Duration
1 year full-time

Following completion, you'll continue your studies on your chosen specialist degree at Confetti.

Location
Confetti, London

UCAS codes
You'll need to use one of the UCAS codes below when you submit your application:

Institution code
N91

  • 64 UCAS Tariff points; and
  • GCSE - English and Maths Grade C / 4

To find out what qualifications have tariff points, please use our tariff calculator.

We will consider applications who may not have related formal academic qualifications but have relevant work experience. 

English level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (with no component less than 4.0)

International qualifications

We accept qualifications from all over the world – check yours here:

English language entry requirements

You can meet our language requirements by successfully completing our pre-sessional English course for an agreed length of time, or by submitting the required grade in one of our accepted English language tests, such as IELTS:

Would you like some advice on your study plans?

Our international teams are highly experienced in answering queries from students all over the world. We also have members of staff based in Vietnam, China, India and Nigeria and work with a worldwide network of education counsellors. Find out more about advisors in your country.

Fees and funding:

Visit our fees & funding page for more information.

Additional Costs

Your course fees cover the cost of studies, and include loads of great benefits, such as the use of our library, support from our expert Employability team, and free use of the IT equipment across our campuses.

We advise you to budget between £50 - £250 for an external hard drive and SD cards. Whilst you will be provided with storage for your work on the servers it is also good practice to back up your digital files to an external source.

Library books
Most study modules will recommend one or more core text books, which most students choose to purchase. Book costs vary and further information is available in the University’s bookshop. Our libraries provide a good supply of essential text books, journals and materials (many of which you can access online) – meaning you may not need to purchase as many books as you might think! There may also be a supply of second-hand books available for purchase from previous year students.

Field trips
All essential field trip costs will be included in your course fees. There may be the opportunity to take part in optional field trips, which do incur additional costs.

Print and copy costs
The University allocates an annual printing and copying allowance of £20 depending on the course you are studying. For more details about costs for additional print and copying required over and above the annual allowance please see the Printing, photocopying and scanning information on the Library website.

This degree is delivered at our Confetti London Campus in Whitechapel.

The integrated foundation year at Confetti London is the perfect choice for those wanting to gain valuable knowledge and insight of the creative and entertainment industries before specialising in their chosen degree at Confetti.

You’ll learn all about the creative and entertainment industries, spending time in lectures, seminars, and practical settings. The assessment methods are also the same as the other degree years, with a mixture of exams and essays, so you’ll be fully prepared to start your full honours degree.

After completing your foundation year, you'll join Year One of your chosen degree with the confidence and knowledge to successfully continue your studies in one of the following specialist degrees:

What you'll study during the foundation year

This module will provide an introduction into the creative industries, exploring the history and development of these industries, with a particular focus on ethical and sustainable issues and the cultural and economic impact the creative industries have on society.

Through a series of lectures, case studies, and practical exercises, you will gain an understanding of the different sectors of the creative industries and the various roles within them. You will learn about the key trends that are shaping these industries, as well as the challenges and opportunities that they face in a rapidly evolving digital age.

The module will also explore the ways in which creativity and innovation are nurtured and developed within these industries, from the ideation process to the execution of a final product. You will be encouraged to think critically and creatively about the role of these industries in society and the potential impact that they can have on culture and the economy.

This module focuses on the process of product development within the creative industries. Through a series of lectures, workshops, and practical exercises, you will learn about the key stages of product planning, including market research, ideation, prototyping, testing, and launch.

The module will also explore the unique challenges faced by creative industries, such as intellectual property rights, audience engagement, and changing trends in consumer behaviour. You will work in groups to create a product for a specific sector of the creative industries, and will be encouraged to think critically and creatively about the product you are developing, considering factors such as target audience, product features, and distribution.

Develop your self-evaluation skills in relation to practical work within your field of study. The module is designed to encourage you to evaluate the effectiveness of your work based on feedback and self-assessment.

Through a series of workshops, practical exercises, and assignments, you will learn how to evaluate your work against set criteria, such as quality, innovation, creativity, and impact. You will also learn how to set achievable goals for your own personal and professional development.

The module will emphasize the importance of effective communication, both written and verbal, in the evaluation process. You will learn how to provide constructive feedback to others and how to receive and act on feedback in a positive way.

Having the essential skills required for presenting and showcasing work effectively within a professional setting is paramount for those looking to work in the creative industries. This module will help you develop the practical tools and techniques necessary to present your work confidently, persuasively, and professionally.

You will learn how to prepare and deliver presentations, both written and verbal. The module will cover a range of topics, including creating effective visual aids, storytelling, audience engagement, and time management.

The module will emphasise the importance of understanding the needs and expectations of different audiences and how to tailor presentations accordingly. You will also learn how to effectively communicate the key messages of your work and how to answer questions and respond to feedback in a professional manner.

This module focuses on the practical skills and techniques required to create successful products within the creative industries. The module is designed to provide you with hands-on experience in the creation of work appropriate to your specialist area of study.

Through a combination of workshops, practical exercises, and assignments, you will gain experience in the use of various tools and software commonly used in the creative industries, such as design software, prototyping tools, and project management software.

You will work individually or in teams to create a product developing essential skills in project management, creativity, and problem-solving. You will also learn about the importance of sustainability and ethical considerations in the product creation process.

The module will emphasise the role of the creative industries in shaping culture and society, and the importance of creating products that are both innovative and responsible.

This module will enable you to develop the tools and techniques necessary to reflect critically on your work and progress by examining your own thought processes, problem-solving strategies, and decision-making skills.

You will also learn how to set achievable goals for your own personal and professional development. The module will emphasise the importance of effective communication, both written and verbal, in the reflective process.

You will learn how to express your thoughts and feelings effectively and how to provide constructive feedback to others. By the end of the module, you will have developed a set of self-reflection skills that will be valuable throughout your professional career, and will have a better understanding of your own strengths and weaknesses.

Confetti London is located in the vibrant Whitechapel district. With excellent public transport, you’ll be just a short walk, tube or bus ride from the popular destinations of Brick Lane and Spitalfields Market, and famous landmarks including Tower of London, Tower Bridge and The Gherkin.

Similar to Confetti’s campus in Nottingham, you’ll access unrivalled facilities from day one. This includes a 600-capacity multipurpose venue, which will host live music, entertainment and esports, along with specialist studios and teaching spaces.

As well housing world-class recording studios, Confetti London also has a virtual production studio, event production space, and content creation edit suites.

Our design rooms and esports studio are equipped with Dell XPS PCs with i9 processors, RTX 4080 graphics, and either Dell 34" ultra-wide curved displays or Alienware 25" 360Hz displays.

In our Mac suites, you’ll work on Apple M2 Silicon with Dell 34" ultra-wide curved displays and in our scale-up room we have Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio with i7 processors and RTX 3050Ti graphics at all stations.

Work experience

Our Talent Development team work closely with Course Leaders to link students with opportunities across the industry. As a student studying at Confetti, you'll also benefit from its commercial creative businesses.

These include Metronome, our live music and events venue; our esports and live streaming complex, Confetti X; commercial broadcast television channel, Notts TV; and Antenna; a co-working space for the creative industries.

There will be regular opportunities to work with these businesses, whilst Confetti also supports and has connections with local music festivals, creative businesses, and is part of Nottingham Trent University.

At Confetti, we offer students the chance to ‘Do It For Real’ – get out into real industries and experience working in various roles that take their interest.

Guest speakers

Throughout the year, students are invited to attend various talks and events with visiting industry experts.

Industry Week

You'll also take part in Industry Week where you’ll be able to meet a range of professionals within your field of interest as well as other areas of the creative industries.

Past guests include Sister Bliss, Jason Williamson (Sleaford Mods), Ken Scott (producer and engineer for the likes of the Beatles, Elton John and David Bowie), Chris Macchi (Strategic Partner Manager at Youtube), and many more.

Next steps

After you've successfully completed your foundation year, you'll enter Year One of your chosen specialist full honours degree at Confetti London.

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