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2018/19 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Art and Design

Programme code:BA-TEXT/A&DNUCAS code:WW12
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Andrea Thoma Contact address:a.thoma@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

In accordance with the School of Design admissions policy: please see our website (www.design.leeds.ac.uk)

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Design

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Design

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Art and Design

Programme specification:

The programme acknowledges the increasing cross-over between the visual culture of art and design, their modes of creation, manufacture and distribution and the critical context in which they are viewed and evaluated. BA Art and Design focuses on the practice of contemporary art in a design context with supporting theoretical, historical and contextual studies. It provides a range of material disciplines and study routes which may be pursued in combination, or as individual specialisms. These include painting, sculpture, printmaking and digital media including video. The programme provides subject-specialist knowledge for those who wish to engage with the visual arts, its histories, traditions and modes of distribution.

In the first year, students work across subject specialisms, exploring processes and ideas appropriate to their studio work with complementary studies in the history and theory of art and design, the development of visual culture and the fundamentals of digital imaging. In Level Two, students focus their interests more closely on an area of studio practice and begin to produce a sustained body of work which engages with the socio-historical, cultural, political, aesthetic or other appropriate contexts of contemporary art. Complementary studies in colour and digital imaging, design theory and management and marketing continue. At the end of Level Three, students will be able to demonstrate detailed subject and contextual knowledge together with a high degree of professionalism in their studio practice. They will make a public presentation /exhibition of their work together with accompanying critical, textual or publicity material. A dissertation in the final year provides an opportunity to conduct a piece of in-depth research into a topic of their choice.

At each level students may choose to study subjects from a range optional modules from within the School or (at Levels 1 or 2) elective modules offered by other departments in the University. This allows students to tailor their academic study to their own interests and strengths, develop useful complementary skills such as languages, or gain knowledge that helps make them unique as graduates.

Between Levels 2 and 3 suitably qualified students may have the opportunity to extend their studies by taking a study year abroad at an appropriate European or International University, or opt to take a work placement in the cultural industries. Graduates may gain employment as practicing artists and designers, or work in the related cultural sector, the media or education. They may also progress to post-graduate study or research.

The programme is principally, but not exclusively, directed towards those who wish to pursue careers as practicing artists and designers. Graduates from the Art & Design programme have an impressive track record gaining exhibitions nationally and internationally and find jobs or work in the related cultural sector, the media or education. The programme's emphasis on gaining academic and transferable skills equips students to take advantage of a range of employment, enterprise and postgraduate opportunities.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

DESN1250Fundamentals of Imaging20 creditsSemester 1
DESN1440Studio Practice 1A20 creditsSemester 1
DESN1441Studio Practice 1B20 creditsSemester 2
DESN1815Material Culture and Mass Consumption20 creditsSemester 2
DESN1820Design History: 1900 to the Present day10 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 10 credits from the following optional modules:

DESN1175Green Design and Sustainability10 creditsSemester 2
DESN1575Patterns and Culture10 creditsSemester 2

Candidates should study 0-20 credits from the options below

DESN1415Introduction to Photography (Digital)10 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
DESN1633Colour and the Design Process10 creditsSemester 2
DESN1658Fashion Brand Analysis10 creditsSemester 2
DESN1705Drawing 1A10 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
DESN1706Drawing 1B10 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
DESN1830Technologies for Art and Design10 creditsSemester 2

The optional modules listed are indicative of those available. The School reserves the right to withdraw and introduce new optional modules in line with the annual review and development of teaching within the School. It may also be necessary on occasion to withdraw modules due to staff absence or very low enrolment numbers.

Students should note that they are not permitted to study the same module more than once.

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 0 - 20 credits of Discovery Modules:


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

DESN2285Research Methods 1: Finding and Using Research Resources10 creditsSemester 1
DESN2295Research Methods 2: Research, Writing and Dissertation10 creditsSemester 2
DESN2350Marketing Creativity and Innovation20 creditsSemester 1
DESN2440Studio Practice 2A20 creditsSemester 1
DESN2441Studio Practice 2B20 creditsSemester 2

The optional modules listed are indicative of those available. The School reserves the right to withdraw and introduce new optional modules in line with the annual review and development of teaching within the School. It may also be necessary on occasion to withdraw modules due to staff absence or very low enrolment numbers.

Students should note that they are not permitted to study the same module more than once.

Optional modules:

Candidates must study 10 - 20 credits of the following optional modules:

DESN2615Design Management and Trends10 creditsSemester 2
DESN2645Design Theory10 creditsSemester 2

Students may choose 10-30 credits from the modules below

DESN2139New Materialism: Science and Technology Meet Art, Craft and Design10 creditsSemester 1
DESN2140Radical Design20 creditsNot running in 201819
DESN2145Video Editing10 creditsSemester 2
DESN2150Contemporary Digital Media10 creditsSemester 2
DESN2155Illustration10 creditsSemester 2
DESN2265Art, Craft and Design Now: an international overview of contemporary practice10 creditsSemester 2
DESN2405Contemporary Art and Memory10 creditsSemester 2
DESN2415Photography (Digital)10 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
DESN2500Eco-Design: Understanding Design's Role in Global Ecology10 creditsSemester 2
DESN2633Colour: Art and Science10 creditsSemester 2
DESN265820th Century Fashion10 creditsSemester 2
DESN2705Cutting edge: Collage as reconfiguring10 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
DESN2721Book Arts10 creditsSemester 1
DESN2722Creative Cartographies10 creditsNot running in 201819
DESN2730Principles of Typography10 creditsSemester 2

The optional modules listed are indicative of those available. The School reserves the right to withdraw and introduce new optional modules in line with the annual review and development of teaching within the School. It may also be necessary on occasion to withdraw modules due to staff absence or very low enrolment numbers.

Students should note that they are not permitted to study the same module more than once.

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study 0 - 20 credits of Discovery Modules


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

DESN3440Studio Practice 3A30 creditsSemester 1
DESN3441Studio Practice 3B30 creditsSemester 2
DESN3660Independent Study Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

The optional modules listed are indicative of those available. The School reserves the right to withdraw and introduce new optional modules in line with the annual review and development of teaching within the School. It may also be necessary on occasion to withdraw modules due to staff absence or very low enrolment numbers.

Students should note that they are not permitted to study the same module more than once.

Optional modules:

Candidates may study 0-20 credits from the following optional modules:

DESN3020Style, Place and Popular Culture20 creditsNot running in 201819
DESN3150Contemporary Moving Image20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN3405Landscape, Place and Environment in Contemporary Art20 creditsSemester 1
DESN3445Time and the Image in Contemporary Art20 creditsSemester 1
DESN3582Fashion Styling and Photography20 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
DESN3585Collaborative Marketing and Promotion20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN3725Information Design20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN3765Brand Communications20 creditsSemester 1
DESN3770Contemporary Advertising20 creditsSemester 1

The optional modules listed are indicative of those available. The School reserves the right to withdraw and introduce new optional modules in line with the annual review and development of teaching within the School. It may also be necessary on occasion to withdraw modules due to staff absence or very low enrolment numbers.

Students should note that they are not permitted to study the same module more than once.

Discovery modules:

Students may choose 0-20 credits of discovery modules. These must be at level 2 or level 3 unless they are special skills Discovery modules.

Last updated: 03/05/2018

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