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International Year One in Art, Design and Media

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of a range of creative undergraduate degrees in areas such as Media Production, Advertising, Computing, Graphic Design and Photography at the University of Gloucestershire.

Course features

  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway.
  • Study academic modules that reflect the first year of your chosen degree.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
  • Benefit from smaller class sizes than at university, meaning you'll have more time with your teachers.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to university-style inspired lessons.
  • Guidance with your university application, ensuring you choose the best degree for you.
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A quality-assured university programme, validated by the University of Gloucestershire.

Key facts

Course length: 3 - 4 Terms (9 - 12 months)
Start dates: June, September
Fees: From £12,995
Academic requirements:

Satisfactory completion of A-levels, a recognised Foundation, first year of an overseas university degree programme with good grades, or equivalent.

English language requirements: From: IELTS 5 or equivalent
Award:

Certificate of Higher Education (FHEQ Level 4) from the University of Gloucestershire.

Course options:
  • Standard (3 terms, our popular 9 month programme.)
  • Extended (4 terms, contains an additional term of English language.)
A quality-assured university programme, validated by the University of Gloucestershire.

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Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the programme.
Academic requirements:

Satisfactory completion of A-levels, a recognised Foundation, first year of an overseas university degree programme with good grades, or equivalent. Students who choose to study the 3-term programme must have a suitable portfolio.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at the University of Gloucestershire you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
17 September 2018 7 June 2019 3 Terms £12,995

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO International students work on modern computers

If you have a passion for gaming, have technical ability, are creative and enjoy hands-on learning, this is the degree for you.

You’ll focus on small and large-scale game design and development while pursuing an area that interests you such as animation, 3D modelling or UX. Using industry-standard software such as Adobe CC, Autodesk 3DS Max, CryENGINE, UDK and Unity Game Engine, you'll design worlds, levels, characters and plots to bring your games to life.

As a COMPTIA Authorised Academy and a TIGA-affiliated course, this degree has strong industry links worldwide.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the International Year One programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally, you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework, including written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations, and problem-solving exercises. You are required to obtain 150 credits to complete the programme successfully.

Study one term of English before continuing on to your academic pathway programme. Perfect if you need to improve your English level by 0.5 IELTS point.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the programme.
Academic requirements:

Satisfactory completion of A-levels, a recognised Foundation, first year of an overseas university degree programme with good grades, or equivalent. Students who choose to study the 3-term programme must have a suitable portfolio.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at the University of Gloucestershire you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
25 June 2018 7 June 2019 4 Terms £16,445

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO International students work on modern computers

If you have a passion for gaming, have technical ability, are creative and enjoy hands-on learning, this is the degree for you.

You’ll focus on small and large-scale game design and development while pursuing an area that interests you such as animation, 3D modelling or UX. Using industry-standard software such as Adobe CC, Autodesk 3DS Max, CryENGINE, UDK and Unity Game Engine, you'll design worlds, levels, characters and plots to bring your games to life.

As a COMPTIA Authorised Academy and a TIGA-affiliated course, this degree has strong industry links worldwide.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the International Year One programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally, you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework, including written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations, and problem-solving exercises. You are required to obtain 150 credits to complete the programme successfully.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the programme.
Academic requirements:

Satisfactory completion of A-levels, a recognised Foundation, first year of an overseas university degree programme with good grades, or equivalent. Students who choose to study the 3-term programme must have a suitable portfolio.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at the University of Gloucestershire you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
17 September 2018 7 June 2019 3 Terms £12,995

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO International students work on modern computers

If you have a passion for gaming, have technical ability, are creative and enjoy hands-on learning, this is the degree for you.

You’ll focus on small and large-scale game design and development while pursuing an area that interests you such as animation, 3D modelling or UX. Using industry-standard software such as Adobe CC, Autodesk 3DS Max, CryENGINE, UDK and Unity Game Engine, you'll design worlds, levels, characters and plots to bring your games to life.

As a COMPTIA Authorised Academy and a TIGA-affiliated course, this degree has strong industry links worldwide.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the International Year One programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally, you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework, including written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations, and problem-solving exercises. You are required to obtain 150 credits to complete the programme successfully.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the programme.
Academic requirements:

Satisfactory completion of A-levels, a recognised Foundation, first year of an overseas university degree programme with good grades, or equivalent. Students who choose to study the 3-term programme must have a suitable portfolio.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at the University of Gloucestershire you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
25 June 2018 7 June 2019 4 Terms £16,445

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO International students work on modern computers

If you have a passion for gaming, have technical ability, are creative and enjoy hands-on learning, this is the degree for you.

You’ll focus on small and large-scale game design and development while pursuing an area that interests you such as animation, 3D modelling or UX. Using industry-standard software such as Adobe CC, Autodesk 3DS Max, CryENGINE, UDK and Unity Game Engine, you'll design worlds, levels, characters and plots to bring your games to life.

As a COMPTIA Authorised Academy and a TIGA-affiliated course, this degree has strong industry links worldwide.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the International Year One programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally, you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework, including written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations, and problem-solving exercises. You are required to obtain 150 credits to complete the programme successfully.

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