A foundation degree is a university level course that will lead to a foundation degree qualification of FdA or FdSc. You will study alongside UK students in the supportive environment of Sussex Downs College. Successful candidates will have the option to apply for a one year top-up honours degree, to gain a BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons). You can study a top-up honours degree in Digital Media Design or Music Production and Creative Recording at Sussex Downs College. Alternatively, you can apply for a relevant top-up honours degree at the University of Brighton or at another British university.
We offer a wide range of courses that are relevant to the modern global workplace, giving you comprehensive practical and theoretical training for your chosen career. Many foundation degrees have work placements as part of the course.
All Sussex Downs College foundation degrees are validated by the University of Brighton. This means that you will have access to many sources of support and facilities both at the college and university to help you succeed.
Complementary Healthcare (L) UCAS course code B340
This is both a practical and theoretical course enabling you to become a skilled Complementary Healthcare practitioner. During this two-year programme you will study many complementary therapies, including reflexology, aromatherapy, massage and Oriental diagnostic skills for the detection of illness. You will also undertake a clinical work placement, as well as researching the theoretical foundations of complementary healthcare.
Computing (Computer Games Development) (E) UCAS course code G611
Responding to the growth in the computer games industry, this course will give you the theoretical and practical skills to create interactive software that uses 2D and 3D graphical images. You will develop software solutions using an object-orientated approach to design and analysis, as well as studying the computer games industry. Cisco Network Technologies are used on this course.
Contemporary Dance (L) UCAS course code W540
This highly practical course will develop your understanding of contemporary dance and covers topics such as choreography, dance teaching and education. Theoretical elements of the course include contextual and historical study which will enable you to develop your critical thinking. Work placement opportunities and links with professional dance artists, choreographers and the industry are important features of the course.
Year one and two: (foundation degree) study at Sussex Downs College for the first two years
Year three: Successful candidates may apply for a further one year top-up honours degree to gain their BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons)
Study alongside UK students
Study in a supportive college environment entry requirements
You must be at least 18 years old
Level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (Academic) with 6.0 in writing
Successful completion of Senior Secondary School, A Levels or a Foundation course
You must have a strong and demonstrable interest in your chosen subject area
Applications must be made via UCAS at www.ucas.com or telephone +44 330 333 0230 (outside the UK) or 0871 468 0 468 (within the UK). Please refer to the Sussex Downs College application form for further details. On your application form please select (L) for Lewes campus and (E) for Eastbourne campus. The UCAS code is (BRITN) B72