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BA (Hons) Art and Design Multidisciplinary

Programme Description


UCAS Code: C22

Course Code: W000

The Art and Design Multidisciplinary degree programme at Carmarthen School of Art, Coleg Sir Gar enables students to develop their own bespoke degree, selecting a combination of modules chosen from two of our specialist degrees targeting their own specific talents and interests. For example, sculpture and digital illustration; fashion and textiles; ceramics & jewellery and photography. 

It can be on occasions, understandably difficult for students to choose a degree if they have diverse artistic strengths, interests and abilities, and selecting one specialist degree can mean that they forfeit one interest in the pursuit of another. The idea therefore that they may combine their talents under the umbrella of a Multidisciplinary degree can be very appealing.

However, it is not a degree to be undertaken without a great deal of thought. The Multidisciplinary student must be good at time management and be well organised. They should be willing to socialise and interact with a variety of student groups as their personal timetable will cross into different specialist programmes. This interaction between two distinct disciplines develops opportunities for innovation, enables students to work across both art and design contexts and lead to diverse, exciting and multifaceted creative practice.

At a Glance

  Full Time

  It will take between 12 and 24 months to complete the Higher Apprenticeship framework dependent on ability and prior experience.

  Pibwrlwyd Campus

Programme Features


A student completing this qualification will develop skills in double-entry bookkeeping and will understand how to use journals, control accounts and a trial balance. Students will also learn how to use an accounting software package, how to process financial information in accordance with company procedures and schedules, and how to provide information to colleagues, suppliers and/or customers as required.

The AAT will require all students to register with the Professional Body. Restrictions to membership may apply. More information is available at www.aat.org.uk.

Programme Content


You will be fully supported in developing new ways of working and broadening your skills and knowledge of the business environment.

Successful completion of the course will enable you to progress to an apprenticeship in Business Administration as well as to higher-level courses including Level 3 Business, Marketing and Finance or Level 3 Enterprise and Event Management.

You may also progress to employment in administrative roles as this qualification provides evidence of achievement of a range of practical skills, as well as of underpinning knowledge and understanding of administration.

Progression & Employment


You will be fully supported in developing new ways of working and broadening your skills and knowledge of the business environment.

Successful completion of the course will enable you to progress to an apprenticeship in Business Administration as well as to higher-level courses including Level 3 Business, Marketing and Finance or Level 3 Enterprise and Event Management.

You may also progress to employment in administrative roles as this qualification provides evidence of achievement of a range of practical skills, as well as of underpinning knowledge and understanding of administration.

Method of Assessment


Both qualifications are assessed via a mix of internally set assignments set by your lecturers and external examinations set by BTEC.

Entry Requirements


Suitability for this course will be assessed at interview.

An applicant will need to have good written and verbal communication skills demonstrated during a short assessment at interview.

English and Maths are an integral part of the course. Students who do not yet have the necessary grades at C or above will have additional teaching and support to study for either GCSE or Essential Skills depending on prior GCSE grades.

Additional Costs


All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £45 prior to enrolment.

You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.