Buckinghamshire New University has revealed that for the first time, it will now be possible for students, after completing their three-year part-time Foundation Degree Arts (FDA) in Kitchen Design, to study for a further year to obtain a BA (Hons) Kitchen Design degree, following validation approval.
As a result, there is now a clear pathway for graduates from the FDA to build on their education and achieve a BA (Hons) qualification. The university revealed that applications have been filling up, to the extent that it is now hoping to be able to start running the course for this academic year instead of the planned 2022/23 intake. It also said that it is accepting applications with other equivalent qualifications to the BA (Hons) top-up course, such as HND or other foundation degrees in relevant subjects.
"It has been extremely rewarding to lead on the development of the new look FDA Kitchen Design degree as well as having the opportunity to write the BA (Hons) Kitchen Design top-up course," said course leader Jayne Hall Cunnick. "We have worked very closely with industry and academic specialists in order to ensure the relevance and standards of the new curriculum, and I believe this has resulted in an incredibly high-quality provision.
"I am very excited to be planning our first residential weekend of the year for September 2021 and looking forward to delivering the new and improved modules – I am also enjoying meeting new applicants this summer and having the opportunity to explain our plans to them. These are unique courses, and this is an exciting time for kitchen design education – I am proud to be at the forefront of this."
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