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Full time | Plymouth University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Design (Non-Industrial)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course allows you to specialise in a key area that’s right for you. Join us to foster and focus your skills in a fast-paced environment. Choose to progress into the design industry, further study or personal creative practice. Design is evolving. Play your part in its future. “Design thinking requires bridging the “knowing-doing gap.” The tools of the design thinker, getting out into the world to be inspired by people, using prototyping to learn with our hands, creating stories to share our ideas, joining forces with people from other disciplines, are ways of deepening what we know and widening the impact of what we do.” Tim Brown, CEO, IDEO.

Key features: Foster and develop the skills you need to succeed on this interactive course that we designed with industry leaders, to make sure you leave ready to go straight into the workplace as a designer. Many of our students reach positions where they influence design policy in companies from China to Madagascar, Budapest to Bristol; Work with public bodies on real-world practice scenarios. In the past, we have worked with organisations including Plymouth City Council, The Eden Project, Timber Intent and NHS Trusts; Access exclusive talks and insights from industry leaders including Sir Kenneth Grange and from our successful alumni working in some of the world’s prestigious design studios; Experiment in your own, personal studio, open until midnight, seven days a week. Take advantage of our equipment hub, staffed by approachable technicians. Here you’ll find image and sound equipment and studios, digital labs, Computer Numerical Control (CNC), a steam bending wood workshop and digital making, including a ceramics 3D printer. Benefit from our links to industry leaders including the Royal Society of Arts and the Chartered Society of Designers. Build an understanding of the relationship between design, industry and the public for the 21st century; Examine the delicate balance between the needs of consumerism and the problem of diminishing resources. From new technologies and markets to the impact of global politics and the wider sustainability agenda, you’ll analyse and critically evaluate factors influencing design today.

Modules

Project management and communication skills are essential for successful outcomes; students will undertake a design assignment that helps them understand and develop different design management techniques and behaviours. These will include planning different types of projects, stakeholder management, team working, personal learning and problem solving.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a first or upper second (2:1) degree with honours or an equivalent professional qualification; An ordinary or foundation degree, a higher national or university diploma, accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field. Provide a portfolio of work for discussion at interview.

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more

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