BA (Hons) Design

UCAS Code: GRIMC G80 W290 BADN Credit Level: 6 Credit Value: 360 Course Start Date: September Course Duration: 3 years full time

Get prepared for an exciting career in design!

BA (Hons) Design Awarding body

Your Programme

About the BA (Hons) Design programme

The BA (Hons) Design programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to create exciting and innovative work that will make you stand out.

Students build skills both traditional and digital, which they can use to fulfil briefs created by themselves, clients, competitions and collaborations to ensure they have a final portfolio of varied work. As well as the degree show, students have the chance to exhibit their work at New Designers in London, where industry professionals go to find new talent.

Entry Requirements

All potential students will be interviewed and will be required to bring a portfolio of creative work to the interview. This process allows staff to gauge the suitability of the course for the student.

Academic Entry Requirements:

A minimum of 80 UCAS points and a grade C/grade 4 in Maths and English is required. This equates to a MMP at BTEC National Diploma level, a Merit on the Diploma Foundation Studies (Art, Design and Media) and grades CCD at A Level.

Non-academic Entry Requirements:

In line with the widening participation brief and lifelong learning strategy, the Institute also encourages applications from non-traditional leaners who lack formal academic qualifications. All such non-traditional applicants will be interviewed, set an appropriate project and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience. This programme welcomes non-traditional applicants for their life experiences and the additional benefits they can bring to the course.

What you will learn

Level 4:

  • Design Thinking
  • Digital Communication
  • Visualisation
  • 3D Innovation
  • Contextual Studies 1
  • Studio Practice 1

Level 5:

  • Applied Digital Design
  • Location Design
  • Commercial Design
  • Contextual Studies 2
  • Design Research
  • Studio Practice 2

Level 6:

  • The Creative Industry
  • Final Major Project Exhibition
  • Dissertation
  • Final Major Project Pre-Production
  • Final Major Project Production

All modules are mandatory.

Learning & Teaching Methods

This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.

What next?

Graduating students have gone on to run their own creative businesses, work for creative agencies, undertaken further study on Master’s degrees, and to teach. Areas worked in include graphic design, surface pattern design and illustration.