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Creative Arts and Design Practice (BA top-up)

BA (Hons) - single

This one year degree programme will enable you to further extend and apply specialist knowledge in any art and design practice in order to achieve an honours degree.

You will receive close contact with specialist staff who will support you in developing a professional portfolio of art and design work which is informed by the conventions and debates within contemporary creative practice. You will develop the skills necessary to respond creatively to problems and demonstrate qualities such as flexibility and adaptability enabling you to develop and sustain a career in the creative arts sector.

The BA top up degree in Creative Arts and Design Practice is available at Solihull College.

Typical offers

Available start dates

September 2019 / September 2020

Teaching location

Solihull College

Course length

  • Full time: one year
  • Part time: two years

UCAS code

Solihull W902

For full application details, please see the 'How to apply / Entry requirements' section.

Tuition fees

Home/EU - full time off-campus fee: 2019/20: £7,350

Home/EU - part time off-campus fee: 2019/20: £3,750

Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed in the 'This course in detail' window above.

Questions about fees?
Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Funding and scholarships

Typical offers

  • Foundation Degree in Creative Arts and Design Practice awarded by Oxford Brookes University, achieving 240 credits and normally 55% grade average achieved at level 5
  • Foundation degree in Creative Arts and Design Practice or related disciplines in art and design, achieving 240 credits and normally 55% grade average achieved at level 5, subject to individual credit weighting by Oxford Brookes
  • HND achieving 240 credits with normally a Merit profile at level 5.

Applications are welcomed from candidates with appropriate alternative qualifications and from mature students. Typically we transfer credit for part of a British degree course, a university degree from another country or open University degree course.

Specific entry requirements

All prospective students on the BA (Hons) Creative Arts and Design Practice are required to attend an interview either in person or on Skype video conferencing and/or on the phone. an art and design portfolio is required at interview and this should include evidence of an appropriate standard of visual literacy as well as a sample of written work that demonstrates an ability to study at level 6. 

An electronic portfolio will be accepted in cases where an in-person interview is not possible.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

Selection process

All candidates must present a satisfactory portfolio of practical work at interview.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements

How to apply

All students should apply through UCAS under Oxford Brookes University.

International applicants

Apply direct »

For full-time study you can also apply through UCAS.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Oxford Brookes operates the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.

Find out more

For full details about studying Creative Arts and Design Practice, please visit the College website.