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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 informationwww.citybathcoll.ac.ukUCAS 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 informationwww.cityofbristol.ac.ukwww.newcollege.ac.ukwww.citybathcoll.ac.ukwww.weston.ac.ukenquiries@weston.ac.ukEntry 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.

Bath Spa University Foundation Degrees with our partners in education www.bathspa.ac.uk Fashion and Textile Design SkillsCourse located at: City of Bath CollegeFoundation Degree (FdA) Graphic DesignCourse located at: Weston CollegeFoundation Degree (FdA)A skills-based course with strong commercial links to the creative industries, focusing on professional and practical skills development and design studio work. Why choose this course? This two-year full-time course is taught at our FE partner college, Weston College. It aims to equip you with a relevant, thorough Media Suites at Weston College's University Campus. Work-based learning is central to the course, allowing you to develop a portfolio of work and skills for your future career development. You will be allocated a mentor to support your work-based learning. In each of the two years of the course you will study six modules, ranging from practical design skills in print and screen, to design in context, and business and enterprise skills. You will attend scheduled teaching over four days per 15 week semester. Throughout the course the emphasis will be on developing the skills necessary to work in the design and media industry. You'll be taught by enthusiastic lecturers who have extensive experience in the design industry. Careers Graduates from this course will be prepared to work in the graphic design and digital media industries. Possible career areas include: graphic designer; art director; web designer; interactive designer; studio assistant; production designer. On successful completion of the Foundation Degree you can also apply to Education Studies for Teaching AssistantsCourses located at: Norton Radstock College; New College Swindon; Wiltshire College Salisbury Foundation Degree (FdA)A course for people currently employed as teaching assistants who want to improve their qualifications and their knowledge and understanding of the role. Why choose this course? The role of the teaching assistant is recognised as being a crucial factor in successful learning for children and young learners. This course is designed for teaching assistants in all levels of teaching: Foundation Stage, primary schools, secondary schools, special schools and post-16 teaching. The course covers all aspects of the work of the teaching assistant: the ways people develop and learn; teaching methods; learners with special needs; social and emotional issues; legal and policy matters; working in teams and partnerships; the social context of learning. The course is ideal if you are already working in an appropriate setting. This innovative course has been running successfully for seven years with most students progressing further in their academic study after their FdA.About the course Although you will be classed as a full-time student, you will only attend college for one day per week. Our partner colleges for delivering the FD Education Studies for Teaching Assistants are Norton Radstock College, Wiltshire College, Salisbury and New College Swindon, so this is where you will be based for your taught modules. You will be a Bath Spa University student, and as such will have access to all the facilities of the Newton Park campus. The majority of your learning will be work-based, and you will be supported in this by a mentor and tutor who will visit you in your workplace to monitor your progress and development. In each of the two years you will study four modules, some of which are based in your workplace, and some taught in college. Modules include topics such as the curriculum from foundation stage to the end of secondary, inclusion, learning-theory and practice, the inclusive learning environment, working in partnership, the curriculum in action, supporting individuals and groups, and your own action research. Careers The role of the Teaching Assistant is expanding, and there are good opportunities for trained staff in this field. In your second year, you will be able to apply to the third year of the BA (Hons) Education Studies at Bath Spa. The BA (Hons) degree allows you to apply to progress onto our teacher training course to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Alternatively, if you have appropriate early years experience, you may want to apply for Early Years Professional Status which is also run at Bath Spa University. If you wish to apply for EYPS you will need English and Maths GCSE at C grade or above. UCAS CodeEducation Studies for Teaching AssistantsX900Entry CriteriaTypical offersAppropriate accredited Level 3 qualifications (For example A-levels or vocational qualifications) PLUS, Working as a teaching assistant. 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 20 Course InformationCourse locationNorton Radstock College (UCAS Campus code N); Wiltshire College Salisbury (UCAS Campus code W); New College Swindon (UCAS Campus code L)Course length2 years full-timeMore informationwww.nortcoll.ac.ukwww.wiltshire.ac.ukwww.newcollege.ac.ukUCAS CodeFashion and Textile Design SkillsW232Entry CriteriaTypical offers180-220 UCAS Tariff points (eg BB; CDD) with minimum 80 points from Art or Design, Textiles or related subject.OR Art Foundation course.All 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 informationwww.citybathcoll.ac.ukCourse InformationCourse locationWeston College, Weston-super-Mare (UCAS Campus code C)Course length2 years full-timeMore informationwww.weston.ac.ukenquiries@weston.ac.ukUCAS CodeGraphic Design W210Entry CriteriaTypical offersTwo subjects at A-level with one in Art or a design-related subject. OR BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design or other design-based subject. OR Art Foundation course. See page 20The course covers both fashion and textiles in equal measure, providing the opportunity to follow your chosen path in the fashion and textile industry.Why choose this course?The course aims to train students primarily through experience of practice in designing and making, giving a sound practical skills base. You'll be based at City of Bath College, but you are able to use Bath Spa University's facilities such as the specialist Art and Design library and attend the visiting speaker programme. On successful completion of your Foundation Degree you can apply to progress to Year 3 of an associated Honours Degree course at this, or another, university. At Bath Spa you would apply to the BA Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors course (see page 29) or BA Fashion Design course (see page 28), subject to interview and submission of a clear proposal of final study in Historical and Critical Studies.About the courseThe course is run at the City of Bath College in the centre of Bath and provides a lively and demanding introduction to the basics of fashion and textiles with the emphasis on innovation, skills and creativity. Throughout the course you will be given a wide range of skills and experiences, both technical and creative, supported by an understanding of cultural, social and business skills. In Year 1 you are introduced to technical and design processes in fashion and textile including: drawing, visual research, digital media, fashion Illustration, fashion design skills, pattern cutting, sewing/construction skills, stand modelling, knit, embroidery/fabric manipulation, print, plus historical and cultural understanding of fashion and textiles. There are also opportunities for study visits in the UK and overseas and a visiting lecturer series. In Year 2 the emphasis is to develop creatively and professionally, working more as independent learners. Further fashion and textile design skills are developed including digital design for fashion and textiles (both CAD and CAM), fashion illustration, flats and specs, sewing/construction skills, pattern cutting. The practice-based work is supported by historical and critical studies and professional practice. This year also provides opportunities for work placements and live industry projects. You will create a portfolio of work and create a final collection either as a fashion collection with textiles or a textiles collection for fashion. The final collection will be displayed as a static exhibition. CareersProfessional practice and entrepreneurial skills are embedded within the course to help you prepare for your future career. There is also the opportunity to design fabrics for exhibition at the international trade fair, Indigo, which is held each February in Paris. This course offers graduates a broad career route, which includes in-house designer, freelance fashion designer, freelance textile designer for fashion, embroiderer, pattern cutter, manufacturing/ production assistant, quality control assistant, buying and merchandising.and up-to-date knowledge of the design industry. The 'Design Studio' will be the central hub and ethos of the course, providing an introduction to the working studio culture and providing you with an insight into the day-to-day running of a commercial studio. You'll work on live projects, working to briefs set in collaboration with various industries, so that you gain a real understanding of commercial design. About the course You will work on projects from concept stage through to implementation, developing skills both for print and digital disciplines. You'll become expert in the use of industry-standard software, working in state-of-the-art Graphic Design Studios and Digital 010101 Working in the classroom01 Amy Gibbs, FD Graphic Design student, with her workprogress to the third year of the BA (Hons) Graphic Communication degree at Bath Spa University's Sion Hill campus. Alternatively you can apply to the BA (Hons) Creative Industries: Graphic 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.