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01 Bath Spa University Foundation Degrees with our partners in education Art and DesignCourses located at: Weston College; Wiltshire CollegeFoundation Degree (FdA) CounsellingCourse located at: Weston College Foundation Degree (FdSc) Contemporary Circus and Physical PerformanceCourse located at: Circomedia, BristolFoundation Degree (FdA)UCAS CodeApplied Art and DesignWWC2Entry CriteriaTypical offers160-200 UCAS Tariff points (eg BC; CD+ ASc), from art, design or media preferred. See page 20Course InformationCourse locationWeston College, Weston-super-Mare (UCAS Campus code C); Wiltshire College, Trowbridge (UCAS Campus code W); Wiltshire College, Salisbury (UCAS Campus code d)Course length2 years full-time; part-time availableMore CodeContemporary Circus and Physical PerformanceW900Entry CriteriaTypical offers160-200 UCAS Tariff points (eg BC; CD+AS c) with minimum 80 points from drama, dance or theatre studies. Entry is by audition only. See page 20Course InformationCourse locationCircomedia in Bristol(UCAS Campus code H)Course length2 years full-timeMore informationwww.circomedia.comUCAS CodeCounsellingB940 Entry CriteriaTypical offersYou should have successfully completed a Counselling Skills Certificate, have an understanding of the use of counselling skills within the work environment and have a level of maturity which allows you to use your life experiences to enhance your learning. Minimum 80 UCAS Tariff points gained from a level 3 course, for example BTEC National Diploma (MM). Or an Advanced Certificate in Counselling. Entry CriteriaPlease be aware that you will be required to complete a new Criminal Records Bureau Enhanced Disclosure application through Bath Spa University as part of the admissions process for this course. See page 20 Course InformationCourse LocationWeston College, Weston-super-Mare (UCAS Campus code C)Course length3 years part-timeMore choose this course? The Foundation Degree in Counselling aims to meet the increased demand for capable practitioners in the Counselling field. The course is delivered in partnership with Weston College in Weston-super-Mare, where you will be based. All modules in the Foundation Degree have practice-based and academic elements - the development and integration of your academic and practical aptitudes are essential aspects of this degree. We are interested in students' personal development and will provide support for this. About the course Counselling covers a diverse range of subject areas linking to psychology, provision. The counselling training provision at Weston College is firmly rooted in the Humanistic School of Thought and students are trained in Person Centred Counselling integrating related philosophical directions, such as Phenomenology, Existentialism and Gestalt Theory. We offer students a solid foundation in the contemporary debate of humanistic counselling traditions.ModulesWork with Self Awareness in an Ethical Framework; Work within a Counselling Relationship; Counselling Practice with Diverse Client Populations; Developing Counselling Theory and Practice; Psychotherapeutic Counselling Theory and Practice; The Independent PractitionerCareers People with a professional counselling qualification work in a great many areas from industry to the prison service to private practice as organisational consultants. Initially most students work with Counselling Agencies to achieve the necessary 450 client-counselling hours, which entitles them to apply for accreditation with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Students who successfully complete the Foundation Degree may be eligible to apply to the final year of an associated degree course. Work based learning and placements form the focus and ethos of this course, which will prepare you for a career as an art and design practitioner. Why choose this course? The Foundation Degree in Applied Art and Design will develop your 2D and 3D skills covering the breadth of applied arts practice including painting, sculpture, ceramics, print making, surface manipulation, creative lens and time-based media. Whilst you develop these skills you will also study business practice, communication and ICT, professional practice and contextual studies. As the course progresses you will develop your 2D or 3D specialisms, and work-based learning will continue to play a pivotal role.About the course The course is based at Weston College, Wiltshire College Trowbridge and Wiltshire College Salisbury (although you will be classed as a Bath Spa student and will have access to the University facilities). There's a strong emphasis on the applied nature of art and design, so that you will be well prepared to move directly into employment or art practice. The vocational focus of the course includes 'live' projects from the creative industries and businesses, outside placements in studios, galleries, museums, foundries and animation companies, and work placements alongside art/ design practitioners. This is a modular course, with modules ranging from 'The Creative Industries' to 'Practical Skills Development' and 'Practical Studio Realisation'. Taught sessions will include lectures, seminars, workshops, demonstrations, tutorials and critiques. Work-based learning alongside art practitioners will take place through a range of external placements, and will help prepare you for employment in the creative industries. You'll be assessed in a variety of ways, including 2D and 3D finished artwork and preparation work (including sketchbooks); essays; seminar presentations; seminar reports, journals and case studies; and practice in the workplace including diary entries, photographic records and/or sound recordings. Careers This is a highly vocational course leading to employment in the creative industries: self employment as an artist/designer/crafts person; gallery/museum administration; community-based art work; prop making for theatre, television or animation companies. On successful completion of the Foundation Degree, you can apply to progress to the third year of the BA (Hons) Creative Arts: Art at Bath Spa University. Alternatively you can apply to the BA (Hons) Applied Art and Design (Work-based). This programme, which is based at Weston College, is available either full-time (one year) or part-time. It allows you to progress from the Foundation Degree to Honours level using the workplace as a learning environment, and you will develop research and project management skills by undertaking a work-based project. A specialist innovative qualification, focused upon producing professional, multidisciplinary performance pioneers.Why choose this course? This two year, full-time course is taught at the internationally renowned circus-theatre school, Circomedia, located in the vibrant city of Bristol. The course uses circus and theatre techniques to create new forms of physical performance. About the course With a central emphasis on practical creativity and breadth of styles rather than intense specialisation, you will locate circus disciplines in their historical and contemporary contexts. You will also learn how to manage yourself as a professional, you'll promote your own work and perform in a range of formats and professional environments. The course is comprised of five main areas:- Specialist Choices (Acrobatics, Aerial, Equilibristics and Manipulation or Physical Theatre)- Performance, Movement, Voice and Creative Studies- Body Training- Complementary Studies - including Practical, Technical and Academic Theory- Practice and Evaluations.In Year 1 you'll discover and develop a solid technical foundation in your chosen skill area. You will explore your own optimum performance range, developing choreographic skills along with an understanding of the cultural and commercial contexts of contemporary circus practice. In Year 2 you will broaden your range of styles, techniques and understanding. You will reinterpret work through different mediums and for different audiences, building up a diverse portfolio of work and creating a specific act or piece of work over an extended period. The course will also develop and professionalise your understanding of the performing arts sector. Upon graduation, you will be well equipped with the industry specific skills necessary to promote and stage your own work and to manage yourselves in a variety of industry contexts. On successful completion of the Foundation Degree, you can apply to progress to the third year of a full BA (Hons) degree (subject to approval). Entry to Year 3 is by interview and is normally restricted to applicants who have completed the Foundation Degree in full.CareersCircomedia has a high success rate of individuals finding professional work. Students have gone on to work solo, set up their own schools and companies, perform on TV and film, and go into teaching.philosophy, health/social care and even business and management studies. These subjects all share a common interest in working with people and understanding 'what makes them tick'. This course covers both theoretical and practical elements, and will develop your understanding, knowledge and skills. The Foundation Degree consists of six modules, which are delivered across three years part-time. This is a practice-based professional qualification and requires placement work and a commitment to personal counselling/psychotherapy. As part of the Foundation Degree, you need to undertake 160 client counselling hours and an additional 50 hours of work-based learning related to service A part-time course providing the understanding, practical skills and theoretical knowledge required for a career in counselling - ideal if your job involves using counselling skills or if you are interested in a career in this area. 01020101 Installing work for Final Public Exhibition01 Aerial performance01 Developing the theory02 Collaborative work

Bath Spa University Foundation Degrees with our partners in education 56 / 57 Digital DesignCourse located at: City of Bath CollegeFoundation Degree (FdA) Early YearsCourses located at: City of Bristol College; New College Swindon; City of Bath College; Weston CollegeFoundation Degree (FdA)UCAS CodesDigital Design: Interactive DesignW291Digital Design: Photography and Motion GraphicsW640Entry CriteriaTypical offers160-200 UCAS Tariff points (eg BC; CD + AS c), minimum 80 points from Art, Design, IT or a related subject preferred.Or Art Foundation CourseAll short-listed applicants will be interviewed.See page 20Course InformationCourse locationCity of Bath College (UCAS Campus code E)Course length2 years full-time;4 years part-timeMore CodesEarly YearsX310Course InformationCourse locationTaught at City of Bristol College (UCAS Campus code J); New College Swindon (UCAS Campus code L); City of Bath College (UCAS Campus code E); Weston College, Weston-super-Mare (UCAS Campus code C) See page 55 Course length2 years full-timeMore CriteriaTypical offersAppropriate accredited Level 3 qualification (for example A-levels or vocational qualifications) in Early Years, Childcare or Playwork (or equivalent). If you wish to progress on to the Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) course you will need English and Maths GCSE at grade C or above. PLUS, At least two years experience of working (and currently working) in the sector. Candidates will be assessed on an individual basis. Please be aware that you will be required to complete a new Criminal Records Bureau Enhanced Application through Bath Spa University as part of the admissions process for this course. See page 20This is a CWDC Sector Endorsed course and is part of current national initiatives to improve the career pathway for people working with young children in the early years sector. Why choose this course? The course covers all the areas of care and development of children, and will enable you to develop your role professionally in an early years setting or in a supporting role in a mainstream classroom (with children up to the age of eight). This is a work-based course and is only open to people with some experience of working in - and currently working in - an early years setting. It is taught for one day per week (or two half-days) so that you are able to continue in employment. This course has been running successfully for six years with most students progressing further in their academic study after their FdA.About the course You will be a Bath Spa University student, but the course is taught in each of our partner colleges: City of Bristol College, New College Swindon, City of Bath College and Weston College. You can attend at the centre which is most convenient for you. You will be required to assign yourself a mentor to support your work-based learning and development. This is a two-year course and you will study seven modules in total: four in Year 1 and three in Year 2. Work-based learning is central to the programme and gives you the opportunity to reflect on your experiences and develop a portfolio for your future career development. Modules include topics such as The Child and Childhoods, Making Learning Visible, Why choose this course? This two-year course allows you to develop specialist skills that will complement your growing design awareness. Its two pathways, Photography and Motion Graphics and Interactive Design will let you develop your own ideas, practically through a number of different projects, establishing your own creative identity. The course is entirely coursework based, and is taught at City of Bath College at their city centre campus. The course is designed to meet the needs of the new media industry, requiring employees with a range of skills, enhanced by specialisms.About the courseStudents on both pathways take modules that deliver the important skill areas that you would experience in industry, covering the subjects of motion graphics and design. Shared module titles include Print and Web Design, Video and Image, Typography and Motion, Professional Studies, Critical and Historical Studies. The Photography and Motion Graphics pathway in photography and related disciplines for the digital age includes established photographic principles and methods. You will already have a photographic qualification or experience and this course will allow you to further those skills and complement them with other areas such as video, image manipulation, typography and web design. The pathway develops from the basics to cover many areas of photographic practice alongside digital skills. There are specialist modules in Photography Principles, Photo Editing and Manipulation, Photography Locations, Applications of Photography. The Interactive Design pathway introduces the multimedia skills needed to become a new media designer/producer. A strong design awareness underpins successful interactive design together with competency in many skill areas, including web design, image generation and sequencing, and also programming. There are specialist modules in Design Principles, Design for Interactivity, Software and Usability, Computer Game Design. You should have design or multimedia experience to opt for this pathway. On both pathways you'll have the chance to gain real professional experience by taking part in client-based work opportunities and work placement in the second year. This way you can apply your theoretical professional knowledge to an actual 01Developing Reflective Practice, Enabling Environments, Celebrating Diversity, The Holistic Child, Working Together and Action Research in your setting. Careers The course is designed to provide you with the professional knowledge and skills to develop your professional role in an early years setting. Early Years Professional Status Following your second year, you will be able to continue your professional development by applying for Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) at Bath Spa. This course includes the award of BA (Hons). Through these routes you will be prepared to work in early years and childcare settings to actively support the Every Child Matters national agenda as:- leader- manager- trainer- Early Years Professional- teacherBA (Hons) Education As an alternate to EYPS you can apply for the third year of the BA (Hons) Education at Bath Spa (see page 35), which allows you to apply to progress onto our teacher training degree course to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This course will help you to become the adaptable new media designer, photographer and image producer that industry requires, able to produce work for a variety of different media outputs, including web, TV, print, and computer games. business, attracting real clients, and develop expertise at a professional level in your own areas of special interest. If you successfully complete the course there is the opportunity to apply to progress to the final year of the BA Hons Graphic Communication course (page 30), or the BA Hons Creative Media Practice course (page 37) - subject to interview.CareersThis course will prepare you for careers 0101 Learning through play01 An interactive children's animation softwarein interactive design; industrial and commercial photography; graphic design; picture editing; TV and video production; game design; animation; motion graphic design.