BA (Hons) Art and Design (Top-up)


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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. 

Course Content

The course consists of four modules and is taught through seminars and lectures as well as one-to-one and group tutorials. All learners have a dedicated studio in which to work. The award is made upon the accumulation of 120 credits from the modules studied.
Studio Practice One: Research Project
Studio Practice Two: Research Project Realisation
Extended Professional Practice and Business Studies
Research Paper
Full programme specification here.

Entry Requirements

240 credits from a relevant  Foundation  Degree. Learners with HND or equivalent level 5 qualifications may be considered. A portfolio of work and a satisfactory reference are required for students not progressing from the foundation degree at Kingston College..

International Entry Requirements:

Equivalent level 5 qualifications and IELTS 6. A portfolio of work and satisfactory reference are required for external applicants.

Duration and Delivery

One year full time/  Next course start date:  September 2018.


On completing the course you may have the opportunity to:

  • Enter employment in public or community arts, art education, gallery and arts administration
  • Undertake a teacher training qualification
  • Become an independent art and design practitioner

Additional Information

Tuition Fees 2017-2018:

Home/EU students - Year 1 £7500 / International Students - £9500.

Tuition fees for subsequent years of study are subject to confirmation and may change.  They are likely to increase in line with inflation each year.

Institution Code K83, Course Code WW12, Campus Code R.

This course will be delivered at the Creative Industries Centre.

For further information about course content please contact the Programme Leader, Judy Dibiase, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For information on how to apply, or to check your application status, contact the Kingston College HE Admissions Team on 020 8268 2853 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


This course is delivered at the Creative Industries Centre, Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 5BP

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