BA (Hons) Product Design
BA (Hons) Product Design deals with form, aesthetics, sustainability, manufacturing, emerging technologies, basic electronics and processes applicable to the wide-ranging functionalities of product design.
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Graphic Design is the study of creative and visual problem solving. This course will encourage you to develop a range of informed approaches to communicate with audiences across varied platforms and media.
This course allows you to work cross-media and examine graphic design together with specialisms such as coding and data visualisation. We value individualism and encourage concept driven work, showing a clear understanding of design problems as well as visual languages.
You will study through a mix of practice and theory-based learning. This will include lectures, seminars, workshops, individual tutorials, self-directed study and projects. Teaching staff and visiting professionals will bring an industry perspective to the course as well as supporting you in your future choices.
All of our students graduate as creative thinkers and problem solvers with a strong understanding of audience and message. Graduates work in areas such as typography, editorial design, information design, way-finding, exhibition design, creative coding, and design for promotion. You will graduate with strong technical expertise and be ready for a broad range of careers in the creative industries.
3 years full time
Ravensbourne University London
Students will normally be expected to possess five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English) and also to hold at least one of the below or equivalent UK or international qualifications.
Students should ideally have a background in art, creative media, or design.
We welcome applicants who are able to demonstrate their abilities through the submission of a relevant portfolio showing their skills, abilities and suitability to the course.
When assessing if an applicant meets our entry requirements we may also consider the combination of a portfolio and academic qualifications, progress made during studies and/or relevant work experience.
You will be continually assessed through preparation of written and project work. Assessment in the final year is through a dissertation and a portfolio of project work.
You will study through a mix of practice, research and theory-based learning. This will include lectures, seminars, workshops, individual tutorials, self-directed study and projects. You will be supported by well-qualified teaching staff, sessional staff and visiting professionals who will bring an industry perspective to the course.
You will build fundamental skills in contemporary graphic design tools, typography, information design, creative coding and design for promotion. We encourage you to start thinking about your contextual studies research throughout this year.
FHEQ Level 4
You will gain advanced skills in the graphic design process, developing experimental approaches and techniques. We set briefs that encourage you to collaborate with other students and help you to further your contextual understanding of the industry and graphic design.
FHEQ Level 5
You will bring together your work in an industry ready portfolio whilst at the same time being encouraged to enter external competitions and festivals. You will also undertake a self-directed major graphic design project for exhibition at the degree show. We ask you to show your contextual studies research and thinking in a long form dissertation.
FHEQ Level 6
Successful completion of this course can lead to postgraduate study in MA Communication Design and MDes Design Management Innovation.
Year 3 unit – competition brief for ISTD (International Society of Typographic Designers) by Jamiel Thompson
Year 2 Graphic Design Students took part in a group work-in-progress show at the Bargehouse on Oxo Tower Wharf. They exhibited work from a live brief set by Occupy Design entitled "Austerity WTF!"
I chose Ravensbourne because I knew that it was a very forward thinking institution in the sense that all the elements of new technologies would be included in the course structure. I like that my course is so multi-disciplinary with opportunities arising to collaborate with students from different courses.Hugo Raymond, BA (Hons) Graphic Design student
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