Design at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

This Masters course focuses on user-centred design and empowers you to develop research and practice-based design solutions to respond to a demanding industry and rapidly changing society. Whether your background is in design or in another discipline, you will gain the skills and knowledge you need to develop, test and evaluate innovative design strategies and solutions for real-life situations. You will gain first-hand experience of current needs and trends across a range of sectors and focus on a large-scale design project within one of the specialisms offered. Taught by staff with a wide range of design expertise and internationally recognised profiles in research and practice, you will build an interdisciplinary approach to design in a stimulating environment while being exposed to and involved in cutting-edge research. You will also gain a variety of practical and research skills to prepare you for a wide range of careers. Specialist facilities The School of Design offers excellent facilities and technical support for developing your creative skills. We have a range of dedicated spaces where students can work independently. We also have a number of practical workshops, studios and specialist facilities: Sculpture Studio; 2D Art Studio; Fashion Design Studio; Knit and Weave Studio; Photography Studio; Digital Print workshop; Laser cutting and 3D Print workshop; Printmaking Workshop; XLab for Immersive Technologies and 3D workshop. We provide access to a team of excellent technicians across the full range of skills who can help you to realise your work to reach its potential.    The School also provides a range of other support to enhance the student experience and prepare students for the workplace: free dedicated software; a wide range of technical induction programmes; free access to Linked-in-Learning Tutorials; free cameras and video recorder on loan; costs of Degree Show website; external promotion; Visiting Speakers, who are well known figures from industry or other institutions around the world.  As an MA Design student, you’ll have timetabled technical support in semesters 1 and 2 to help you develop the specialist skills you need for your design projects.

Assessment method

Depending on the modules you choose you will be assessed by different methods, they will include individual and group projects, project proposals and reports, presentations and reflective reports.

Entry requirements

You’ll need a bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or equivalent qualification in a design or art degree specialising in one the following subjects: graphic design, visual communication design, information design, branding, design for sustainability, colour design. You’ll be required to submit a portfolio of recent practical work. You’ll also be required to respond to the questions in the supporting statement section of the online application form, including details of the design specialism you wish to study as part of the MA Design. IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

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Design at University of Leeds - UCAS