Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Design for the Creative Industries

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Course summary

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Note: Due to the course delivery location and visa restrictions, this course is NOT available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa. Location: This is an award of Teesside University delivered in partnership with Hartlepool College of Further Education (01429 295000). Course overview: This foundation degree in design for the creative industries explores spatial design, product design, graphic design, and interactive media. This innovative and unique course offers a holistic approach to develop your academic and vocational skills to help you succeed in the creative industries. You focus on creativity, specialist skills, new media and technology, and learn to respond to the challenges of a dynamic and rapidly changing range of professions in the creative industries. The flexible nature of the curriculum content allows you to develop your own individual pathway or specialism within the broad subject areas of spatial design, product design, graphic design and interactive media. You have the opportunity to work in a professional design studio developing autonomy in your professional skills along with gaining an academic qualification. Work Based Learning modules provide exciting opportunities for you to work in a professional design studio developing autonomy in your professional skills along with gaining an academic qualification. You can find your own work placement or work freelance supported by in-house staffing and resources. After the course: You work in a specialist design discipline towards a professional career in spatial design, product design, graphic design and interactive media. Opportunities exist for future employment links with a strong vocational element to the course aiding and developing career progression. Academic rigour is promoted and encouraged, along with a suitable curriculum, to allow progression to Level 6 qualifications.

Course details

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment method

You assess your performance against the National Occupational Standards for Design while gaining valuable experience of working in the creative industries under supervision from a design practice mentor and academic tutor. Opportunities exist for you to develop your own client base with active encouragement and support for entrepreneurship. Teaching staff are highly qualified and have significant recent and current experience of working within the creative industries enabling them to give relevant support and experience in both academic and commercial settings. You are actively involved in the assessment process for project-based modules. Interim critiques and regular tutorials provide you with formative feedback on your progression during tasks. Projects culminate with a group critique in which you take part in a presentation simulating the client pitch scenario. This provides opportunities for you to share best working practice and develop your understanding of assessment requirements. Informal oral feedback is provided at this time followed shortly afterwards by formal written feedback giving clear indication of achievement against module criteria.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeW2W9
Institution code T20
Campus nameHartlepool College of Further Education
Campus code5

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Due to the course delivery location and visa restrictions, this course is NOT available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 - 96 points
A level Relevant subject area preferred.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Relevant subject area preferred.
Access to HE Diploma Relevant subject area preferred.
Scottish Higher Relevant subject area preferred.
Scottish Advanced Higher Relevant subject area preferred.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 80 - 96 points from Irish Highers; relevant subject areas preferred.

Applicants are normally invited for interview and will be asked to submit a portfolio of work which will be reviewed during the interview. The purpose of the interview is to determine each applicant's potential to succeed and assist in the setting of appropriate entry conditions matched to their personal circumstances and the demands of the course. The interview also enables candidates to see our excellent facilities. Due to the course delivery location and visa restrictions, this course is NOT available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6150 Year 1
England £6150 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6150 Year 1
Scotland £6150 Year 1
Wales £6150 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK/EU here: tees.ac.uk/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education office: gov.uk/student-finance.
Design for the Creative Industries at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS