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Design the way spaces look, feel and function. Breaking down the boundaries between interior and exterior, BA (Hons) Spatial Design gives you a unique opportunity to imagine and design spaces, and work on live projects with industry partners. You will learn how to manipulate spaces to create distinctive interiors, multi-sensory experiences and innovative events in a sustainable and environmentally conscious context.
London College of Communication
|Study Mode||Full time|
|Course Length||3 years full time|
£9,000 per year.
Please note: 2016/17 entry fees will be published here as soon as they are confirmed.
£15,950 per year.
Please note: 2016/17 entry fees will be published here as soon as they are confirmed.
|Start Date||September 2016|
|Autumn Term Dates||Monday 26 September 2016 – Friday 9 December 2016|
|Spring Term Dates||Monday 9 January 2017 – Friday 17 March 2017|
|Summer Term Dates||Tuesday 18 April 2017 – Friday 23 June 2017|
Through UCAS. Please see the apply tab for more information.
|Application Deadline||15 January 2016|
|University Code||UAL U65|
Today’s designers need to have a broad view of design and be able to embrace multidisciplinary spatial design practices. Whether your interest is in interior design, branded spaces, exhibition design or design for social change, BA (Hons) Spatial Design will prepare you for a career in these dynamic areas of design.
This practice-led course integrates creative practices to provide you with the tools and knowledge that will inform the design of interior environments and experiences that cater for the need for a sustainable future.
We work with public, private and commercial spaces suchs as installations, interiors, retail experiences, pop up shops, leisure environments, tourist destinations, showrooms, exhibitions, heritage sites, trade shows, libraries, schools, universities, health centres.
BA (Hons) Spatial Design offers the choice and flexibility you need to develop your own career goals. The course structure allows you to tailor your degree by choosing the specialist pathway that appeals to you and by deciding the balance of written work to creative practice.
You will have the opportunity to select your preferred area of interest by choosing from a range of project briefs across four pathways:
Innovation, curiosity, creativity and the articulation of ideas through experimentation are central to the course experience and our ethos is learning by doing. We will encourage you to see things differently and to design solutions that are unique to you both in concept and realisation.
You will develop your creativity and design knowledge through a range of practical and theoretical interior and spatial design practices. We will encourage you to experiment and help you realise your individual creative expression using a range of practical design skills including drawing, model making, prototyping, computer aided design and visualisation, alongside the business, analytical and management skills needed to excel in diverse professional and industry environments.
A lively studio culture is enhanced by contextual and theoretical studies and the development of business, enterprise and management skills essential in the competitive workplace. You will be taught by an inspiring community of experienced designers, technical specialists and theorists in the field of spatial and interior design in addition to regular visits from guest lecturers.
You will also benefit from key thinkers and practitioners working across boundaries and at the cutting edge of their disciplines.
You will benefit from an emphasis on working across disciplines and take part in a series of live, conceptual and collaborative projects. Many of these will be in partnership with industry partners, design practices and students from across the College and University, giving you the opportunity to develop the interdisciplinary working practices required by professional clients.
Existing industry partners include the Cuming Museum, The RSA, The Knowledge Transfer Network, Eclective, Charles Holland Director of Ordinary Architecture, The Royal National Institute for the Blinds and the National Trust; giving you the opportunity to build a portfolio of live projects and create useful partnership and future project opportunities, contacts and networks.
We are in a unique and dynamic central London location, home to numerous creative and cultural industries and one of the design capitals of the world. London will be both your source of inspiration and place of study. The numerous museums, galleries, theatres, libraries, entertainment and exhibition spaces will become your extended studio, workshop and seminar rooms.
The course runs full-time over three years, and is divided into terms. Each year requires you to achieve 120 credit points. To be awarded the BA (Hons) Spatial Design qualification, you need to accumulate a total of 360 credits.
At the end of the year you will select the two pathways you wish to pursue in Year 2.
Our graduates can expect to be working in design consultancies as part of design teams, as freelance designers or establish their own studios. This could be in interior design, interior architecture, retail design and visual merchandising, installation design, exhibition and museum design, design for public spaces and urban environments or set and stage design.
Opportunities also include working in design departments of public and commercial organisations, design-related roles across the creative and commercial industries, and in the education sector.
Postgraduate opportunities include specialised study in interior design and architecture, design management and cultures, narrative environments, interactive design, urban design.
We know what it takes to be successful in your chosen field. Your tutors are professionals in their own right and understand what you need to help you establish your career.
Careers and Employability is dedicated to helping students build up work-relevant skills, knowledge, experience and networks throughout your time here.
Creative Opportunities is the UAL job and work placement website for students and graduates, advertising hundreds of creative opportunities each month. This includes ArtsTemps in-house recruitment agency, placing students and graduates in paid temping roles within the University.
UAL houses a number of organisations which promote aspects of career development in the arts and media, and which hold regular workshops and careers fairs. These include:
We are committed to making university education an achievable option for a wider range of people and seek to recruit students from diverse socio-economic, cultural and educational backgrounds. We are committed to supporting all of our students in achieving their potential both during and after their courses.
Applicants must demonstrate an educational level equivalent to two GCE A levels and three GCSE's at Grade C or above. Equivalent qualifications include Foundation Diploma, National Diploma and 16 Access credits (12 at level 3, 4 at level 2).
Applicants are expected to evidence an interest in the subject area through their personal statement and during interview. You will be required to have a portfolio of work demonstrating your ability in art and design which might include drawings and visual research, design development, photography skills, 3D modelling, computer aided design and written work. See portfolio and interview advice below.
We welcome applicants with relevant professional and vocational qualifications, or from mature students who do not have formal qualifications but may have relevant experience in industry.
Students applying on the basis of their previous experience should apply as normal via UCAS and will then be guided by the admissions team on next steps, through either of the Accreditation of Experiential Learning (AEL) or the Accreditation of Certificated Learning (ACL) processes.
All classes are conducted in English. If English is not your first language you will be asked to provide evidence of your English language ability at enrolment. The standard English Language requirement for entry is IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in any one paper or equivalent. Visit the University's Language Centre for more information.
Applicants who will need a Tier 4 student visa in order to study in the UK will have to achieve a minimum of 5.5 in each skill, as well as meeting the University requirements.
The course team seeks to recruit students who can demonstrate:
All application forms, personal statements and references will be read and considered. Depending on the quality of your application, you may be invited to a portfolio review where the course team will look at your work.
Your portfolio should include:
You will be given feedback on your work, a tour of the department and information about the course and its content.
A clear indication of the success of your application will be conveyed at the end of your interview. Interviews will last between 15-25 minutes per person and will be with at least two members of staff.
If you are successful at the interview stage you will be offered a place. Applicants are not guaranteed a portfolio review or an interview.
You will need to apply through the UCAS online application system.
Go to ‘Apply’ from the UCAS homepage, where you will be able to register and create a password that gives you unique access as you complete your application form. London College of Communication (LCC) courses are listed under University of the Arts London.
The UCAS annual deadline for applications is 15 January.
There are three ways international students can apply to an undergraduate course at LCC:
Follow the steps on the UAL International Application page for advice of how to apply.
International undergraduate students can apply to join BA (Hons) Spatial Design for a period of up to three terms as a Study Abroad student.
Visit the Study Abroad page for details of how to apply.
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