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PROSPECTUS 2017

BA (Hons) Design

BA (Hons) Design

You will study and apply core design processes and methods to develop a creative, technical and academic toolkit required to enter your chosen career.

 
 
 
 
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About the BA (Hons) Design programme

BA (Hons) Design seeks to encourage students to expand upon design thinking and a range of expertise through real-life applications and collaborations, gaining the confidence to creatively problem solve and manage across peers, projects, clidents and multiple disciplines.

It aims to facilitate opportunities for students to develop both innovative and practical skills alongside conceptual understanding in order that they are able to critically evaluate research, practices and approaches to gain a broad understanding of design.
Application of the knowledge gained will shape and inform their own future studio practice and chosen career that is able to withstand the vigour of industry.

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Annual Salary
£16,000
Entry Salary
£22,000
Mid Range Salary
£40,000
High End Salary
Males & Females Employed
67%
33%
24%

Entry requirements

Regardless of formal qualification on entry, you will be interviewed and will be required to bring a portfolio of artistic/design work, applying creative practice. Tutors will then use this, along with the interview, to gauge your suitability for the programme.
You will require 80 UCAS points with a minimum of grade C in both GCSE maths and English. This equates to MMP at Btec National Diploma level, grades CCD at A' Level, and on the Diploma Foundation Studies (Art, Design and Media) this is equal to a Merit.

In line with the widening participation brief and lifelong learning strategy, the Institute also encourages applications from non-traditional learners who lack formal academic qualifications. In these instances, students will be set an appropriate piece of academic work and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience.

Students who have successfully completed another relevant programme of study at least at the equivalent level may be eligible to apply for APcL. Claim forms must be supported by the official transcript or certificate of the awarding body of the original qualification and any guidance explaining the allocation of credit and grading scheme used to enable module comparison.

What you will learn

Year One (Level 4) Certificate Stage

Year one of this course is designed to give you an introduction the key areas of design.
  • Design Thinking
  • Digital Communication
  • Visualisation
  • 3D Innovation
  • Studio Practice
  • Contextual Studies 1
Year Two (Level 5) Diploma Stage

Year two of this course is designed to give you a more specialist approach to the design disciplines. The year requires you to apply your knowledge to a number of areas.
  • Studio Practice 2
  • Contextual Studies 2
  • Applied Digital Design
  • Location Design
  • Design Research
  • Commercial Design
Year Three (Level 6) Honours Stage

Year three is all about you critically applying your knowledge to your chosen specialist area.
  • Dissertation
  • Final Major Project - Pre Production
  • The Creative Industry
  • Final Major Project - Production
  • Final Major Project - Exhibition

What Next

Upon completion of the programme graduates are equipped with the expertise to become gainfully employed either in a design studio or within a freelance capacity offering creative consultancy services. There are many career pathways; potential areas of employment have included graphics, illustration, fashion and textiles, spatial design, interior architecture, product design and creative project management within related and chosen fields.
Students could progress to maters provision at other Universities or a PGCE programme.

Programme Benefits

Studying at the University Centre Grimsby gives you a unique opportunity to experience and engage in the many disciplines of creative design. The small size of our design groups is a strength giving you the ability to develop strong working relationships with peers and teaching staff to offer individual support and guidance for all.
We enjoy strong industry links both locally and nationally, wherever possible a range of sessions and master classes are offered with experienced professionals and scholarly academics to gain expertise and mentoring for all our students.

Emphasis is placed on individual interpretation of projects and themes, with students encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning. It is also designed to ensure that all learners have equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of programmes, regardless of disability, age, race, religion or gender. The learning and teaching approach is designed to be inclusive and celebrates diversity within the study body.
Student engagement is build into the design programme; representatives are invited to attend regular team meetings to give suggestions and feedback up on the content and curriculum design. the entire teaching and learning strategy is focused on producing independent, competent and industry ready designers.


Learning & Teaching Methods

Methods of learning and teaching are designed to support students in becoming active members of a learning community.

Emphasis is placed on individual interpretation of projects and themes, with students encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning. It is also designed to ensure that all learners have equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of programmes, regardless of disability, age, race, religion or gender. The learning and teaching approach is designed to be inclusive and celebrates diversity within the study body.

Student engagement is build into the design programme; representatives are invited to attend regular team meetings to give suggestions and feedback up on the content and curriculum design. the entire teaching and learning strategy is focused on producing independent, competent and industry ready designers.




More information

UCAS Code:GRIMC G80 W290 BADN
Credit Level:6
Credit value:360
Course start date: September
Course duration: 3 years full time
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BA (Hons) Design

Your programme

About the BA (Hons) Design programme

BA (Hons) Design seeks to encourage students to expand upon design thinking and a range of expertise through real-life applications and collaborations, gaining the confidence to creatively problem solve and manage across peers, projects, clidents and multiple disciplines.

It aims to facilitate opportunities for students to develop both innovative and practical skills alongside conceptual understanding in order that they are able to critically evaluate research, practices and approaches to gain a broad understanding of design.
Application of the knowledge gained will shape and inform their own future studio practice and chosen career that is able to withstand the vigour of industry.

The degree aims to facilitate opportunities for students to develop both innovative and practical skills alongside conceptual understanding in order that they are able to critically evaluate research, practices and approaches to gain a broad understanding of design. Application of the knowledge gained will shape and inform their own future studio practice and chosen career that is able to withstand the vigour of industry.

Applicants come from a variety of backgrounds with a range of skills and academic abilities. The course is aimed at students that have a passion and interest in the design disciplines and wish to work within this sector. To apply for this course, it is recommended that you have an understanding of creative processes and potential design outcomes.

There are industry partners who have, and continue to provide work experience opportunities and internships for Grimsby students. In addition, students are encouraged to enter national design competitions and build upon freelance opportunities, in line with their academic studies and specialism. Coursework is predominantly industry-sourced live briefs delivered by experienced professionals and guest lecturers. the learning experience is enhanced with field trips to galleries and professional studios to gain a further understanding of applying design to real life outcomes.

Learners have the opportunity to work as ambassadors to the National Art and Design Saturday Club (NADSC)

There is no official recommended equipment list however you may wish to purchase core reading, materials and equipment to facilitate your learning and specialist area of study. All students have open access to a variety of well equipped , supervised workshops including three dimensional design, printmaking, ceramics, digital media technologies, photography and fashion.
Assessments on this programme are varied; we look to challenge and guild you skills in a number of areas during assessments, including creative research, practical studio work, essays, reports, visual presentations, group/client pitch and critical evaluations, to capture your imagination and allow you to develop in your chosen career pathway.

Programme Benefits

Studying at the University Centre Grimsby gives you a unique opportunity to experience and engage in the many disciplines of creative design. The small size of our design groups is a strength giving you the ability to develop strong working relationships with peers and teaching staff to offer individual support and guidance for all.
We enjoy strong industry links both locally and nationally, wherever possible a range of sessions and master classes are offered with experienced professionals and scholarly academics to gain expertise and mentoring for all our students.

Emphasis is placed on individual interpretation of projects and themes, with students encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning. It is also designed to ensure that all learners have equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of programmes, regardless of disability, age, race, religion or gender. The learning and teaching approach is designed to be inclusive and celebrates diversity within the study body.
Student engagement is build into the design programme; representatives are invited to attend regular team meetings to give suggestions and feedback up on the content and curriculum design. the entire teaching and learning strategy is focused on producing independent, competent and industry ready designers.

Entry requirements

Regardless of formal qualification on entry, you will be interviewed and will be required to bring a portfolio of artistic/design work, applying creative practice. Tutors will then use this, along with the interview, to gauge your suitability for the programme.
You will require 80 UCAS points with a minimum of grade C in both GCSE maths and English. This equates to MMP at Btec National Diploma level, grades CCD at A' Level, and on the Diploma Foundation Studies (Art, Design and Media) this is equal to a Merit.

In line with the widening participation brief and lifelong learning strategy, the Institute also encourages applications from non-traditional learners who lack formal academic qualifications. In these instances, students will be set an appropriate piece of academic work and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience.

Students who have successfully completed another relevant programme of study at least at the equivalent level may be eligible to apply for APcL. Claim forms must be supported by the official transcript or certificate of the awarding body of the original qualification and any guidance explaining the allocation of credit and grading scheme used to enable module comparison.

What you will learn

Year 1

Year One (Level 4) Certificate Stage

Year one of this course is designed to give you an introduction the key areas of design.

Year 2

Year Two (Level 5) Diploma Stage

Year two of this course is designed to give you a more specialist approach to the design disciplines. The year requires you to apply your knowledge to a number of areas.

Year 3

Year Three (Level 6) Honours Stage

Year three is all about you critically applying your knowledge to your chosen specialist area.

Learning & Teaching Methods

Methods of learning and teaching are designed to support students in becoming active members of a learning community.

Emphasis is placed on individual interpretation of projects and themes, with students encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning. It is also designed to ensure that all learners have equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of programmes, regardless of disability, age, race, religion or gender. The learning and teaching approach is designed to be inclusive and celebrates diversity within the study body.

Student engagement is build into the design programme; representatives are invited to attend regular team meetings to give suggestions and feedback up on the content and curriculum design. the entire teaching and learning strategy is focused on producing independent, competent and industry ready designers.

More information

UCAS Code:GRIMC G80 W290 BADN
Credit Level:6
Credit value:360
Course start date: September
Course duration: 3 years full time

What Next

Upon completion of the programme graduates are equipped with the expertise to become gainfully employed either in a design studio or within a freelance capacity offering creative consultancy services. There are many career pathways; potential areas of employment have included graphics, illustration, fashion and textiles, spatial design, interior architecture, product design and creative project management within related and chosen fields.
Students could progress to maters provision at other Universities or a PGCE programme.

What to do next?

Interested in this course? contact us on 0800 328 3631 or headmissions@grimsby.ac.uk.

Not sure? why not visit us at our next open event, they are a great way to find out about what we have to offer so come along and have a chat with the tutors and see what courses are available.

Our next open event/s will be:

Saturday
13th May
 10am - 1pm


Equality & Diversity

All of our activities in relation to teaching, safeguarding, training, recruitment, retention and progression are core business areas where we must be mindful of the diverse needs of those we work with. Although the law no longer requires public sector organisations to produce equality schemes, the Grimsby Institute Group has produced an Equality Statement, which is more than mere words, but a statement of our intent.

This statement underpinned by declarations from the leaders of the Grimsby Institute Group include many actions we believe will proactively eliminate all forms of discrimination where they exist and prevent them from occurring in the first instance.

Equality Intent turning into equality action is the future ethos and philosophy of the Grimsby Institute Group and as the principal lead for Equality, Diversity Inclusion & Human Rights the Grimsby Institute Group will demonstrate this commitment in all that they do.


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