The course is structured around 5 overlapping academic modules:
- Project Proposal
- Project Planning
- Project Development
- Project Realisation
The Dissertation may emerge out of your project work, or be a separate academic investigation.
For those accepted onto the RPL route you will complete:
Development and Realisation are achieved through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This will take the form of a portfolio with supporting RPL documentation.
For those students progressing from Foundation Degree or an equivalent, you are strongly advised to build in a work-based component which could include freelance work, a work placement, live briefs or client based projects. Such work-based learning could form the basis of your project work.
Whether you choose this route, or decide to initiate a project of your own, or develop one in collaboration with students from other subjects, the academic modules will require you to research, reflect on and document the processes that lead up to the final realisation. You will develop academic research and writing skills alongside creative practice.
Classes are provided to support you with this, just as there are studio/workshop access sessions for vocational practice. One to one tutorial support is also provided to discuss the documentation of practical projects and the dissertation.