YWW5K-WW3KWW2KWW42MusicWW2HWW93WW53WW3K-WWH2WW32TextilesW290WWX2WW52WW2KWWH2-W295Visual DesignW294WW82WW5FWW42WW32W295-*For DipHE codes see www.ucas.comUCAS CodesCreative ArtsSee table for the different codes for subject combinations.Entry CriteriaTypical offers240-300 UCAS Tariff points (eg BCC; BB + AS a). Preferred subjects - Art, Art and Design, Fine Art, Photography, Textile Design, Dance, English, Music, Theatre Studies, Drama or Visual Arts (depending on subject choice). Art Foundation course is also acceptable. Offers may be based on folder of work (depending on subject choice). See page 20Course InformationNo. of applicants (2010) 417No. of places (2010)70National Student Survey Score (2010)84% satisfaction with teachingCourse InformationCourse locationSion Hill campus/Dartmouth Avenue (Bath School of Art and Design) for Art, Ceramics, Textiles and Visual Design. Newton Park campus for Creative Writing, Dance, Drama and Music.Course length3 years full-time; part-time availableStudio fee (09/10)£35 per module for Art, Ceramics, Visual Design, Photography (optional module) £125 per Textiles module (Fees subject to review) See page 18More You will be encouraged to explore and develop your own style and creativity and to be as experimental as possible. There will also be an emphasis on translating this into the world of industry. The programme works from two fundamental principles. The first is that you will work with tutors who are practising artists: your teachers will be writers, composers, performers, choreographers, painters, sculptors, textile designers and drama practitioners with good profiles of publications, exhibitions, recordings and performances. They will also have knowledge of the industries in which you later may work. Secondly, Creative Arts emphasises the support of practice by theory. We assume that you are artists who are driven by the desire to create in a variety of media, and much of your time will be taken up with making things; theoretical elements are aimed at supporting and enabling your personal practice. About the course This is a joint degree, but through optional and project modules the balance between your two subjects can be flexible. The subjects are mainly delivered autonomously; that is, when you are doing art you are completely involved in that area. However, there are modules where you can explore relationships between disciplines: for example a module where composers and choreographers work together. Cross-subject and collaborative projects are major pieces of independent work in Year 3, and offer opportunities to work across your subjects and to collaborate with like-minded artists. Examples have included: a music-theatre event, dance with film, a CD of songs to specially written texts, art installation with music or sound design, and film with a music score. Careers Creative Arts students have gone on to become visual artists, dance practitioners, arts administrators, composers, writers, teachers, lecturers, and workshop leaders. Some Creative Arts students have maintained their spread of work across both subjects (for example, film-maker Kathy Hinde has also been active as composer with her music played by pianist Joanna Macgregor). Others see themselves as primarily a practitioner in one subject, but with their work informed by their experience in the other area. Collaborative working, which is encouraged and supported in the programme, has an additional career benefit, in that you have two industries through which your work may reach a public, rather than one.01 Dance02 Creative Writing03 Visual Design04 Music04 Mixed Media Textiles BA (Hons) Creative Arts PathwayWhy choose this course? As part of the Creative Arts programme Mixed Media Textiles is studied in combination with another subject, and we encourage students who would like to have a broader experience of Textiles to apply for this course. Attention is always paid to the interaction of Textiles with the various subject combinations within Creative Arts, and you are encouraged to develop your creative potential using textiles to express ideas and to solve design problems. About the course In Year 1 the modules are workshop based and cover design and textile techniques, fibres, dyestuffs and drawing. You'll also engage in visual research in support of your technical work, and you'll understand the inter-dependence of practical, historical, 01 Alice Fox - embroidered bouquet02 Joy Salvage - machine knitted textAn introduction to a wide range of textile techniques, with the chance to specialise in an area of personal interest in the final part of the course. theoretical and intellectual skills. In the second year you'll continue to develop specialist skills in textile design (printed, woven, knitted, and embroidered) combined with visual research to explore further possibilities. As the year progresses you are encouraged to develop personal ideas and concepts in depth in an individual textile study programme. Your final year allows you to develop your personal ideas and skills in order to prepare a final piece, textile collection and portfolio of work. The focus can be towards Textile Art, Textile Craft or Textile Design. Sample modules include: Introduction to Mixed Media Textiles; Advanced Textile Workshops and Individual Study Programme (choosing from a combinationof Printed, Knitted, Embroidered or Woven Textiles, you will work across the disciplines and cross the conventional boundaries of techniques and materials to create mixed media textiles that are innovative and original). The course will prepare you for work as textile artists, designer makers or to work within the textile industry.Careers The course will prepare you for work as textile artists, designer makers or to work within the textile industry (for example, textile conservation; display; textile prediction and promotion). Students may also go on to set up their own businesses.0201Why choose this course? As part of the Creative Arts programme you will select another subject to study alongside Visual Design, and your other subject will no doubt have a strong influence on your choices within the course. Visual Design can complement other routes by giving you the techniques and abilities to confidently express and communicate your ideas in a visual context. About the course In Year 1 the subject starts with the basics of design related to typography, image and layout. You will be taken through design principles and become familiar with concepts to help you learn how to layout text and graphics with confidence and knowledge. You'll be shown how to use industry standard layout software in readiness for creating printed publications, such as magazines and books. By the middle of the first year you will be introduced to aspects of web design, including developing personalised blogsites. This will allow you to develop research skills and methods of gathering and interpreting information. Your online presence is also increasingly vital way of self-marketing and you will develop this over the period of the course. Online publishing is also a rapidly expanding area with the electronic book and website enabling people to self-publish to the world. The first year ends with an introduction to creating printed publications, making you aware of how to create books and binding techniques (how books are physically put together). You will have gathered content from research to make a publication of your own. Year 2 will allow you to study a subject area of your choice related to visual design, for example typography, publications, visual design, lens based media. An emphasis will be placed on design narratives and you will be guided through your projects. In addition you will study how graphic designers work and how theory influences contemporary design. Year 3 expects you to contextualise your work with increased sophistication. You will have a knowledge of contemporary design and be able to apply it to your own study area with independence. Supported by regular tutorials you will develop a body of work, a portfolio in readiness for a professional career, or self-employment. Optional professional studies based modules allow you to increase your awareness of professional practice and improve your chances of gaining the career you want upon graduation. Careers Career areas directly related to Visual Design include graphic design, web design, art-worker, publishing, artist, book illustrator. However, combined with your other subject, a wider choice is available allowing you to uniquely position yourself within the jobs market, or develop a successful freelance or self-employed career. Visual Design BA (Hons) Creative Arts PathwayA course that will develop your visual and graphic design ability and skills.0101 Studios are equipped with industry-standard equipment

Bath Spa University School of Art and Design Fine Art BA (Hons)Fine Art is a wide field of activity: video, photography and live art as well as painting and sculpture; and all of these are possible on this studio-based contemporary art course taught by artists with strong exhibition profiles.0102Fashion Council Colleges Council and Graduate Fashion Week.Careers There are many career destinations open to you including the following: company/ in-house designer, freelance designer, design consultancy, creative pattern cutter, freelance pattern cutter, designing/pattern cutting for manufacturers, forecasting, fashion journalism, styling, buying, fabric/colour research, product developer and technical designer. Recent graduates have been employed at Mulberry, William Tempest, Giles Deacon, Bastyan, Gieves and Hawkes, French Connection, Collete Dinnigan (Australia), Joseph, Comptoir des Cotonniers, and Nicole Farhi, whilst some have progressed to study Masters' Degrees, or set up their own businesses. Fashion Design BA (Hons)Why choose this course? The course aims to give students the opportunity to develop individual design identity through the translation of personal research into design ideas alongside pattern drafting and construction. The course has a unique partnership with the world famous Fashion Museum in Bath where you will have special access to an unrivalled collection of fashion. You will be taught by departmental staff who have national and international reputations with many years fashion industry experience. There is also an extensive range of visiting lecturers from the industry. Live industry projects are incorporated into the course and have been set by companies such as Jaeger, Nicole Farhi, Karen Millen, Whistles, Double O, and Griffin. Students are encouraged to secure work placements between Years 1+2 and 2+3. Work placements have been undertaken at Ben De Lisi, Nicole Farhi, Alexander McQueen, Karen Millen, Griffin, New Look, Betty Jackson, Whistles, Milena, Stella McCartney, Chloe, Boudicca, Vivienne Westwood, Roland Mouret, Erdem, Dewhirst, Warehouse, Ted Baker and Twenty8Twelve.About the course In your first year you will concentrate on five main areas: - Introduction to Fashion History and Context (an introduction to the Fashion Museum and the Collections).- Research, Fashion Design and Illustration (learning the practise of fashion drawing, working drawings and fashion illustration). - Introduction to Flat Pattern Cutting and Construction (a thorough underpinning of the technical skills of fashion). - Tailoring (a triple module introducing the A fast-paced, dynamic and demanding course with a strong emphasis on creativity and innovation underpinned with strong technical skills. history and context of tailoring, designing tailored fashion and tailoring skills. You will also work on a live industry project during this module).- Professional Contexts.As you progress to Year 2 you will continue to develop your unique approach to research, design and drawing skills, continue to experiment and develop new skills and carry out research at the Fashion Museum, as well as being introduced to Draping and Modelling on the Stand, Couture Sewing Skills, Digital Technology for Fashion and Portfolio Presentation. During this year you have the opportunity to engage in a live industry project and enter competitions, as well as secure your own external project from within the Fashion Industry. In Year 3 you are encouraged to develop independently and have the freedom for originality and creative output utilising the skills acquired throughout the course as well as:- Professional Contexts: preparation of a professional portfolio, entering national design competitions, developing strategies for developing an entrepreneurial approach with regards to employability.- Final Studies Essay/Dissertation- Final Collection: the opportunity for you to generate a unique and exclusive design concept from initial idea through to final realisation and promotion. Students have the opportunity to present their final collection in the university end of year exhibitions or fashion show, and you may be selected to show at Graduate Fashion Week in London. The course is a member of the British UCAS CodeFashion DesignW233Entry CriteriaTypical offersStandard art and design requirements - see page 20. All candidates are interviewed and selected primarily on their creative ability.Course InformationCourse locationThe Circus, BathCourse length3 years full-timeStudio fee (10/11)£155 (subject to review). See page 18No. of applicants (2010) 389No. of places (2010)27More Student Survey Score (2010)82% satisfaction with teaching01 Louise Ellis02 Graduate Fashion Week 2010 Jack Duffy - freelance work for Browns Focus03 Graduate Fashion Week 2010 Outi Silvola - selected for Gala Show01Graduate ProfileLouise Ellis, graduated 2008-"I currently work as a Fashion Marketing Assistant (Ecommerce) for French Connection. The course gave me a fantastic overview of the industry and provided a really great preparation for my design career. There was a lot of emphasis on technical skills as well as design, and this helped us become more creative and technically clever when designing. I really enjoyed the variety that the course had to offer, and particularly valued the industry projects, where we were able to meet industry professionals throughout the three years. Work placements are so important to gain a better understanding of the area you want to progress in."0203