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Starts:
2018/2019  
Weeks:
28 
Days:
Mon,Wed,Thr,Fri 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Practical Assessment 
Level:
Area:
Creative & Digital 
UCAS Code:
P3A4 
Course Code:
HFHBC1A 
 
Entry Requirements
  • Applicants are expected to have successfully completed a Foundation Degree or HE Diploma equivalent to 96 tariff points and provide a supportive reference.
  • GCSE English at grade C (or above) or NQF L2 equivalent are required (please note that the minimum level of English language is IELTS Level 6 with minimum score of 5.5 in all skills areas).
All pathways on the BA (Hons) in Creative Practice encourage widening participation. A place would be offered where you meet the required entry criteria and it is felt that you can cope with the demands of the course and benefit from the experiences that it offers.

External applicants will need to attend an interview and portfolio review.  References, alternative experience and skills will be taken into account. 
 
 

Creative Practice: Media Production (TopUp)

This course is aimed at students who have previously studied creative media production at Foundation degree level (or equivalent) and now wish to top-up their qualification to a full Bachelor's degree with a further year of study. You will have the opportunity to develop your style and skills as a creative media practitioner through various modules, including a major project in which you will have the chance to cover a specific topic in more depth.


About the Course

An exciting course which prepares you for employment or postgraduate study within a wide, creative field. Studying alongside students from a range of disciplines you will have the opportunity to develop a final major project which will help to define you as a creative practitioner. You will, with staff and professional support, draw upon thinking which underpins credible and robust academic and professional practices.

You may study on placements or internships and have opportunities to market your emerging talent in the professional and academic communities. 

You will benefit from one to one tuition from a range of specialist staff and excellent, purpose made facilities. You will develop your emerging practice and position yourself in your specialist field underpinned by theoretical, critical and contextual understanding of where your practice is positioned in the wider academic, cultural and creative world. You will undertake modules of minor and major practical projects underpinned by critical and contextual theory.

As a student on the course you will:
engage with contemporary thinking in the creative field
undertake a practical industry based creative project which may involve work-based learning, exhibiting work, business start-ups, self-promotion or internships
write research proposals for specialist projects you plan to undertake
keep an academic journal as a record of critical thinking which informs your practical projects
work towards the completion of a personal major practical project.
professionally present your work in an end of year exhibition inviting industry guests.

Although it is not an assessed requirement for the module, students are strongly encouraged to seek and take up any opportunities for internships, work experience or Work Based Learning. Tutors have extensive experienced in advising, preparing and assisting students in this process and you will be supported throughout the process on an individual basis, as required.


Key Units

  • Critical Studies 
  • Creative Practice 
  • Professional Development
  • Planning for Major Project
  • Major Project

The Major Project module will allow you to develop your knowledge of, and critical thinking about, graphic design related briefs currently encountered in the design industry and design outcomes that are fit for purpose with regard to the needs of the client. Creative opportunities focus on the demands of working in the design industry and will further your learning in commercial aspects and specialisms. A detailed realisation of the rationale and process required to execute this project, working collaboratively and/or independently where appropriate.



Entry Requirements

  • Applicants are expected to have successfully completed a Foundation Degree or HE Diploma equivalent to 96 tariff points and provide a supportive reference.
  • GCSE English at grade C (or above) or NQF L2 equivalent are required (please note that the minimum level of English language is IELTS Level 6 with minimum score of 5.5 in all skills areas).
All pathways on the BA (Hons) in Creative Practice encourage widening participation. A place would be offered where you meet the required entry criteria and it is felt that you can cope with the demands of the course and benefit from the experiences that it offers.

External applicants will need to attend an interview and portfolio review.  References, alternative experience and skills will be taken into account. 


Assessment

Methods of assessment and feedback, including moderation/internal and external verification and the requirements for progression through the programme, are explained during induction. They will be reinforced at all module briefings and at relevant times during tutorials. The course incorporates formative, summative and diagnostic assessments that are regarded as positive learning tools. Peer assessment also plays a vital role in our development and educational ‘growth’. These assessment strategies will support your understanding of your learning processes and are designed to engage you as an active participant in the development of all aspects of your learning. These strategies also help to promote autonomous learning and self-evaluation as vital elements within the overall learning process.


Where does this Lead

 Successful students may wish to consider progression onto postgraduate study at Sheffield Hallam University or elsewhere.


Future Opportunities

We have an excellent and established track record of progression into employment. Students successfully completing the course will have the opportunity to gain employment and enter professions in the creative arts industry in a variety of related areas such as TV, film or media. 


Tell Me More

Further Information

Additional information about higher education at The Sheffield College can be found here.

If you have any further inquiries please contact the University Centre via heunit@sheffcol.ac.uk leaving your name, contact details, the title of the course you are interested in and a brief summary of your query. Alternatively, you can call the college on 0114 260 2600.

How to Apply
Please note that applications for this course should be made through UCAS
Course application code: P3A4
College institution code: S22 


Extra Costs

There may be a 3-4 night, residential course trip to a major city (for example, New York or similar location) the cost of which will be approximately £600 plus spending/subsistence (approximately $300-500). Field trips are desirable but no a compulsory part of the course and will not be assessed and students who do not undertake a particular field trip will be provided with (and supported in) alternative learning opportunities. Student who do take part will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of around £100 (dependent upon the cost of the trip) to the College’s Finance Department at Hillsborough Campus, with the balance to be paid within 6-8 weeks of deposit and 6 weeks prior to the trip.

It is essential that students have their own portable hard drive which will cost approximately £60. In additions some students choose to purchase computing or photographic equipment but these are not essential and the College does have excellent resources. There are printing costs of approximately £120 - £200 depending on which specialism students chose to study. There is also a payment of £25.00 towards the end of year show plus nominal costs for local trips and visits as they take place.

Students in financial hardship can apply to the Learner Support Fund for assistance with course-related costs such as these. 



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