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Hey everyone. I originally applied for BA illustration at Ual Camberwell. But I’ve been offered an FDA illustration course instead for two years but I need to pass my level 3 art and design, but the thing is it says that FDA students can get into the BA course for one year. I’m wondering if this is a good thing to still go for, and have anyone else have been offered this and what’s there opinions on it.
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Hey everyone. I originally applied for BA illustration at Ual Camberwell. But I’ve been offered an FDA illustration course instead for two years but I need to pass my level 3 art and design, but the thing is it says that FDA students can get into the BA course for one year. I’m wondering if this is a good thing to still go for, and have anyone else have been offered this and what’s there opinions on it.
What difference will the extra year make?
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I got into ba illustration at camberwell. I just need to pass my course which is a level 3 extended diploma! Have you got the extended bit on your course or??
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hi, the same thing happened to me, i was so confused think but i think i’m gonna go for it. It appears to be similar to the BA Illustration but you have a more of an introduction to the subject with the foundation years which are still valuable but you can stay an extra year to do the full degree
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hi, the same thing happened to me, i was so confused think but i think i’m gonna go for it. It appears to be similar to the BA Illustration but you have a more of an introduction to the subject with the foundation years which are still valuable but you can stay an extra year to do the full degree
A foundation degree isn’t a foundation year. It’s just the first two years of a degree. It’s very likely that you will have the exact same teaching and modules as people on the BA.
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What difference will the extra year make?
like if I fully complete the foundation course and go and do the BA course for one year I can still get the BA which I wanted in the first place.
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I got into ba illustration at camberwell. I just need to pass my course which is a level 3 extended diploma! Have you got the extended bit on your course or??
I think so I’m on my second year of my level 3
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The thing though guys I’ve been in college since level 1 art and design so around 4 years and when I got this I felt like why I need to do an foundation course again.
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hi, the same thing happened to me, i was so confused think but i think i’m gonna go for it. It appears to be similar to the BA Illustration but you have a more of an introduction to the subject with the foundation years which are still valuable but you can stay an extra year to do the full degree
I was confused to on why I got it but I talked to people such as my teacher and friends and I got a more understanding of it and I felt like I should do it more, the way that my teacher explained it to me still felt like it was a good option to go for, and yeah when I looked at the foundation course it feels similar to when I went for the camberwell opening day for the BA illustration and how they explain the course worked.
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A foundation degree isn’t a foundation year. It’s just the first two years of a degree. It’s very likely that you will have the exact same teaching and modules as people on the BA.
True it will probably be very similar just like the BA course
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like if I fully complete the foundation course and go and do the BA course for one year I can still get the BA which I wanted in the first place.
If you complete the ba course with or without the foundation year you’ll still get the ba degree.
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If you complete the ba course with or without the foundation year you’ll still get the ba degree.
A foundation degree is NOT a degree with a foundation year. It’s equivalent to 2 years of a degree or an HND. FdA graduates can normally take a one year top up to get a BA. But they can also often switch from a FdA to a BA during their 2 years on the course.
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A foundation degree is NOT a degree with a foundation year. It’s equivalent to 2 years of a degree or an HND. FdA graduates can normally take a one year top up to get a BA. But they can also often switch from a FdA to a BA during their 2 years on the course.
Right I read your previous advice but I’m talking about a foundation year not a degree Hun. Two different things. Either way the advice still stands. The OP has to complete the ba aspects of the course.
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Right I read your previous advice but I’m talking about a foundation year not a degree Hun. Two different things. Either way the advice still stands. The OP has to complete the ba aspects of the course.
UAL don’t offer degrees with a foundation year - only FdAs (and foundation diploma).

The OP seems to misunderstand what the course they’ve been offered involves.
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