This exciting new course will help you learn the design and creative 3D making skills you need to work professionally with Glass, Ceramics and Jewellery. You have the freedom to discover your creative voice whilst developing traditional hand-making skills and contemporary approaches such as laser, waterjet cutting and 3D printing. Our excellent specialist equipment and facilities for glass, ceramics and jewellery, supported by a comprehensive array of general and digital workshops, gives you the opportunity to explore, ideas through materials and making. Our Design Crafts degree offers you a host of exciting opportunities to work on live briefs and take part in placements with industry partners from the worlds of interior design, the gallery sector and architecture. The teaching team of professional practitioners with extensive networks of industry contacts will support your future career and professional development beyond graduation.
Year One – Level 4 (Cert HE, Dip HE, BA & MDes) • Contemporary Challenges: Making a Difference (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Design & Make 1 (20 credits; compulsory) • Design & Make 2 (20 credits; compulsory) • Introduction to Casting (20 credits; compulsory) • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Ways of Perceiving (10 credits; compulsory) • Ways of Thinking (10 credits; compulsory) Year Two – Level 5 (Dip HE, BA & MDes) • Advanced Material Practice (10 credits; compulsory) • Advanced Material Finishing (10 credits; compulsory) • Changemakers: Building your Personal Brand for Sustainable Employment (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Changemakers: Creativity and Value Creation (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Design & Make 3 (20 credits; compulsory) • Design & Make 4 (20 credits; compulsory) • International Independent Study (60 credits; optional) • Research in Context (10 credits; compulsory) • Research in Practice (10 credits; compulsory). Year Three – Level 6 (BA & MDes) • Advanced Creative Enquiry (20 credits; compulsory) • Independent Professional Placement (60 credits; optional) • Independent Project (40 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Individual Major Project (60 credits; compulsory) • International Independent Study (60 credits; optional). Year Four – Level 7 (MDes) • Collaborative Dialogues (20 credits; compulsory) • Creative Venture (60 credits; compulsory) • Research Methods and Communication (20 credits; compulsory) • The Design Experiment. (20 credits; compulsory).
The three main modes of assessment used on this programme are: Studio Projects – work undertaken to fulfil the demands of a given or student generated brief. Projects are set to examine the student’s abilities to master the integration of new design principles and skills to his / her design practice. Studio projects may be set and take place in a variety of forms and over a range of durations, and include activity within the glass workshops, CAD studios as well as traditional design studios. Students may be required to present a variety of types of work for assessment such as; portfolios, sketchbooks and project journals, presentation boards, three-dimensional models, glass samples and artefacts. Written Assignments – work undertaken by the student in his/her own time. Written assignments may take the form of an illustrated paper or report. In both cases the student is expected to demonstrate critical insight and proficiency in articulating the results of a practice or research based assignment. Seminar Presentations – this form of assessment requires the student to demonstrate conceptual understanding and evaluate the rigour and validity of published research. Seminars may take the form of individual and/or group presentations to peers and other professional groups.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
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