Graduate Diploma in Creative Business and Management (Sept start)*

UCA Farnham - 2020

Length of study:

30 weeks full-time

Campus:

UCA Farnham

Start date:

September

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Entry year(s)

2020

Entry requirements:

A recognised bachelor degree or 3 year diploma in a relevant subject

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Course overview

The course has been created to support international students who have not previously studied in the UK education system, helping them to successfully progress to postgraduate study.

Our Graduate Diploma in Creative Business and Management is a pre-masters course which is academically focused and specifically designed to prepare you for postgraduate level study at UCA.

Validated by UCA, this course will help you develop the academic skills and practical subject expertise needed to succeed at Masters level. 

Study at postgraduate level in the UK is subject focused and requires prior knowledge and practice to allow you to explore, develop and challenge established practices within your specialist field of study. 

This intensive course enables you to develop key language and creative management skills ready for postgraduate study.You will also build up knowledge of essential academic research skills and methodologies.

English language support is also integrated into the course, which will improve your English language level in preparation for postgraduate study.

Following successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Creative Business and Management, you will be guaranteed a place on an postgraduate course at UCA.

Please note: due to COVID-19  the start date for the Graduate Diploma course has been delayed to October, please see the full term dates for more details.

*Course subject to validation.

Course details

  • Semester 1

    Our course is made up of two semesters and the course develops your English language, academic, research and study skills, knowledge of visual and cultural contexts and critical and analytical abilities in relation to your chosen area of interest. 

    An interdisciplinary teaching approach supports students with a range of different qualifications and previous experience. 

    Creative Business and Management
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    Research Methods and Critical Analysis with English for Academic Purposes
    This unit runs throughout the 30 week course across both semesters. The aim is to develop and embed effective and practical research methods - introducing students to advanced critical inquiry, academic and critical writing, and independent research. This is delivered concurrently with the theoretical and practical teaching of English language practical skills.
  • Semester 2

    Our course is made up of two semesters and the course develops your English language, academic, research and study skills, knowledge of visual and cultural contexts and critical and analytical abilities in relation to your chosen area of interest.

    An interdisciplinary teaching approach supports students with a range of different qualifications and previous experience. 

    Data and Decision Making
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    Creative Management Project
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    Research Methods and Critical Analysis with English for Academic Purposes
    This unit runs throughout the 30 week course across both semesters. The aim is to develop and embed effective and practical research methods - introducing students to advanced critical inquiry, academic and critical writing, and independent research. This is delivered concurrently with the theoretical and practical teaching of English language practical skills.
  • Fees and additional course costs
    Tuition fees
    The course fees for February 2020 entry are:
     
    • International students - £13,920 (standard fee)
    • International students - £13,360 (full early payment fee)

    Additional course costs

    In addition to the tuition fees, there may be some additional costs deatails of these will be available shortly.

    Further information
    Find out more about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to:

    These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.

     
  • Fee discounts & scholarships

    All full cost (non-EU) students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma and progress to a UCA postgraduate course will receive a 10% discount on the standard listed tuition fee for the postgraduate course. If the tuition fees are paid in full before enrolment, an additional 4% discount is applied.

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Facilities

At UCA Farnham there is a dedicated studio for students on the International Pathway courses. You will also have be able to use the shared facilities at the campus including; 3D workshops with machines for working a in range of materials such as wood, plaster, clay and resin; digital media suites with both Macs and PCs loaded with design software; and open access print studios.

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Key facts

  • Tutor engagement

    Our student to staff ratio of a maximum of 15:1 ensures an exceptionally high level of tutor engagement. Art and design teaching methods include studio work, practical skills workshops, educational visits, one-to-one tutorials, lectures and seminars.

  • English language

    Integrated English language study is available in all terms, helping to develop the academic skills required for studying in the medium of English. The course covers the following areas: speaking, listening, reading, writing and language development (vocabulary and grammar) as well as the chance to practise the English and skills learnt through the practical and theoretical tasks, assignments and projects in both semesters.

  • Teaching methods

    Teaching methods include studio work, one-to-one tutorials, lectures, seminars and practical skills workshops. Assessment methods range from group presentations, essay workshops, tutorials and formative critiques. This course will develop your existing practical skills in your chosen subject to enable you to progress to MA level study. You'll also learn about British culture and public arts institutions, and study a range of current cultural and theoretical debates in the visual arts.

  • Discounts for progressing students

    All full cost (non-EU) students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma and progress to a UCA postgraduate course will receive a 10% discount on the standard listed tuition fee for the postgraduate course. If the tuition fees are paid in full before enrolment, an additional 4% discount is applied.

  • Academic and student support

    You'll receive opportunities to informally discuss points raised in lectures or seminars through personal tutorials. You'll also receive individual support and professional advice on personal and academic issues, including your next steps in your choice of studies or career. You're supported in applying to UCA for your postgraduate degree course, and can receive advice and guidance on visa applications and other pastoral matters.

Dates & fees

Course

Start date

End date

Cost (Standard fee)

Cost (Discounted fee)

Graduate Diploma in Creative Business and Management

26 Oct 2020

25 June 2021

£14,800

£14,210

If you choose to pay your fees in full before you enrol for your course, you will pay the discounted fee. If you choose to pay after you enrol, or pay in instalments, you will pay the standard fee.

How to apply

Apply online

All applications for this course should be made direct to UCA, using the online application form:

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Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

A recognised bachelor degree or 3 year diploma in a relevant subject.

English language requirements

For this course you need an overall IELTS score of 5.5 with 5.5 in each component or an equivalent UK Visas and Immigration recognised qualification.