What will I learn?

Overview

This programme is ideal if your qualifications and English language skills fall below the entry requirements for your chosen undergraduate programme in an Art, Design or Media subject. The course lasts for 3 semesters and offers you the opportunity to develop your English language and study skills, combined with the study of subject-specific modules. The programme is multidisciplinary and upon successful completion you will be guaranteed a place on one of our undergraduate degrees in an Art, Design or Media subject area.

Key facts

  • Progress on to an undergraduate degree in Art, Design or Multimedia
  • Ideal for students who do not meet the entry requirements for their undergraduate degree of choice
  • Upon successfully completing this course, we will offer you guaranteed progression on to an undergraduate degree at Northumbria University
  • Complete a portfolio on a subject of your choice. Guided by your experience on the course, this is your chance to show your skills and abilities and take a big step toward your chosen undergraduate degree
  • Develop your awareness of academic culture in the UK as you integrate into student life within a UK university
  • Other pathways are available for progression on to undergraduate degrees in Business; Engineering; and Computing, English Language, Law, Media Production, Psychology and Sport subjects

What will I study

This course will introduce you to life studying in the UK and will develop the core academic and English language skills you will need to progress on to an undergraduate degree with Northumbria University. The programme specifically develops your awareness of academic culture in the UK as well as intercultural issues to enable you to integrate well into student life within a UK university. You will be encouraged to participate fully in lectures, seminars and project work as you develop your independence. The intercultural skills that you learn will also be an important employment tool that will be useful for you in the future.

Which courses can I go on to study

Upon successful completion and subject to specific entry requirements, you can go on to study a range of Art, Design and Media undergraduate degrees at Northumbria University.

  • 3D Design BA (Hons)
  • Animation BA (Hons)
  • Architecture BA (Hons)
  • Design for Industry BA (Hons)
  • Fashion BA (Hons)
  • Fashion Communication BA (Hons)
  • Fashion Design and Marketing BA (Hons)
  • Film and Television Production BA (Hons)

Modules

All modules are core.

  • Reading and Vocabulary (0 credits)
  • Listening and Speaking (0 credits)
  • Writing Skills (0 credits)
  • Social English (0 credits)
  • Global Studies and Language (20 credits)
  • Reading and Critical Analysis (20 credits)
  • Intercultural Communication (20 credits)
  • Essay and Report Writing (20 credits)
  • Foundation Introduction to Art, Design and Media (20 credits)
  • Foundation Art, Design and Media: Portfolio Learning Contract (20 credits)

Study options

Full Time (9 months)

Tuition fees
£18250 for 9 months. The tuition fees do not include the cost of course books that you may choose to purchase, stationery, printing and photocopying, accommodation, living expenses, travel or any other extracurricular activities. As a Northumbria University Pathway student, you will have full access to our online digital library with over 400,000 e-books and 50,000 electronic journals.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2020

Venue

Northumbria University Pathway

Newcastle City Campus,

2 Ellison Pl,

Newcastle Upon Tyne,

England,

NE1 8ST, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have Good High School Grades, or equivalent; 5 GCSE/IGCSE passes at A-C, or equivalent. IELTS 5.0 (5.5 for students progressing on to Law) with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent.

For international students

Applicants should have the following: Academic requirements GCSE/iGCSE – 5 passes at A-C; Portfolio. English language requirements : Students require IELTS 4.5 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre
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About this uni

Northumbria University Pathway Programmes prepare students for study at the university and equip them with skills that will last a lifetime.

  • Develop skills & progress onto degrees at Northumbria
  • Programmes delivered in partnership with QA Higher Education
  • Taught by experienced staff
  • Subject-specific International Foundation Programmes