City of Glasgow College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of the West of Scotland

Design Practice (Top-up)

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Course summary

The aim of the BA (Hons) Design Practice course seeks to provide a sound academic context for students to pursue their own routes towards a degree while exploring alternative areas of practice and knowledge to develop careers in design disciplines and in inter-disciplinary practices across the wider Creative Industries. This degree will have a distinctive profile, it will allow students to come from a variety of different HND specialist subject areas. As indicated in the title, this course will predominantly be practical based with a strong focus on understanding the multi-faceted requirements of an ever-changing dynamic industry and how to develop the skills and knowledge to meet these demands. This course is a top-up degree for students who have completed an HND in a design related subject. The course will be underpinned by direct engagement with Industry through work placements, mentorship and industry led projects. Collaboration will be a key factor throughout the course, with dedicated modules at both levels, and further opportunities in other project-based modules for students to work collaboratively where appropriate. There will also be specialist modules which will encourage an informed, critical and practical approach to understanding current and future employment opportunities across design-based areas and the wider Creative industries. Facilities The City of Glasgow College has recently benefited from a £230 million new build programme with state-of-the-art facilities across two sites, City campus and Riverside. The Faculty of Creative Industries is based in the City Campus at Cathedral Street, which has excellent travel, bus and train links. The Creative Industries faculty benefits from a broad range of specialist workshops, studio spaces and dedicated exhibition spaces. These are equipped with industry standard resources and supported by specialist technical staff.

Course details

Modules

Year 3 • Creative Design Processes • Design Project • Collaborative Project • Professional Design Practice • Design: Industry & Enterprise • Critical Theory and Practice Year 4 • Advanced Design Project • Advanced Collaborative Project • Design: Self Promotion • Design Research Project

Assessment method

As indicated in the title, this course will predominantly be practical based with a strong focus on understanding the multi-faceted requirements of an ever-changing dynamic industry and how to develop the skills and knowledge to meet these demands. The course will be underpinned by direct engagement with Industry through work placements, mentorship and industry led projects. Collaboration will be a key factor throughout the course, with dedicated modules at both levels, and further opportunities in other project-based modules for students to work collaboratively where appropriate. There will also be specialist modules which will encourage an informed, critical and practical approach to understanding current and future employment opportunities across design-based areas and the wider Creative industries.


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 codeDESG
Institution code C39
Campus nameCity Campus
Campus codeC

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
Scottish HND Pass BA (Hons) Design Practice is exclusive to diplomates who have successfully completed an HND in a design subject including the presentation of an appropriate Portfolio at interview.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £1285 Year 1
Channel Islands £1285 Year 1
England £1285 Year 1
Northern Ireland £1285 Year 1
Scotland £1285 Year 1
Wales £1285 Year 1
International £6700 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students living in Scotland should apply to Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for support with fees. Students from the rest of the UK can apply to their local authority for a tuition fee loan. EU students who have lived in the UK for less than 3 years can apply to SAAS for support with tuition fees. Please contact the College for information on international student fees.
Design Practice (Top-up) at City of Glasgow College - UCAS