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A preparatory year lays the foundation for an undergraduate degree. By earning a bachelor’s degree, students gain access to a wider range of jobs, higher salaries, and increased opportunities for professional advancement. After completing the preparatory year, students may choose from a multitude of degree options.

Design studies are often a fusion of engineering principles and design. Architecture, graphic design, retail merchandising, and apparel design are informed by design studies coursework. Designing on digital platforms and fabrication of product prototypes are practiced in design labs.

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MOPA

The Preparatory Year in Arts is a generalist year in two areas: animated film and design, and aims to assist you in entering grandes écoles, notably in animation, design ... [+]

Tuition language: French

The Preparatory Year in Arts is a generalist year in two areas: animated film and art, and aims to assist you in entering grandes ecoles, notably in animation.

Study location: Arles

The objective

The teaching alternates fundamental artistic subjects with workshops and projects in photography, history of animated film, history of art, sculpture, drawing...

The course

Our objective is the bring out your creative potential, enrich your cultural and artistic knowledge, give you work methods and, above all, they give you confidence in your talents.

This year will allow you to acquire a foundation of solid skills and to construct a portfolio that reflects you and your career orientation.... [-]

France Arles
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
AMD Akademie Mode & Design

The preparatory semester aims to provide orientation for the educational offers Mode Design (BA), Brand and Communication Design (BA), Raumkonzept ... [+]

AIM

The preparatory semester aims to provide orientation for the educational offers Mode Design (BA), Brand and Communication Design (BA), Raumkonzept

The following competence areas are taught - social competence, methodological competence, professional competence and language competence. The occupation with the cultural and creative industries as well as the job profiles enables an estimation of the requirements and tasks of the fashion industry and consumer goods industry, the intensive development of basic knowledge and abilities prepares purposefully for the study. In addition, the preparatory semester offers everyone the opportunity to get an insight into the training philosophy and the organizational structure of the AMD at the respective location.... [-]

Germany Hamburg Düsseldorf Munich Berlin  + 1 More
October 2019
Full-time
5 months
Campus
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts

If you are an international student with an Art & Design Degree completed outside the UK and are looking to study a Master's in the same or different art and design d ... [+]

Art & Design Pathway

If you are an international student with an Art & Design Degree completed outside the UK and are looking to study a Master's in the same or different art and design discipline at a UK university, our Pre-Master's programme will prepare you for the high level of independence and specific learning skills demanded by a Master's.

Creative Industries Pathway

For students who have completed a degree in a non-Art & Design degree but want to complete a Master’s course in a fashion-related, non-studio based subject, we also offer a route to further study. The Pre-Master’s experience provides an opportunity to develop skills and align your future career aspirations to the demands of a Master’s Degree in the UK. The types of MA courses our students can progress onto are non-practical, non-studio based courses that are more akin to management, marketing, promotion and curating.... [-]

United Kingdom Cambridge
August 2019
1 semester
Campus