Embark on an extraordinary journey of creativity and innovation with our interdisciplinary BA(Hons) Design degree. This program is specifically designed to equip you with the professional skills needed to excel in the dynamic landscape of contemporary design and to discover the limitless possibilities as you explore a diverse range of creative disciplines and unleash your own unique design voice. Our BA Design course goes beyond traditional boundaries, encouraging you to develop the professional skills ready for the full range of roles within the contemporary design economy. The course promotes design learning through establishing a sensitivity to a broad range of creative disciplines, encouraging your own creative voice and approach to design thinking and fostering the notion of students as innovators within established areas of creative industries. The complex approaches to design no longer demand specialists but rather designers who work within the convergence of boundaries.
Through studio sessions you will continually engage with ethical and theoretical debate around the roles of the designer, as well as practical application across disciplines such as Graphics, 3D Design, Multimedia, Web design, Motion graphics, Illustration, Photography, Fashion, etc. As you build relationships freely across this broad range of disciplines, you will have the opportunities to either engage more within a particular skill or continue to innovate across all disciplines to become the critical practitioner, the established designer.
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This degree will enable you to develop the professional skills ready for a broad range of roles within the contemporary design industries. You will work on live briefs and explore processes and techniques of many aspects of design including: graphics, illustration, photography, fashion, product, motion, web-based design, etc., during the three-year degree programme
The course covers general principles of design development including current and future technologies. The programme includes live projects and the opportunity to work in teams and with practicing media professionals. This diagnostic approach has enable students to practice within the field of graphic design, advertising, account handling, art direction, TV production, Illustration, Web design and into companies such as Bodum UK, British Airways, IDEO, Imagination, Pentagram, Rufus Leonard, Wolff Olins, Electric Stage Company.
Throughout the course, you will work on a series of interesting and diverse assignments, which will provide you with the skills and confidence to tackle your own projects once you leave, enabling you to compete for work as a designer.
In the first year you will have five modules assessed with practical projects, four projects in year 2 and three projects in the 3rd year which will include an end of year public degree show, as a culmination of your three years of study. In addition there will be one critical study each year, which enables you to explore the language and impact of design in a written manner.
A BA (Hons) Design, awarded by the University of East Anglia.
The combination of design and project management experience frames a high employment success rate, with graduates going on to further study (e.g. PGCE or specialist MA courses) whilst many more find employment in the widest range of organisations in the Creative Industries.
There will be extra costs payable for any trips, visits and materials.
Our small class sizes mean you will be supported every step of the way. Our NSS student satisfaction score in 2022 was 87% overall, compared with 82% nationally for similar courses, so we know that our students value the support they get with us.
Our entry criteria asks that you have 64 UCAS points or equivalent. We also ask that you have GCSE English and Maths, with a good standard of writing. If you do not have these qualifications, but have related experience which you can prove, it may be possible for you to have direct entry, so please enquire.
If you meet our entry criteria you will be invited to portfolio based interview, to show us work from a previous course, or from your personal archive.
If you have any queries, or would like to come in for a tour, please contact helloHE@escg.ac.uk