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Course summary

OVERVIEW User Experience Design at Norwich University of the Arts (Norwich) is a forward-facing contemporary Communication Design degree in which you will create interactive products including websites and app prototypes, digital imagery, video and motion graphics, and designed research outputs. You will explore the technologies and people involved in providing the systems and services behind the interfaces and investigate the different ways users experience a design depending on their circumstances. You will identify users’ goals and needs and map their emotional journeys. User research, user interface design, copywriting, typography, motion, and interaction design will all feature in the work you make. As a UX Design student at Norwich, you join students from the other graphics courses in an industry-rich, employer-focused curriculum that places engagement with professional designers and agencies right at the heart of the course. Your opportunities to meet and work with industry, in a wide variety of ways, are unparalleled. YEAR 0 This course includes a Year 0, which promotes developing practical, technical and creative skills and confidence. Building on your prior experience, you will be introduced to some of our workshops to assist your skill development, with an increasing emphasis on professional standards and independent study. The course places emphasis on your personal commitment to study, while supporting you in your progression. KEY FEATURES

  • Share your first year, and then continue to work alongside graphics students, allowing for a unique cross fertilisation of knowledge, skills and experience.
  • Become adept at problem-solving through understanding and deciphering project briefs, conducting discovery research, generating ideas, developing prototypes, testing, and iterating these into successful concepts, and presenting the final work.
  • Participate in workshops and classes run by external professionals, undertake project briefs initiated and taught by designers from industry, and enter national and international design competitions judged by the design industry.
  • Industry engagement including portfolio reviews and surgeries, talks from practising alumni focused on portfolio development and employability, interview practice and graduate portfolio showcase events.
  • Develop your project management, communication and collaborative working skills so that you leave with a standout CV and portfolio.
  • Work with a team of expert staff, who are talented educators and designers. Many of whom are practising designers working with clients week in, week out.
DIPLOMA IN CREATIVE COMPUTING The year-long Diploma in Creative Computing year takes place between Year 2 and 3 of the course and is designed to introduce you to creative computing and gain an understanding of how you can use coding skills to advance and complement your creative practice. You do not need any prior experience of coding to participate, just a curiosity about creative computing and a desire to push your own practice digitally. YOUR FUTURE The practical studio projects are designed to mimic the type of briefs you would be given in a design agency, resulting in outcomes that genuinely prepare you for the real world of work. You will also create a range of employment-focused tools. During the summer break between second and third year, students have taken up internships and joined graduate schemes which frequently lead to full-time employment. Our graduates have gone on to become employees at digital design agencies including Foolproof, The User Story, Other Media and Cheddar Creative, and in-house positions e.g., at National Grid, Stardust, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Tata Consultancy Services OUR STUDENTS’ WORK Explore our online Graduate Showcase – celebrating the very best Norwich University of the Arts graduate work. Scroll each reel to explore at nuagradshowcase.com

Modules

You can find more information about the content of the BSc (Hons) User Experience Design (including Year 0) course at www.nua.ac.uk/4-year-degrees/

Assessment method

The University assesses you through the coursework you produce as you complete each unit. Each unit will require you to present a portfolio of work which may include finished pieces of work, written work, your research, and a reflective journal which allows you to evaluate your learning and highlight your strengths and areas for further development. You can find out more information about our assessment methods at www.nua.ac.uk/assessment/


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
I145
Institution code:
N39
Campus name:
Norwich University of the Arts
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Norwich welcomes applicants of all ages from all backgrounds. Your application will be primarily assessed through your portfolio, responses to questions asked and personal statement, so even if you have no formal qualifications or do not meet our typical offers it can still be worth applying. If you are studying at the time of your application and your application is successful it is likely that you will receive a conditional offer. If the qualification that you are studying is not shown, do not worry as we are able to accept other pre-entry qualifications as well as combinations of different qualifications.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.nua.ac.uk/bsc-hons-user-experience-design/#tabs-4year

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

Once you have applied to BSc (Hons) User Experience Design with Diploma in Creative Computing (including Year 0) at Norwich, we will ask you to prepare a portfolio. This will be used to assess your suitability for the course. Your portfolio should clearly demonstrate your passion for the subject and your individual creativity. For more information please visit our website at www.nua.ac.uk/bsc-hons-user-experience-design/#tabs-portfolio-guidance


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
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Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
88%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £18000* Year 1
International £18000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
User Experience Design with Diploma in Creative Computing (including Year 0) at Norwich University of the Arts - UCAS