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BA Hons

Creative Industries (Top-up)

Creative, Digital & Computing

Key Facts

Level 6
Wakefield City Campus, ASIC Building
Start Date:
September, 2021
1 Year
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The Creative Industries BA Hons is a top-up course designed for those who have an interest in the particular production-based strands of the industry and who already hold a Foundation Degree, a Higher National Diploma or an equivalent higher-level qualification in an appropriate subject. This is a new course subject to validation.


It is a progressive vocational qualification designed to respond to the needs of the local and regional Creative and Digital Industries and enhance existing knowledge through the synthesising and deployment of a range of key subject-specific and transferable skills.

Professional development and employability are at the heart of the programme in both its design and delivery.

  • Enhanced learning through subject specialist product-based workshops that are delivered by subject specialist tutors and industry-based practitioners.
  • The Industry Experience module allows students to undertake a work placement in a relevant area of the Creative Industries, to establish direct links with industry personnel, and to gain an understanding of an organisation’s working practices.
  • The development of responsibility, autonomy, and self-motivation in the development of an industry based personalised career portfolio.
  • Strong focus on the active learner and the embedding of the development and practice of this skill in order to aid the transition from “student” of the Creative Industries to “practitioner”.
Course Features
  • TEF Silver Award
  • Huge investment in our new Advanced Skills & Innovation Centre

Course Structure


Professional Development:
The Professional Development module aims to develop students’ professional skills within the Creative Industries. The module allows students to explore the links between the skills previously developed and the professional skills of their chosen specialism in order to devise mechanisms for further development. The module aims to prepare students for the world of work beyond university and increase knowledge and understanding of the requirements of the Creative and Digital industries.

Professional Project Development:
The Professional Project Development module aims to provide a theoretical framework for the production of a subject-specific professional product through review and analysis of existing texts. It aims to develop skills required to research, plan and manage product production from an initial/preparatory idea through to public presentation. The module allows students to explore the links between the skills developed, study, and practice, in order to prep them for the standard expectation of the ‘real’ world of work within the Creative Industries.

Industry Experience:
This module aims to develop students’ professional skills and experience of learning in a work-related context through a work placement.  They will be encouraged to research and reflect on a range of work-related ‘explorations’ - from the nature of an organisation and their role within it to the employment practices of induction, health and safety procedures, self-appraisal and continuing professional development, linking this with their own personal development planning. The module allows students to explore the links between the skills developed and study and practice of their chosen area within the Creative Industries. The module aims to prepare students for the world of work beyond university. 
Collaborative Presentation:
The aim of the Collaborative Presentation module is for students to present their skills and knowledge of their subject specialism through the development and presentation of a project at the end of Semester 2.  It aims to further develop their specialist skills, their knowledge, and understanding of operational, structural, economic, legal and social elements associated with Creative work, and their ability to organise, manage and promote themselves. It provides students with a platform to demonstrate their skills through a final showcase/exhibition. 

Professional Project:
The main aim of the Professional Project module is for students to demonstrate the ability to prepare and produce an agreed personalised professional standard product to a deadline for presentation to the public.  As a result of this main aim, the module develops students’ knowledge through practical application, and subject-specific skills in: reflection, communication, analysis, time management, decision-making, problem solving, project management, development (personal and professional), working with others, legislation, ethics, quality assurance, sustainability, finance, self-evaluation, presentation, aesthetics, monitoring, measuring, and motivation.  This module aims to prepare students for the standard expectation of a ‘real’ world product within the Creative Industries. Students will be assigned a Personal Project Supervisor, who will mentor them as you work towards the presentation of your product.





Entry Requirements


A foundation degree, HND, or other Level 5 qualification (minimum grade of 50%).


Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our APL process for accreditation towards this course. All applicants must complete a satisfactory interview.

Students who have not previously completed a Level 5 research module may be required to undertake a short bridging module prior to the start of the programme which is designed to ensure that students are able to undertake the academic demands of Level 6 study.

Fees & Funding


Tuition Fee: £6,750 per year.

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Bursaries and scholarships


The University Centre at Wakefield College has a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course at the University Centre. For more information please click here.

Other Financial Support


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BA Hons Creative Industries (Top-up)