Design

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9.55 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 12.5 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:4820 Duration:36 months

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Description

BA (Hons) Design is a unique degree taught in a friendly and supportive environment which embraces a range of disciplines in the first year with the opportunity to specialise in year two. This broad based approach enables students to produce some highly original and innovative work. Students on the course have a strong record of winning national competitions and gaining meaningful employment upon graduation. Past students have progressed to employment in graphic/textile design studios, advertising agencies, publishers, teaching, arts administration, fashion and interior accessories, textiles, furniture and ceramic design. Others have set up their own studios and worked on a freelance or self employed basis. Students have also progressed to postgraduate level at a number of institutions including the Royal College of Art.

The well lit studios have fantastic views of the sea and create an inspiring atmosphere in which to learn.

This course is for the student who is looking for a multi disciplinary and experimental approach to design problems that will inform and enrich their chosen specialism in either Graphics, Textiles, Ceramics and Three-Dimensional Design.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline UK or any other EU country - 15 January ; International - 30 June Tuition fee
  • EUR 9550 Year (EEA)
  • EUR 12530 Year (Non-EEA)

UK/EU Fees Students starting at UCS from September 2012 will be charged £8000 for a full-time Bachelors degree or £7500 for a full-time Foundation degree. Tuition fees for full-time International Study: Classroom-based 10,500 GBP (£) Laboratory-based 12,600 GBP (£)

Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The first year gives the students the opportunity to encounter a wide variety of working processes associated with the disciplines of Graphic Design and Typography, Textiles (knit, print and stitch), Ceramics (hand building, throwing, slip casting), and Three Dimensional Design (wood construction and plastic forming). These are supported by modules in Printmaking, Photography and Digital Media.

This explorative introduction enabling the development of new ideas through conceptual thinking, materials handling and visual research, is supported by academic modules in design history and contextual studies.

In the second years students go on to develop an individual specialism within one of the four broadly defined areas of Graphics, Textiles, Ceramics or Three Dimensional Design. Throughout the course students are encouraged to develop a professional awareness by entering national competitions and by participating in external exhibition opportunities for their work. Regular study trips are organised to London, whilst an annual European trip to a destination city such as Berlin, Paris, Lisbon or Valencia takes place in the spring semester.

First year modules include: Visual Studies and Technology, Historical and Contextual Studies, Design Concepts and Materials Exploration Part 1, and Design Concepts and Materials Exploration - Part 2.

Second year modules include: Advanced Design Technology, Design Professional Practice, Design Process, and Design Development.

Third year modules include: Design Dissertation, Design Refinement, Final Major Concept, and Final Major Production.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 75(Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

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Requirements

Typical Offer: 240 UCAS tariff points (or equivalent)

English language requirements

All students need to be able to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English. Students whose first language is not English will need to take a recognised English Language test in advance of commencing a course at UCS and before the Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) letter is issued for visa purposes.
UCS accepts a range of English qualifications, with the following standards required:
IELTS (academic version): 6.0 for all degrees, apart from Diagnostic Radiography,Radiotherapy and Oncology, ODP and all Pre-Registration Nursing and Midwifery courses that require 7.0. Postgraduate courses generally require between 6.5 and 7.0.
TOEFL: 550 on paper-based test; 213 on computer-based test; or 79-80 on the internet-based test for all degrees
Pearson Test of English Academic - Minimum score of 50 is required
Cambridge Proficiency Certificate: Grade C; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: Grade B
GCE O-level or GCSE English Language/Use of English: Grade C
Test in English for Educational Purposes (TEEP) International Baccalaureate English Grade B (standard level).
Hong Kong Certificate of English Education

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University Campus Suffolk.

Funding

National Scholarship Programme

As part of the new student finance system, students with households incomes under £25,000 per year will benefit from a new National Scholarship Programme. This new scheme is targeted towards students who most need financial help.
The National Scholarship is funded jointly by the Government and Universities. UCS has been awarded a number of National Scholarships which students can apply for Suffolk Access Champion Scheme
The Suffolk Access Champion Scheme will be open to eligible students currently studying at a Suffolk State Sixth form, College or Academy, and applying to study at UCS on a full-time undergraduate degree programme in 2012-13.
The Suffolk Access Champion will work over two years mentoring Year 10 and 11 students to encourage progression on to higher education.

Scholarships for international students

UCS offers a generous scholarship scheme for all undergraduate students paying international fees.
All international students that are offered and have firmly accepted a place on a full-time undergraduate Foundation or Honours degree course at UCS by the 30 September for the year of entry, will be eligible for a scholarship of £1,000 per year for the duration of their course. This scholarship will be awarded each year once annual fees have been paid in full.
Please note that any international students accepted on a course that requires a practice placement with a Primary Care Trust, for example Nursing, Midwifery or Radiography, will incur an additional £3000 fee per each year of study (this excludes all British Islands students except the Falkland Islands).

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