Course Information

Foundation Degree Visual Media Arts (Validated by The Open University)

The Open University
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Full-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Monday|Tuesday
Time: 09:00–17:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 450
Fee: 2600
Places Available: 0
Course Coordinator: Kevin.Mulveen@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Monday
Time: 09:00–21:00
Duration: 3 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 11
Total Hours: 330
Fee: 1000
Places Available: 12
Course Coordinator: Kevin.Mulveen@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Monday|Tuesday
Time: 09:00–17:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 450
Fee: 2600
Places Available: 12
Course Coordinator: Larry.Lowe@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Monday
Time: 09:00–21:00
Duration: 3 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 11
Total Hours: 330
Fee: 1000
Places Available: 12
Course Coordinator: Larry.Lowe@swc.ac.uk

Description

The Foundation Degree in Visual Media Arts has been designed to allow students to embrace their creativity while learning industry standard processes relevant to the creation of content for the film and game industries. Course design has been informed by extensive consultation with industry experts to ensure that all our graduates are equipped with the skills necessary to succeed in the competitive world of visual media.

Additional Information

  • Please see link to OU Regulations for validated awards of the Open University here
  • Download the full programme specification here
  • Optional Modules

    Optional Modules include:

  • Film Pathway:
  • Camera & Lighting Techniques (L4),
  • Digital Film Production,
  • Documentary Production,
  • Radio Production,
  • Photography and Animation Games Pathway:
  • 3D Modelling Fundamentals (L4),
  • Advanced 3D Modelling & Digital Sculpting,
  • Lighting and Rendering for Games,
  • Photography and Animation.
  • Assessment Method

    Assessment will consist of portfolio-based development projects with a significant emphasis made on practical skills and creating digital assets. Associated documentation and understanding of core visual media practices will also be assessed through written reports, audio visual commentaries, presentations etc., including placement as part of the Work Based Learning module in Year 2

    Progression Opportunities

    Successful Learners may progress directly into creative careers, or onto the Level 6 BA (Hons) top up at South West College or to other universities to undertake further studies at Masters degree level or similar. Entry requirements and conditions vary according to each institution.

    Entry Requirements

    School/College leavers must have reached the age of 18 years on admission. All applications will be individually considered. Successful applicants must have normally reached their 18th birthday by 31 August in the year of entry and have studied at level 3 or above for a minimum of two years. Applicants should possess a minimum of five GCSEs grades A, B, C that should include English and Maths or other equivalent qualifications in addition to one of the following*:

  • a UCAS tariff score of 40 or above is desired for entry to this program
  • entry can also be made from national certificate/diploma,
  • HE access,
  • NVQ’s or by the colleges policy relating to APEL.
  • _x000D_ _x000D_ For admission to this course the following qualifications are accepted._x000D_ _x000D_ · Two A ‘levels (grades A-E) and three passes at GCSE (Grades A-C/4-9)_x000D_ · BTEC National Qualifications Awarded by Pearson_x000D_ · Cambridge International Pre-U Diploma_x000D_ · Relevant Level 3 National Vocational Qualifications with Substantive Experiential Learning_x000D_ · European, International or Welsh Baccalaureate_x000D_ · Higher or Advances Highers of the Scottish Qualification Authority_x000D_ · Irish Leaving Certificate with a combination of Ordinary and Higher levels_x000D_ · Successful completion of an access course or relevant foundation Course_x000D_ · A relevant BTEC Higher National Certificate Awarded by Pearson_x000D_ _x000D_ Students who do not hold any formal level 34 qualifications but hold significant and relevant Industrial experience may gain admission through experiential learning and should request for the College Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure._x000D_