Our undergraduate degrees are a bit different to some other universities, because we offer them in a 2+1 format. In this blog we’re going to help you understand how this format works and how studying a foundation degree can help you tailor your learning to suit your needs.
2+1 Degree Format
The 2+1 format means that you study a two year foundation degree and can then choose to complete a one year top up degree when you’ve finished. We do this to allow our students to start their creative career early if they wish to, but for those who want to complete a full BSc/BA they can easily top up an extra year.
What is a Foundation Degree?
A Foundation Degree is the equivalent to years 1 and 2 of a degree with Confetti offering you the opportunity to progress to a one year top-up to complete a full BSc/BA in your chosen subject. Foundation degrees are widely recognised qualifications in their own right and can help you get the career you want in the creative industries. Foundation degrees are designed to be industry relevant and are endorsed by industry – offering you the opportunity to frame your practical experience alongside more academic aspects of the course.
Once you have completed a foundation degree you can choose to go out into industry or many of our students decide to further develop their skills and top up to a full BSc/BA with an extra year’s study. Even better – if you’re a Confetti student – you don’t need to go through the UCAS process again – just complete a form and we’ll do the rest! If you’re not already a Confetti student and want to apply for the top up year, then you have to go through the usual UCAS application process. Our support team can help you with this.
Topping up your Foundation Degree
The top up degree is a level 6 qualification and if you successfully complete it you will be awarded a full BSc/BA Hons, just as you would if you had completed a traditional three year degree. You’ll be invited to graduate alongside other NTU students and will go into industry as qualified as anyone else holding a three year degree.
Each of our top up degree courses contains a specially designed set of brand new modules built around teaching you industry specific skills and software at a higher level. This will allow you to expand on your existing skillset and increase your independence, preparing you for future employment within your chosen specialist field.
Still got questions? Get in touch and speak to a member of our support staff – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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