BA in Design

The programme pathways in Design share generic aims and a common structure. This provides a coherent structure for the organisation, delivery and assessment of the programme while allowing each pathway to retain its own specialist practices, methods and competencies.

The School of Design’s undergraduate programme pathways share a common modular structure, providing a framework for the different disciplinary cultures within the School of Design to flourish.

Successive modules allow students to develop their specialist practice, their professional, technical and organisational skills and their knowledge and application of critical contexts.

Delivered by academic staff who are leading practitioners and researchers in their specialist fields, the curriculum is centred on contemporary discourses and practices. It spans a wide array of subject disciplines and engages with a variety of media, technologies, images, artefacts, texts, cultural contexts and professional practices.

The documents linked below are for general information only and may be subject to change.

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BA in Design Programme Specification


Year 1

Year 2

Studio +

Final Year

CE1-2 Learning & Professional Practice 1A

DES2002 Design Connections

CFAD+001 Creative Futures 1

DES3-1 Design Research 3A

CE1-4 Studio 1A-1

DES2004 Design Principles

CFAD+002 Creative Futures 2

DES3-2 Design Studio 3A

CE1-5 Studio 1A-2

DES2005 Design Studio & Research 1

DES+001 Design Bureau Minor

DES3-3 Design Research 3B

VC1-1 Introduction to Key Concepts in Art & Design 1

VC2-1 Contemporary Theories and Practices 2A

DES+002 Design Bureau Major

DES3-4 Design Studio 3B

CE1-6 Studio 1B-1

DES2001 Design Collaborations

DES+003 Creative Internship Minor

DES3-5 Professional Practice

CE1-7 Studio 1B-2

DES2003 Design Practices

DES+004 Creative Internship Major

VC3-10 Visual Culture Research Project 3

CE1-8 Professional Practice II

DES2006 Design Studio & Research 2

DES+007 Design Positions Minor


VC1-2 Introduction to Key Concepts in Art & Design 2

VC2-5 Contemporary Theories and Practices 2B

DES+008 Design Positions Major




DES+009 Creative Internship Extended




DES+010 Creative Scaffolding 1




DES+011 Creative Scaffolding 2