- MA Design Stage 1 – Design Ideation (60 credits)
Choose a discipline and develop design ideas and questions that reflect the nature of your chosen topic. Learn how to use various research methods to gather information, and to develop design ideas that leads to a programme of study for your MA. Choose from advertising, animation, calligraphy, digital media, fashion, graphics, illustration, motion graphics, typography, etc. or any combination of these (other disciplines can also be considered). Focus upon shifting creative and design trends in response to major social, political, cultural and economic change in society. Begin to recognise where your developing practice sits within broader historical, theoretical and contemporary issues.
- MA Design Stage 2 – Design development and Prototypes (60 credits)
Build upon and further develop the work you carried out in Stage 1 – Design Ideation, leading to a range of design development and prototypes. Improve your design skills and consolidate your design philosophy, approaches and design theories through further research and practical explorations. Support your design thinking with a written essay (with a limit of 1750 to 2250 words) which also explores further and strengthens the research methodology and context appropriate to your chosen programme of study from Stage 1.
- MA Design Stage 3 – Design Realisation and Production (60 credits)
Reach the design realisation and final production stage of your MA. Build upon the experiences and work that you have gained through Stage 1 – Design Ideation, and Stage 2 – Design Development Prototypes, to conclude your MA work. Produce final outcomes that are the culmination of both your academic and practical work, embodied in a portfolio of design outcomes, supported by a written ‘Critical Evaluation Report’ (limited to 5750 to 6250 words).
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