Foundation Degree Vs. Honours Bachelor’s Degree – What’s right for you?

Tuesday December 5, 2017

Music Technology Confetti

Here at Confetti we offer degree courses from foundation level right through to postgraduate (masters), making sure you have the right education and skills to boost your creative career.

When it comes to choosing the degree you’d like to study you might want to know what course is best suited for you. In this blog we’re going to explain what separates a foundation degree from an honours degree and what makes each unique. Hopefully, after reading this you’ll be able to decide what type of degree you want to study at university.

Foundation Degrees

Our foundation degrees are shorter degree courses which are roughly equivalent to two-thirds of an honours degree and can be completed in two years of full-time study. They’re widely recognised qualifications in their own right and can help you get the career you want in the creative industries. They 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.

Honours Bachelor’s Degrees

A three year bachelor’s degree is a great choice if you’re looking to gain a full Level 6 qualification. With a higher UCAS tariff – this type of degree is perfect for you if you prefer a more theoretical approach to your studies combined with significant elements of practice. After graduating you’ll be able to progress onto a postgraduate course or start your creative career.

Topping up your existing qualification

Once you’ve 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 their qualification. At Confetti you can easily turn your foundation degree into a full honours degree by joining our new BSc courses by direct entry into year 2 or 3, depending upon your qualification and experience. This makes our foundation degrees a good choice if you’re unsure about your subject and want to ‘test’ it out before committing to a full three years.

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.

Hopefully now you should have a better idea of what kind of degree you’d like to do so, come and study an undergraduate degree with us and have the freedom to tailor your learning to help you achieve your goals.

Have a look at our degree courses and once you choose one, have a look at our how to apply section to help you through the process. If you’d like to experience our creative courses in person, book onto an open day and explore our facilities.