South Thames College
Level 6 BA (Hons) Art and Design - (Top-up) BA (Hons)
South Thames College

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This Art and Design BA Hons final year degree programme is offered as a top-up qualification for learners who have gained a relevant FdA, HND or equivalent qualification and who want to continue studying to Honours level. The course is delivered through four modules, which, in addition to further developing and refining your own art and design practice, will offer invaluable professional and business knowledge relevant to working as a creative practitioner. Studio practice remains key throughout this year with lecturers providing guidance and advice through individual and group tutorials. Learners are encouraged to actively engage with external ventures, identifying specific audiences and/or clients and gaining the necessary skills and knowledge that will fully support their future professional careers.

The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Assessment methods include and a range of coursework assessments such as a technical file, portfolios, presentations and your final year major project. All assessment are spread across the year to make the workload manageable

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

In Art, or related subjects.

ALL applicants must possess a Level 5 qualification, such as an HND or FdA in a relevant area in order to be considered for this course. A copy of your HND/FdA module transcripts will be requested, and the original required to be seen at enrolment.

In Art and Design, or related subjects.

English language requirements

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Cambridge English Proficiency C1 Advanced, formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE).
IELTS (Academic) 7 IELTS - an overall band score of 7.0, with none of the four skills below 6.5.

Please contact the international office to see whether this course is able to accept international applicants requiring a Tier 4 Visa.

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Art and Design - BA (Hons) (Top-up), BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Level 6 BA (Hons) Art and Design - (Top-up) BA (Hons)

EU £7725 year 1
England UK £7725 year 1
Northern Ireland £7725 year 1
Scotland £7725 year 1
Wales £7725 year 1

Additional fee information

The following course-related costs ARE included in the fees: Annual printing allowance; registration fee if applicable. The following course-related costs are NOT included in the fees: Additional printing over and above the annual allowance; the cost of books, equipment and materials that you might wish to purchase.

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

About South Thames College

South Thames College Group (STCG) is a large education provider that mainly delivers further education level courses in the south-west side of London, England. STCG works from four main campus sites, which applicants can find in Kingston upon Thames, Wandsworth, Carshalton, and Morden.

Where is this programme taught

Kingston College
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