Our Furniture and Product Design (including foundation year) BA (Hons) has a built-in preparatory year that will allow you to explore different creative practices in The Cass, before you embark on more in-depth study of furniture and product design.
The programme was designed to accommodate two purposes to allow you to build a portfolio of high quality work and to provide an alternative route into an undergraduate degree, if you don’t meet the necessary requirements for the three-year degree. On graduation you’ll receive the same award and title as students on the three-year degree.
Our Furniture and Product Design (including foundation year) BA degree programme is designed to help you establish individual focus and direction in Year 0, before embarking on more in-depth study and practice in furniture and product design.
You’ll share the foundation year with others studying a degree with a foundation year at The Cass. Your shared curriculum will allow you to discover your potential and learn techniques within different creative practices. As you complete this foundation year, you’ll build a portfolio of high-quality work that will incorporate short-term and long-term projects you worked on throughout the year.
A key feature of the foundation year is that you’ll regularly get to present your work in-progress and finished projects to peers and tutors on the course and across the School, which will prepare you for the public exhibition at the end of the year.
In the subsequent three years of your studies you’ll join students on the three-year degree and study the same content and the same modules as them. To find out more about the content you’ll study during those years, visit our Furniture and Product Design BA (Hons) course page.
If, at the end of your foundation year, you’d like to specialise in a different discipline at The Cass, there will be flexibility to allow you to do this.
The assessments will consist of essays and portfolio of your project work. There will be no examinations.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
You will need to attend an interview with your portfolio of creative work. If you live outside the UK, you will be required to submit a small portfolio of work via email.
To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.
Year 0 modules include:
Year 1 modules include:
Year 2 modules include:
Year 3 modules include:
This furniture and product design degree will prepare you to enter the design profession within private companies, public institutions or as a self-employed designer. Roles you could pursue after graduating from this degree include:
This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). A foundation year at The Cass is the starting point for many of our art, architecture and design students and acts as an introduction to the wide range of creative practices explored within the University. You may join us with a clear idea of the subject you intend to study or you may use it as an opportunity to explore a number of different directions or experiment with your creativity. A foundation year degree is also a great choice if you don't meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.
Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.
The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.
If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.
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