The BMC Degree
The newly developed BMC degree – in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University – is open for applications for September 2023 entry.
Created as a response to the climate and ecological emergency, the BMC degree is designed to foster confidence, creativity, critical thinking and emotional intelligence You will gain the ability to communicate and collaborate with peers in order to imagine – and deliver – far-reaching changes to current systems.
BA (Hons) Sustainable Futures: Arts, Ecology, and Systems Change
Black Mountains College offers a single degree programme. It’s called BA (Hons) Sustainable Futures: Arts, Ecology and Systems Change. It is an interdisciplinary programme combining a grounding in theories of change, creative practice based on artistic methods, ecological thinking, political economy and sociotechnical systems.
Year 1: The first year of your three-year programme focuses on the question: How can we learn in a changing world?
You will learn about how humans have treated the Earth historically and imagine alternative futures.
The first year is composed of six mandatory core modules in three areas:
• Systems Change
• Learning how to learn
• Creative Practice
Year 2: Focuses on the question: How can we address some of the world’s most urgent challenges?
In this year you will consolidate the learning from year one and start to build your specialisms in context and practice.
In addition to the mandatory modules, you will choose one option from:
• Agroecology for Food System Transformation
• Sociotechnical Systems for Future Generations
• Creative Practice
Year 3: Will be structured around a question of your choice, arising out of your studies in Years 1 and 2, and the specialisms you have chosen in Year 2.
You will pursue your question through an Individual Research Project and in a module that allows you to undertake a work placement, civic engagement project or create a new venture in a related field. The module ‘What next? Global and Local Systems Change’, will help you frame your aspirations after graduation within the context of global and local developments, and to develop a portfolio (including a CV, social media profile, presentation skills and introduction to relevant networks) that will prepare you for life after your degree
We have an open admissions policy designed to encourage the widest possible access and participation for those that would like to enter higher education. Admission is based on portfolios and interviews, not grades alone. We look for potential to contribute to change, not prior achievement.
Apply on UCAS
Full instructions are detailed online and help is available at: www.ucas.com/apply
Find us on UCAS: Cardiff Metropolitan/Black Mountains College – BA (Hons) Sustainable Futures: Arts, Ecology, and Systems Change
We can support you in completing your application form directly, or if you’re ready and know that BMC is for you please fill in a direct application form below:
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