Working in small class sizes, and from your own workspace in our friendly studio, you’ll benefit from lots of one-to-one contact. You’ll learn a range of transferable skills that can be applied to land, sea and air transport, and you’ll have access to excellent 3D and computer aided design (CAD) workshops.
The latest software, laser cutting and rapid prototyping equipment will be at your disposal, as will our wood, metals and plastics facilities. You’ll also get to use our Wacom Cintiq tablets for digital sketching and Photoshop work.
Our studio environment has been created to reflect industry practice. Here, you’ll develop your skills through structured and practical design projects that involve idea generation, drawing, rendering, clay modelling and Alias and Photoshop software. We run visits in the UK and abroad and you’ll also get the opportunity to complete work placements and enter national design competitions. You can also exhibit your work to the general public and potential employers at our end-of-year show and the New Designers show in London.
We arrange Live Projects with companies such as: JCB, Halfords, Scalextric and Bombardier, the world’s leading manufacturer of planes and trains. Our students take part in a number of International Design Competitions and in January 2017 we won both 1st and 2nd place at the Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition.
The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September.
Professional body accreditation
Accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD) the professional body for design with free student membership and leading to Associate Membership (Assoc. CSD).
This map is an indicative list of compulsory modules for 2019/2020 full-time undergraduate courses only. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module are subject to change in future years, and according to the mode of study, entry date, award type. In the event of any full-time 2019-2020 compulsory modules changing, we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.