Postgraduate study2016

MA

Design and Culture

Loughborough University London

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time or up to 4 years part-time

Building on the strengths of our MA/MSc Design Innovation, this programme expands the question: does culture inform design or does design inform culture? Through a series of processes and projects, students will build a portfolio of work informed by the study of culture through the Media and Creative Industries.

MA

Design and Culture

Loughborough University London

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time or up to 4 years part-time

Building on the strengths of our MA/MSc Design Innovation, this programme expands the question: does culture inform design or does design inform culture? Through a series of processes and projects, students will build a portfolio of work informed by the study of culture through the Media and Creative Industries.

Programme information

This programme supports students to explore the dynamic, contingent relationships between design and its many cultural contexts. You will acquire advanced knowledge of the concepts and skills required for undertaking ethnographic research for design projects. These skills will be applied and developed in both the interdisciplinary and international design projects that provide the core of the programme.

Core study areas include: identity, culture and communication; reflection and action; meaning making in design; international project; collaborative project; media and creative industries: context and practices; media and creative industries: critical perspectives; researching media industries; an individual project (which can be a dissertation or business plan or placement project.)

Assessment

Modules are assessed by a combination of projects base learning, essays, group exercises, presentations and project portfolios.

Students will be asked to produce project briefs, concept drawings, user scenarios, storyboards, project blogs and multimedia documentation.

Entry qualification

Minimum of a lower second class honours degree in design or related subjects.

English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each subtest (Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking) or equivalent.

Careers and further study

This programme will provide you with the right skills and knowledge to enhance your career prospects in user-centred design. You will be a qualified professional versed with many new and developed design skills, and will be experienced in interdisciplinary teamwork.

Programme modules

Core Modules
  • Identity, Culture and Communication
  • Reflection and Action
  • Meaning Making in Design
  • International Project
  • Individual Project, Dissertation, Business Plan or Placement
  • Collaborative Project
  • Media and Creative Industries: Context and Practices
  • Media and Creative Industries: Critical Perspectives
  • Researching Media Industries
For more module information, please visit the London website

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We are delighted that you are considering Loughborough University in London as your postgraduate destination.

We have a long tradition of producing graduates who are highly sought after by employers.

All applications for postgraduate degrees should be made online. For further advice and guidance on how to make a successful application, and access to the Application Portal please visit www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/postgraduate/