This course is work-based, with a focus on commercial awareness, professional experience and employability.


You will pitch your own ‘design for social impact project’ to real businesses and public sector organisations and then, in collaboration with your fellow peers, project manage a final group showcase which takes the form of a touring exhibition. In recent years, this has involved our students exhibiting, winning awards and gaining opportunities and employment with prestigious design agencies in London and Bristol. This includes the UK's leading graduate design show at New Designers London.

This Foundation Degree will help to prepare you for employment in the creative industries, and will equip you with the advanced academic skills needed for further higher education study.

The course provides insight into day-to-day life in the design industry through its commercial studio ethos. You will liaise with clients, work independently and collaboratively on ‘live’ briefs, and generate design work from concept through to completion. You will be supported to enter national and international design competitions. Emphasis is placed on professional portfolio building.

You’ll complete projects linked to the industry and work with real clients, while studying in a safe and supportive environment. Here, sustained creative play is encouraged, to help you become an innovative and adaptable designer.

You’ll learn different ways to create corporate identities, packaging and advertising, and study a range of design-related disciplines, including information design typography, design history, motion graphics, digital illustration and photography.

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