BA (Hons) top-up Design

Apply From: 12th of July 2019
Application Deadline:
Salary:
Start Date: 9th of September 2019

Overview

This course aims to enhance the expertise, creativity and dedication required to successfully establish a career within your chosen specialism in design. 

You can focus on your preferred specialist discipline such as graphic design, web design, textile design, multimedia design, or interior design, or take a broad and inventive multi-disciplinary approach based on what you want to see in your portfolio. 

There is opportunity for external work placement and freelance design work to enhance your portfolio, and ensure you are developing the skills required to be a confident practitioner. 

Aims

Aims are as followed: 

  • Encourage development of professional, innovative and creative outcomes in a supportive work-related learning environment
  • Engage in academic activities and negotiated projects, as simulated or live client briefs, underpinned by personalised learning and individual focus
  • Promote engagement in industry focussed work, supporting the acquisition of professional skills relevant to employment or self-employment opportunities within the creative industries.

Modules

The programme contains the following three modules: 

  1. Professional Context - Synthesise professional design skills through creative activity centred on self-promotion and creative portfolio building to support progression into a design focused career or further study.
  2. Design Research Study - Self-initiated and creatively designed in-depth research study on a topic of your choice.
  3. Final Major Project - Set your own self-initiated final major project(s) focussed on enhancing your personal style, opportunity for freelance, live work and work placements.

Entry Criteria

UCAS tariff points:

240

You will hold: 

  • A Level 5 qualification (HND / FdA / international equivalent 120 ECTS Credits) in a design related discipline
  • All external applicants must present an art and design based portfolio (international applicants via internet/email respectfully)
  • Evidence of digital literacy within portfolio to meet the needs of Level 6
  • To have, or be working towards, Level 2 (or equivalent) in English Language (or a minimum 5.5 IELTS in each band for international applicants).

Non-standard entry criteria: 

  • Evidence of appropriate creative experience or employment within the creative industries
  • An art and design based portfolio (international applicants via internet/email respectfully)
  • Evidence of digital literacy within portfolio to meet the needs of Level 6
  • To have, or be working towards, Level 2 (or equivalent) in English Language (or a minimum 5.5 IELTS in each band for international applicants).

What next after BA (Hons) top-up Design?

You will have the skills required to progress into employment within your chosen specialism

 

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