Whether you have an interest in Interactive Design, Design for Solutions or Digital Design, this course offers an exciting and dynamic range of skill development covering both the creative and technical aspects of design.
This interdisciplinary degree will enable you to develop the professional skills ready for a broad range of roles within the contemporary design economy. The course promotes design learning through establishing a broad sensitivity to other disciplines, encouraging your own creative approach to design thinking and fostering the notion of students as innovators within established areas of design. The complex approaches to design no longer demand specialists but rather designers who work within the convergence of boundaries.
Through studio sessions you will continually engage with ethical and theoretical debate around the roles of the designer, as well as practical application across disciplines such as Graphics, 3D Design, Multimedia, Web design, Motion graphics, Illustration and Photography. As students build relationships freely across this broad range of disciplines they will have the opportunities to either engage more within a particular skill or continue to innovate across disciplines. We prepare students to work as part of a team as well as individually, establishing not only design but of its market context.
This course is designed for people who want to become well qualified and highly skilled professionals in design, so the emphasis is on developing ideas and acquiring skills. You will learn to find innovative design solutions to briefs, gain confidence in handling a wide range of software, become effective team workers and creative designers, skilled in presenting yourself and your ideas.
HE (Degree Level)
At East Sussex College you can take part in this three-year degree programme. This course introduces you to all aspects of design; web and mobile design, digital solutions, content creation, animation and motion graphics, interactive design, digital imaging and digital video.
The course covers general principles of design development, digital technologies and current applications in electronic communications and audio-visual techniques. The programme includes live projects and the opportunity to work in teams and with practicing media professionals. This diagnostic approach has enable students to practice within the field of graphic design, advertising, account handling, art direction, TV production, Illustration, Web design and into companies such as Bodum UK, British Airways, IDEO, Imagination, Pentagram, Rufus Leonard, Wolff Olins, Electric Stage Company.
Throughout the course, you will work on a series of interesting and diverse assignments, which will provide you with the skills and confidence to tackle your own projects once you leave, enabling you to compete for work as a digital media designer.
Each you will have between 4 or 5 modules assessed with practical projects and 1 module assessed with an academic essay.
A BA (Hons) Design
This course provides a realistic platform for entering professional practice, whether working in design agencies or freelancing. Alternatively you can apply to do a Master degree in a related subject.
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