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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Design (Non-Industrial)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This broad and practice-based MA Design takes students on a creative journey where you will explore processes making, materials and context. You will challenge and extend your design practice at an advanced level whilst developing a range of artistic and practical skills. The course is delivered through a series of project-based modules 'Make', 'Play' and 'Live', through which you will engage with real-world problems and issues of relevance to contemporary design practice and work towards the production of a physical object. The course attracts a diverse range of practicing designers, makers and industry professionals from a range of disciplines, including but not exclusively: ceramics, fashion design, jewellery design, product design, lighting, fine art and architecture and equally broad ranging staff backgrounds in robotics, graphics, product design and fine art.

The course places strong emphasis on developing making skills, knowledge and creativity commensurate with the needs of professional practice in design and the creative industries today. It aims to prepare you for professional practice as self-employed designer/makers, artists, design teachers/lecturers and for work in design studios and interior design. You will work both independently and collaboratively, pushing boundaries and exchanging ideas across design disciplines. Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards in this course.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

18 months

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module is designed to facilitate the development and delivery of a major creative project that capitalises upon the previous four modules. Whether working in collaboration with an industry partner, via partnerships between students, or working individually, the development of design solutions will be for a 'live' outward facing event: the UWE Creative Industries Degree Show.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£7,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£13,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a good honours degree in design or visual arts, but those other academic qualifications or professional experience are also encouraged to apply. Applications are welcome from prospective students with qualifications in such areas as product design, industrial design, interaction design, fashion and textiles, model-making, fine art and applied art. We also encourage applications from prospective students with academic or professional backgrounds in engineering and other technology-based disciplines, providing they can demonstrate a strong interest and aptitude in creativity and design.

University information

UWE Bristol (University of the West of England) is a leading public university based in the centre of Bristol. The university offers a wide range of postgraduate study options, including taught and research courses, and online programmes. Students also have plenty of opportunities to gain work experience as well as connecting with employers. The university's postgraduate courses open up student’s career options and fast track them into new...more