Art & Design
FdA Design for the Creative Industries
- 3 years
- Enrolment date: September
- Admission enquiries: Hartlepool College of Further Education 01429 295000
- E: email@example.com
This innovative and unique course offers a holistic approach to develop your academic and vocational skills to help you succeed in the creative industries. You focus on creativity, specialist skills, new media and technology, and learn to respond to the challenges of a dynamic and rapidly changing range of professions in the creative industry.
The flexible nature of the curriculum content allows you to develop your own individual pathway or specialism within the broad subject areas of spatial design, product design, graphic design and interactive media. You have the opportunity to work in a professional design studio developing autonomy in your professional skills along with gaining an academic qualification.
This is an award of Teesside University delivered in partnership with Hartlepool College of Further Education (01429 295000).
What is KIS?
What you study
Level 4 modules develop generic skills in design and provide opportunities for you to work in a chosen specialist discipline including spatial design, product design, graphic design and interactive media. At level 5 it is anticipated that you develop your own learning plans in negotiation with your tutors.
How you learn
You assess your performance against the National Occupational Standards for Design while gaining valuable experience of working in the creative industries under supervision from a design practice mentor and academic tutor.
Opportunities exist for you to develop your own client base with active encouragement and support for entrepreneurship.
Teaching staff are highly qualified and have significant recent and current experience of working within the creative industries enabling them to give relevant support and experience in both academic and commercial settings.
How you are assessed
You are actively involved in the assessment process for project-based modules. Interim critiques and regular tutorials provide you with formative feedback on your progression during tasks. Projects culminate with a group critique in which you take part in a presentation simulating the client pitch scenario. This provides opportunities for you to share best working practice and develop your understanding of assessment requirements. Informal oral feedback is provided at this time followed shortly afterwards by formal written feedback giving clear indication of achievement against module criteria.
Work Based Learning modules provide exciting opportunities for you to work in a professional design studio developing autonomy in your professional skills along with gaining an academic qualification. You can find your own work placement or work freelance supported by in-house staffing and resources.
You work in a specialist design discipline towards a professional career in spatial design, product design, graphic design, and interactive media.
Opportunities exist for future employment links with a strong vocational element to the course aiding and developing career progression. Academic rigour is promoted and encouraged, along with a suitable curriculum, to allow progression to level 6 qualifications.
Typical offer 200-240 tariff points, including a portfolio of work. Consideration will also be given to students with evidence of practical art and design experience at an appropriate level.
For additional information please see the undergraduate and postgraduate entry requirements in our admissions section
- School of Arts & Media facilities The School of Arts & Media enjoys purpose-built, industry-standard facilities including 4,000m2 of studio space, a convergent newsroom, broadcast news studio, multimedia publishing studios and computer suites. (5 mins)
- Art & Design
More information and courses in Art & Design
Stage 1 core modules
- Design Communication
- Design Processes in the Creative Industries
- Digital Design for the Creative Industries
- Understanding the Creative Industries
- Work Based Learning
Stage 2 core modules
- Advanced Digital Design for the Creative Industries
- Advanced Work Based Learning
- Design Project 1: Specialist Skills
- Design Project 2: Advanced Specialist Skills
- Product Design Contexts
Modules offered may vary.