Design Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Northumbria University, Newcastle

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Course info

UCAS CODE W270
The Foundation Year in Design provides an opportunity for you to study across a broad range of creative design elements including Product Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design and Interior Design.You will develop your knowledge and core skills in areas of practice such as drawing, making, materials, form and colour; as well as being closely guided through a rigorous academic and studio based learning experience that will build on core creative skills, enriching and enhancing your design, ... READ MORE

Different course options

Full time | Main Site | 4 Years | 19-SEP-22

Key stats

Uni rankings

WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2020 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
47th / 131
CompUniGuide ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2021
52nd
CompUniGuide subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2021
29th

Start date and duration

Start date
19-SEP-22
Full Time
4 Years

Design Studies

Drop-out rate
Drop-out rate
The percentage of students who didn't finish the course.
Calculated by 100% - (% of students continuing course + % of students completed course)
100 - 88 = 12% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Employment rate
Employment rate
The percentage of students in full-time work 6 months after finishing their course.
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Design Studies graduate salary at this uni
£18,000
UK Design Studies graduate salary
£18,000

Modules
These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course
Source: IDP Connect, June 2021

Entry requirements
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Previous study
Previous study
The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.
Source: HESA, 2018

Design Studies

Top 5 A-levels taken by students who study this subject at uni
Art & Design
49%
Mathematics
20%
Fashion & Textiles
17%
3D Design
15%
English Literature
15%

Tuition fees

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Latest Design (Non-Industrial) reviews

Design (Non-Industrial)
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Barbdra
06 Nov 19

Design Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Everyone is friendly and always helpful Enjoying it so...
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Kathryn
02 Nov 18

Graphic Design BA (Hons)

Course is rushed, social life...

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How Design (Non-Industrial) students rated:

Student rating ( 4.1) 87 reviews

5 star 44%
4 star 38%
3 star 13%
2 star 0%
1 star 5%

How all students rated:

Student rating ( 4.3) 3,544 reviews

5 star 48%
4 star 37%
3 star 12%
2 star 2%
1 star 1%
Northumbria University, Newcastle
CompUniGuide ranking
52nd
Student rating
This is the overall rating calculated by averaging all live reviews for this uni on Whatuni.
( 4.3)
Northumbria University offers students the opportunity to develop skills in a wide range of courses, creating a graduate community that is ambitious and well-equipped to meet the challenges of a modern world. The university is top-rated globally and one of the best in the world for sustainability. The university is made up of four campuses: The City Campus in Newcastle comprises award-winning architecture, modern learning environments and excellent sports facilities. It sits right at the heart of a thriving city, while coastal resorts and the beauty of Northumberland are within easy reach. The second campus in Newcastle at Coach Lane is just a few miles outside the city centre, and is home to the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. It has its own modern Students’ Union and sporting facilities as well as extensive computer and library services.

Where you'll study

Northumbria University, Newcastle

Sutherland Building Newcastle upon Tyne
Northumberland
NE1 8ST United Kingdom Nearest train station: Newcastle Central  0.4 miles away

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