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  • Objectives
    The Department offers a range of pre-degree courses for students who want to develop their design skills, but do not have conventional academic qualifications, want to change careers, or want to improve their English before studying for a degree. You will not only learn relevant technical skills, but also an exciting, imaginative approach to design and culture today. This course provides an alternative to conventional Art and Design Foundation courses. It helps you to build up a portfolio of work suitable for application to undergraduate degree courses in architecture, interior design, spatial arts or related fields, with recognised progression routes onto London Metropolitan University degree courses.
  • Entry requirements
    No specific qualifications are required, but GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above preferred, and IELTS 4.5 or equivalent for international and EU students. Your application is assessed on enthusiasm and commitment to the subject. Applicants are invited to interview to bring some drawn or made items to demonstrate creative potential
  • Academic Title
    FdA Architecture & Interior Design
  • Course description
    Course structure

    The course has eight modules:

    Drawing and Model-making Skills for Design introduces a range of visualisation skills, materials and construction. A series of drawing and making workshops encourage an understanding of communicating and measuring 3-dimensional space; and the crafting, assembly and production of 3-dimensional objects
    Study and Communication Skills explores the relationship between culture and building (historical and contemporary), to help you understand some of the ideas and issues involved in interior design and architecture and focussing on research, writing and IT-based presentation skills
    Learning to Design develops the tools for interpreting different spatial and social contexts, from small to large scale, and to envisage and test appropriate design responses
    Design Project you will take a specific design proposition from exploration and analysis through development to an appropriate and creative design resolution and its effective presentation
    Contemporary Design Cultures an intensive introduction to contemporary debates, personalities and events around architecture and interiors
    Communication Techniques Knowing London explores the relationships between identity and place through photography within the context of London. Pictures are used as observational and expressive representations of the city
    Exhibition/Installation involves the construction and installation of different types of exhibition, encouraging a critical discussion of the curatorial role and developing techniques for group working and project management.

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