Please arrive at the college by 9am to complete your enrolment and induction. Please expect to spend the full day at college. Please follow the campus signage to find the conference hall. If you are unable to make it in for your enrolment day, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0800 731 8281.
In order to successfully enrol, please ensure you bring:
A form of photo ID
National Insurance number
Exam results slip
Student Finance information.
Please note, you must meet the entry requirements for the programme you have been accepted onto in order to enrol successfully. If you do not meet requirements, your enrolment on the programme will be at the discretion of the programme leader.
The college has its own Learning Resource Centre that houses an extensive collection of books and journals. However, from time to time, it’s useful to have access to your own copies. These are the top books that we recommend you have for your course:
Cottrell, S. (2014) Dissertations and Project Reports A Step by Step Guide. Basingstoke. Palgrave
Other texts will be dependent on your own area of interest and will be discussed with your tutors.
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. 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:
A tablet, smartphone or laptop 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, and 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 Staples, 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.
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