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Design

UCAS Code: W200 Duration: 3 years

Overview

Hear from one of our tutors about studying Design at Liverpool Hope.

The Design degree combines theory and practice in this subject, which is central to society where most of what we see, use, or have contact with, has been designed. Practical studies include opportunities in printed and constructed textiles, studio and industrial ceramics, computer aided design and manufacture, objects for the interior, product design, silversmithing and jewellery.

During this degree you will follow a contemporary curriculum where practical skills are underpinned by the critical, contextual, historical, conceptual and ethical dimensions of art and design.

You will work in studios and classrooms on a campus specialising in the creative and performing arts in a City renowned for its creative culture. The degree offers graduates a diverse range of career pathways including designer/makers and related employment in buying, marketing, education and art therapy. Some of our recent graduates have gained employment as resident artist/designers within the community and public arts and working as curators.

 

Why choose this subject?

  • The department has established links with Tate Liverpool, National Museums Liverpool, Bluecoat Gallery, the Liverpool Biennial, FACT and the Open Eye Gallery
  • Liverpool Hope designers work closely with the Crafts Council and Hope is part of the AA2A project, providing placement opportunities for visual artists and designer/makers
  • Opportunity for new graduates to exhibit their work within the magnificent surroundings of the Cornerstone Gallery and take part in the ‘New Designers’ Graduate Exhibition at the Business Design Centre, London.
  • 97% of students were satisfied with Assessment and Feedback and 94% were satisfied with personal development whilst studying BA Design (National Student Survey 2015).
  • You will study a stimulating blend of practice and theory on a campus specialising in the Arts with great facilities

 

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Design at Liverpool Hope in our Design Subject Guides. 

Design Subject Guide 2017

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

Design

 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Level 1

The beginning of year 1 is a diagnostic period when you experience the manipulation of materials and gain practical skills, providing the foundations for an informed choice of two material areas selected from Textiles, Ceramics, Metal or Digital Design. The second half of the year extends the material understanding and skill base within design projects. This is underpinned by Theoretical and Contextual Studies, Business and Professional Practice, and Health and Safety.

Level 2

You will continue to develop your theoretical and practical skills through continuous tutorial consultation and supervision enabling you to acquire a firmer sense of your creative strengths and skills, and to define and refine your personal aesthetic. You will be encouraged to work on set and self-initiated projects which are supported by Design Development, and Theoretical and Contextual Studies.

Level 3

You will follow an individually designed programme, agreed by the subject tutors and making full use of the workshop facilities, within which to demonstrate your creative flair, manufacturing capability and professionalism. The final examination comprises practical work, assignments, and a portfolio which includes sketchbooks, design drawings and a contextual journal.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops, individual and group tutorials, presentations and, in the final year, an individually supervised dissertation. We use a variety of methods to assess your learning, reflecting the fact that we all learn in different ways. For Design these may include formal on line examination, essays, project work, presentations, and a final exhibition of practical work.

 

You may also be interested in...

Creative & Performing Arts

Fine Art

 

Entry Requirements

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition, applicants will preferably have an A Level (or equivalent) in an arts-related subject.  Suitability to the course will be considered through a portfolio of work and an interview.  We are looking for candidates who show a passion for Design practice, who are interested in wider Fine Art and Design theories, are keen to extend their conceptual and analytical skills and are enthusiastic about their subject and about learning.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B

The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.

 

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Design is a BA Single Honours programme, UCAS code W200

Employability

The degree offers graduates a diverse range of career pathways including designer/makers, and related employment in buying, marketing, education and art therapy. Some of our recent graduates have gained employment as resident artist/designers within the community and public arts and working as curators .There are further study options available at Liverpool Hope, including PGCE an MA by Creative Practice and an MA in Art History and Curating.

A Liverpool Hope Design graduate will have studied in a supportive and stimulating environment and will have been taught by enthusiastic and experienced professional artists, designers, theoreticians and historians. They will have followed a contemporary curriculum where the acquisition and development of practical and creative skills is underpinned by an understanding of the critical, contextual, historical, conceptual and ethical dimensions of art and design. They will have acquired a thorough understanding of the importance of safe working practices and professional development.

A design graduate will have the ability to study independently work towards goals, manage their workloads and meet deadlines. They will be able to generate original ideas, concepts, solutions to set and self- initiated projects.

Overview

Hear from one of our tutors about studying Design at Liverpool Hope.

The Design degree combines theory and practice in this subject, which is central to society where most of what we see, use, or have contact with, has been designed. Practical studies include opportunities in printed and constructed textiles, studio and industrial ceramics, computer aided design and manufacture, objects for the interior, product design, silversmithing and jewellery.

During this degree you will follow a contemporary curriculum where practical skills are underpinned by the critical, contextual, historical, conceptual and ethical dimensions of art and design.

You will work in studios and classrooms on a campus specialising in the creative and performing arts in a City renowned for its creative culture. The degree offers graduates a diverse range of career pathways including designer/makers and related employment in buying, marketing, education and art therapy. Some of our recent graduates have gained employment as resident artist/designers within the community and public arts and working as curators.

 

Why choose this subject?

  • The department has established links with Tate Liverpool, National Museums Liverpool, Bluecoat Gallery, the Liverpool Biennial, FACT and the Open Eye Gallery
  • Liverpool Hope designers work closely with the Crafts Council and Hope is part of the AA2A project, providing placement opportunities for visual artists and designer/makers
  • Opportunity for new graduates to exhibit their work within the magnificent surroundings of the Cornerstone Gallery and take part in the ‘New Designers’ Graduate Exhibition at the Business Design Centre, London.
  • 97% of students were satisfied with Assessment and Feedback and 94% were satisfied with personal development whilst studying BA Design (National Student Survey 2015).
  • You will study a stimulating blend of practice and theory on a campus specialising in the Arts with great facilities

 

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Design at Liverpool Hope in our Design Subject Guides. 

Design Subject Guide 2017

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

Design

 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Level 1

The beginning of year 1 is a diagnostic period when you experience the manipulation of materials and gain practical skills, providing the foundations for an informed choice of two material areas selected from Textiles, Ceramics, Metal or Digital Design. The second half of the year extends the material understanding and skill base within design projects. This is underpinned by Theoretical and Contextual Studies, Business and Professional Practice, and Health and Safety.

Level 2

You will continue to develop your theoretical and practical skills through continuous tutorial consultation and supervision enabling you to acquire a firmer sense of your creative strengths and skills, and to define and refine your personal aesthetic. You will be encouraged to work on set and self-initiated projects which are supported by Design Development, and Theoretical and Contextual Studies.

Level 3

You will follow an individually designed programme, agreed by the subject tutors and making full use of the workshop facilities, within which to demonstrate your creative flair, manufacturing capability and professionalism. The final examination comprises practical work, assignments, and a portfolio which includes sketchbooks, design drawings and a contextual journal.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops, individual and group tutorials, presentations and, in the final year, an individually supervised dissertation. We use a variety of methods to assess your learning, reflecting the fact that we all learn in different ways. For Design these may include formal on line examination, essays, project work, presentations, and a final exhibition of practical work.

 

You may also be interested in...

Creative & Performing Arts

Fine Art

 

Entry Requirements

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition, applicants will preferably have an A Level (or equivalent) in an arts-related subject.  Suitability to the course will be considered through a portfolio of work and an interview.  We are looking for candidates who show a passion for Design practice, who are interested in wider Fine Art and Design theories, are keen to extend their conceptual and analytical skills and are enthusiastic about their subject and about learning.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B

The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.

 

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Design is a BA Single Honours programme, UCAS code W200

Employability

The degree offers graduates a diverse range of career pathways including designer/makers, and related employment in buying, marketing, education and art therapy. Some of our recent graduates have gained employment as resident artist/designers within the community and public arts and working as curators .There are further study options available at Liverpool Hope, including PGCE an MA by Creative Practice and an MA in Art History and Curating.

A Liverpool Hope Design graduate will have studied in a supportive and stimulating environment and will have been taught by enthusiastic and experienced professional artists, designers, theoreticians and historians. They will have followed a contemporary curriculum where the acquisition and development of practical and creative skills is underpinned by an understanding of the critical, contextual, historical, conceptual and ethical dimensions of art and design. They will have acquired a thorough understanding of the importance of safe working practices and professional development.

A design graduate will have the ability to study independently work towards goals, manage their workloads and meet deadlines. They will be able to generate original ideas, concepts, solutions to set and self- initiated projects.

Course Contact Details

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enquiry@hope.ac.uk

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