Unit 1: Research and risk-taking - exploring your practice
This unit is designed to foster a spirit of experimentation and exploration of the wider subject area. Alongside set projects you will have workshop and technical inductions.
You will receive an introduction to graphic design practice and the range of the subject. The unit will help you develop an approach where theory, practice and professional context are interdependent.
Unit 2: Contexts - critical and professional
This unit features a series of practice-based activities including participation in live projects. It will encourage you to explore the creative possibilities of the design brief through a variety of processes, interactions, media and materials.
You will receive studio-based teaching and be expected to undertake self-directed research and study.
Unit 3: Practice - development and realisation
In the final unit of the course you will focus on self-directed project work. You will interact with, and present to a designer or client.
You will test and challenge your concepts through the use of professional processes and making skills. These will be informed by enquiry into client and consumer needs.
Learning and teaching methods
- Group crits, demonstrations and workshops
- Lectures and seminars
- Studio based group and individual tutorials
- Studio teaching by practitioners
- Studio visits and work-based learning opportunities
- Visiting specialists
- Design submissions
- Oral and visual presentations
- Peer and self-assessment
- Research portfolio
- Written work