About this Master's Degree (MA)

Course Overview

MA Design Practice 1-year (full-time) October 2022 Programme Specification 22/23 MA Design Practice focuses on strengthening design thinking and contemporary practice. The programme considers how design acts as a catalyst for innovation to address societal and professional challenges and aims to develop a rich understanding of theoretical and applied knowledge in the specialist study of design, in a global context. Modules of study include: • Extended Practice • Specialist Practice • Practice Resolution

Course Details

The interdisciplinary approach of this course reflects the dynamic and contemporary practice within the creative industries. The programme provides a balance of theory and design practice through a series of lectures, seminars, cross-disciplinary collaborations and live-project opportunities to provide you with comprehensive knowledge of design innovation. The programme will provide opportunities for engagement with the ‘real world’, through live projects and engagement with practitioners and visiting professionals. Throughout the programme, you will develop and refine specialist practice, while building a solid understanding of the creative sector and your place within it. Themes of design practice could include: • Art Direction • Dress Design & Garment Construction • Graphic Design • Fashion Communication • Visual Communication • Textiles & Surface Design • Design for Advertising • Illustration for Commercial Application • Motion Graphics & Animation • Film

A Creative Community

A Creative Community. The dedicated postgraduate studios provide you with collaborative spaces and flexibility to engage with cross-disciplinary approaches throughout a year of study. The programme will provide you with the skills to solve complex design challenges through innovation and exploration of ideas, intended to strengthen and develop your field of study and specialist practice. The interdisciplinary approach will allow you to explore your specialist route within design, with opportunities to work collaboratively and occupy a broader interest in the interdisciplinary approach of creative practice, as part of a creative community. Access to technical workspaces and technical support will allow you to develop your practice and strengthen your independence as a practitioner throughout studio modules, while dedicated lecturers and supervisors will extend your professionally thinking and its interplay with the creative sector.


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