University of the Arts London

Introduction

University of the Arts London (UAL) is the world's leading specialist creative university, and host to the largest postgraduate arts and design community in Europe.

UAL draws together six renowned Colleges, each with a long established, global reputation for producing outstanding work:

  • Camberwell College of Arts: An inspiring and challenging art school environment in which to develop your skills, experience and networks
  • Central Saint Martins: A world-leading centre for arts and design education
  • Chelsea College of Arts: A celebration of the British art school tradition – a warm, expansive, artist-centred community
  • London College of Communication: A pioneering world-leader in design and media education
  • London College of Fashion: A specialist global fashion education provider
  • Wimbledon College of Arts: An intimate, supportive community of students and academics.

Our graduates go on to work in and shape creative industries worldwide, and we have launched the careers of many creative and cultural leaders.

Postgraduate study at UAL

UAL offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts at postgraduate level.

As well as MA courses, the University offers Graduate Diplomas, Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, an Executive MBA and MSc qualifications, all delivered by inspiring and supportive teaching staff made up of professional artists, practitioners, designers, critics and theorists.

UAL also offer theoretical and practice based research programmes, leading to a PhD or MPhil award in any subject area where appropriately qualified supervision can be provided. The University is ranked among the UK’s top research universities with 83% of research graded as world-leading and internationally excellent, following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Whatever your chosen discipline, a postgraduate course at UAL will allow you to grow creatively and professionally.

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Courses

Creative Visual Merchandising for Graduates and Professionals

Campus Full time 10 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom London

Creative Visual Merchandising for Graduates and Professionals is an intensive course designed for visual merchandisers, art directors, set designers, stylists, creative graduates, as well as practicing visual merchandisers, who want to expand their experience, cultivate their practical skills and further develop a creative approach to creative display. [+]

Creative Visual Merchandising for Graduates and Professionals is an intensive course designed for visual merchandisers, art directors, set designers, stylists, creative graduates, as well as practicing visual merchandisers, who want to expand their experience, cultivate their practical skills and further develop a creative approach to creative display. Content and Structure In response to an industry demand, this course provides a creative and relevant approach to exploring visual merchandising, creative display, set design and styling for still life. This course is designed to enrich your creativity and provide a supportive learning environment for personal and professional development Retail environments are becoming curated, emporiums and theatrical stages for sending out messages to the audience and engaging customers in the entertainment of brands and products. Showcasing fashion products in new and innovative ways enhances a brand’s identity, story and reach. The appropriate communication and promotion of clothing and accessories in both physical and digital environments is key to a brand’s message and can successfully define and propel the DNA of a brand forward. Creative visual display has become far more than simply developing the visual concept of a window display or a brand's retail and on-line store. Visual merchandisers, art directors and stylists oversee and art direct photo shoots and create imagery to be shared with the potential consumers. Responsible for the overall visual strategy, visual merchandisers are heavily involved in the brands creative process and contribute towards defining the style language of the brand, their target market and message, influencing all departments within the product creation and distribution chain. Throughout the course emphasis is placed on exploratory and versatile approaches to this subject through practical work carried out both as a group and independently. You will build your knowledge by being encouraged to unlock the potential of your existing Visual Merchandising skills. You will discover the creativity of your own discipline by developing new practical, analytical and interpretative skills. Successful and creative merchandising is all about balancing the creative with the practical. Projects will cover different aspects of visual merchandising – exploring research, design development, communication and presentation. Course Location King's Cross [-]

Innovative Pattern Cutting for Graduates and Professionals

Campus Full time 10 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom London

A highly regarded postgraduate level course for designers, graduates and practising pattern cutters. [+]

A highly regarded postgraduate level course for designers, graduates and practising pattern cutters. Content and Structure In response to a significant industry need, this course provides an innovative and relevant training programme for potential and practising pattern cutters and designers who need to expand their experience. It is designed to enhance creativity and provide a supportive postgraduate learning environment for personal and professional development. Emphasis is placed on exploratory and versatile approaches to this craft through practical work carried out both as a group and independently. You will build your knowledge by being encouraged to unlock the potential of your existing pattern cutting skills. You will discover the creativity of your own discipline by developing new practical, analytical and interpretative skills. The course normally features two or three 'master classes' given by highly regarded specialists who have reputations for working in particularly creative ways. Attendance is 5 days per week. Structure Innovative Pattern Cutting framework comprises a full time mode of study with a single exit point. The course has been structured to attract recent graduates and practising professionals and offers a ten-week full time mode of study. It runs during the summer months and is led by Patrick Lee Yow a respected Associate Lecturer on the BA Fashion at Central Saint Martins College and supported by experienced designers and pattern cutters from industry. The course will develop your knowledge of the interdependence that exists between the designer and pattern cutter in translating innovative design into finished garments. The course is mainly delivered through practical workshop sessions, specialist demonstrations and studio critiques. The aims and objective of this course is to help you develop the creative problem solving and practical skills required by pattern cutters today. You will also be expected to develop your skills further through self-directed study as well as through studio supervision. [-]

Postgraduate Certificate

Postgraduate Certificate Design for Visual Communication

Campus Full time 30 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

Gain practical skills and expand your knowledge of design principles, research methodologies and theory with this postgraduate certificate. Explore visual language, typography, colour and information design through set and self-initiated projects. This course offers an intensive vocational route in the graphic design profession and is an ideal option if you need a bridge to Masters study. [+]

Gain practical skills and expand your knowledge of design principles, research methodologies and theory with this postgraduate certificate. Explore visual language, typography, colour and information design through set and self-initiated projects. This course offers an intensive vocational route in the graphic design profession and is an ideal option if you need a bridge to Masters study. Content: London College of Communication’s vocationally-focussed Postgraduate Certificate will help you to build practice-based and professional skills in the highly diverse field of design for visual communication. Visual communication is a process by which ideas are made visible and conveyed through media to enhance meaning, experience and understanding. This one-year intensive course re-examines the relationship between design principles, research methodologies and the related theoretical contexts. The programme is ideal for those from diverse academic backgrounds who wish to extend and develop their prior experiences through visual communication. Students on the course have previously studied subjects from molecular genetics to English, architecture to textiles, micro-biology to fine art and product design to geography. The course is a confidence-building bridge to Masters study as well as providing the foundations for professional career development. You can expect ... You can expect to become part of a unique learning community made up of staff, guest speakers and fellow students from a diverse range of creative disciplines and cultures. Through tutorials, set and self-initiated projects, workshops and group discussions, you will gain a deeper understanding of the design process that will enhance your practice. Visual language and grammar, typographic hierarchy, symbol design, graphic representation, identity and information visualisation are just some of the areas you will explore. Personal projects will provide you with a foundation in the principles of visual communication whilst engaging with postgraduate level research methods and conceptual development. Examples of personal projects include: mapping directional devices in the city; the promotion of a typeface; visual analysis of people flow and visual surveys of lettering. Graduates from this course have found employment within high profile international creative agencies, design management, teaching and professional practice. Some have established their own design studios, while others have gone on to achieve highly at Master’s level. Alumni ... Alumni of the School of Design includeNeville Brody (Research Studios), John Brown (John Brown Publishing), Angus Hyland (Pentagram), John Hegarty (BBH) and John Kedgley (Tomato). As well as progression onto Masters level courses, graduates of the Design for Visual Communication course find employment both as freelance designers and with high profile international agencies. The following illustrate some of the successes of our alumni: Aidan Brown (Studio Myerscough), Matthew Hancock and Dominc Busby (David McCandles / Information is Beautiful), Rebecca May (Senior Designer – Design Council / Fallon / published author), Alison Guile (owner LMNOP shop), Annalisa Premoli (John Brown Media / MTV Nickelodeon), Emily Fox (Lewis Moberly), Caroline Nitsch (Lead Online Designer Harrods), Joanna Hopkins (Frost / CERN), Jun Tsuzuki (Nippon Design Center), Sthuthi Ramesh (Brand Union India), Laura Heeks (Pentagram, The Guardian, GQ), Nick Hearne (U-Dox / Wunderman), Ian Carr (owner Labour+Play). Recent graduates have taken up internships at: Browns, Spin and Studio8. What our students say... “As an Architect I was quite familiar with the idea of “design” but I felt the need to build a good grounding to progress in the graphic design field. The course at LCC has been fundamental for my career development. Thanks to the portfolio of info-graphics projects built at LCC, a few months after the end of the course I started freelancing for Sidan Media, a sport publishing company visualising football statistics.” Former student, Grazia Trisciuoglio, now Information Graphic Designer at Live Nation "This was such a valuable course that gave me so much – I'm forever grateful." Former student, Geoffrey Dahl, now a freelance Graphic Designer “Thank you for everything. The course has changed my life.” Former student, Valentina Verč , Intern at the award-winning OPX studio. [-]

Postgraduate Certificate Fashion: Buying and Merchandising

Campus Full time 15 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

A dynamic, relevant and industry-facing fashion buying and merchandising course, with live briefs, keynote speakers and field trips. Students develop product, market and consumer insight, an understanding of the supply chain and strong negotiating skills. [+]

A dynamic, relevant and industry-facing fashion buying and merchandising course, with live briefs, keynote speakers and field trips. Students develop product, market and consumer insight, an understanding of the supply chain and strong negotiating skills. Content and Structure The Postgraduate Certificate Fashion: Buying and Merchandising is a fashion business course with a vocational focus on buying and merchandising. It combines a post graduate level academic experience with the vocational realities of retailer buying and merchandising operations. The course covers a range of vocational knowledge and skills for students seeking a career in fashion buying and merchandising, and develops knowledge of both theoretical and practical issues relevant to current practice in the UK buying and merchandising sector. This is integrated with practical professional skills in communication, negotiation and presentation. Distinctive features of the course are the strong links with fashion buying and merchandising offices in the UK and the opportunity afforded by the practical emphasis on skills negotiation in the final project. The course is designed for graduates aiming at a first career position in fashion buying or merchandising but who need to supplement their first degree with a more relevant academic qualification. The course may also be suitable as a preparation for higher level postgraduate study in related subject areas. The Postgraduate Certificate Fashion: Buying and Merchandising course is based at High Holborn, adjacent to Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Other green spaces in the area include Gray’s Inn Gardens and Coram’s Fields. Situated nearby are Sir John Soane’s Museum in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, the Foundling Museum in Brunswick Square, and the British Museum in Bloomsbury. Markets worth visiting are the weekday lunchtime markets in Leather Lane and Exmouth Market. Covent Garden, with its numerous shops, bars and restaurants, the Royal Opera House and many of the West End’s theatres, is a ten minute walk away. The John Prince’s Street site, with the library, Oxford Street and Regent Street, is two tube stops along the Central line. [-]

Postgraduate Certificate Fashion: Fashion and Lifestyle Journalism

Campus Full time 15 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

A dynamic fast-track course preparing the next generation of fashion, lifestyle and feature writers and editors. Develop a professional writing portfolio. Build up essential contacts. Find your place in the industry. [+]

A dynamic fast-track course preparing the next generation of fashion, lifestyle and feature writers and editors. Develop a professional writing portfolio. Build up essential contacts. Find your place in the industry. Content and Structure The Postgraduate Certificate Fashion: Fashion and Lifestyle Journalism course aims to give students a working knowledge of fashion and lifestyle media, as well as a professional practical foundation in writing skills developing vocational skills and analytical thinking. The course is designed for graduates and those with appropriate industry experience who wish to develop their career prospects in the highly competitive fashion industry. It is also a suitable preparation for higher level postgraduate study. This dynamic course cultivates both a practical and theoretical understanding of fashion and lifestyle journalism in the UK. With a close eye on changing trends in contemporary lifestyle media, emphasis is placed on developing an analytical understanding of the commercial marketplace as well as the rigours of practical journalism. You will develop an enhanced commercial awareness, enabling you to produce editorial material for this specialist area. The programme is supported by a series of guest speakers from the fashion and lifestyle media industry, from publications including Elle, The Guardian, W, Net a porter, i-D, Another, Harper’s Bazaar, 10 Magazine and Telegraph Weekend magazine. The Postgraduate Certificate Fashion: Fashion and Lifestyle Journalism course is based at the university’s John Prince’s Street and High Holborn sites, in the heart of the city. Course Structure Weeks 1-10: Fashion and Lifestyle Journalism (20 credits, level 7) Weeks 1-10: Markets and Context (20 credits, level 7) Weeks 11-15: Major Project (20 credits, level 7) Travelling across London The renowned London College of Fashion library is at our John Prince’s Street site, and you will need to travel to this site, and possibly others, during your course to use the library, which is open seven days a week in term time, and for tuition and special events. [-]

Graduate Diploma

Graduate Diploma Fashion Design Technology

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom London

This intensive one year programme allows you to develop your skills in creative fashion design technology, which will facilitate progression to MA study or into employment. [+]

This intensive one year programme allows you to develop your skills in creative fashion design technology, which will facilitate progression to MA study or into employment. ' Content and Structure PLEASE NOTE: This course will run at Level 6, which is equivalent to the final year of a BA Honours degree, and is a preparatory course for students who want to study at postgraduate level, but currently need further knowledge and skills before being eligible for postgraduate study. The course is also suitable for graduates who would like to further their knowledge and skills before moving into industry. It covers design for menswear and womenswear, product development, garment technology and pattern cutting. The course encourages creative thinking and innovative design approaches, and emphasises that 3D realisation is key to understanding the process of design and manufacture. Specialist staff and facilities cover a range of new and established technologies that give students an insight into manufacturing and design in the fashion industry. Students from the Graduate Diploma are part of the postgraduate community in the design hub at Mare Street, and many students find this course helpful in preparing them for progression to MA study. Other graduates move straight into the international fashion market. Students are encouraged to think about fashion in the wider sense and use their time at LCF to proactively forge industry links. Many alumni have gained employment within the industry. Course Structure One Year level 6 120 credits Terms One and Two: Fashion Language and Context (20 credits) Term One: Fashion Analysis (40 credits) Term Two: Fashion Development (20 credits) Term Three: Final Realisation (40 credits) Travelling across London The renowned London College of Fashion library is at our John Prince’s Street site, and you will need to travel to this site, and possibly others, during your course to use the library, which is open seven days a week in term time, and for tuition and special events. [-]

Graduate Diploma Fashion Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London

Combine creative and business knowledge and skills to develop a solid understanding of the fashion industry in this international, inter-disciplinary course. [+]

Combine creative and business knowledge and skills to develop a solid understanding of the fashion industry in this international, inter-disciplinary course. Content and Structure PLEASE NOTE: This course will run at Level 6, which is equivalent to the final year of a BA Honours degree, and is a preparatory course for students who want to study at postgraduate level, but currently need further knowledge and skills before being eligible for postgraduate study. A one-year conversion course for students who have a 2.1 or higher first degree in an area unrelated to fashion management, this course will enable students who come from different paths of study to progress onto fashion management postgraduate courses or enter employment. Content The international student body on the Graduate Diploma Fashion Management, reflects the internationalisation of the fashion industry. Students are encouraged to draw on their own experience to develop a global understanding of the relevant dynamics affecting the fashion industry. Drawing on the field of International Business, Marketing, Operations Management and Creative Management, this inter-disciplinary course will cover a wide range of topics, including the establishment of the fashion industry, its internationalisation drivers, product development and product life cycles, fashion forecasting, fashion marketing and marketing communications with a specific focus on social media, consumer behaviour and fashion branding. This provides students with a rich and stimulating learning experience from which to progress, culminating in a final project that is self-negotiated and relevant to their future aspirations. Many students progress onto MA study while others move into employment, defining and establishing their roles within the sector including positions in PR, marketing, management and product development. Structure The Fashion Language and Context unit (20 credits) enables students to locate their own work within global economic, social, cultural and technological contexts. Students will have the chance to enrich their own understanding by engaging in debate and by exchanging ideas with students across a range of courses within the School of Graduate studies from diverse backgrounds and with expertise in a range of fashion disciplines. This will enable students to share experiences and benefit from interdisciplinary approaches to the subject. The unit is underpinned by English support specifically directed to enable students to fully understand and evaluate language used within these discourses. The introductory units Fashion Business Environment and Creative Fashion Management will provide a variety of specialist knowledge required as a solid base for study. The second term will build on that knowledge with Fashion Marketing Management. The Fashion Business Project unit will enable you to specialise in your own interests and to research a self-selected topic from three subject areas of management. Fashion Business Environment (20 credits) will consider strategies and concepts for different types of business from small and medium enterprises to large corporations. Creative Fashion Management (20 credits) looks at key requirements such as innovation, creativity and new product development. A more specialist in depth approach to Fashion Marketing Management (20 credits) will explore branding and marketing communication theories and practices. The final term offers you the opportunity to specialise in one of three areas of expertise, retailing, marketing and creative management for the final Fashion Business Project (40 credits). This unit enables you to follow your own specific interests and create a project title of your choice with the support and approval of the Course Director. It is foreseen that students will work on live project briefs from the industry. LCF works with professional partners from the fashion industry who have sponsored or provided monetary prizes and work experience for fashion management students. Companies include Asprey, Oasis and Marks and Spencer. Travelling across London The renowned London College of Fashion library is at our John Prince’s Street site, and you will need to travel to this site, and possibly others, during your course to use the library, which is open seven days a week in term time, and for tuition and special events. [-]

Graduate Diploma Fashion Media Styling

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London

Gain a solid grounding in visual and communicative skills in fashion media styling, develop creative networks and work collaboratively with other image-makers to produce professional work. [+]

Gain a solid grounding in visual and communicative skills in fashion media styling, develop creative networks and work collaboratively with other image-makers to produce professional work. Content and Structure PLEASE NOTE: This course will run at Level 6, which is equivalent to the final year of a BA Honours degree, and is a preparatory course for students who want to study at postgraduate level, but currently need further knowledge and skills before being eligible for postgraduate study. Primarily practice-based, this course will equip you with a solid grounding in visual and communicative styling skills. It will deliver an authentic experience that reflects the needs and demands of current industry, in the context of fashion, advertising, film and music, and will furnish you with core skills while furthering your professional development. By drawing on theoretical work, the course will also explore styling as a powerful and challenging visual tool that can interpret, interrogate and challenge political, social and cultural contexts. Research is key to project work, and it is expected that image-making will be reinforced by close attention to audience, market and context, as well as investigation into the broader image culture. You will work alongside photographers, curators, designers and journalists within the LCF Graduate School, which will provide you and other students with increased potential for creative dialogue and collaboration. Networked into the wider professional context, students in Fashion Media Styling are given access to creative practitioners from the image-making industry. This not only enriches the core programme, but offers opportunities for making contacts, and developing critical understanding of your styling work. The course is split up into 3 terms across which you will study the following 4 units; Introduction to Fashion Media Styling (20 credits) Interrogating the Image (20 credits) In Style: Collaborative Project (40 credits) Final Major Project (40 credits) The Graduate Diploma Fashion Media Styling will draw on both industry contacts and academic industry-based staff. It is anticipated that there will be "live" projects and opportunities for Knowledge Transfer projects. Styling is an integral discipline and you will engage in learning and teaching strategies that will be collaborative by nature to mirror industry processes. You will have the opportunity to work with peers within the School of Graduate Studies on courses such as MA Fashion Photography, MA Fashion Design and Technology and MA Fashion Journalism, as well as industry partners in the development of specific external industry projects and opportunities as appropriate. The course will be very practical with individual and group project work, cross-course collaboration opportunities, student presentations supported by critiques, tutorials, workshops, demonstrations and field trips. Travelling across London The renowned London College of Fashion library is at our John Prince’s Street site, and you will need to travel to this site, and possibly others, during your course to use the library, which is open seven days a week in term time, and for tuition and special events. [-]

Graduate Diploma Fine Art

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London

Graduate Diploma in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts is a full time, one year programme. [+]

Graduate Diploma in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts is a full time, one year programme. The course enables you to develop your practice within a contemporary context, against the backdrop of the vibrant London art scene, whether your aim is to progress to further study at Masters Level or pursue a career within the field of Fine Art. Content: what students can expect An introduction to research-led creative practice that will enable you to develop your own personal direction and work independently towards a well-defined goal To enable you to locate your ideas and practice in relation to contemporary art practice and debate on cultural and theoretical issues Integrated practice and theory elements to help you understand the contexts and conditions that shape and frame contemporary art practice To support your creative development with appropriate artistic, technical and professional skills To develop a critical body of work To leave the course with a portfolio of work that will effectively support application to postgraduate study and / or entry into employment Structure The course runs over a total of 30 weeks. Learning and teaching are delivered through a programme of regular one-to-one tutorials, seminars and lectures, featuring a wide array of artists and practitioners. The course is studio based and students work in a designated Graduate Diploma studio. The course is delivered through three units of study: Unit 1 - Research and risk-taking: exploring your practice You will establish and develop a working practice that best makes use of the College environment and your studio. You will ask fundamental questions about what it is to have a research informed practice where you will explore and articulate ideas through making work. This unit will help you develop a holistic approach where theory, practice and a professional context are interdependent within a practice that you will develop through the next two units. Unit 2 - Contexts: Critical and Professional Having explored potential ideas and theories that inform your practice in the first unit, you will next contextualise your practice within the diversity of current theories and debates. You will critically evaluate and identify references within art, literature, popular culture or theory. You will focus on your own specific interests to develop a secure grasp of the areas of concern that are important to your practice. The lectures and seminars act as models of how to focus, analyse and explore particular issues in greater depth. Unit 3 - Practice: Development and Realisation This unit asks you to develop your work towards a point of realisation in the form of exhibitions and through a portfolio. You will be expected to exhibit your work and, through the documentation of these exhibitions, demonstrate your ability to consolidate your research-informed practice into an appropriate form. The exhibitions will also demonstrate your awareness of how your work might operate appropriately within a professional context. [-]

Graduate Diploma in Fashion

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London

The Graduate Diploma in Fashion is a one-year programme for fashion graduates, aiming to prepare sophisticated designers for the next stage of their careers. [+]

The Graduate Diploma in Fashion is a one-year programme for fashion graduates, aiming to prepare sophisticated designers for the next stage of their careers. Created for International students, the course is now open to Home/EU applicants. You’ll specialise in Womenswear, Menswear, Fashion Design with Knit or Fashion Design with Textiles. The course has excellent rates of progression to leading postgraduate fashion courses including CSM - MA Fashion (Womenswear and Menswear) and MA Textiles Futures; RCA - MA Fashion (Womenswear, Menswear, Menswear Knit, Footwear and Accessories); Parsons, New York - MA Fashion (Womenswear and Menswear); LCF - MA Fashion (Womenswear, Menswear, Footwear and Accessories), MA Digital Fashion, MA Fashion Marketing; Chelsea - MA Textiles; Arnhem - MA Fashion (Womenswear); Goldsmiths - MA Design and Environment and Westminster University - MA Fashion. Content and Structure The Graduate Diploma in Fashion offers a one-year Higher Education programme for international and, for the first time in 2014, graduate students. It aims to produce mature and sophisticated designers equipped to work in and design for the international market. The course offers students with a background in fashion design or a closely related discipline the opportunity to take a fresh view of their work and their creative direction. The course’s learning and teaching philosophy emphasises creative freedom and offers you the opportunity to explore and experience London as an international fashion design centre and a rich resource for research, providing invaluable insights into progression to postgraduate study or employment in the International fashion industry. The learning and teaching are project-based and offer you the freedom to experiment and find or re-define yourselves within a creative environment. The course emphasises breadth as well as depth of research and an innovative approach to design development. The Graduate Diploma in Fashion begins with staff-directed and / or industry projects aiming to support you in identifying and further developing your strengths and addressing your weaknesses. This enables you to develop your work in consultation with staff on an ongoing basis. Fundamental to the course is the commitment to support your creative development with appropriate design, technical (pattern cutting / garment construction) and professional skills to help you to take advantage of the benefits and challenges that studying in London provides. Later projects are negotiated with course staff and self-directed, offering you the opportunity to demonstrate independent learning in the context of your final project. The curriculum also introduces you to the potential of a range of different approaches to the visual communication and articulation of design ideas. Personal and professional development emphasises the skills and aptitudes required in designing for a specific market, researching and taking account of current trends and, in particular, the personal presentation skills required to support application for entry into postgraduate study and / or employment in the international fashion industry. You leave the course with a portfolio and realised design work that will effectively support access to postgraduate study and / or entry into employment in the fashion industry. The Graduate Diploma in Fashion lasts 30 weeks of full-time study structured as two units over three terms. The course is credit rated at 120 credits, and comprises 2 units. Unit 1 (60 credits) lasts 15 weeks. Unit 2 (60 credits) follows after the completion of Unit 1 and also runs for 15 weeks. Both units must be passed in order to achieve the Graduate Diploma, Graduate Diploma with Merit or Graduate Diploma with Distinction. [-]

Graduate Diploma in Photography

Campus Full time 30 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

The Graduate Diploma in Photography at LCC will help you enter the field of photography and define yourself as a photographer working at the cutting edge of contemporary practice. [+]

The Graduate Diploma in Photography at LCC will help you enter the field of photography and define yourself as a photographer working at the cutting edge of contemporary practice. Build a foundation of technical skills, from analogue to the latest digital technologies, and expand your ideas through a set of course projects. Learn to develop a strong conceptual approach and personal identity to your practice, and finish the programme with a high quality portfolio as well as the professional skills to launch your career in photography or continue in education at a higher level. Content The Graduate Diploma in Photography at London College of Communication will give you the practical skills you'll need to define yourself as a leading photographer, and by encouraging the development of a strong conceptual approach to your personal practice, achieve a defined identity in you work. The course will give you an invaluable understanding of the photography industry and the business aspect of professional photography, as well as introduce you to key contacts and help you build relationships. Building on the rich heritage of photography teaching at LCC, the course will open a variety of career opportunities in professional photography. During your studies, you'll work towards developing a high quality portfolio suitable for presentation when approaching clients for future commissions or industry roles. In addtion, you'll work on set and self-initiated projects which promote learning through discovery, interaction and response to change. For those wishing to continue their study the theory and research elements of the course will also prepare you for continued learning at a higher level of study. The Graduate Diploma in Photography is taught within the School of Media at LCC. Structure During the first two weeks, there will be an induction programme in which you will: Get an overview of the structure of the course and the structure of each unit Get to know the facilities on offer to you at course, College and University level, including those provided by the Learning Resources department, Student Services and Students' Union Learn how to use the technology in the Library and open access Get to know your tutors and colleagues Learn about the difference between working at postgraduate and undergraduate levels Discover the ethos of the course [-]

Graduate Diploma Interior Design

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London

Graduate Diploma in Interior Design at Chelsea College of Arts is a full time, one year programme. This course provides students with the skills and experience required for a career in the field of interior design, or further study at MA level. [+]

Graduate Diploma in Interior Design at Chelsea College of Arts is a full time, one year programme. This course provides students with the skills and experience required for a career in the field of interior design, or further study at MA level. Content: what students can expect To develop a flexible, open-minded approach to thinking about interior design or critically engaging with contemporary design approaches To connect with interior design in a variety of ways such as designing, writing, visual communication and research To explore the possibility of making narratives from interior design To develop an open way of thinking about interior design, and give students the opportunity to critically engage with contemporary design approaches To design small-scale interiors and explore new opportunities within existing architectural spaces To be assigned a personal tutor who supports your development Structure The course runs over a total of 30 weeks and offers a combination of taught study, self-directed negotiated study, personal research and written assignments. There are also two major practical projects undertaken during the year and each is the subject of a book. The course is studio based and delivered in three units of study: Unit 1 - Commodity and Design This is a design programme that explores a small-scale domestic interior. This project focuses on how the client / user can be given a new opportunity to perform within a space and the various methods students have to envisage and communicate this opportunity. Unit 2 - Negotiated Design Programme In this unit students are expected to initiate a design project. They will choose a location, make an analysis of an interior and establish a design brief for a new programme of habitation. Students are asked to find a context in the public realm rather than the domestic one, and are expected to reflect upon and discuss how habitation is improved by their contribution. Unit 3 - Professional Context This unit is concerned with critical reflection upon professional practice and creative processes. Students will learn about professional communication within the practice of interior design, and specifically the writing requirements of an interior designer when they are reflecting upon and communicating their design proposals. This will prepare students for professional practice and support the critical position of their design proposals. Work experience and opportunities During the year students are involved in live projects. One of these, the making of a Christmas-themed installation for a highly regarded hotel in Westminster, has become an annual event. [-]

Postgraduate Diploma

Postgraduate Diploma Design for Visual Communication

Campus Full time 30 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

Gain practical skills and expand your knowledge of design principles, research methodologies and theory with this postgraduate diploma. Explore visual language, typography, colour and information design through set and self-initiated projects. This course offers an intensive vocational route in the graphic design profession and is an ideal option if you need a bridge to Masters study. [+]

Gain practical skills and expand your knowledge of design principles, research methodologies and theory with this postgraduate diploma. Explore visual language, typography, colour and information design through set and self-initiated projects. This course offers an intensive vocational route in the graphic design profession and is an ideal option if you need a bridge to Masters study. Content: Build up a strong vocational portfolio on this intensive 30 week course. The Postgraduate Diploma Design for Visual Communication provides a unique learning experience across an intensive 30 week programme. The highly structured delivery of the first stage of the course places emphasis on the development of fundamental design skills. This is underpinned with the importance of visual research and the development of critical and analytical skills. During the second stage of the course you will choose from a wide range of postgraduate electives and go on to develop a self-initiated major project that focuses on individual interests. The Postgraduate Diploma is designed to build design skills even if you are relatively new to the subject of graphic design. The course provides you with a strong, vocational portfolio and is also useful in building your confidence to undertake further postgraduate study at Masters level. The course recognises that graphic design is one of the most important and influential of what has become known as the creative industries and that it contributes significantly, directly and indirectly, to our economic and cultural well being. [-]

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Camberwell College of Arts

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Website http://www.arts.ac.uk/camberwell
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Central Saint Martins

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Website http://www.arts.ac.uk/csm/
Phone +44 20 7514 7000

Chelsea College of Arts

Address John Islip Street 16
SW1P 4JU, United Kingdom
Website http://www.arts.ac.uk/chelsea
Phone +44 20 7514 7751

London College of Communication

Address Saint George's Road
Elephant & Castle SE1 6SB, United Kingdom
Website http://www.arts.ac.uk/lcc/
Phone +44 20 7514 6569

London College of Fashion

Address John Prince's Street 20
W1G 0BJ, United Kingdom
Website http://www.arts.ac.uk/fashion
Phone +44 20 7514 7400

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