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Design Management University of the Arts London Degree level: Undergraduate

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Study design management and global cultures from the unique perspective of a communication, design and media institution. BA (Hons) Design Management is a practice-based course where you will apply critical thinking and design research methods to a range of projects and collaborations, that address social, business and environmental needs. This course is taught at London College of Communication, at Elephant & Castle, part of University of the Arts London (UAL).

What can you expect?

Unlike other design management courses, which are mainly theoretical and taught through lectures and seminars, BA (Hons) Design Management combines creative practice with academic study and offers a creative approach to the study of a design business, global cultures and histories.

The inclusion of design cultures is significant because it refers to the many different understandings of culture that are addressed within your learning. We take a broad view of design management and cultures that include an analysis of global cultures, technological cultures, subcultures and institutional cultures.

You will have the opportunity to participate in the Erasmus Programme, with the possibility of studying in another European country for one or two terms. We have an Erasmus agreement with the Cultural Management course at Metropolia University, Helsinki and are negotiating different modes of exchange with Alto in Finland, Paris College of Art and Parsons Paris.

Collaboration is at the heart of BA (Hons) Design Management. You will gain an understanding of working as part of a team, which will prepare you for future roles which could include working with in-house or freelance design practitioners and external companies and institutions.

Reasons to apply

• Study business and management in a leading institution located in central London, with strong links to the creative and cultural industries.
• An emphasis on socially engaged design and real world projects.
• A practice-based course informed by theory drawn from a range of design, business and humanities disciplines and delivered through projects, crits and collaborations.
• A focus on the role of design within the creative and cultural industries and the networks, cultures and contexts that give design its multiple meanings.
• A course with design thinking at the core of subject delivery. Design thinking involves an approach to innovation and problem solving that takes into account ‘the needs of people, the possibilities of technology and the requirements for business success’ (Tim Brown, IDEO).

About London College of Communication

The communications sector is evolving fast. Through our world-leading community of teaching, research and industry partnerships, we enable our students to develop the critical, creative and technical excellence needed to succeed and to discover new possibilities and practices.

Our Design, Media and Screen Schools produce experts and award-winners across virtual reality, journalism, photography, television and sound, graphic communication, games, design management – and more.

The London College of Communication experience is all about learning by doing. Our students get their hands dirty and develop their skills through the exploration of our facilities and technical spaces.

Students work on live briefs and commissions, with everything from independent start-ups and charities in Southwark, through to major global companies. Student designers, makers and innovators have worked with Nike, Penguin, the EU Commission, Colgate, Plan International, the National Trust, Nokia and Royal Mail, to name a few.

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 code W202
Institution code U65
Campus name London College of Communication
Campus code C

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 tariff points from a minimum of two A-levels at grade C or higher or equivalent full Level 3 qualifications.
A level BB at A-level. We also accept the equivalent in tariff points from other combinations of a minimum of two A-levels at grade C or higher.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP in the Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma.
Access to HE Diploma 80 tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * 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.

Provider information

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University of the Arts London
272 High Holborn
London
WC1V 7EY


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