Category Archives: Art & Design

2010 Entry: Applying for Undergraduate Art & Design Courses Through UCAS

Applicants who are opting to apply for full-time undergraduate art and design courses will now be thinking about making their applications through UCAS. There are two application deadlines for art and design courses. Universities decide which deadline to use for each of their courses – these are either 15th January or 24th March.

If you’re unsure as to which application deadline date applies to the university courses you are looking at, the UCAS Course Search facility displays the application deadline.

If you decide to apply for art and design courses with different deadlines, you can submit your application before 15 January for courses with that deadline, then add further course choices before the 24 March deadline using UCAS Track as long as you haven’t used all five choices on your UCAS application form.

New Generation Arts Festival

Organised by Birmingham City University, the New Generation Arts Festival champions the independent cause of showcasing the brightest emerging graduate talent in the arts world today. Taking place from 12 – 27 June 2009, events taking place will cover acting, creative writing, design, music and the visual arts. With Birmingham City University graduates at the heart of the event, it’s a fantastic opportunity for those interested in studying in one of the subject areas covered to see the high calibre of graduates we produce.

Find out more about this exciting event at the New Generation Arts Festival’s website.

Creative Self Development Courses in Art & Design – Semester 2 Enrolment

At Birmingham City University’s Bournville Centre for Visual Arts, a range of shorter creative courses are on offer commencing in Semester 2. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to try watercolour painting or to take a course in photography. Maybe you’re a keen artist who would like to further develop your practice with input and guidance from a tutor or simply wish to explore a new medium. Our suite of Creative Self Development courses provide a means to study further without the pressure of working for a formal academic award and are available to students of all abilities and levels.

Courses on offer are:

* please note that students on this course are required to have completed an art foundation course before being able to access this course

Courses are offered on a part-time basis during either the daytime or evening, depending upon the actual course being studied.

If you’re interested in reserving a place on one of these courses, please contact Bournville Centre for Visual Arts on 0121 331 5775 or email us.

New courses at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design

A number of new design courses are being offered at BIAD for entry this September to complement the University’s well-established existing provision in this area.

Richard Snell, Head of the Department of Fashion, Textiles and Three Dimensional Design told us: ‘These new courses and pathways have been designed in response to the ever changing and expanding employment market for designers.  They embrace the new technologies available in the Department and the creative opportunities these generate’.

BA (Hons) Interior Products is designed to appeal to students who are interested in designing lighting, furniture, tableware, architectural glass and other fittings or office products.  The course can be tailored to accommodate personal interests and to include study in related areas such as interior design or industrial design.  Students will work with a range of materials including wood, metal, plastic, ceramics and glass and will study in a well-equipped department with facilities including rapid prototyping and some of the latest digital technology as well as workshops for more traditional processes.

The MA Design & Visualisation explores the role of visualisation in the design process and allows students to specialise in either model making or the creation of two dimensional images through a variety of media.

A new subject route is also available on the BA (Hons) in Textile Design enabling students to opt to specialise in Surface Pattern. The introduction of this new route will appeal to students who are interested in exploring the creation of surface pattern designs for wallpaper or tableware as well as textiles.

Applications are now being considered for September 08 entry.  For further information please contact Choices on 0121 331 5595.