BA (Hons) Art and the Environment (Top-up)

The BA (Hons) Art and the Environment (Top-up) course offers students the opportunity to extend their FdA or HND Level 5 studies by undertaking studio-based and theoretical investigation of a chosen project at Level 6, with the culmination of your creative activity, theoretical study and skills acquisition presented at our degree show at the end of the course.

The programme aims to provide specific and interdisciplinary skills by combining aspects of art and design, contextual and cultural studies, multimedia communications, digital technologies and professional practice.

This course is designed to prepare students for a working life in the full range of creative practices and it will allow you to develop an individual approach and engender the required excellence to successfully become a creative professional. This course can be studied in 1 year full time and 2 years part time.


Applicants should have a Level 5 qualification in a creative subject.

For example:

  • Foundation Degree
  • Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • or Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)

Ideal subjects to have studied at Level 5, prior to joining this course include Art & Design, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography, Floristry, Fashion and Textile Design but any creative discipline will be considered.

The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Guest speakers and critics
  • Seminars and debates
  • Studio practicals
  • Group work
  • Workshops
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Gallery visits and study tours

The assessment strategy for this course makes use of a variety of methods to appraise and develop a comprehensive range of student skills.

The following list shows the variety of assessment methods experienced on this course.

  • Art Projects
  • Exhibitions
  • Visual presentations
  • Spoken presentations
  • Peer critiques
  • Essays
  • Reports
  • Portfolios
  • Practical projects