FdA Culinary Arts
Start Date: 13th September 2021
More about the course
If you are an aspiring chef or looking to pursue a career in hospitality management or food development, this culinary arts degree will help you get there.
Building on your existing cookery skills, you will develop advanced culinary knowledge and techniques, as well as the skills needed to market and manage a range of food businesses.
Explore gastronomy and innovation in food, the latest food trends and expand your understanding of issues including dietary requirements, menu planning and managing finances.
This degree was developed with the support of local chefs, including Norman Bradford and Kyle Greenwood, and you will learn from tutors with experience working in Michelin star environments.
64 UCAS Tariff points from relevant subjects.
If you are a current Newcastle College student and successfully pass your Level 3 course in an appropriate subject, you will be guaranteed a place on a degree course.
Applicants who have not progressed from a Level 3 course with Newcastle College will be interviewed for suitability.
Acceptance is subject to a satisfactory DBS clearance.
What will I learn?
- Practical Cooking Techniques in Culinary
- Contemporary Hospitality
- Developing Manager
- Diet and Nutrition
- Food & Beverage
- Personal Development
- Academic Study Skills
- Event Planning
- Creative Food for the Media
- Research for Food
- Contemporary Patisserie Techniques in Culinary Arts
- Entrepreneurial Skills
- Gastronomy and Innovation
How is the course taught?
- Guest lectures
- Practical sessions
- Group work
- Work placement
- Independent study
How am I assessed?
- Written assignments
- End of year practical assessment presented at NECTA
This degree meets the current demand for specialist, in-depth skills in hospitality across the region.
A work placement of at least 16 hours per week alongside your studies will help you to build on your extensive experience.
You will benefit from masterclasses in butchery, sugar craft and patisserie and learn to use specialist equipment such as dehydration machines, smoking guns and sous vide water baths.
Where can I progress?
After completing the FdA Culinary Arts degree you can progress to the BA (Hons) Hospitality and Tourism Management (Top-Up) with Newcastle College University Centre.
Alternatively, you will be able to enter the industry as a commis chef or chef de partie.
Tuition Fees for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students is £9,000 per year. Read more about financial support.