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Undergraduate Pathway in Design

Design at Brunel is ranked 2nd in London and 5th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2018). In the this pathway you will gain the skills and knowledge on core concepts needed to understand 2D design, 3D Design, Specialist Design Project and technical Design. With the fast- changing pace of design advances, you will experience learning at an individual as well as group level.

Your Pathway to Brunel University London

High School

NOW ACCEPTING UK/HOME STUDENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2020

Fees*

2020 Foundation Studies

EU/Domestic**

£9,250

International

£15,900

**September is the only available intake for EU/Domestic students who are applying for a Student Finance Loan.

*All LBIC course fees may be subject to a review; please note these fees are a guide only and are subject to change.

 

 

Location

Duration

Two Semesters

Intakes

September

*September is the only available intake for EU/UK students who are applying for a Student Finance Loan.

Foundation Studies

This Design foundation will lead onto 2 different pathways

Typical Design Pathway Modules

  • 2D Design
  • 3D Design
  • Interactive Learning Skills & Communication
  • Practical Research Skills
  • Problem Solving, Creative Thinking and Analytical Skills
  • Specialist Design Project
  • Technical Design

Typical Digital Media Pathway Modules

  • 2D Design
  • 3D Design
  • Interactive Learning Skills & Communication
  • Introduction to Art, Design, Film and Media
  • Practical Research Skills
  • Problem Solving, Creative Thinking and Analytical Skills
  • Specialist Design Project

Course outline

The principal aim of the programme is to enable students to linguistically and academically negotiate the transition from school to university and be prepared for the demands of an undergraduate degree programme in an appropriate Design related discipline.

The programme syllabus is designed around the acquisition of core academic skills and literacy development that underpins successful higher education outcomes: academic research, ICT, critical thinking, design thinking and the promotion of self-awareness.

These form of assessments is considered fundamental to a student’s ability to communicate ideas and evidence with clarity, relevance and logic in a planned and organised manner. Students learn through a combination of formal, interactive lectures in relevant content areas, interactive seminars, practical workshop sessions and IT-enabled self-study opportunities: practical application of theoretical knowledge allows students to develop further skills and understanding of relevant topics and concepts.

Through the course, students will be encouraged to engage appropriately with peers and tutors as members of an academic community. This will involve the development of critical self-awareness and personal literacy as students become more attuned to their identity as global citizens. This is an intensive programme with a minimum 16 hours per week and a corresponding number of ongoing assessment tasks designed to provide a scaffolded structure for students at this entry level to Higher Education.

Assessment

Summative assessment methods are varied to ensure appropriate assessment of learning outcomes. These methods include: individual and group assignments; oral presentations; and closed-book final examinations. The assessments are designed with the following strategy in mind: class tests develop the skills necessary to demonstrate a broad understanding of the course syllabus and problem-solving skills. Oral presentations provide opportunities for advancing communication skills and written assignments including case studies and reports are underpinned by a critically aware research and data gathering process (to aid research literacy). Reflective assignments encourage students to engage in critical self-awareness and on-going improvement both linguistically and academically.

This pathway leads to the following Brunel University London degrees:

Design Pathway

Digital Media Pathway

Rankings
  • Design at Brunel is ranked 2nd in London and 5th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2018)
  • Brunel University London is ranked 2nd in the UK for creating the ‘most employable graduates’ by the British Industrial Design Association. You’ll benefit from our traditional and digital workshops where you can develop your design ideas into models and working prototypes (British Industrial Design Association, Design School Survey 2019). 
  • Brunel students can showcase their final-year projects at the annual Made in Brunel graduate show with awards presented by partners in the industry

Careers and your future

To help you prepare for the world of work, we’ll encourage you to take the placement option, incorporating a year spent in industry. This means you’ll have a year’s worth of invaluable professional experience and networks when you graduate. Our students have worked on placement for both small innovation start-ups and multinational organisations.

Our design graduates are highly valued in the industry, working around the world for organisations where excellence in design is crucial to the brand, including Apple, Audi, British Airways, Dyson, Habitat International, Lego, Microsoft, Philips, Procter & Gamble, and Virgin Atlantic.

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