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BA (Hons) Creative and Interactive Design

This degree is awarded by Teesside University

In our highly industrialised, technological world, designers create the products and services we need to live, work and play.

Design is an exciting activity that includes creative thinking, visual language, highly developed practical skills and an understanding of how people live and the choices they make. Contemporary designers have also found that technology, constantly evolving and unpredictable, plays a large part in defining the way they work and that this brings opportunities as well as challenges.

The BA Design course is for students who want to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to follow a career in design. Through a range of practical and theoretical industry-relevant projects, the course is intended to equip students with the confidence and skills they need to actively pursue a career in design.

Although the course encourages a broad-minded approach to design disciplines, students can specialise in the design pathway of their choice from the beginning of the first year.
The design specialisms are made up of three main strands: fashion, graphics/illustration and 3D design. Within these specialisms the student can follow their own distinct path, increasingly so in years two and three.

The ethos of this degree is to enable students to achieve their creative potential and individual aspirations within a challenging but supportive framework.
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Duration of Course:

3 Years

Entry requirements:

You will need a minimum of 200 UCAS points or hold a relevant Access Certificate / Diploma with appropriate units. In line with the widening participation brief, however, the Institute will also encourage applications from students who lack formal qualifications.

International Students also require an IELTS score of 5.5 in all areas or a B2 equivalent English Language qualification

What you will learn:

Level 4 Modules
Visual Culture
Designing With Software 1
Visual Language Development
Designing With Software 2
Design Project 1
Design Project 2

Level 5 Modules
Design Specialism Project
Design Industry Brief
Marketing and Work Based Practice
Design In Context
Technical Skills for Design
Interdisciplinary Design

Level 6 Modules
Final Project Preparation
Final Project
Dissertation - Preparation
Dissertation - Essay

How is the course assessed:

Whilst on this programme students will be assessed using a variety of methods: presentation of practical studio work, sketchwork, essays, reflective notebooks/journals, individual and group presentations, evaluative statements, visual analysis evidenced in developmental studies and creative outcomes. All assessment methods are designed to incorporate key skills which are transferable to the workplace.

Employment information:

Upon successful completion of this degree, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and creative skills to pursue a new career, or advance an existing one within the field of design and creative practice. Employers of designers include publishers, magazines, design groups, multimedia companies, exhibition and display designers. Many individuals also operate as self employed, freelance designers and display within studios and galleries. Similarly, many designers build their portfolio with the intention of progressing into careers in teaching or arts management.


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Equal Opportunities

The Grimsby Instutute Group guarantees that it will deal fairly and effectively with all students, staff and visitors and offer equality of opportunity on the basis of age, creed, gender, impairment, learning difficulty, marital status, national origin, race, religion or sexuality.

Students have the right to expect that this will apply to them without prejudice or discrimination and that they also have the obligation to deal fairly and effectively with other students and staff regardless of age, creed, gender, impairment, learning difficulty, marital status, national origin, race, religion or sexuality.

The Grimsby Institute Group will endeavour to comply with the Equality Act 2010 and additional duties, which requires public bodies to make every effort to support persons with disability.

Course was last updated on 5/11/2013