“The MA courses in Design encourage the diversity of design study opportunities possible within the wide field of Design. The course focus is rooted in ‘creative practice’, underpinned by theory with an emphasis on the development of a very personal body of practical work.”
As a postgraduate student, you will be able to form a uniquely individual, tailor made programme of study. You may choose to work either within an established area of contemporary design practice or explore the potential for design diversity.
This practice based course would suit those who wish to re-examine the direction of their previous studies or wish to explore some area of design related personal interest in depth. Applicants are required to produce an initial statement of intent which broadly outlines their intended programme of study usually concerning further exploration of a topic within the area of Design.
Much of the study undertaken at Masters Level will have been at, or informed by, the forefront of an academic or professional discipline. You will have shown originality in the application of knowledge, and you will understand how the boundaries of knowledge are advanced through research. You will be able to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, and you will show originality in tackling and solving problems.
You will have the qualities needed for employment in circumstances requiring sound judgement, personal responsibility and initiative, in complex and unpredictable professional environments.
Throughout the twentieth century and now within the twenty first century, practitioners have been influenced and inspired by work from many cultures or social groups. Contemporary arts practice knows no boundaries or borders and we will consider many genres of work within the modules of your course. To make sure you cover all these areas, when we created your course we ensured that:
- theory and practice will be linked in a logical and approachable way
- opportunities will be created for you to hone practical skills
- you will appreciate and develop professional habits and practices
- you will develop good working practices and research-based skills
- you will recognise that reflection and evaluation are an essential aspect of the learning process
- the requirements of effective time-management, team skills, project administration and presentation techniques will be emphasised
AAS students enjoy a range of excellent facilities in which they can explore and develop their creative flair. In college’s campus you will have access to purpose-built studios and workshops, including library and computer imaging facilities.