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2020/21 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:Deborah Gardner Contact address:D.A.Gardner@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:

Our Art and Design degree allows you to advance your creative potential whilst developing key academic skills.
You'll gain practical skills and learn how to apply tools and techniques in order to produce high quality work which you'll have the chance to exhibit at showcase events. You'll have the chance to gain working knowledge of a range of practices from drawing, painting and sculpture to photography, digital media and printmaking. In addition, core modules will allow you to gain a knowledge and understanding of design theory, history and key contemporary issues.
Our excellent teaching staff are practising art and design professionals and have expertise in a wide range of specialisms which allows us to offer a wide range of optional modules, meaning you can tailor your degree to your interests and career aspirations. We also allow you the flexibility to choose the focus of your work from practical projects to your final year dissertation.

In your first year you’ll explore a range art and design practices with chance to apply new skills and knowledge through studio work. You’ll also be introduced to key issues in the history, culture and technologies informing art and design to help you put your practice into context.

In your second year, you’ll develop an awareness of professional standards within art and design as you expand your portfolio of practical work whilst using your academic knowledge to conduct undertake critical analysis and evaluation. You’ll also have the opportunity your understanding of design business and marketing as well as gaining skills in research.

All of this will prepare you for your final year, in which you’ll apply the practical skills you have gained as you work towards your final project work, specialising in areas of your choice. This will culminate in preparing for and showcasing your work at the degree show exhibition. You’ll also demonstrate your knowledge of art and design theory and demonstrate your critical thinking and analytical skills as you develop a research dissertation on a topic which is of interest to you.



Year1 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 credits in total (a mixture of compulsory and optional or discovery modules). To pass the year they must pass 100 credits including all modules flagged as ’PFP’

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

DESN1250Fundamentals of Imaging20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN1447Creative Practice 1A30 creditsSemester 1
DESN1448Creative Practice 1B30 creditsSemester 2
DESN1847Design History, Design Futures20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 0-20 credits from the following optional modules:

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

Students must study 120 credits in total (a mixture of compulsory and optional or discovery modules). To pass the year they must pass 100 credits including all modules flagged as ’PFP’

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

DESN2287Research Methods20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN2350Marketing Creativity and Innovation20 creditsSemester 1
DESN2447Creative Practice 2A30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN2448Creative Practice 2B30 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 will be required to study 0-20 credits from the following optional modules:

DESN2139New Materialism: Science and Technology Meet Art, Craft and Design10 creditsSemester 1
DESN2147Introduction to Contemporary Moving Image Production20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN2155Illustration10 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
DESN2248Strategic Fashion Management20 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 2, Semester 1
DESN2465Class, Taste and Society: Interpreting Designed Objects.10 creditsSemester 1
DESN2500Eco-Design: Understanding Design's Role in Global Ecology10 creditsSemester 2
DESN2525Design for Sports and Performance Clothing10 creditsSemester 1
DESN2633Colour: Art and Science10 creditsSemester 2
DESN2645Design Theory10 creditsNot running in 202021
DESN265720th Century Fashion History20 creditsSemester 1
DESN2705Cutting edge: Collage as reconfiguring10 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
DESN2721Book Arts10 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
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]

Students must study 120 credits in total (a mixture of compulsory and optional or discovery modules). To pass the year they must pass 100 credits including all modules flagged as ’PFP’

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

DESN3440Studio Practice 3A30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
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 will be required to study 0-20 credits from the following optional modules:

DESN3139New Materialism Studio: Theory Meets Practice20 creditsSemester 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, Semesters 1 & 2
DESN3585Collaborative Marketing and Promotion20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN3725Information Design20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
DESN3765Brand Communications20 creditsSemester 1
DESN3770Contemporary Advertising20 creditsSemester 2, Semester 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.

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