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BA Design (Top Up)


To ensure the safety of our staff and students and to manage the number of people on campus in a Covid-safe manner during this busy period, it is our intention to enrol as many students as possible online. You can find out if you’re eligible for online enrolment on our How to Enrol page.

If you are eligible to complete your enrolment online, you will receive a unique username and password via letter and email. This will allow you to sign in to access your online enrolment dashboard.

Online enrolment for this programme opens on the following dates:


Please note: Access to your personal online enrolment dashboard will only be available from the date stated above.

If you need support with online enrolment, please email or give us a call on 01964 553000 during the support times shown on our How to Enrol page.

If you are not eligible for online enrolment or need extra support, please call 01964 553000 to book an appointment to enrol on campus.


The enrolment process will be complete once you have attended Bishop Burton for your induction session, which will take place week commencing:

12th September – Please be advised by your lecturer

Please bring your own device if you have one.

At induction, students will receive their ID badge, a copy of their Learner Agreement and details about how to access their college email account, including their username and password (which they can change if they wish at a later date).

Enrolment and Freshers' Week

Monday 13th September 2021 - Friday 17th September 2021

Semester One

Monday 20th September 2021 - Friday 21st January 2022

Reading Week

Monday 25th October 2021 - Friday 29th October 2021

Christmas Break

Monday 20th December 2021 - Monday 10th January 2022

Semester Two

Monday 24th January 2022 - Friday 3rd June 2022

Easter Break

Monday 4th April 2022 - Monday 25th April 2022

Trips and Visits - You be expected to enrich your learning by undertaking independent visits to venues relevant to your creative research project. This could include galleries, museums, exhibition and a range of potential employers.

Before you begin your course, you’ll need to make sure you’re prepared with the right equipment.

For your course, you will need:

  • A tablet, laptop or stationery to take notes in lectures and seminars
  • You may wish to use your own laptop to work on your designs both at college and in your own time
  • Sketch books and portfolios
  • Art materials – technical pens (0.1, 0.3, 0.5, 0.7), technical pencil, pencil crayons, watercolour, paint brushes, pro-markers, sketching pencils, eraser, pencil sharpener, circle template etc.
  • Paper - A2, A3, A4, to include tracing paper, layout paper, cartridge paper, model making card, foam board etc. dependent upon the design project
  • Printing - you will also need to invest in printing your final work on presentation quality paper. This is available at Bishop Burton College Reprographics or from independent printers, Blurb, Lulu, Vistaprint, Moo etc., - prices will vary according to size
  • Glue – Pritt stick, UHU, spray mount adhesive, double sided sticky tape, masking tape and a hot glue gun.
  • Cutting mat
  • Steel ruler
  • Scissors
  • Scale ruler
  • Adjustable set square
  • Microsoft Office – free to all students upon enrolment
  • Adobe Creative Cloud – students can get an introductory offer on this package with a saving of 65% off the first year’s contract
  • Autodesk AutoCAD – student can download the latest version for free for three years
  • SketchUp - free download available to students
  • USB stick and / or portable hard drive
  • A digital camera or mobile phone.