Duration: 1 year

Course details

We’ve developed this course for students who have not completed a traditional foundation course or who are not quite ready to go on to First Year degree study, but who know which subject they wish to take. The Year Zero route provides a smooth transition to degree courses in the Arts disciplines at the University. This course is the first stage of a Bachelor’s Degree – it is not a standalone course. Following the successful completion of the year you’ll then progress on to the first year of your chosen degree. You’ll gain the fundamental knowledge, critical awareness and practical skills which are essential for all Arts students. Our emphasis is on building your confidence and fostering your creative potential. Supported by a dedicated team of professional staff, you’ll learn in a stimulating studio environment where you can explore and experiment with materials, processes and ideas.

Classes you will attend

  • Interactive lectures

  • Practical workshops

  • Group discussions / activities

  • Guest speakers

  • Virtual learning environment (MOODLE)

  • Online Tutorials

  • Learning is participative, informal and full of opportunities for individual exploration and creativity.

  • Industrial placement may also form part of the course.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements:

  • You will need a minimum of 72 UCAS tariff points from a Level 3 computing or media-related qualification, plus five GCSE passes at Grade C or above including both Mathematics, English and Science or equivalent
  • If you do not have the above qualifications you may be considered on an individual basis through a demonstration of relevant experience, potential and motivation
  • Students with relevant equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered
  • It is possible for experienced practitioners to enter the programme with NVQ 3 qualifications.

Language requirements:

  • Good proficiency in Welsh/English, with equivalent GCSE grade C or above
  • Any degrees, diplomas or certificates eligible above should have been taught and assessed in Welsh/English
  • For overseas applicants, for entry onto Level 4: IELTS 5.5 or higher (with no element less than 5.0)

For overseas applicants, for entry onto Levels 5: IELTS 6.0 or higher (with no sub-part less than 5.5).

Career possibilities

  • 3D Modeller
  • Animator
  • Audio Editor
  • Broadcast Researcher
  • Camera Operator
  • Computer Games Developer
  • Journalist
  • Production Assistant
  • Production Manager
  • Programme Producer
  • Video Editor

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If you need more information, please contact us on 020 3302 7144 or on our CONTACT page to discuss your requirements.