Undergraduate study
Design for the Creative Industries

This course is in Clearing Clearing 2016

FdA Design for the Creative Industries

UCAS code: W2W9 FdA/DCI

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 industries.

Course information

Full-time

  • Length: 2 years

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2016 entry

Part-time

  • 3 years

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  • Daytime
  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: Hartlepool College of Further Education 01429 295000

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£500

£500 cash available to kick-start your degree – for travel, accommodation or other living expenses

Eligibility criteria apply

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89% of students would recommend Teesside University to others
(National Student Survey 2015)

Why choose Teesside
 

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).

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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.

Modules

Year 1 core modules

Design Communication

This module introduces you to the basic principles of design communication. You will perform practical tasks to demonstrate your awareness of some of the key principles by means of techniques such as sketch, drawing, image making or model making. Through the study of design contexts you will explore how other designers use visual language to communicate their ideas.

Design Processes in the Creative Industries

This module allows you to explore the core practical skills that you’ll need as a designer working in the Creative Industries. You will be introduced to the design process and explore the working methods, skills and techniques used by design practitioners across a range of design disciplines

Digital Design for the Creative Industries

This module introduces you to digital processes, equipment and the fundamentals of key software applications for use in the Creative Industries. You’ll develop technical knowledge in the context of creative projects.

Understanding the Creative Industries

This module will provide you with an introduction to the context of the creative industries. You will explore who works in the creative industries, their roles and the contexts within which they work.

Work-based Learning

This module aims to assess the competence of your work in a creative design studio. Work based learning is appropriate for those who want to work in the Creative Industries - the related professions of Product Design, Graphic Design, Spatial Design and Interactive Media all make reference to the importance of the synthesis of skills and underpinning of disciplines in practice.

 

Year 2 core modules

Advanced Digital Design for the Creative Industries

Interactive and New Media allows the creative designer to open up a broad range of new digital platforms and applications to promote and share their creative ideas.

In this module you’ll review and develop a range of digital and specialist skills working with software for screen, web and mobile applications in response to creative project themes.
Advanced Work Based Learning

This module aims to further develop the competence of your work in a creative design studio. You will be provided with the opportunity to reflect and build on your experiences in a work based environment.

Advanced Work-based Learning

Develop your work competence in a creative design studio. Reflect and build on your experiences in a work-based environment.

Design Concepts

Design Project 1: Specialist Skills

This module provides the opportunity for in-depth development and exploration of creative project work in a specialist area chosen from Product Design, Spatial Design, Graphic Design and Interactive Media. You’ll be able to build specialist knowledge and skills and explore themes that can be developed for a specified audience or in a wider cultural context.

Design Project 2: Advanced Specialist Skills

This module provides you with an opportunity for more advanced development and exploration of a creative project in a chosen design specialism. You are required to manage your project from the initiation of a negotiated brief, through research ideas and development through to final presentation work appropriate for display.

 

Modules offered may vary.

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.

Professional placement

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.

Career opportunities

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.

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Course information

Full-time

  • Length: 2 years

More full-time details

2016 entry

Part-time

  • 3 years

More part-time details

  • Daytime
  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: Hartlepool College of Further Education 01429 295000

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