Course Comparison

BA (Hons) Fine Art FdA Fine Art
Bachelor of Arts - BA (Hons) Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA
3 years 2 years
Assessment breakdown
100% coursework -
Course type
Full-time Full-time
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Plymouth PETROC
School of Art, Design and Architecture PETROC
Entry requirements

A level 
A minimum of two A levels; General Studies accepted.

International Baccalaureate
26 points.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification, it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information, we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

All access courses
Pass a named Access to Higher Education Diploma (preferably Art and Design or combined) with at least 33 credits at merit and/or distinction.

Mathematics and English Language grade C.

English language requirements.

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications, please refer to our tariff glossary.

Equivalent qualifications may be considered; please contact

A portfolio presentation is a requirement for entry onto this course.

Find further information on our portfolio guidance page.