BA (Hons) Art & Design Practice

For 2020 start - Final Year Level 6 programme only

Cornwall College Camborne LEVEL: 6 Arts & Media

Former title – BA (Hons) Contemporary Creative Practice

This programme has been developed as a progression to honours to make it possible for foundation degree graduates (and others where appropriate), to progress to achieve an honours degree in the interdisciplinary art and design area. This final year is unique to the South West and provides an exciting and vibrant Level 6 qualification with a continued emphasis on
you, the learner and the development of your professional identity within the creative industries.

You will develop a focused innovative practice combining particular interdisciplinary art and design interests. This is supported by an advanced skills and knowledge set reflecting your particular direction through the programme. You will be expected to develop an independent, autonomous practice, synthesise prior learning and present a public realisation of your work. The programme aims to facilitate within graduates an enthusiasm, curiosity and flexibility to equip you for a future in developing challenging art and design projects, whilst also operating across a range of arts careers and creative practices.

The programme aims to be a unique blend of traditional, contemporary and innovative approaches to learning. The curriculum is enquiry driven to provide you with a centred active education. Its design deliberately discourages the reductive question ‘What do I need to do to pass this module?’ by providing a framework which begs the question ‘Can I do this?’ and developing an enquiring attitude. This is consistent with the need for workers in the creative industries to be able to apply in-depth subject knowledge to a variety of circumstances.

Possible Progression (subject to availability) 

– Masters-level programmes at other institutions
– CertEd or PGCE at Camborne, Saltash, St Austell or Duchy Stoke

Possible Careers

  • Fine Artist
  • Ceramicist/Potter
  • Textile Artist/Designer
  • Fine Art Sculptor
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Art Gallery/Museum Manager/Assistant
  • Teacher/Lecturer/Technician
  • Curator
  • Arts Administration
  • Community Project Work
  • Advertising Art/Creative Director
  • Tattoo Artist
  • Product Designer
  • Interior/Spatial/Window Designer

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Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: W902
  • Institution codes: CORN C78
  • Awarded by: University of Plymouth
  • Fees: Fees Explained
Entry Requirements

240 credits with 120 at level 5 from a relevant Foundation Degree, HND, or equivalent in an appropriate subject.  All qualifications and subject grades will be considered on an individual basis.  HND qualifications may require additional bridging modules.

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Course Documents

BA (Hons) Art And Design Practice Handbook (2019-20)
BA (Hons) Art and Design Practice Module Appendix Handbook (2019-2020)


Indicative Module Year 1

  • Concept Development & Practice
  • Dissertation
  • Negotiated Extended Practice
  • Professional Practice

*Modules are subject to change and availability



BA (Hons) Art & Design Practice

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1 year full-time

BA (Hons) Art & Design Practice

Start Date





2 years part-time

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

Careers advice available

If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

If you come into the International category (non EU*) and Channel Island (inc. Isle of Man) the tuition fee may vary – click here for full fee information