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  • Entry requirements
    Standard Entry Applicants will normally be expected to have a good honours degree in a design discipline or a related subject and be engaged in professional design practice. Mature applicants with a lower qualification and at least 3 years appropriate professional experience may be accepted. Applicants with substantial relevant experience alone will be considered on their individual merit. Additional Notes Candidates whose first language is not English must pass an English proficiency test, e.g. TOEFL with a score of 575 (paper based), 230 (computer based) or IELTS score of 6.5
  • Academic Title
    Design (MA)
  • Course description
    MA Design offers the perfect blend of theory and practical application and allows you to focus on particular design disciplines such as;
    MA Fashion Design
    MA Fashion Marketing
    MA Graphic Design
    MA Industrial Design
    MA Interior Design
    MA Multimedia Design
    MA 3D Design
    MA Transportation Design

    MA Design is an ideal course for designers and design graduates who want to develop their skills in a particular design direction. Through project based work, students can tailor their learning in a way that is relevant to them and their career aspirations.

    Consequently, this programme has generally recruited designers or design graduates who want to improve their career prospects within a design company or want to set up their own business.

    There are a total of 180 credits in this degree. Eighty of these are theory based and cover essential elements such as;
    - Creative Thinking and Intellectual Property (20 credits)
    - Cross Cultural Communications (10 credits)
    - Research Principles (10 credits)
    - Reflective Practice (10 credits)
    - Contemporary Influences (10 credits)
    - Commercialisation (including brand/marketing communications) (20 credits)

    These contextual modules provide the perfect foundation for the remainder of the degree which is studio based, equates to 100 credits and includes;

    - Project Proposal (20 credits)
    - Project Research and Development (20 credits)
    - Final Project (60 credits)

    # Students are required to; Demonstrate their capabilities on an ongoing basis. This is representative of their professional and academic character and personal foundation for the objectives defined in the students' learning contract.
    # Formulate a proposal for independent study focusing on a learning contract with specific objectives.

    Monitoring and review processes ensure that all proposals offer and deliver demanding programmes to the level and complexity appropriate for postgraduate study.

    This campus-based course commences in September and runs over two calendar years. Applications must be received by the end of July at the latest.

    Once your application has been received and registered you will receive automatic confirmation from the university and your referees will be contacted. You will then be contacted by our admissions team to request any additional information such as your C.V. and portfolio.

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