This is a top-up degree course for students who have already completed the HND or equivalent who are seeking an in-depth creative experience. This course aims to develop students' critical understanding of their chosen area of creative practice through the development of project work and an extended written assignment. The final module of the course encourages students to develop a series of appropriate promotional tools to prepare them for employment.
The programme includes the following modules:
In practical work, students are assessed on their application of theory to practice and the production of professional outcomes. As students, you will have access to specialist facilities including a fully equipped Apple Macintosh design studio, a print room and photography studio, plus a range of facilities for sculpture and ceramics.
Students are assessed on their ability to produce work for a specific client, location or area of practice. Project work is developed through studio-based activities and reflective records. In addition, students will be assessed on their ability to critically analyse and develop their work, and present their ideas. There is an important theoretical content, which is assessed through making a research proposal and producing a research project which supports practice. The final exhibition process is assessed.
Employment as a professional graphic designer or artist, working in a range of sectors. Many professionals are self-employed and students are prepared for this business environment. Students may also progress to postgraduate study.
240 credits in a related discipline. This usually means a Pass grade or above at HND or FdA (foundation degree).
Delivery is through lectures, seminars and tutorials, normally over three days a week.
Course fees for the 2021/22 academic year are £6000 p.a. FT and £3000 p.a. PT for UK students. EU students, please contact the department. For further information please refer to guidance from the UK Government and Student Finance England.
If you have a disability including learning difficulties, mental health or long term illness, you may be eligible to claim an allowance to cover extra costs both academic and personal. This is known as Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) and can be applied for through Student Finance at the same time as your student tuition fee and/or maintenance loan. Please refer to UK Government guidance for further information.
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