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FdA Design

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:

10th AUGUST

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 enquiries@bishopburton.ac.uk 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

Tuesday 20th December 2022 - Monday 10th January 2022


Semester Two

Monday 24th January 2022 - Friday 3rd June 2022


Easter Break

Monday 4th April 2022 - Monday 25th April 2022


Studio Practice at Level 4 enables students to participate in competitions and live projects initiated by the design industry; level 5 sees students progress within the Design Enterprise and Entrepreneurship module by independently sourcing and carrying out an external placement of 75 hours.

Before you begin your course, you’ll need to make sure you’re prepared with the right equipment. Many of our courses need specialist health and safety clothing, but we’ve made it simple - some of your essentials and college branded clothing can be bought from our online shop.

For your course, you will need:

Students are required to have a range of drawing equipment such as adjustable set-square and scale ruler, drawing pens and pencils, paints, marker pens, crayons, masking tape, glue, scissors etc.


You will also require portfolio / presentation folders, sketchbooks and a range of papers.

A suitable electronic device, e.g. a laptop or tablet, with internet connectivity is required for accessing online learning.

If you wish to utilise your own laptop for design work, investment in current design software will be essential.
Design students also invest in good quality printing and publishing of their work – prices for this vary according to size.

There may also be additional costs for educational visits / trips.

On successful completion of the programme, students have the opportunity to graduate at a ceremony wearing formal dress. The hire of the formal dress is an additional cost