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FdA Creative Art and Design Practice

University of Derby
3 years
Part time
Foundation / Pathway program
Scholarships available
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University of Derby

About this program

FdA Creative Art and Design Practice

This course will provide you with the opportunity to add to your previous qualifications or relevant work experience across a broad range of art, craft and design practice.

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Admission requirements


If you are aged between 18 and 21 the entry requirements are GCSE English at grade C or above and any of the following:

  • 80 UCAS points
  • BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design or equivalent

Mature students are welcome and there are flexible entry requirements for those over 21 based on an interview with the tutor.

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Program content

The course has a good balance of creative and academic work, being two-thirds practical artwork and one-third theoretical written work. Practical work may include fine art, painting, printmaking, ceramics, crafts, textiles, surface pattern and photography with the ability to combine both traditional and modern techniques.

The course will develop your art and business skills through practical projects and opportunities to create, exhibit and sell your work locally and internationally.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Tuition Fees

Part time

  • UK - £1,155 per 20 credit module

Career paths

After completing this course, you may wish to progress to the BA (Hons) Fine Art or other art degrees, dependent on an interview and your portfolio of work.

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University of Derby

Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB Derby

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