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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BA 3D (Hons) Design: New Practice

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of the Arts - pre 2017
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BA (Hons), DPS/DIntS
Programme title 3D Design: New Practice
Programme code ACUB17/18
Length of programme The duration of the Programme is six or eight semesters. Candidates following the four year programme are required to spend the third academic year undertaking professional training leading to the Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS.) or undertaking a year’s study abroad leading to the Diploma in International Studies (DIntS), in accordance with Senate Regulation XI. Alternatively, students may complete the programme on a part-time basis over not more than eight years.
UCAS code E790
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/arts/3ddesignnewpractice/

Date at which the programme specification was published Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:58:37 BST

1. Programme Aims

•           To provide students with the opportunity to work across the programmes diversity, illustrating a variety of ways in which they can work to generate new ways of thinking – new practice.

•           To promote 3D:New Practice as an evolution; of traditional skills, modern manufacturing, and latest methodologies.

•           To give students the opportunity, to explore the relationships between craftsmanship, design, production and theory.

•           To generate an atmosphere of experimentation and critical debate, as a means to develop 3Dimensional ideas through a diversity of skills, methodologies and processes.

•           To give students a greater understanding of the variety of approaches that exist within the programmes subject area from the making of prototypes for production to expressive practice methods incorporating craft techniques.

•           To develop practical skills and the confidence to pursue a breadth of processes; modelling, fabrication, moulding and construction through a variety of techniques and materials.

•           To promote a framework of experience that allows the student to make informed decisions about their future directions.

•           To give students the opportunity to pursue extended possibilities of 3D practice and involvement in experimental production.

•           To enable students to engage with the broader contextual issues of: Society and Culture, the Industry, the Market, the Economy, the Environment and the many Ethical considerations relating to their role as practitioners and designers.

•           To allow students to develop their practice in context of knowledge and skills development of a specialist area or across the disciplines diversity.

•           To generate new practice:  through the diverse creative processes of the programme and knowledge that incorporates sound cultural and historical understanding and awareness of social trends and future lifestyles.

•           To provide a high quality honours programme in 3D that maximises students’ understanding of the profession and enhances employment opportunities. 

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

The programme engages with a broad range of interests on the basis that professional practitioners within the field of 3Dimensional design benefit from expertise in diverse media and techniques. The nature of this programme provides a practical and reflective experience of the subject and a rounded knowledge and understanding; that helps students determine their role as designers and aid their professional development.

 

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Understand the importance of developing traditional skills to penetrate a variety of workshop processes and studio methods and to place this in context of the current developments of society and their education.

Articulate a range of contexts - cultural, social and theoretical, demonstrated through production of 3D design work and making skills.

Articulate, through project requirements; the creative possibilities of form making; through a variety of methodologies.

Appreciate the potential for a creative relationship with the industry: from manufacturers to gallery outlets, at various levels of the market: from retail to the specific requirements of an individual.

Demonstrate conceptual underpinning and resolution of a variety of project challenges. 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Initiate their studio and workshop practice appropriate to specific project briefings and the nature of their enquiry.

Demonstrate a broad and comparative understanding of their discipline and apply a suitable methodology to realise their creative goals.

Articulate a reasoned response to critical analysis and identify issues for further research, both theoretical and applied.

Develop the requirements of a project brief through confident decision-making regarding material, processes and technique. 

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Demonstrate skill in developing ideas visually through developmental drawing to presentation.

Exploit a variety of materials, fabrication methods, manufacturing techniques and processes.

Demonstrate an appreciation of quality relative to means of production. 

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Demonstrate information technology skills in word processing, and the appropriate computer software applications with which to develop design and practice.

Manage self-learning and be able to apply working methods relative to the variety challenges within 3D design practice today.

Communicate ideas succinctly and coherently, verbally and through written and visual aids.

Accurately communicate requests regarding technical assistance observing, workshop procedure and safe working practice. 

4. Programme structure

4.1       Part A - Introductory Modules

 

Code

Title

Weight

Sem

Status

SAA300

Materials and Processing

20

1

Compulsory

SAA301

Creativity and Functionality

30

1

Compulsory

SAA500

Research, Analysis & Study Skills in Art & Design

30

1&2

Compulsory

SAA302

Communicating Concepts

10

2

Compulsory

SAA304

Design: A Product of Negotiation

30

2

Compulsory

 

4.2 Part B - Degree Modules

 

Code

Title

Weight

Sem

Status

SAB306

Atelier to Factory

30

1

Compulsory

SAB309

Creativity and Market

20

1

Compulsory

SAB308

Research Strategies for Design and Making

40

2

Compulsory

SAB553

Art Histories and Theories

30

1&2

Option

SAB554

Visual Culture: Histories and Theories

30

1&2

Option

SAB555

Design and Material Culture: Histories and Theories

20

1&2

Option

SAB549

Professional and Business Practice

10

2

Option

           

 

Students can choose SAB553 or SAB554 or SAB555.

  • If you choose SAB555, you have to also take SAB549

 

4.3       Part I – Year Out (Four year Programme only)

 

Code

Title

Module Weight

Sem

status

SAI001

Industrial Training Placement

120

1 & 2

Optional

SAI002

International University Placement 

120

1 & 2

Optional

 

Students choose one of the above options

 

4.4 Part C - Degree Modules

 

Code

Title

weight

Sem

Status

SAC310

Consolidating Interests

30

1

Compulsory

SAC500

Art and  Design Dissertation

30

1 & 2

Compulsory

SAC311

3D Major Project

60

2

Compulsory

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to C, from C to D (if applicable) and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX but also:

- In order to progress from Part A to Part B, candidates must have accumulated 120 credits.

- In order to progress from Part B to Part C, candidates must have accumulated 120 credits at part B

- In order to qualify for the award of a Degree, candidates must have accumulated 120 credits in part C

 

Part-time students may negotiate the order in which modules are completed, subject to the following restrictions:

All part A modules must be passed before the start of part B of the programme.

All part B modules must be passed before the start of part C of the programme.

Students may transfer between full-time and part-time modes of study with the permission of the Head of School

 

Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of re-assessment.

Reassessment will not be allowed in the Special Assessment Period (SAP) if;

  • candidates have accumulated fewer than 60 credits in any part of the programme
  • candidates have gained a mark of less than 30 in SAC311

 

 

 

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C. The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 20 and Part C 80 to determine the final percentage mark.

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