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Start date: 18/09/2019 - Bristol School of Art - Queens Road, Bristol
End date: 30/06/2022
Duration: 3 years - Full Time
Course length: 3 years - Full Time
Qualifications: Degree
Code: Institution code: S55 - Course code: W2W1
Cost: £8250

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BA (HONS) Degree in Applied Arts

Higher Education

This Honours Degree is awarded by the University of Gloucestershire and is delivered in partnership with SGS College. The course offers students an exciting opportunity to study Applied Arts and further their development in areas such as ceramics, jewellery and enamelling and to develop their own specialist practice.

What will I study?

  • Introductory Workshops
  • Contemporary Issues in the Applied Arts and Design
  • Language and Identity
  • Work Experience/Placement
  • Exhibition and Presentation
  • Creative Skills in a Range of Specialist Areas

The primary goal of the course is to enable students to find their individual identities as designers and applied artists and to help them locate themselves in the wider world in exciting ways. The course is interdisciplinary in nature and we will encourage students to find their own direction whilst actively taking part in the wider creative conversations and debates that happen in the studio.

The course is built around taught workshops, independent studio/workshop activities, seminars, tutorials and lectures utilising the specialist staff and facilities at Bristol School of Art. Students will also be required to engage with research and written work. Organised visits to galleries, museums and workshops will further allow students to develop points of reference for their developing critical and personal design frameworks. Students will also be expected to undertake a work placement during year 2 of the course.

Students will have regular assessments and be given constructive feedback from lecturers and peers.

How long is the course?

3 Years

What do I need to join?

Admission to the course is on the basis of interview and a satisfactory portfolio of recent work.

All students are also required to have a GCSE grade C pass or equivalent in English and Maths.

How will I know how I am doing?

Assessment will be carried out through coursework, essays, reflective journals, presentations, and work produced for exhibition/ commission. Through a range of creative assignments integrated within the modules, you will have the opportunity to develop a portfolio which will support job applications within the design industries.

What are my career options?

Possible career opportunities include working within the creative field as artists, makers and designers and creating your own business. Students may also progress on to post-graduate studies.

  • 112 UCAS point are required from qualifications with the volume and depth of A level or equivalent e.g. 2 A levels (including Art) or Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art & Design.
  • Mature students over 21 - Professional/ Creative experience profile and evidence of academic ability.

Further Information

For further course information, please contact Dr Oliver Kent by emailing:
For admissions and finance advice/guidance, please email:

Dates & Costs

BA (HONS) Degree in Applied Arts

Start date: 18/09/2019
End date: 30/06/2022
Duration: 3 years - Full Time
Course length: 3 years - Full Time
Time(s): 9am - 4.40pm
Qualifications: Degree
Code: Institution code: S55 - Course code: W2W1

Cost: £8250

Start End Time Campus
18/09/2019 30/06/2022 9am - 4.40pm Bristol School of Art - Queens Road, Bristol