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Design for Branded Spaces

University of the Arts London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 3 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

The course offers a distinctive opportunity to learn how to design experiential spaces, 3D installations and creative events. It is aimed at students who are interested in working as creatives in spatial experience design, brand experience design, event and production design, exhibition design and public art.

  • You will experiment with creative technology, multi-sensory design, storytelling techniques, interaction principles to design experiential spaces and environments.
  • You’ll incorporate sustainable and human-centred design principles to develop intelligent ways to communicate future needs and provide solutions to future challenges.
  • Design and cultural theories underpin design practice to enable you to critically explore the global and local design and cultural contexts.

What can you expect?

Innovation, curiosity, creativity and the articulation of ideas through experimentation are central to the course experience. We’ll encourage you to see things differently and to design solutions that are unique to you both in concept and realisation.

You’ll develop your creativity and design knowledge through a range of practical and theoretical design practices. A lively studio culture is enhanced by contextual studies and the development of professional practice skills – essential in the competitive workplace.

You’ll be taught by an inspiring community of experienced designers and specialists, in addition to visits from guest professional designers. You’ll also benefit from key thinkers and practitioners working across boundaries and at the cutting edge of their disciplines.

The course offers a distinctive opportunity to learn how to design experiential spaces, 3D installations and creative events. It is aimed at students who are interested in working as creatives in spatial experience design, brand experience design, event and production design, exhibition design and public art. You will experiment with creative technology, multi-sensory design,...

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Course Content

In common with all courses at the University of the Arts London, this course is credit rated. The course is 3 years, levels 4-6. Each year requires you to achieve 120 credit points. To be awarded the BA (Hons) Design for Branded Spaces qualification, you need to accumulate a total of 360 credits.

Year 1

Introduction to Design for Branded Spaces (20 credits)
Branding and Spatial Identity (40 credits)
Contextual and Theoretical Studies 1 (20 credits)
Interactions in Branded Spaces (40 credits)

In the first year, you’ll learn the principles of spatial experience design, brand identity, software skills, making and new technologies, alongside essential skills and knowledge to navigate through the course and College environments.

You’ll be introduced to key research and design methods, analogue and digital design tools and techniques, and the contexts that will give you the confidence to generate and articulate design solutions.

Year 2

Spatial Experiences and Narratives (40 credits)
Professional Practices (20 credits)
Collaborative Projects (20 credits)
Contextual and Theoretical Studies 2 (20 credits)
Branded Spaces Futures (20 credits)

The second year provides you with the opportunity to apply and expand your practical and critical skills to collaborate and work on live projects while developing your knowledge of professional practices.

You’ll further extend your knowledge of spatial experience design into narrative space and use forecasting tools and techniques to learn how to anticipate future scenarios where design is a catalyst for change.

You’ll also develop a broader knowledge and understanding of historical, social, practical, theoretical and cultural developments.

Year 3

Design for Branded Spaces Major Project (60 credits)
Entrepreneurial Practices (20 credits)
Contextual and Theoretical Studies 3 (40 credits) OR Contextual and Theoretical Studies 3 with Practice (40 credits)

The third year aligns with your desired progression after the course. You’ll apply creative design, critical thinking, technical knowledge and the skills developed in years one and two into an extended personal design project.

You’ll apply your knowledge and analytical skills related to culture and critical theory to the realisation of a self-initiated piece of written work, with the option to integrate with practice. You’ll also expand your knowledge of professional practices.

In common with all courses at the University of the Arts London, this course is credit rated. The course is 3 years, levels 4-6. Each year requires you to achieve 120 credit points. To be awarded the BA (Hons) Design for Branded Spaces qualification, you need to accumulate a total of 360 credits. Year 1 Introduction to Design for Branded Spaces (20...

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Available Dates

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London College of Communication

Full Time, 3 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

The course team welcomes applicants from a broad range of backgrounds from all over the world. The course attracts students who apply direct from A-level (or equivalent) or from Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, or other art or design courses, as well as mature students who may have previously worked in industry.

The standard entry requirements for this course are as follows:

80 UCAS tariff points, which can be made up of one or a combination of the following accepted full level 3 qualifications:

  • A Levels at grade C or above (preferred subjects include: English; History; Media; Business; Art and Design, or other subjects within Social Sciences).
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3 or 4).
  • Merit, Pass, Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma (preferred subjects: Art and Design, IT & Computing).
  • Pass at UAL Extended Diploma.
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma (preferred subject: Digital and Creative Media, Computing).
  • OR equivalent EU/International qualifications, such as International Baccalaureate Diploma at 24 points minimum 

And GCSE passes at grade 4 or above (grade A*-C).

APEL - Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning

Applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered in exceptional cases. The course team will consider each application that demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by:

  • Related academic or work experience
  • The quality of the personal statement
  • A strong academic or other professional reference
  • A combination of these factors.

Each application will be considered on its own merit but we cannot guarantee an offer in each case.

English Language Requirements (International/EU)

IELTS level 6.0 or above, with at least 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking (please check our main English language requirements page).

All classes are conducted in English. If English is not your first language you will be asked to provide evidence of your English language ability when you enrol.

The course team welcomes applicants from a broad range of backgrounds from all over the world. The course attracts students who apply direct from A-level (or equivalent) or from Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, or other art or design courses, as well as mature students who may have previously worked in industry. The standard entry requirements for this course are as...

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Assessment Methods

  • Practical project work
  • Computer based activities
  • Prepared writing
  • Responses to case studies
  • Oral presentation
  • Personal presentations of prepared work
  • Simulations and role plays
  • Workshop based activities
  • Written research projects
  • The creation of a portfolio of collection of work, which may contain a number of different elements

Practical project work Computer based activities Prepared writing Responses to case studies Oral presentation Personal presentations of prepared work Simulations and role plays Workshop based activities Written research projects The creation of a portfolio of collection of work, which may...

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Additional Information

Course dates

Autumn Term:

Monday 21 September - Friday 4 December 2020

Spring Term:

Monday 4 January - Friday 12 March 2021

Summer Term:

Monday 12 April - Friday 18 June 2021

Course dates

Autumn Term:

Monday 21 September - Friday 4 December 2020

Spring Term:

Monday 4 January - Friday 12 March 2021

Summer Term:

Monday 12 April - Friday 18 June 2021

Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
MARKETING
72%
of students were satisfied overall
DESIGN STUDIES
62%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
MARKETING
83% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
78% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
73% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
76% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
DESIGN STUDIES
70% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
71% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
66% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
61% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
MARKETING
79% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
84% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
78% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
DESIGN STUDIES
74% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
79% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
77% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
MARKETING
71% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
69% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
81% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
76% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
DESIGN STUDIES
70% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
68% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
83% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
74% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
MARKETING
79% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
72% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
72% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
DESIGN STUDIES
78% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
71% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
70% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
MARKETING
57% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
71% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
71% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
DESIGN STUDIES
51% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
71% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
66% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
MARKETING
73% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
91% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
80% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
DESIGN STUDIES
60% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
85% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
78% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
MARKETING
67% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
74% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
DESIGN STUDIES
63% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
80% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
MARKETING
76% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
72% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
57% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
55% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests
DESIGN STUDIES
71% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
62% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
52% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
49% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics for Marketing

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points48

  • Employment Rate91%

  • Average Graduate Salary£22000

Statistics for Design Studies

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points64

  • Employment Rate95%

  • Average Graduate Salary£19000

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