Course Comparison

Course
BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design with Foundation
Award
Bachelor of Arts - BA (Hons) Bachelor of Arts - BA (Hons)
Duration
3 years 4 years
Assessment breakdown
100% coursework 100% coursework
Course type
Full-time Full-time
Placement
(+ optional placement) (+ optional placement)
Location
Plymouth Plymouth
Provider
School of Art, Design and Architecture School of Art, Design and Architecture
Entry requirements

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

International Baccalaureate
26–28 points overall.  

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
MMM-DDM (any subject, preferably Art and Design).

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification, it is vital that you provide our Student Recruitment and 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 HE Diploma with at least 33 credits at merit and/or distinction.

T level
Merit in digital production, design and development.

GCSE
Mathematics and English Language grade C.

Other
Portfolios are required, ideally with face-to-face interviews. International applicants can email their portfolios, which will be followed by a telephone or web interview. Students who can demonstrate excellent design skills and capabilities may receive improved offers.

English language requirements

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

Learn how you can best prepare for your portfolio submission by reading our portfolio advice

This programme offers access to study at university for those students who may not have the standard entry profile for BA study. Equally, it is designed for those returning to study who have relevant work/professional experience but not the required academic profile for Level 4 entry. It is also suitable for Level 3 learners whose subject choice does not include the necessary background, but who are otherwise academically capable. 

T levels: Pass in any subject.

We will accept other pre-entry qualifications or combinations of different qualifications. Applications may also be considered from candidates who do not meet these minimum entry requirements. We welcome individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and previous educational or professional experiences, including those with non-standard qualifications.