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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

DS BA (Hons) Industrial Design & Technology [2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 entry]

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Design and Creative Arts
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

The Institute of Engineering Designers (IED)

Final award BA (Hons)/ BA (Hons) + DIntS/ DPS
Programme title Industrial Design & Technology
Programme code DSUB03
Length of programme The duration of the programme is either six semesters, or eight semesters if students pursue a year’s exchange and/or placement in industry between Parts B and C with the objective of achieving a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) or Diploma in International Studies (DIntS).
UCAS code H775, H776
Admissions criteria

BA DIntS/DPS - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/h776

BA - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/h775

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

To advance the understanding of designing, with particular attention to the practitioners, the principles and practice of industrial design and their technological bases;

To provide opportunities for students to develop skills, values and attributes, and to acquire knowledge and understanding, relevant to the needs of industrial design and technology;

To develop and foster imaginative and creative abilities, both individually and in teams;

To provide opportunities for students to develop and apply appropriate modelling methods to design development, and to design and predict the performance of electronic and mechanical systems relevant to industrial design products;

For students to be better able to recognise, contextualise and discuss the significance and implications of design activity and its outcomes;

To enable students to develop effective communication skills, including those required for verbal, visual and technical presentation;

To enhance students’ career and employment opportunities.

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

The Benchmark Statements for Art and Design, and Engineering.

The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

K1 - Knowledge and understanding of design methodology and the context of design activity.      

K2 - Knowledge and understanding of a range of issues concerned with industrial design requirements, including technical and functional issues, product semantics, aesthetic and styling issues, emotional dimensions, sustainable development and ecodesign strategies, ergonomics and user interaction.           

K3 - Knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of planning extended enquiries, user evaluations and technical evaluations.          

K4 - Knowledge and understanding of a range of prototyping and commercial manufacturing processes, and how to estimate product costs.          

K5 - Knowledge and understanding of technical requirements concerned with the functional elements of a product’s design, including a basic understanding of electronic and mechanical systems, and materials.  

K6 - Knowledge and understanding of how computer-based tools may be used to enhance and support design activities, particularly how 3D CAD modelling and computer based manufacturing/prototyping can be used as a foundation for downstream activities.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

C1 - Analyse design contexts and develop a design strategy.

C2 - Develop design ideas, as an individual and also as part of a group.

C3 - Identify and use appropriate resources to support designing, including basic electronic, mechanical and computer-based systems.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

P1 - Apply appropriate media and modelling techniques at various phases of a design process.

P2 - Produce sketch, CAD, rendered, detailed part and General Assembly (GA) drawings of design proposals.

P3 - Make prototype models suitable for evaluation by users, and make jigs and tools to support both prototype and commercial manufacture.

P4 - Plan and execute the evaluation of proposed design products, analysing the outcome and proposing suitable modifications.

P5 - Use basic mathematics, electronic simulation tools and graphical methods to simulate and design electronic and mechanical systems.

P6 - Relate and incorporate the technical design requirements to those of a complete product.

P7 - Use 3D CAD modelling systems, and other specialised software applications, to visualise, develop and analyse the design of a product.

c. Key transferable skills:

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

T1 - Articulate ideas and information in visual, oral and written forms.

T2 - Interact effectively with others, working as a member of a small group or team.

T3 - Identify and retrieve information relevant to a proposition, discussion or issue.

T4 - Demonstrate competence with information technology (IT), using a range of different software tools.

T5 - Manage their own time relative to a required task and associated deadline.

4. Programme structure

4.1       Part A  - Introductory Modules

In the following table, ‘c’ indicates a compulsory module and ‘o’ indicates an optional module 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

DSA200

Year 1 Design Practice

40

1+2

c

DSA004

Technology in Industrial Design

20

1+2

c

DSA006

Prototyping of Design

20

1+2

c

DSA009

Industrial Design Studies 1

10

1+2

c

DSA201

Design Research and Professional Practice 1

20

1+2

c

DSA203

User Centred Design

10

1+2

c

Compulsory modules across Semester 1 and Semester 2 (total modular weight 120)

 4.2       Part B  - Degree Modules 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

DSB001

Year 2 Design Practice

30

1+2

c

DSB009

Industrial Design Studies 2

30

1+2

c

DSB014

Design Communication

20

1+2

c

DSB015

BA Design & Manufacturing Technologies

30

1+2

c

DSB101

Design Research in Practice

10

1

C

Compulsory modules across Semester 1 (total modular weight 10)

Compulsory modules across Semester 1 and Semester 2 (total modular weight 110)

4.3       Part I – Placement (8 semester programme only)

Candidates on degree programme Industrial Design & Technology with the Diploma in Professional Studies will undertake industrial/professional training.

Part I –  Overseas Study / Placement (8 semester programme only)

Candidates on degree programme Industrial Design & Technology with the Diploma in International Studies will undertake industrial/professional training for half the year and will study at one of the Design School’s approved academic institutions for the other half of the academic year.

4.4       Part C  - Degree Modules 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

DSC009

Industrial Design Studies 3

30

1

c

DSC005

Live Projects

10 

1+2 

c

DSC026

Final Year Design Practice

60

1+2

c

DSC013

Sustainable Design

20

2

o

DSC021

Design Research

20

2

o

DSC022

User Experience Design

20

2

o

DSC025

Computer Aided Modelling and Manufacture (CAMM)

20

2

o

DSC122

Product Failure and Legal Aspects to Design

20

2

o

DSC123

Vehicle Safety by Design

20

2

o

DSC124

Design for 3D Printing

20

2

o

Compulsory modules in Semester 1 (total modular weight 30)
Compulsory modules across Semester 1 and Semester 2 (total modular weight 70)
Optional modules across Semester 2 (total modular weight 20)

Beyond these published provisions, any other proposed combination of modules must be approved by the Programme Director.

 

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to C, 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: 

5.1 In order to progress from Part A to Part B, candidates must accumulate at least 100 credits including Technology in Industrial Design (DSA004), Prototyping of Design (DSA006) and Industrial Design Studies 1 (DSA009);

5.2 In order to progress from Part B to Part C, candidates must have accumulated at least 200 credits, of which 100 shall be from Part B, including Industrial Design Studies 2 (DSB009);

5.3  In order to qualify for the award of an Honours Degree, candidates must have accumulated 300 credits, of which 100 shall be from degree level modules taken in Part C including Industrial Design Studies 3 (DSC009);

 

5.4  In addition, a minimum of 30% is required in all modules, in all parts of the programme.

 

 

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 40: Part C 60 to determine the final percentage mark.

 

Programme Specification

DS BSc (Hons) Product Design and Technology [2015 and 2016 entry]

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Loughborough Design School - pre 2019
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

Institution of Engineering Designers (IED)

Final award BSc (Hons)/ BSc (Hons) + DPS/DIntS
Programme title Product Design and Technology
Programme code DSUB01
Length of programme The duration of the programme is either six semesters, or eight semesters if students pursue a year’s exchange and/or placement in industry between Parts B and C with the objective of achieving a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) or Diploma in International Studies (DIntS).
UCAS code HJ7X, HJ79
Admissions criteria

BSc DPS/DIntS - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/hj79

BSc - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/hj7x

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

To advance the understanding of designing, with particular attention to the practitioners, the principles and practice of product design and their technological bases;

To provide opportunities for students to develop skills, values and attributes, and to acquire knowledge and understanding, relevant to the needs of product design and technology;

To develop and foster imaginative and creative abilities, both individually and in teams;

To provide opportunities for students to develop and apply appropriate modelling methods to design development, and to design and predict the performance of electronic and mechanical systems relevant to industrial design products;

For students to be better able to recognise, contextualise and discuss the significance and implications of design activity and its outcomes;

To enable students to develop effective communication skills, including those required for verbal, visual and technical presentation;

To enhance students’ career and employment opportunities.

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

The Benchmark Statements for Art and Design, and Engineering.

 The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

K1 - Knowledge and understanding of design methodology and the context of design activity.      

K2 - Knowledge and understanding of a range of issues concerned with industrial design requirements, including technical and functional issues, product semantics, aesthetic and styling issues, emotional dimensions, sustainable development and ecodesign strategies, ergonomics and user interaction.           

K3 - Knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of planning extended enquiries, user evaluations and technical evaluations.          

K4 - Knowledge and understanding of a range of prototyping and commercial manufacturing processes, and how to estimate product costs.          

K5 - Knowledge and understanding of technical requirements concerned with the functional elements of a product’s design, including a basic understanding of electronic and mechanical systems, and materials. 

K6 - Knowledge and understanding of how computer-based tools may be used to enhance and support design activities, particularly how 3D CAD modelling and computer based manufacturing/prototyping can be used as a foundation for downstream activities.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

 

C1 - Analyse design contexts and develop a design strategy.

C2 - Develop design ideas, as an individual and also as part of a group.

C3 - Identify and use appropriate resources to support designing, including electronic, mechanical and computer-based systems.

C4 - Apply suitable numerical methods to solve basic engineering/technological problems and use scientific principles in the modelling and analysis of electronic and mechanical systems.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

 

P1 - Apply appropriate media and modelling techniques at various phases of a design process.

P2 - Produce sketch, CAD, rendered, detailed part and General Assembly (GA) drawings of design proposals.

P3 - Make prototype models suitable for evaluation by users, and make jigs and tools to support both prototype and commercial manufacture.

P4 - Plan and execute the evaluation of proposed design products, analysing the outcome and proposing suitable modifications.

P5 - Use mathematics, electronic simulation tools and graphical methods to simulate and design electronic and mechanical systems.

P6 - Relate and incorporate the technical design requirements to those of a complete product.

P7 - Use 3D CAD modelling systems, and other specialised software applications, to visualise, develop and analyse the design of a product.

c. Key transferable skills:

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

 

T1 - Articulate ideas and information in visual, oral and written forms.

T2 - Interact effectively with others, working as a member of a small group or team.

T3 - Identify and retrieve information relevant to a proposition, discussion or issue.

T4 - Demonstrate competence with information technology (IT), using a range of different software tools.

T5 - Manage their own time relative to a required task and associated deadline.

4. Programme structure

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

DSC006

Applications of Mechanics and Electronics for Design

30

1

c

DSC026

Final Year Design Practice

60

1+2

c

DSC005

Live Projects

10 

1+2 

c

DSC013

Sustainable Design

20

2

o

DSC021

Design Research

20

2

o

DSC022

User Experience Design

20

2

o

DSC025

Computer Aided Modelling and Manufacture (CAMM)

20

2

o

DSC122

Product Failure & Legal Aspects to Design

20

2

o

DSC123

Vehicle Safety by Design

20

2

o

DSC124

Design for 3D Printing

20

2

o

Compulsory modules in Semester 1 (total modular weight 30)

Compulsory modules across Semester 1 and Semester 2 (total modular weight 70)

Optional modules across Semester 2 (total modular weight 20)

Beyond these published provisions, any other proposed combination of modules must be approved by the Programme Director.

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:

5.1          In order to progress from Part A to Part B, candidates must accumulate at least 100 credits including Electronics for Design (DSA007) and Mechanics for Design (DSA008);

5.2          In order to progress from Part B to Part C, candidates must have accumulated at least 200 credits, of which 100 shall be from Part B,  including Further Electronics for Design (DSB007) and Further Mechanics for Design (DSB008);

5.3          In order to qualify for the award of an Honours Degree, candidates must have accumulated 300 credits, of which 100 shall be from degree level modules taken in Part C including Applications of Mechanics and Electronics for Design (DSC006);

5.4          In addition, a minimum of 30% is required in all modules, in all parts of the programme.

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 40: Part C 60 to determine the final percentage mark.

Programme Specification

DS BSc (Hons) Product Design and Technology [2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Entry]

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Loughborough Design School - pre 2019
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

Institution of Engineering Designers (IED)

Final award BSc (Hons)/ BSc (Hons) + DPS/DIntS
Programme title Product Design and Technology
Programme code DSUB01
Length of programme The duration of the programme is either six semesters, or eight semesters if students pursue a year’s exchange and/or placement in industry between Parts B and C with the objective of achieving a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) or Diploma in International Studies (DIntS).
UCAS code HJ7X, HJ79
Admissions criteria

BSc DPS/DIntS - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/hj79

BSc - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/hj7x

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

To advance the understanding of designing, with particular attention to the practitioners, the principles and practice of product design and their technological bases;

To provide opportunities for students to develop skills, values and attributes, and to acquire knowledge and understanding, relevant to the needs of product design and technology;

To develop and foster imaginative and creative abilities, both individually and in teams;

To provide opportunities for students to develop and apply appropriate modelling methods to design development, and to design and predict the performance of electronic and mechanical systems relevant to industrial design products;

For students to be better able to recognise, contextualise and discuss the significance and implications of design activity and its outcomes;

To enable students to develop effective communication skills, including those required for verbal, visual and technical presentation;

To enhance students’ career and employment opportunities.

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

The Benchmark Statements for Art and Design, and Engineering.

 The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

K1 - Knowledge and understanding of design methodology and the context of design activity.      

K2 - Knowledge and understanding of a range of issues concerned with industrial design requirements, including technical and functional issues, product semantics, aesthetic and styling issues, emotional dimensions, sustainable development and ecodesign strategies, ergonomics and user interaction.           

K3 - Knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of planning extended enquiries, user evaluations and technical evaluations.          

K4 - Knowledge and understanding of a range of prototyping and commercial manufacturing processes, and how to estimate product costs.          

K5 - Knowledge and understanding of technical requirements concerned with the functional elements of a product’s design, including a basic understanding of electronic and mechanical systems, and materials. 

K6 - Knowledge and understanding of how computer-based tools may be used to enhance and support design activities, particularly how 3D CAD modelling and computer based manufacturing/prototyping can be used as a foundation for downstream activities.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

 

C1 - Analyse design contexts and develop a design strategy.

C2 - Develop design ideas, as an individual and also as part of a group.

C3 - Identify and use appropriate resources to support designing, including electronic, mechanical and computer-based systems.

C4 - Apply suitable numerical methods to solve basic engineering/technological problems and use scientific principles in the modelling and analysis of electronic and mechanical systems.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

 

P1 - Apply appropriate media and modelling techniques at various phases of a design process.

P2 - Produce sketch, CAD, rendered, detailed part and General Assembly (GA) drawings of design proposals.

P3 - Make prototype models suitable for evaluation by users, and make jigs and tools to support both prototype and commercial manufacture.

P4 - Plan and execute the evaluation of proposed design products, analysing the outcome and proposing suitable modifications.

P5 - Use mathematics, electronic simulation tools and graphical methods to simulate and design electronic and mechanical systems.

P6 - Relate and incorporate the technical design requirements to those of a complete product.

P7 - Use 3D CAD modelling systems, and other specialised software applications, to visualise, develop and analyse the design of a product.

c. Key transferable skills:

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

 

T1 - Articulate ideas and information in visual, oral and written forms.

T2 - Interact effectively with others, working as a member of a small group or team.

T3 - Identify and retrieve information relevant to a proposition, discussion or issue.

T4 - Demonstrate competence with information technology (IT), using a range of different software tools.

T5 - Manage their own time relative to a required task and associated deadline.

4. Programme structure

4.1       Part A  - Introductory Modules           

In the following table, ‘c’ indicates a compulsory module and ‘o’ indicates an optional module 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

DSA200

Year 1 Design Practice

40

1+2

c

DSA006

Prototyping of Design

20

1+2

c

DSA007

Electronics for Design

10

1+2

c

DSA008

Mechanics for Design

10

1+2

c

DSA201

Design Research and Professional Practice

20

1+2

c

DSA203

User Centred Design

10

1+2

c

MPA100

Materials and Processes for Designers

10

1+2

c

Compulsory modules across Semester 1 and Semester 2 (total modular weight 120)

4.2       Part B  - Degree Modules 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

DSB001

Year 2 Design Practice

30

1+2

c

DSB007

Electronics, Programming & Interfacing for Design

15

1+2

c

DSB008

Further Mechanics for Design

15

1+2

c

DSB014

Design Communication

20

1+2

c

DSB016

BSc Design & Manufacturing Technologies

30

1+2

c

DSB101

Design Research in Practice

10

1

c

Compulsory modules across Semester 1 and Semester 2 (total modular weight 120)

4.3       Part I – Placement (8 semester programme only)

Candidates on degree programme Product Design & Technology with the Diploma in Professional Studies will undertake industrial/professional training.

Part I –  Overseas Study / Placement (8 semester programme only)

Candidates on degree programme Product Design & Technology with the Diploma in International Studies will undertake industrial/professional training for half the year and will study at one of the Design School’s approved academic institutions for the other half of the academic year.

4.4       Part C  - Degree Modules 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

DSC006

Applications of Mechanics and Electronics for Design

30

1

c

DSC005

Live Projects

10 

1+2 

c

DSC026

Final Year Design Practice

60

1+2

c

DSC013

Sustainable Design

20

2

o

DSC021

Design Research

20

2

o

DSC022

User Experience Design

20

2

o

DSC025

Computer Aided Modelling and Manufacture (CAMM)

20

2

o

DSC122

Product Failure & Legal Aspects to Design

20

2

o

DSC123

Vehicle Safety by Design

20

2

o

DSC124

Design for 3D Printing

20

2

o

Compulsory modules in Semester 1 (total modular weight 30)

Compulsory modules across Semester 1 and Semester 2 (total modular weight 70)

Optional modules across Semester 2 (total modular weight 20)

Beyond these published provisions, any other proposed combination of modules must be approved by the Programme Director.

 

  

 

 

 

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:

5.1          In order to progress from Part A to Part B, candidates must accumulate at least 100 credits including Prototyping for Design (DSA006), Electronics for Design (DSA007) and Mechanics for Design (DSA008);

5.2          In order to progress from Part B to Part C, candidates must have accumulated at least 200 credits, of which 100 shall be from Part B, including Further Electronics for Design (DSB007) and Further Mechanics for Design (DSB008);

5.3          In order to qualify for the award of an Honours Degree, candidates must have accumulated 300 credits, of which 100 shall be from degree level modules taken in Part C including Applications of Mechanics and Electronics for Design (DSC006);

5.4          In addition, a minimum of 30% is required in all modules, in all parts of the programme.

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 40: Part C 60 to determine the final percentage mark.

Programme Specification

DS BSc (Hons) User Centred Design (2017, 2018 and 2019 Entry)

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Loughborough Design School - pre 2019
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BSc (Hons)/ BSc (Hons) + DPS/DIntS
Programme title User Centred Design
Programme code DSUB11
Length of programme The duration of the programme is either six semesters, or eight semesters if students pursue a year’s exchange and/or placement in industry between Parts B and C with the objective of achieving a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) or Diploma in International Studies (DIntS).
UCAS code W200, W201
Admissions criteria

BSc DPS/DIntS - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/w201

BSc - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/w200

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

This programme specialises in understanding and accommodating the motivations, desires and capabilities of users, in all their forms, in the development of innovative products, services and systems. The emphasis of the programme targets design research evidenced based reasoning, and a range of human-centred methods to inform the design process. Students on this course will develop appropriate prototypes specifically designed to test and understand human performance and to inform the design of systems, services and interactive products.

In particular the curriculum aims to;

  • Advance the understanding of designing with particular attention to human factors;
  • Provide opportunities for students to develop skills, values and attributes, and to acquire knowledge and understanding, relevant to user centred product development;
  • Develop a range of conceptual, practical and professional skills that reflects a synthesis of product design and ergonomics;
  • Develop and foster imaginative, creative and scientific abilities, both individually and in teams;
  • Provide opportunities for students to develop and apply appropriate methods to identify user needs, motivations and abilities and critically evaluate products that require human interaction;
  • Develop effective communication skills, including those required for verbal, visual and technical presentation;
  • Promote an understanding of, and examine the opportunities for, professional practice.

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

 The Quality Assurance Agency’s framework for higher education qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (August, 2008);

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

K1 - design methodology, the context of design activity, and the role of the designer within professional practice 

K2 - the synergy of design and people 

K3 - a user centred approach to design 

K4 - human needs, variability, capability and limitations 

K5 - anatomical, physiological and psychological aspects of humans to inform design practice 

K6 - the principles and practice of user research and its current limits 

K7 - 2d and 3d modelling and communication in both analogue and digital media and their role within design 

K8 - experimental design, data processing and presentation

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

C1 - demonstrate evidence based reasoning and make critical judgements about arguments in ergonomics and design 

C2 - develop design ideas, as an individual and also as part of a group 

C3 - identify suitable user centred techniques and the appropriate stages where they may be used to support the design process 

C4 – evaluate and interpret quantitative and qualitative data relating to the user and / or design 

C5 - analyse human variability and capability in terms of cognition and physiology 

C6 - understand the ethical, cultural and legal contexts of working with and for people 

C7 - understand the selection and application of appropriate visualisation and communication techniques to support design activity

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

P1 - design appropriate evaluations, process quantitative and qualitative data and apply findings in an iterative design process 

P2 - employ user research techniques to support design activity; 

P3 - communicate quantitative and qualitative data relating to the user and / or design 

P4 – apply a user centred design process in response to a brief, to produce appropriate design solutions 

P5 - measure human variability and capability in terms of cognition and physiology 

P6 - apply a range of 2d and 3d modelling and presentation techniques in both analogue and digital forms to support design activity

c. Key transferable skills:

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

G1 - use creativity and innovation in problem solving 

G2 - apply their skills and understanding in professional practice 

G3 – evaluate and reflect upon and present ideas and information in visual, oral and written forms 

G4 - interact effectively with others, working as a member of a small group or team 

G5 – responsibly manage self-learning including efficient time management and the ability to meet deadlines 

G6 - identify, retrieve and analyse information relevant to a proposition, discussion or issue 

G7 - demonstrate competence with information technology, using a range of different software tools 

G8 - demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge gained in one area to a cognate problem in another area

4. Programme structure

4. Programme structure 

4.1          Part A - Introductory Modules 

In the following tables, ‘c’ indicates a compulsory module and ‘o’ indicates an optional module 

 

Code

 

Module title

 

Modular weight

 

Semester

 

Compulsory or Optional

DSA200

Year 1 Design Practice

40

1+2

C

DSA201

Design Research & Professional Practice 1

20

1+2

C

DSA202

Prototyping for Evaluation

20

1+2

C

DSA203

User Centred Design

10

1+2

C

DSA204

Understanding Users - Physical

10

1

C

DSA205

Understanding Users - Cognitive

10

2

C

DSA206

The Environment of Use

10

1+2

C

Compulsory modules in Semester 1 (total modular weight 10)

Compulsory modules in Semester 2 (total modular weight 10)

Compulsory modules across Semester 1 and Semester 2 (total modular weight 100)

  

4.2          Part B - Degree Modules 

 

Code

 

Module title

 

Modular weight

 

Semester

 

Compulsory or Optional

DSB200

User Centred Design Practice 2

30

1+2

C

DSB101

Design Research for Practice

10

1

C

DSB201

Experimental Design Research

10

2

C

DSB014

Design Communication

20

1+2

C

DSB022

User Experience Design

20

2

C

DSB203

Virtual Product Evaluation

10

1+2

C

DSB204

Designing for Emotion

10

1

C

DSB205

Systems & Service Design

10

1

C

Compulsory modules in Semester 1 (total modular weight 30)

Compulsory modules in Semester 2 (total modular weight 30)

Compulsory modules across Semester 1 and Semester 2 (total modular weight 60) 

 

4.3          Part I – Placement (8 semester programme only) 

Candidates on degree programme User Centred Design with the Diploma in Professional Studies will undertake industrial/professional training.

 

Part I – Overseas Study / Placement (8 semester programme only) 

Candidates on degree programme User Centred Design with the Diploma in International Studies will undertake industrial/professional training for half the year and will study at one of the Design School’s approved academic institutions for the other half of the academic year. 

 

4.4          Part C - Degree Modules 

 

Code

 

Module title

 

Modular weight

 

Semester

 

Compulsory or Optional

DSC028

Final Year User Centred Design Practice: Development

30

1

C

DSC201

Inclusive Design

30

1

C

DSC005

Live Projects

10

1+2

C

DSC029

Final Year User Centred Design Practice:Prototyping & Evaluation

 30  2  C*
  Final Year User Centred Design Practice:Research & Evaluation   30  2  C*

DSC013

Sustainable Design

20

2

O

DSC021

Design Research

20

2

O

DSC122

Product Failure & Legal Aspects to Design

20

2

O

DSC123

Vehicle Safety by Design

20

2

O

DSC124

Design for 3D Printing

20

2

0

DSC203

Advanced Environmental Interaction

20

2

O

DSC204

Human Factors for Intelligent Systems

20

2

O

*Students must select from either DSC029 or DSC030 depending upon the nature of their DSC028 Final Year User Centred Design Practice: Product 1 module.

Compulsory modules across Semester 1 (total modular weight 60)

Compulsory modules across Semester 1 and Semester 2 (total modular weight 10)

Compulsory modules across Semester 2 (total modular weight 30)

Optional modules across Semester 2 (total modular weight 20)

 

 

 

 

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

 

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to C, 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 accumulate at least 100 credits including Prototyping for Evaluation (DSA202).

 

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 40: Part C 60 to determine the final percentage mark

Programme Specification

CA BA (Hons) Fine Art

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Design and Creative Arts
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BA (Hons) / BA (Hons)+ Diploma in International Studies / BA (Hons) + Diploma in Professional Studies
Programme title Fine Art
Programme code ACUB14
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 an international university placement (DIntS) or professional training (DPS) in accordance with Senate Regulation XI. The third academic year (Part I) occurs between part B and part C.
UCAS code W100, W101
Admissions criteria

BA -http://www.lboro.ac.uk/w100

BA+DPS/DIntS  - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/w101

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment through which to facilitate students’ acquisition of advanced practical and critical skills in contemporary fine art practice

  • To embed the development of core practical skills – ranging across traditional and new media, 2D and 3D forms, analogue and digital processes – within an innovative and conceptually challenging curriculum

  • To deliver a broad understanding of art making, encouraging cross-disciplinary practice, innovation and experimentation in the student learning experience

  • To facilitate an understanding of diverse contexts for art production and consumption (within the studio and beyond) and foster a critical engagement with art’s historical, theoretical, cultural, political, social and ethical dimensions

  • To enable the development of independent, professional and adaptable working practices pertinent to a global art context

  • To prepare students for the manifold employment opportunities available in the creative industries, heritage sector and other cognate fields

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

  • The Benchmark Statement for Art and Design
  • The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications
  • The QAA Policy Statement on a structured and supported process for personal development
  • Credit level descriptors for Higher Education, Sourthern England Consortium for Credit Accumulation and Transfer

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

  • Initiate, develop and evaluate ideas, realizing them through outcomes, to generate a distinctive, professional and individual art practice

  • Use research methods related to art practice: locate and evaluate visual and textual sources, organise and develop ideas towards speculative enquiry, visualisation and/or making

  • Understand and engage with current debates in fine art through a rigorous exploration of contemporary art’s histories, theories and its wider social and political contexts

  • Integrate professional skills and enterprise within their art practice and demonstrate an adaptable approach to working in the cultural industries and cognate fields

 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  • Understand how the choice of media can affect the material and conceptual development of practical work

  • Articulate and synthesise ideas and information comprehensively in visual oral and written forms and present ideas and work to audiences in a range of situations

  • Research art’s histories and evaluate contemporary theories, concepts and discourses in the arts

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • Demonstrate a high level of technical skill and knowledge in traditional and contemporary processes that are relevant to the creative sector and industries

  • Use, effectively, a range of materials and processes such as drawing, moving image, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, sound and performance, recognizing and responding to professional opportunities and contexts where appropriate

  • Develop a body of ambitious studio work through experimentation, technical innovation and evidence of thinking through making in the creative translation of ideas into practice

  • Engage with themes and issues relating to local and global contemporary visual culture, cognizant of the political and ethical implications therein

  • Demonstrate high-level skills in both visual and textual analysis and present research through such forms as essays, presentations, studio notebooks, blogs, dissertations and artist statements

c. Key transferable skills:

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of traditional and new/emerging technologies, their uses and applications

  • Solve problems individually or as part of a team through collaboration and collegial cooperation

  • Manage complex long term projects professionally and work to deadlines

  • Demonstrate the ability to reflect upon and articulate their skills in a range of different creative, intellectual and practical contexts

  • Manifest an understanding of ethical issues and an appreciation of cultural diversity

4. Programme structure

 

4.1 Part A - Introductory Modules

  

Code

Title

Module Weight

Sem

status

ACA123

Introduction to Fine Art

40

1

Compulsory

ACA921

Drawing: Discourses and Debates

20

1

Compulsory

ACA124

Developing Fine Art Practice

40

2

Compulsory

ACA922

Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Art and Design

20

2

Compulsory

 

4.2          Part B - Degree Modules

 

Code

Title

Module
Weight

Sem

status

ACB113

Reflective Fine Art Practice

40

1

Compulsory

ACB114

Locating Fine Art Practice

40

2

Compulsory

ACB931

Contemporary Art and Theory

20

1

Compulsory

 

Students must choose a 20 credit module from the following indicative module options.

In the 2020-2021 academic year the available modules will be:

Code

Title

Module
Weight

Sem

status

ACB933

Material Culture

20

2

Option

ACB934 Fashion Theory      

ACB935

Creative Dissent: Protest, Activism and Art

20

2

Option

ACB937

Experiential Design: Body Adornments and New Technologies

20

2

Option

ACB938

Arts Management

20

2

Option

HTB065

Psychiatric Stories: Madness in Literature and Culture

20

2

Option

HTB110

Introduction to Multimodality

20

2

Option

HTB809

From Print to Digital: Publishing Revolutions   20 Option

 

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

 Code

 Title

 Module Weight

 Sem

 status

 ACI001

 Industrial Training Placement

 120

 1 & 2

 Optional

 ACI002

 International University
Placement

 120

 1 & 2

 Optional

 Students choose one of the above options

 

4.4       Part C - Degree Modules

 Students choose either Route A or Route B in Semester one

 

Route A

Code

Title

Module Weight

Sem

status

ACC116

Resolving Fine Art Practice

20

1

Compulsory

ACC940

Art and Design Dissertation

40

1

Compulsory

 

Route B

Code

Title

Module Weight

Sem

status

ACC117

Consolidating Fine Art Practice

40

1

Compulsory

ACC119

Fine Arts Research Report

20

1

Compulsory

Semester Two

Code

Title

Module Weight

Sem

status

ACC118

Fine Art Practice: Final Project

60

2

Compulsory

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A to Part B and from Part B to C and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX.

Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of re-assessment in any Part of the programme to undergo re-assessment in the University's special assessment period.  

Successful completion of Part I leads to the additional qualification of Diploma in International Studies or Diploma in Professional Studies.

 

 

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.

 

 

Programme Specification

CA BA (Hons) Textiles: Innovation and Design (2014-2017 entry)

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Design and Creative Arts
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

n/a

Final award BA (Hons) / BA (Hons)+ Diploma in International Studies / BA (Hons) + Diploma in Professional Studies
Programme title Textiles: Innovation and Design
Programme code ACUB26
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 a international university placement (DIntS) in accordance with Senate Regulation XI. The third academic year (Part I) occurs between part B and part C.
UCAS code WJ24, J420
Admissions criteria
Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide an intellectually stimulating environment in which students can develop the critical, analytical, conceptual and practical skills necessary for high level contemporary Textiles Practice and which offers them the opportunity to explore their individual ideas and concepts in depth.

  • To maintain and expand professional and external links and relationships in appropriate industrial and commercial contexts to support the development of enterprising and highly employable individuals, that also allows students to make informed decisions about their future directions.

  • To promote a forward thinking culture in which students are active participants in the School learning community and are encouraged to approach their work with a sense of enquiry, individuality and innovation.

  • To ensure that students have broad first-hand experience of processes involved in the planning and production of contemporary Textile outcomes,, whilst developing specialised knowledge aligning with current contextual requirements  - Interiors, Fashion, Textiles Art, Research, and Digital Production.

  • To ensure the development of significant skills in the practice of Design, Art and Craft informed by an awareness of historical and contemporary practice, ensuring that students are able to contextualise their work with reference to theoretical, historical, cultural, political and ethical issues, making use of the multiple resources provided by the School to support their learning.

  • To create an environment where independent judgment and decision making is undertaken with integrity, and a strong critical awareness, based on a knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses.

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

  • The Benchmark Statement for Art and Design
  • The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications
  • The QAA Policy Statement on a structured and supported process for personal development

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

  • Generate research, develop ideas, concepts and solutions in response to internally/externally set briefs or within a self-initiated period.

  • Conduct personal research demonstrating a critical and questioning attitude to history, theory  and material culture.

  • Select and experiment with a broad range of materials and processes appropriate to the production of a range of Textiles outcomes, whilst demonstrating an in depth understanding of one of the specialist areas offered in optional pathways and make use of the resources provided to support their learning. 

  • Develop independent, confident and innovative approaches to Textiles production, through Printed, Woven, Multi-Media or Digital processes, demonstrating in depth exploration of individual ideas and concepts. 

  • Integrate professional and enterprising practice in Textiles and other design and craft related specialisms.

  • Synthesise current and emerging technologies relevant to Textiles production, bringing diverse information and ideas together to create innovative outcomes.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the breadth and variety of opportunity within the Textiles discipline and be able to apply a suitable methodology to realise their own creative goals.

  • Achieve a body of Textiles work that is coherent and well resolved and appropriate for the contemporary context, to reflect the strengths of the specialist pathways within the programme.

  • Articulate experiments and outcomes with reasoned arguments, and be able to undertake critical analysis to evaluate the aesthetic and functional dynamics of their design outcomes.

  • Show independence of concept through discovery, creativity and problem solving, and be able to identify new concepts and approaches within the existing knowledge framework. 

  • Identify opportunities for continuing development through further study or employment, and be able to apply their knowledge within a broad range of professional contexts.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • Undertake research into Art and Design concepts, processes and contexts. 

  • Direct research skills into textiles practice, written assignments and verbal presentations. 

  • Work effectively with a range of textiles processes and confidently use specialist equipment necessary for the preparation of yarns, fibres, dyes and materials.

  • Evidence experimentation and innovation with materials and processes appropriate to Textile outcomes and final applications, demonstrating  a high standard of technical expertise in Print, Weave, Multi-media or Integrated Digital Practice.

c. Key transferable skills:

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

  • Take responsibility for individual learning and development, initiate independent research, organise and plan work schedules, manage workloads and meet deadlines, plan time to make the best use of equipment and resources.

  • Analyse information, and through selection and experimentation make informed judgements and decisions. Evaluate and recognise areas of personal strength and needs. Formulate reasoned responses to the critical judgement of others.

  • Present work both visually and orally to a high standard, interact effectively with others through collaboration and negotiation, write on a given or chosen topic either in essay form or project brief, and display design work to exhibition standard.

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

  • Co-ordinate the use of common resources, collaborate and share responsibility with others.

  • Produce specifications sufficient to reproduce fabric samples, show an understanding of the calculations involved in the use of specialist equipment.

4. Programme structure

4.1       Part A - Introductory Modules

 

Code

Title

Module Weight

Sem

status

ACA611

Visual Research for Textiles

20

1

Compulsory

ACA612

Design Development for Textiles

20

1

Compulsory

ACA921

Drawing: Discourses and Debates

20

1

Compulsory

ACA613

Textiles: Process and Exploration

40

2

Compulsory

ACA922

Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Art and Design

20

2

Compulsory

 

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

 

Code

Title

Module Weight

Sem

status

ACB621

Materials Processes and Conceptual Applications

40

1

Compulsory

ACB622

Sampling and Textiles Manufacture

40

2

Compulsory

ACB930

Professional and Business Practice

20

1

Compulsory

 

Students must choose a 20 credit module from the indicative options.

 

Optional modules will be available in the following subject areas:

  • History of Art, Architecture and Design

  • Visual Culture

  • Arts Management

  • English, Drama, Publishing and Creative Writing

 

In the 2019 - 2020 academic year the available modules will be:

 

Code

Title

Module
Weight

Sem

status

ACB933

Material Culture

20

2

Option

ACB934

Fashion Theory

20

2

Option

ACB935

Creative Dissent: Protest, Activism and Art

20

2

Option

ACB937

Experiential Design: Body Adornments and New Technologies

20

2

Option

ACB938

Arts Management

20

2

Option

HTB065

Psychiatric Stories: Madness in Literature and Culture 20 Option

HTB110

Introduction to Multimodality 20 2 Option

HTB809

From Print to Digital: Publishing Revolutions

20 2 Option

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

 

Code

Title

Module Weight

Sem

status

ACI001

Industrial Training Placement

120

1 & 2

Optional

ACI002

International University Placement 

120

1 & 2

Optional

 

Students choose one of the above options

 

 

4.4       Part C - Degree Modules

 

Code

Title

Module Weight

Sem

status

ACC633

Textiles: Innovation, Exploration and Invention

40

1

Compulsory

ACC634

Textiles Research Report

20

1

Compulsory

 

Code

Title

Module Weight

Sem

status

ACC635

Final Project Textiles Studio Practice

60

2

Compulsory

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, and from Part B to Part C, 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.

Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of re-assessment in any Part of the programme to undergo re-assessment in the University's special assessment period.

 

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 mark.

Programme Specification

CA BA (Hons) Graphic Communication and Illustration

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Design and Creative Arts
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BA (Hons) / BA (Hons) + Diploma in International Studies / BA (Hons) + Diploma in Professional Studie
Programme title Graphic Communication and Illustration
Programme code ACUB44
Length of programme The duration of the Programme is six or eight semesters. Candidates following the four year sandwich 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. The third academic year (Part I) occurs between part B and part C.
UCAS code W900, W901
Admissions criteria

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/a-z/graphic-communication-and-illustration/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • To develop flexible thought processes including critical, analytical, lateral and sequential design thinking, that afford students opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth. 

  • To identify, develop, and synthesize specialist materials, processes and techniques, in relation to studio craft through a range of current and emergent analogue and digital media including opportunities to bring information and ideas together from relevant alternative topics.

  • To initiate research leading to creative professional practice. 

  • To prioritize elements of the visual and verbal interface for communications effectiveness; including drawing, typography, sequential and narrative design and emergent media, through research, ideation, communication and elicitation.

  • To produce expressive, reflective and professional practitioners who understand audience needs. 

  • To discuss and evaluate personal and group outcomes in relation to economic, vocational, ethical, sustainability and global contexts.

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

The Benchmark Statement for Art and Design

The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications

The QAA Policy Statement on a structured and supported process for personal development

 

 

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

  • Integrate basic approaches to visual research.  

  • Articulate the functions of graphic communication and illustration.  

  • Appreciate the functions of historical and critical studies in Art and Design.  

  • Synthesise the social, cultural and economic roles of the subject.  

  • Locate their work within relevant environments for audiences.  

  • Adopt and adapt appropriate practical solutions to design problems. 

  • Select and apply subject competencies within a global context.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  • Process visual research through ideation, communication and elicitation.

  •  Identify and critically discuss the definitions and functions of images, texts, practices and objects in Art and Design.

  • Demonstrate critical and creative skills, and to apply them in the formulation and appraisal of methodologies for problem solving.

  • Negotiate and pursue specialised areas of study using relevant resources provided to support their learning such as workshops, labs and the Library.
     
  • Critically locate personal practice within a wider creative and global arena.

 

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • Experiment with materials, processes and technology.  

  • Employ effective design strategies and methods to express ideas.  

  • Evaluate and negotiate individual and group roles and functions within a range of interdisciplinary practice models as part of their learning community.  

  • Diagnose and solve a variety of visual problems relevant to current and emergent environments and audiences.  

  • Identify design problems and develop and express appropriate practical design solutions.  

  • Produce work that demonstrates critical, creative, technical and practical skills equating with professional and business practice within a global context.

 

c. Key transferable skills:

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

  • Engage in critical discussion relevant to the discipline about the relationship between theory and practice.

  • Foster accountability, ambition, opinion, innovation and resourcefulness within individual and group working. 

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the role of social, cultural and economic factors in relation to their own and others’ work.

  • Organise, present and communicate ideas and arguments orally, visually and in written form. 

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate, manage and appraise projects with autonomy and initiative. 

  • Understand the significance of international professional practice and apply an awareness of global perspectives and transcultural considerations.

4. Programme structure

4.1. Part A - Introductory Modules

 

Code

Title

Module Weight

Sem

status

ACA801

Visual Research in Practice

40

1

Compulsory

ACA921

Drawing: Discourses and Debates

20

1

Compulsory

ACA802

Visual Methods in Practice

40

2

Compulsory

ACA922

Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Art and Design

20

2

Compulsory

 

 

4.2 Part B - Degree Modules

 

Code

Title

Module Weight

Sem

status

ACB803

Content and Context: Society, Culture and Economy

40

1

Compulsory

ACB804

Locating Practice: Interpreting Environments and Audiences

40

2

Compulsory

ACB932

Visual Culture: Histories and Theories

20

1

Compulsory

 

 

Students must choose a 20 credit module from the indicative options.

 

In the 2020-2021 academic year, the available modules will be:  

 

Code

Title

Module
Weight

Sem

status

ACB933

Material Culture

20

2

Option

ACB934

Fashion Theory

20

2

Option

ACB935

Creative Dissent: Protest, Activism and Art

20

2

Option

ACB937

Experiential Design: Body Adornments and New Technologies

20

2

Option

ACB938

Arts Management

20

2

Option

HTB065

Psychiatric Stories: Madness in Literature and Culture 20 Option

HTB110

Introduction to Multimodality

20

2

Option

HTB809

From Print to Digital: Publishing Revolutions

20

2

Option

 

 

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

 

Code

Title

Module Weight

Sem

status

ACI001

Industrial Training Placement

120

1&2

Optional

ACI002

International University Placement

120

1&2

Optional

 

Students choose one of the above options

 

 

4.4 Part C - Degree Modules

 Students choose either Route A or Route B in Semester One

 

Route A

Code

Title

Module Weight

Sem

status

ACC809

Focusing Directions in Graphic Communication and Illustration Practice

20

1

Compulsory

ACC940

Art and Design Dissertation

40

1

Compulsory

 

Route B

Code

Title

Module Weight

Sem

status

ACC807

Synergising Directions in Graphic Communication and Illustration Practice  40  1  Compulsory

ACC808

Industrial Intelligence in Graphic Communication and Illustration Practice 20 1 Compulsory

 

 

Semester Two 

Code

Title

Module Weight

Sem

status

ACC810

Destinations in Graphic Communication and Illustration Practice

60

2

Compulsory

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to C, and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX

Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of reassessment in any Part of the programme to undergo re-assessment in the University's special assessment period.

 

 

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 in accordance with the scheme set out in Regulation XX.  The average weighted mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 20 and Part C 80 to determine the final percentage mark.

Programme Specification

CA BA (Hons) Drama (2017 to 2019 entry)

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Design and Creative Arts
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BA (Hons) / BA (Hons) + DPS + DINTS
Programme title Drama
Programme code ACUB02
Length of programme The duration of the programme is 6 or 8 semesters. Candidates following the four year programme are required to spend an approved placement in professional industry leading to the award of Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS)or an approved study at a university abroad leading to the award of the Diploma in International Studies (DINTS). The sandwich year (Part I) must be taken after satisfactory completion of Part B and before commencement of Part C.
UCAS code W400 / W401
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/english-drama/drama/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • to provide an intellectually stimulating environment in which students can develop the critical and practical skills of Drama;
  • to enable students to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of Drama;
  • to enable students to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of issues in Drama through specialist study and research;
  • to enhance students’ career and employment opportunities on graduating.

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

  • The QAA Benchmark Statement for Dance, Drama and Performance
  • Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of classical and contemporary Drama;
  • Understanding and practical experience of a range of research methods;
  • Capability of comparing theatre institutions, structures and practices historically and geographically;
  • Appreciation of social and cultural diversity;
  • Awareness of the role of culture in a changing performance landscape;
  • Grasp of the epistemological underpinnings of different research traditions in Drama.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  • engage in critical reasoning;
  • apply Drama and theatre studies concepts and theories;
  • articulate arguments in speech, writing and other forms.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • locate and retrieve information;
  • use research tools;
  • design and perform practical projects.
c. Key transferable skills:

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

  • participate effectively in group work;
  • use communication effectively, including dialogue, writing formats and visualisation;
  • manage their time effectively.

4. Programme structure

Part A - Introductory Modules

All 120 credits are compulsory at Part A

Semester 1

Compulsory (total modular weight 60)

EAA911

Acting and the Classics

20 credits

EAA913

Languages of Theatre: How to Read a Play

20 credits

EAA915

Performance Practices

20 credits

Optional - NONE

  


Semester 2

Compulsory (total modular weight 60)

EAA910

Devising for Performance

20 credits

EAA912

The Theatre and its Histories: The Making of Performance 

20 credits

EAA914

From Analysis to Performance

20 credits

Optional - NONE

  

Part B - Degree Modules

In the course of Semester 1 and Semester 2, candidates may choose module(s) with a total weight of 20 outside of Drama. 

Optional modules will be available in the following subject areas:

  • Performance and Theatre Practice

  • Theoretical, Technical and Historical Drama

     

In the 2020-2021 academic year the available modules will be:


Semester 1

Compulsory (total modular weight 20)

ACB928

Production 1

20 credits

Optional

ACB904

Writing for Stage and Screen

20 credits

ACB922

Popular Theatres

20 credits

ACB926

Theatre and Education

20 credits

  

Semester 2

Compulsory (total modular weight 40)

ACB929

Performance Philosophy: Rethinking Contemporary Theatre

20 credits

ACB927

Production 2

20 credits

Optional

ACB034

Voice and Text

20 credits

ACB900

Lighting and Sound Design

20 credits

 

Candidates may choose to take a module from the following list in place of a module in their main subject area.

Optional modules will be available in the following subject areas:

  • History of Art, Architecture and Design
  • Visual Culture
  • Arts Management
  • Language, Literature, and Culture
  • Publishing

In the 2020-2021 academic year the available modules will be:

 

HTB065

Psychiatric Stories: Madness in Literature and Culture

20 credits

HTB110

Introduction to Multimodality

20 credits

HTB809

From Print to Digital: Publishing Revolutions

 

20 credits

ACB933

Material Culture

 

20 credits

ACB934

Fashion Theory

 

20 credits

ACB935

Creative Dissent, Protest, Activism and Art

 

20 credits

ACB937

Experiential Design: Body Adornments and New Technologies

 

20 credits

ACB938

Arts Management

 

20 credits

 

Part I

DPS route

Candidates will undertake an approved placement leading to the Diploma in Professional Studies. 

Semesters 1 and 2

ACI001

Industrial Training Placement (DPS, non-credit bearing)

120 credits

 

OR

DIntS Route

Candidates will undertake an approved study placement at a partner institution outside the United Kingdom leading to the Diploma in International Studies.

Semesters 1 and 2

 

ACI002

International University Placement (DIntS, non-credit bearing)

       120 credits

Participation in either a work or study placement is subject to School approval and satisfactory academic performance during Parts A and B.

Part C - Degree Modules

In accordance with University Regulations, students should take at least 90 credits of C-coded modules in their final year of study.

In the course of Semester 1 and Semester 2, candidates may choose module(s) with a total weight of 20 outside of Drama. 

Optional modules will be available in the following subject areas:

  • Performance and Theatre Practice

  • Theoretical, Technical and Historical Drama

     

In the 2020-2021 academic year the available modules will be:

Semesters 1 and 2

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

ACC950

Research Project

40 credits

Semester 1

Compulsory (total modular weight 20)

ACC951

Group Project: Theatre in the Community

20 credits

Optional

ACC902

Class Power and Performance on Stage and Screen

20 credits

ACC920

Performing the Absurd

20 credits

Semester 2

Compulsory (total modular weight 40)

ACC500

Theatre Practice

40 credits

Optional

HTC210

Better Worlds?: Utopian and Dystopian Texts and Contexts

20 credits

HTC300

Adapting Shakespeare

20 credits

ACC225

Dance Theatre

20 credits

ACC910

The Cinematic Stage

20 credits

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to progress from Part A to Part B and from Part B to C 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. 

5.2 Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of re-assessment in any part of the Programme to undergo re-assessment in the University’s special assessment period.

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, in accordance with the scheme set out in Regulation XX. The average percentage marks for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40%: Part C 60% to determine the programme mark. 

Programme Specification

CA BA (Hons) Drama with Business Studies (2017 to 2019 entry)

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Design and Creative Arts
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BA (Hons / BA(Hons) + DPS + DINTS
Programme title Drama with Business Studies
Programme code ACUB11
Length of programme The duration of the programme is 6 or 8 semesters. Candidates following the four year programme are required to spend an approved placement in professional industry leading to the award of Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS)or an approved study at a university abroad leading to the award of the Diploma in International Studies (DINTS). The sandwich year (Part I) must be taken after satisfactory completion of Part B and before commencement of Part C.
UCAS code W4N1 / WN41
Admissions criteria

BA (Hons) - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/w4n1

BA(Hons) + DPS + DINTS - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/wn41

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide an intellectually stimulating environment in which students can develop the critical and practical skills of Drama and Business management.
  • To enhance students’ career and employment prospects by developing a range of transferable skills embedded in the programme.
  • To ensure that graduates are trained to think independently, to reason critically, to weigh the importance of alternative arguments and perspectives, and to analyse critically different forms of discourse.

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

  • The Benchmark Statement for Dance, Drama and Performance.
  • The Benchmark Statement for General Business and Management.
  • Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ).

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Substantial knowledge of a range of classical and contemporary Drama with an awareness of the role of culture in a changing performance landscape.
  • An understanding and practical experience of a range of research methods.
  • The ability to compare theatre institutions, structures and practices historically and geographically.
  • An ability to grasp the epistemological underpinnings of different research traditions in Drama.
  • An understanding of theories, principles and practice, developed from study of core management areas of human resources, finance, marketing and organisational behaviour.
  • Knowledge of the importance of policy, planning and management in business. The behaviour, management and development of people within organisations.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of the programme students should be able to:

  • Appreciate the central role in culture of Drama and have gained rhetorical skills of effective communication and argument using speech, writing and other forms.
  • Apply Drama and theatre studies concepts and theories.
  • Use critical thinking, analysis and syntheses to evaluate and apply concepts and insights from business disciplines, including comprehension of complex scenarios.
  • Relate theory to practice.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • Locate and retrieve information using a range of resources.
  • Design and perform practical projects.
  • Present cogent and persuasive arguments both in oral and written form.
  • Create, evaluate and/or assess a range of options in a business situation, applying ideas and knowledge from a variety of sources.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should have acquired the following skills:

  • Effective communication
  • Effective organisational and time-management skills
  • Effective use of information technology
  • Numeracy skills
  • Effective team-working skills

4. Programme structure

Part A - Introductory Modules

Semester 1 Drama Modules

Compulsory (total modular weight 40)

EAA913

Languages of Theatre: How to Read a Play

20 credits

EAA915

Performance Practices

20 credits

Optional - NONE


Semester 2 Drama Modules

Compulsory (total modular weight 40)

EAA912

The Theatre and its Histories: The Making of Performance

20 credits

EAA914

From Analysis to Performance

20 credits

Optional - NONE

 

Semester 1 Business Modules

Compulsory (total modular weight 20)

BSA050

Introduction to Management

10 credits

BSA505

Organisational Behaviour

10 credits

Optional – NONE

Semester 2 Business Modules

BSA026

Principles of Law

10 credits

BSA506

Management of Human Resources

10 credits

Optional - NONE

 

Part B - Degree Modules

Optional modules will be available in the following subject areas:

  • Performance and Theatre Practice

  • Theoretical, Technical and Historical Drama

     

In the 2020-2021 academic year the available modules will be:


Semester 1 Drama Modules

Compulsory (total modular weight 20)

ACB928

Production 1

20 credits

Optional

ACB904

Writing for Stage and Screen

20 credits

ACB922

Popular Theatres

20 credits

ACB926

Theatre and Education

20 credits

 

Semester 2 Drama Modules

Compulsory (total modular weight 20)

ACB929

Performance Philosophy: Rethinking Contemporary Theatre

20 credits

Optional

ACB034

Voice and Text

20 credits

ACB900

Lighting and Sound Design

20 credits

 


Semester 1 Business Modules

Compulsory (total modular weight 20)

BSB530

Accounting for Business

10 credits

BSB560

Principles of Marketing

10 credits

Optional - NONE

 

Semester 2 Business Modules

Compulsory (total modular weight 10)

BSB562

The Marketing Mix

10 credits

Optional

BSB532

Accounting for Managers

10 credits

BSB550

Company Finance

10 credits

  

Interdisciplinary Arts options also available in Semester 2:

 

Candidates may choose to take a module in the following list in place of a module in their main subject areas.

 Optional modules will be available in the following subject areas:

  •  History of Art, Architecture and Design
  •  Visual Culture
  • Arts Management
  • Language, Literature, and Culture
  • Publishing

 

In the 2020-2021 academic year the available modules will be:

 

HTB065

Psychiatric Stories: Madness in Literature and Culture

20 credits

HTB110

Introduction to Multimodality

20 credits

HTB809

From Print to Digital: Publishing Revolutions

 

20 credits

ACB933

Material Culture

 

20 credits

ACB934

Fashion Theory

 

20 credits

ACB935

Creative Dissent, Protest, Activism and Art

 

20 credits

ACB937

Experiential Design: Body Adornments and New Technologies

 

20 credits

ACB938

Arts Management

 

20 credits

 

Part I

DPS route

Candidates will undertake an approved placement leading to the Diploma in Professional Studies. 

Semesters 1 and 2

ACI001

Industrial Training Placement (DPS, non-credit bearing)

120 credits

 

OR

DIntS Route

Candidates will undertake an approved study placement at a partner institution outside the United Kingdom leading to the Diploma in International Studies.

Semesters 1 and 2

 

ACI002

International University Placement (DIntS, non-credit bearing)

120 credits

Participation in either a work or study placement is subject to School approval and satisfactory academic performance during Parts A and B.

Part C - Degree Modules

Candidates normally attempt 60 credits in each semester, accumulating 120 credit units over the year. In accordance with University Regulations, students should take at least 90 credits of C-coded modules in their final year of study.

Optional modules will be available in the following subject areas:

  • Performance and Theatre Practice

  • Theoretical, Technical and Historical Drama

     

In the 2020-2021 academic year the available modules will be:

 

Semesters 1 and 2 Drama Modules

Compulsory – NONE

Optional

ACC950

Research Project

40 credits

Semester 1 Drama Modules

Compulsory – NONE

Optional

ACC902

Class, Power and Performance on Stage and Screen

20 credits

ACC920

Performing the Absurd

20 credits

ACC951

Group Project: Theatre in the Community

20 credits

  

Semester 2 Drama Modules

Compulsory – NONE

Optional

HTC210

Better Worlds?: Utopian and Dystopian Texts and Contexts

20 credits

HTC300

Adapting Shakespeare

20 credits

ACC225

Dance Theatre

20 credits

ACC500

Theatre Practice

40 credits

ACC910

The Cinematic Stage

20 credits

 


Semester 1 Business Modules

Compulsory (total modular weight 20)

BSC522

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

10 credits

BSC565

Fundamentals of Strategic Management

10 credits

Optional - NONE

Semester 2 Business Modules

Compulsory (total modular weight 20)

BSC524

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Planning

10 credits

BSC575

Leadership and Interpersonal Skills

10 credits

Optional - NONE

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to progress from Part A to Part B and from Part B to C 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.

5.2 Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of re-assessment in any part of the Programme to undergo re-assessment in the University’s special assessment period.

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, in accordance with the scheme set out in Regulation XX. The average percentage marks for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40% : Part C 60% to determine the Programme Mark.

Programme Specification

CA BA (Hons) Drama with English (2017 to 2019 entry)

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Design and Creative Arts
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BA (Hons) / BA (Hons) + DPS + DINTS
Programme title Drama with English
Programme code ACUB05
Length of programme The duration of the programme is 6 or 8 semesters. Candidates following the four year programme are required to spend an approved placement in professional industry leading to the award of Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS)or an approved study at a university abroad leading to the award of the Diploma in International Studies (DINTS). The sandwich year (Part I) must be taken after satisfactory completion of Part B and before commencement of Part C.
UCAS code W4Q3 / WQ43
Admissions criteria

BA (Hons) - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/w4q3

BA (Hons) + DPS + DINTS - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/wq43

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • to provide an intellectually stimulating environment in which students can develop the critical and practical skills of Drama, and a perspective on the social and cultural significance of English literature;
  • to enable students to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of Drama, and of selected instances of  English literature and language;
  • to enable students to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of issues in Drama through specialist study and research;
  • to stimulate productive reflection on the similarities and differences between modes of study in Drama and English;
  • to enhance students’ career and employment opportunities on graduating.

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

  • The Benchmark Statement for Dance, Drama and Performance
  • The Benchmark Statement for English
  • Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of classical and contemporary Drama;
  • Some knowledge of a range of authors and texts from different periods of literary history, including those before 1800;
  • Understanding and practical experience of a range of research and critical methods in Drama and English studies;
  • Capability of comparing theatre institutions, structures and practices historically and geographically;
  • Appreciation of social and cultural diversity;
  • Awareness of the role of culture in a changing landscape of performance and literary production;
  • Grasp of the epistemological underpinnings of different research traditions in Drama;
  • Some understanding of the distinctive characteristics of the different literary genres of fiction, poetry and drama;
  • An appreciation of the structure and functions of the English language.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  • engage in critical reasoning;
  • apply Drama, theatre studies and literary concepts and theories;
  • articulate arguments in speech, writing and other forms.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • locate and retrieve information;
  • use research tools;
  • design and perform practical projects;
  • critically assess the effectiveness and value of a wide range of oral, written and performed communications.
c. Key transferable skills:

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

  • handle complex information in a structured and systematic way;
  • participate effectively in group work;
  • use communication effectively, including dialogue, writing formats and visualisation;
  • manage their time effectively.

4. Programme structure

Part A - Introductory Modules

Drama Component 

Semester 1

Compulsory (total modular weight 40)

EAA911

Acting and the Classics

20 credits

EAA915

Performance Practices

20 credits

Optional - NONE

 

Semester 2

Compulsory (total modular weight 40)

EAA912

The Theatre and its Histories: The Making of Performance

20 credits

EAA914

From Analysis to Performance

20 credits

Optional - NONE                                                                                                                                         

 

English Component

 

Semester 1

Compulsory (total modular weight 20)

EAA700

Narrative Forms and Fiction

20 credits

Optional - NONE

Semester 2

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAA001

Introduction to Film

20 credits

EAA003

Elephants and Engines: An Introduction to Creative Writing

20 credits

EAA011

Writing in History

20 credits

EAA701

Literary and Critical Theories

20 credits

 

Part B - Degree Modules 

Candidates normally attempt 60 credits in each semester, accumulating 120 credit units over the year.

Optional modules will be available in the following subject areas:
  • Literature from 1350 to the present

  • Language and Linguistics

  • Creative Writing

  • American Literature and Film

  • Performance and Theatre Practice

  • Theoretical, Technical and Historical Drama

In the 2020-2021 academic year the available modules will be:

 Drama Component

 Candidates normally choose modules from the following list with a total modular weight of 80 but may take fewer in accordance with the University's Credit Framework. The minimum number of credits in Drama to be accumulated at Part B is 60.

Semester 1

Compulsory - (total modular weight 20)

 ACB928

 Production 1

 20 credits

 Optional

ACB904

Writing for Stage and Screen

20 credits

ACB922

Popular Theatres

20 credits

ACB926

Theatre and Education

20 credits

  

Semester 2

Compulsory (total modular weight 20)

ACB929

Performance Philosophy: Rethinking Contemporary Theatre

20 credits

Optional

ACB034

Voice and Text

20 credits

ACB900

Lighting and Sound Design

20 credits

ACB927

Production 2

20 credits

 

English Component 

Candidates must normally choose modules from the following list with a total modular weight of 40 at Part B.

Semester 1

Compulsory – NONE

Optional

HTB008

Victorian Literature

20 credits

HTB017

America at War

20 credits

HTB035

The Weird Tale

20 credits

HTB710

Love and Life in the Stuart Era 1603-1714 (Renaissance Writing)

20 credits

Semester 2

Compulsory – NONE

Optional

HTB001

From Fan to Fiction to Youtube:Navigating the Digital Sphere

20 credits

HTB012

African American Culture

20 credits

HTB018

Women’s Writing in the Seventeenth Century

20 credits

HTB402

Maps and Motors

20 credits

HTB712

Modernisms

20 credits

HTB711

Eighteenth Century Literature

20 credits

  

Interdisciplinary Arts options also available in Semester 2:

Candidates may choose to take a module in the following list in place of a module in their main subject area of Drama.

Optional modules will be available in the following subject areas:

  •  History of Art, Architecture and Design
  •  Visual Culture
  •  Arts Management
  • Language, Literature, and Culture
  • Publishing

 In the 2020-2021 academic year the available modules will be:

HTB065

Psychiatric Stories: Madness in Literature and Culture

20 credits

HTB809

From Print to Digital: Publishing Revolutions

 

20 credits

ACB934

Fashion Theory

 

20 credits

ACB935

Creative Dissent, Protest, Activism and Art

 

20 credits

ACB937

Experiential Design: Body Adornments and New Technologies

 

20 credits

ACB938

Arts Management

 

20 credits

 

Part I

DPS route

Candidates will undertake an approved placement leading to the Diploma in Professional Studies. 

Semesters 1 and 2

ACI001

Industrial Training Placement (DPS, non-credit bearing)

120 credits

 

OR

DIntS Route

Candidates will undertake an approved study placement at a partner institution outside the United Kingdom leading to the Diploma in International Studies.

Semesters 1 and 2

 

ACI002

International University Placement (DIntS, non-credit bearing)

120 credits

Participation in either a work or study placement is subject to School approval and satisfactory academic performance during Parts A and B.

Part C - Degree Modules 

Candidates normally attempt 60 credits in each semester, accumulating 120 credit units over the year.

There are no compulsory modules in Part C.

 Drama component

Candidates normally choose modules from the following list with a total modular weight of 80 but may take fewer in accordance with the University's Credit Framework. The minimum number of credits in Drama to be accumulated at Part C is 40.

Optional modules will be available in the following subject areas:
  • Literature from 1350 to the present

  • Language and Linguistics

  • Creative Writing

  • American Literature and Film

  • Performance and Theatre Practice

  • Theoretical, Technical and Historical Drama

In the 2020-2021 academic year the available modules will be:

 

Semesters 1 and 2

Compulsory – NONE

Optional

ACC950

Research Project

40 credits

Semester 1

Compulsory – NONE

Optional

ACC902

Class, Power and Performance on Stage and Screen

20 credits

ACC920

Performing the Absurd

20 credits

ACC951

Group Project: Theatre in the Community

20 credits

 

Semester 2

Optional

ACC500

Theatre Practice

40 credits

ACC910

The Cinematic Stage

20 credits

 

 

English component

Candidates normally choose modules from the following list with a total modular weight of 40 but may take fewer in accordance with the University's Credit Framework. The minimum number of credits in English to be accumulated at Part C is 20.

 

Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory – NONE

Optional

HTC009

Dissertation

40 credits

Semester 1

Optional

HTC016

Cruel and Unusual: Punishment on Trial in American Culture

20 credits

HTC024

Twenty First Century Literature

20 credits

HTC027

An Unexpected Light: Writing Afghanistan

20 credits

HTC229

Neo-Victorianism

20 credits

HTC440

The Modern Poet

20 credits

HTC801

Marketing and the Magazine Business

20 credits

 

Semester 2

Compulsory – NONE

Optional

HTC001

Radicals and Reactionaries: Writing Women of the 1890s

20 credits

HTC210

Better Worlds?: Utopian and Dystopian Texts and Contexts

20 credits

HTC300

Adapting Shakespeare

20 credits

HTC320

Driving on: Writing Towards Publication

20 credits

HTC701

Global America

20 credits

HTC806

The Child and the Book

20 credits

 

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to progress from Part A to Part B and from Part B to C 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.

5.2 Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of re-assessment in any part of the Programme to undergo re-assessment in the University’s special assessment period.

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, in accordance with the scheme set out in Regulation XX. The average percentage marks for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40% : Part C 60% to determine the Programme Mark.

Programme Specification

CA BA (Hons) Textiles: Innovation and Design (2018 - 2020 entry)

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Design and Creative Arts
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

n/a

Final award BA (Hons) / BA (Hons)+ Diploma in International Studies / BA (Hons) + Diploma in Professional Studies
Programme title Textiles: Innovation and Design
Programme code ACUB26
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 a international university placement (DIntS) in accordance with Senate Regulation XI. The third academic year (Part I) occurs between part B and part C.
UCAS code WJ24, J420
Admissions criteria

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/a-z/textile-design/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide an intellectually stimulating environment in which students can develop the critical, analytical, conceptual and practical skills necessary for high level contemporary Textiles Practice and which offers them the opportunity to explore their individual ideas and concepts in depth.

  • To maintain and expand professional and external links and relationships in appropriate industrial and commercial contexts to support the development of enterprising and highly employable individuals, that also allows students to make informed decisions about their future directions.

  • To promote a forward thinking culture in which students are active participants in the School learning community and are encouraged to approach their work with a sense of enquiry, individuality and innovation.

  • To ensure that students have broad first-hand experience of processes involved in the planning and production of contemporary Textile outcomes,, whilst developing specialised knowledge aligning with current contextual requirements  - Interiors, Fashion, Textiles Art, Research and Digital Production.

  • To ensure the development of significant skills in the practice of Design, Art and Craft informed by an awareness of historical and contemporary practice, ensuring that students are able to contextualise their work with reference to theoretical, historical, cultural, political and ethical issues, making use of the multiple resources provided by the School to support their learning.

  • To create an environment where independent judgment and decision making is undertaken with integrity, and a strong critical awareness, based on a knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses.

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

  • The Benchmark Statement for Art and Design
  • The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications
  • The QAA Policy Statement on a structured and supported process for personal development

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

  • Generate research, develop ideas concepts and solutions in response to internally/externally set briefs or within a self-initiated period.

  • Conduct personal research demonstrating a critical and questioning attitude to history, theory  and material culture.

  • Select and experiment with a broad range of materials and processes appropriate to the production of a range of Textiles outcomes, whilst demonstrating an in depth understanding of one of the specialist areas offered in optional pathways and make use of the resources provided to support their learning. 

  • Develop independent, confident and innovative approaches to Textiles production, through Printed, Woven, Multi-Media or Digital processes, demonstrating in depth exploration of individual ideas and concepts. 

  • Integrate professional and enterprising practice in Textiles and other design and craft related specialisms.

  • Synthesise current and emerging technologies relevant to Textiles production, bringing diverse information and ideas together to create innovative outcomes.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the breadth and variety of opportunity within the Textiles discipline and be able to apply a suitable methodology to realise their own creative goals.

  • Achieve a body of Textiles work that is coherent and well resolved and appropriate for the contemporary context, to reflect the strengths of the specialist pathways within the programme.

  • Articulate experiments and outcomes with reasoned arguments, and be able to undertake critical analysis to evaluate the aesthetic and functional dynamics of their design outcomes.

  • Show independence of concept through discovery, creativity and problem solving, and be able to identify new concepts and approaches within the existing knowledge framework. 

  • Identify opportunities for continuing development through further study or employment, and be able to apply their knowledge within a broad range of professional contexts.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • Undertake research into Art and Design concepts, processes and contexts. 

  • Direct research skills into textiles practice, written assignments and verbal presentations. 

  • Work effectively with a range of textiles processes and confidently use specialist equipment necessary for the preparation of yarns, fibres, dyes and materials.

  • Evidence experimentation and innovation with materials and processes appropriate to Textile outcomes and final applications, demonstrating  a high standard of technical expertise in Print, Weave, Multi-media or Integrated Digital Practice.

c. Key transferable skills:

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

  • Take responsibility for individual learning and development, initiate independent research, organise and plan work schedules, manage workloads and meet deadlines, plan time to make the best use of equipment and resources.

  • Analyse information, and through selection and experimentation make informed judgements and decisions. Evaluate and recognise areas of personal strength and needs. Formulate reasoned responses to the critical judgement of others.

  • Present work both visually and orally to a high standard, interact effectively with others through collaboration and negotiation, write on a given or chosen topic either in essay form or project brief, and display design work to exhibition standard.

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

  • Co-ordinate the use of common resources, collaborate and share responsibility with others.

  • Produce specifications sufficient to reproduce fabric samples, show an understanding of the calculations involved in the use of specialist equipment.

4. Programme structure

4.1       Part A - Introductory Modules

 

Code

Title

Module Weight

Sem

status

ACA612

Design Development for Textiles

40

1

Compulsory

ACA921

Drawing: Discourses and Debates

20

1

Compulsory

ACA613

Textiles: Process and Exploration

40

2

Compulsory

ACA922

Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Art and Design

20

2

Compulsory

 

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

 

Code

Title

Module Weight

Sem

status

ACB621

Materials Processes and Conceptual Applications

40

1

Compulsory

ACB622

Sampling and Textiles Manufacture

40

2

Compulsory

ACB930

Professional and Business Practice

20

1

Compulsory

 

Students must choose a 20 credit module from the indicative options.

 

Optional modules will be available in the following subject areas:

  • History of Art, Architecture and Design

  • Visual Culture

  • Arts Management

  • English, Drama, Publishing and Creative Writing

 

In the 2020-21 academic year the available modules will be:

Code

Title

Module
Weight

Sem

status

ACB933

Material Culture

20

2

Option

ACB934

Fashion Theory

20

2

Option

ACB935

Creative Dissent: Protest, Activism and Art

20

2

Option

ACB937

Experiential Design: Body Adornments and New Technologies

20

2

Option

ACB938

Arts Management

20

2

Option

HTB065

Psychiatric Stories: Madness in Literature and Culture 20 Option

HTB110

Introduction to Multimodality

20

2

Option

HTB809

From Print to Digital: Publishing Revolutions

20

2

Option

 

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

 

Code

Title

Module Weight

Sem

status

ACI001

Industrial Training Placement

120

1 & 2

Optional

ACI002

International University Placement 

120

1 & 2

Optional

 

Students choose one of the above options

 

 

4.4       Part C - Degree Modules

 

Code

Title

Module Weight

Sem

status

ACC633

Textiles: Innovation, Exploration and Invention

40

1

Compulsory

ACC634

Textiles Research Report

20

1

Compulsory

 

Code

Title

Module Weight

Sem

status

ACC635

Final Project Textiles Studio Practice

60

2

Compulsory

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, and from Part B to Part C, and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX.

Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of re-assessment in any Part of the programme to undergo re-assessment in the university's special assessment period.

 

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 mark.

Programme Specification

CA BA (Hons) English and Drama (2015 to 2019 entry)

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Design and Creative Arts
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BA (Hons) / BA (Hons) + DPS + DINTS
Programme title English and Drama
Programme code ACUB06
Length of programme The duration of the programme is 6 or 8 semesters. Candidates following the four year programme are required to spend an approved placement in professional industry leading to the award of Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) or an approved study at a university abroad leading to the award of the Diploma in International Studies (DINTS). The sandwich year (Part I) must be taken after satisfactory completion of Part B and before commencement of Part C.
UCAS code QW34 / Q3W4
Admissions criteria

BA (Hons) - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/qw34

BA (Hons) + DPS + DIntS - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/q3w4

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • to provide an intellectually stimulating environment in which students can develop the critical and practical skills of Drama, and develop an understanding of the social and cultural significance of English literature;
  • to enable students to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of issues in English and Drama through specialist study and research;
  • to stimulate productive reflection on the similarities and differences between modes of study in both subjects. 

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

  • The Benchmark Statement for Dance, Drama and Performance
  • The English Benchmark statement
  • Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • A knowledge of classical and contemporary Drama; a significant knowledge of a range of authors and texts from different periods of literary history, including those before 1800.  
  • An understanding and practical experience of a range of research and critical methods in English and Drama studies; a capability of comparing theatre institutions, structures and practices historically and geographically.
  • An appreciation of social and cultural diversity.
  • The ability to understand the epistemological underpinnings of different research traditions in the subject areas.
  • An understanding of the distinctive characteristics of the different literary genres of fiction, poetry and drama, and of the structure and functions of the English language.  
  • They should also have an understanding of the power of imagination in literary creation and of the range and variety of contemporary approaches to literary and performance studies.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme students will have acquired:

  • critical skills in the close reading and analysis of texts and will have a thorough understanding of texts, concepts and theories relating to English and Drama studies;
  • the ability to articulate arguments in speech, writing and other forms.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • present cogent and persuasive arguments in oral, written and practical form;
  • critically assess the effectiveness and value of a wide range of oral, written and performed communications;
  • locate and retrieve information using a variety of research methods;
  • they should be able to design and perform practical projects individually and in groups.
c. Key transferable skills:

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

  • handle complex information in a structured and systematic way;
  • participate effectively in group work using communication effectively, including dialogue, writing formats and visualisation;
  • demonstrate effective organisational and time-management skills.

4. Programme structure

.1 Part A - Introductory Modules

 Candidates must choose 20 credits of optional English modules in Semester 2 so that 120 credit units are accumulated over the year. All of the 60 Drama credits are compulsory

 Drama Component

Semester 1

Compulsory (total modular weight 20)

EAA915

Performance Practices

20 credits

Optional - NONE

Semester 2

Compulsory (total modular weight 40)

EAA912

The Theatre and its Histories: The Making of Performance

20 credits

EAA914

From Analysis to Performance

20 credits

 

English Component

Semester 1

Compulsory (total modular weight 40)

EAA102

Exploring Language and Linguistics: An Introduction to Language

20 credits

EAA700

Narrative Forms and Fiction

20 credits

Optional - NONE

Semester 2

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

EAA001

Introduction to Film

20 credits

EAA003

Elephants and Engines: An Introduction to Creative Writing

20 credits

EAA011

Writing in History

20 credits

EAA701

Literary and Critical Theories

20 credits

 

 4.2 Part B - Degree Modules

Candidates normally attempt 60 credits in each semester, accumulating 120 credit units over the year.

Drama Component

Candidates normally choose modules from the following list with a total modular weight of 60 credits but may take fewer in accordance with the University's Credit Framework. The minimum number of Drama credits to be accumulated at Part B is 40.

Optional modules will be available in the following subject areas:
  • Literature from 1350 to the present

  • Language and Linguistics

  • Creative Writing

  • American Literature and Film

  • Performance and Theatre Practice

  • Theoretical, Technical and Historical Drama

In the 2020-2021 academic year the available modules will be:

Semester 1

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

ACB904

Writing for Stage and Screen

20 credits

ACB922

Popular Theatres

20 credits

ACB928

Production 1

20 credits

ACB926

Theatre and Education

20 credits

 

Semester 2

Compulsory (total modular weight 20)

ACB929

Performance Philosophy: Rethinking Contemporary Theatre

20 credits

Optional

ACB034

Voice and Text

20 credits

ACB900

Lighting and Sound Design

20 credits

ACB927

Production 2

20 credits

 English Component

Candidates normally choose modules from the following list with a total modular weight of 60 credits but may take fewer in accordance with the University's Credit Framework. The minimum number of English credits to be accumulated at Part B is 40.

*Students must take at least one module from the four available compulsory modules listed.

 

Semester 1

Compulsory (total modular weight)

HTB008

Victorian Literature *

20 credits

HTB710

Love and Life in the Stuart Era 1603-1714 (Renaissance Writing) *

20 credits

Optional

HTB017

America at War

20 credits

HTB035

The Weird Tale

20 credits

 

Semester 2

Compulsory (total modular weight 20)

HTB711

Eighteenth-Century Literature*

20 credits

HTB712

Modernisms*

20 credits

Optional

HTB001

From Fan to Fiction to Youtube: Navigating the Digital Literary Sphere

20 credits

HTB012

African American Culture

20 credits

HTB018

Women’s Writing in the Seventeenth Century

20 credits

HTB402

Maps and Motors

20 credits

 

 

Interdisciplinary Arts options also available in Semester 2:

Candidates may choose to take a module in the following list in place of a module in their main subject area(s).

Optional modules will be available in the following subject areas:

  •  History of Art, Architecture and Design
  •  Visual Culture
  •  Arts Management
  • Language, Literature, and Culture
  • Publishing

 

In the 2020-2021 academic year the available modules will be:

HTB065

Psychiatric Stories: Madness in Literature and Culture

20 credits

HTB809

From Print to Digital: Publishing Revolutions

 

20 credits

ACB934

Fashion Theory

 

20 credits

ACB935

Creative Dissent, Protest, Activism and Art

 

20 credits

ACB937

Experiential Design: Body Adornments and New Technologies

 

20 credits

ACB938

Arts Management

 

20 credits

 

DPS route

Candidates will undertake an approved placement leading to the Diploma in Professional Studies. 

Semesters 1 and 2

ACI001

Industrial Training Placement (DPS, non-credit bearing)

120 credits

 

OR

DIntS Route

Candidates will undertake an approved study placement at a partner institution outside the United Kingdom leading to the Diploma in International Studies.

Semesters 1 and 2

 

ACI002

International University Placement (DIntS, non-credit bearing)

120 credits

Participation in either a work or study placement is subject to School approval and satisfactory academic performance during Parts A and B.

 

4.4 Part C - Degree Modules

Candidates normally attempt 60 credits in each semester, accumulating 120 credit units over the year.  In accordance with University Regulations, students should take at least 90 credits of C-coded modules in their final year of study.

 Drama component

Candidates normally choose modules from the following list with a total modular weight of 60 but may take fewer in accordance with the University's Credit Framework.  The minimum number of Drama credits to be accumulated at Part C is 40.

 Optional modules will be available in the following subject areas:
  • Literature from 1350 to the present

  • Language and Linguistics

  • Creative Writing

  • American Literature and Film

  • Performance and Theatre Practice

  • Theoretical, Technical and Historical Drama

In the 2020-2021 academic year the available modules will be:

 

Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory - NONE

Optional

ACC950

Research Project*

40 credits

Semester 1

Optional

ACC902

Class, Power and Performance on Stage and Screen

20 credits

ACC920

Performing the Absurd

20 credits

ACC951

Group Project: Theatre in the Community

20 credits

 

Semester 2

Optional

ACC500

Theatre Practice

40 credits

ACC910

The Cinematic Stage

20 credits

 

 *Students may choose whether to take Dissertation in English or Research Project in Drama but may not choose both. They do not have to choose either.

 English component

Candidates must normally choose optional modules with a total modular weight of 60 across the year. The minimum number of English credits to be accumulated at Part C is 40.

 

Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory – NONE

HTC009

Dissertation*

40 credits

Semester 1

Compulsory – NONE

Optional

HTC016

Cruel and Unusual: Punishment on Trial in American Culture

20 credits

HTC024

Twenty First Century Literature

20 credits

HTC027

An Unexpected Light: Writing Afghanistan

20 credits

HTC229

Neo-Victorianism

20 credits

HTC440

The Modern Poet

20 credits

HTC801

Marketing and Magazine Business

20 credits

 

Semester 2

Compulsory – NONE

Optional

HTC001

Radical and Reactionaries: Writing Women in the 1890s

20 credits

HTC210

Better Worlds?: Utopian and Dystopian Texts and Contexts

20 credits

HTC300

Adapting Shakespeare

20 credits

HTC320

Driving on: Writing towards Publication

20 credits

HTC701

Global America

20 credits

HTC806

The Child and the Book

20 credits

 

 *Students may choose whether to take Dissertation in English or Research Project in Drama but may not choose both. They do not have to choose either.

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to progress from Part A to Part B and from Part B to C and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX.

5.2 Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of re-assessment in any part of the Programme to undergo re-assessment in the University’s special assessment period.

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, in accordance with the scheme set out in Regulation XX. The average percentage marks for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40% : Part C 60% to determine the Programme Mark.

Programme Specification

DS BA (Hons) Industrial Design & Technology [2014, 2015 and 2016 entry]

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Design and Creative Arts
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

The Institute of Engineering Designers (IED)

Final award BA (Hons)/ BA (Hons) + DIntS/ DPS
Programme title Industrial Design & Technology
Programme code DSUB03
Length of programme The duration of the programme is either six semesters, or eight semesters if students pursue a year’s exchange and/or placement in industry between Parts B and C with the objective of achieving a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) or Diploma in International Studies (DIntS).
UCAS code H775, H776
Admissions criteria

BA DIntS/DPS - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/h776

BA - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/h775

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

To advance the understanding of designing, with particular attention to the practitioners, the principles and practice of industrial design and their technological bases;

To provide opportunities for students to develop skills, values and attributes, and to acquire knowledge and understanding, relevant to the needs of industrial design and technology;

To develop and foster imaginative and creative abilities, both individually and in teams;

To provide opportunities for students to develop and apply appropriate modelling methods to design development, and to design and predict the performance of electronic and mechanical systems relevant to industrial design products;

For students to be better able to recognise, contextualise and discuss the significance and implications of design activity and its outcomes;

To enable students to develop effective communication skills, including those required for verbal, visual and technical presentation;

To enhance students’ career and employment opportunities.

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

The Benchmark Statements for Art and Design, and Engineering.

The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

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

K1 - Knowledge and understanding of design methodology and the context of design activity.      

K2 - Knowledge and understanding of a range of issues concerned with industrial design requirements, including technical and functional issues, product semantics, aesthetic and styling issues, emotional dimensions, sustainable development and ecodesign strategies, ergonomics and user interaction.           

K3 - Knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of planning extended enquiries, user evaluations and technical evaluations.          

K4 - Knowledge and understanding of a range of prototyping and commercial manufacturing processes, and how to estimate product costs.          

K5 - Knowledge and understanding of technical requirements concerned with the functional elements of a product’s design, including a basic understanding of electronic and mechanical systems, and materials.  

K6 - Knowledge and understanding of how computer-based tools may be used to enhance and support design activities, particularly how 3D CAD modelling and computer based manufacturing/prototyping can be used as a foundation for downstream activities.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

C1 - Analyse design contexts and develop a design strategy.

C2 - Develop design ideas, as an individual and also as part of a group.

C3 - Identify and use appropriate resources to support designing, including basic electronic, mechanical and computer-based systems.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

P1 - Apply appropriate media and modelling techniques at various phases of a design process.

P2 - Produce sketch, CAD, rendered, detailed part and General Assembly (GA) drawings of design proposals.

P3 - Make prototype models suitable for evaluation by users, and make jigs and tools to support both prototype and commercial manufacture.

P4 - Plan and execute the evaluation of proposed design products, analysing the outcome and proposing suitable modifications.

P5 - Use basic mathematics, electronic simulation tools and graphical methods to simulate and design electronic and mechanical systems.

P6 - Relate and incorporate the technical design requirements to those of a complete product.

P7 - Use 3D CAD modelling systems, and other specialised software applications, to visualise, develop and analyse the design of a product.

c. Key transferable skills:

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

T1 - Articulate ideas and information in visual, oral and written forms.

T2 - Interact effectively with others, working as a member of a small group or team.

T3 - Identify and retrieve information relevant to a proposition, discussion or issue.

T4 - Demonstrate competence with information technology (IT), using a range of different software tools.

T5 - Manage their own time relative to a required task and associated deadline.

4. Programme structure

4.1       Part A  - Introductory Modules           

In the following table, ‘c’ indicates a compulsory module and ‘o’ indicates an optional module 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

DSA001

Design Practice 1

20

1

c

DSA002

Design Practice 2

20

2

c

DSA003

Design Context

10

1

c

DSA005

Computing for Designers 1

10

1+2

c

DSA006

Prototyping of Design

20

1+2

c

DSA007

Electronics for Design

10

1+2

c

DSA008

Mechanics for Design

10

1+2

c

DSA101

Ergonomics and Design 1

10

1+2

c

MPA100

Materials and Processes for Designers

10

1+2

c

Compulsory modules in Semester 1 (total modular weight 30)

Compulsory modules in Semester 2 (total modular weight 20)

Compulsory modules across Semester 1 and Semester 2 (total modular weight 70)

4.2       Part B  - Degree Modules 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

DSB001

Year 2 Design Practice

25

1+2

c

DSB007

Electronics, Programming & Interfacing for Design

15

1+2

c

DSB008

Further Mechanics for Design

15

1+2

c

DSB014

Design Communication

15

1+2

c

DSB016

BSc Design & Manufacturing Technologies

30

1+2

c

DSB010

Universal Design

20

1+2

o

DSB013

Sustainable Design

20

1+2

o

DSB017

Computer-aided Ergonomics

20

1+2

o

DSB022

user Experience Design

20

1+2

o

MPB202

Polymer Processing & Applications

20

1+2

o

Compulsory modules across Semester 1 and Semester 2 (total modular weight 100)

Optional modules across Semester 1 and Semester 2 (total modular weight 20)

Beyond these published provisions, any other proposed combination of modules must be approved by the Programme Director.

4.3       Part I – Placement (8 semester programme only)

Candidates on degree programme Product Design & Technology with the Diploma in Professional Studies will undertake industrial/professional training.

Part I –  Overseas Study / Placement (8 semester programme only)

Candidates on degree programme Product Design & Technology with the Diploma in International Studies will undertake industrial/professional training for half the year and will study at one of the Design School’s approved academic institutions for the other half of the academic year.

4.4       Part C  - Degree Modules 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

DSC006

Applications of Mechanics and Electronics for Design

30

1

c

DSC026

Final Year Design Practice

60

1+2

c

DSC005

Live Projects

10 

1+2 

c

DSC013

Sustainable Design

20

2

o

DSC021

Design Research

20

2

o

DSC022

User Experience Design

20

2

o

DSC025

Computer Aided Modelling and Manufacture (CAMM)

20

2

o

DSC122

Product Failure & Legal Aspects to Design

20

2

o

DSC123

Vehicle Safety by Design

20

2

o

DSC124

Design for 3D Printing

20

2

o

Compulsory modules in Semester 1 (total modular weight 30)

Compulsory modules across Semester 1 and Semester 2 (total modular weight 70)

Optional modules across Semester 2 (total modular weight 20)

Beyond these published provisions, any other proposed combination of modules must be approved by the Programme Director.

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to C, 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:

 

5.1  In order to progress from Part A to Part B, candidates must accumulate at least 100 credits including Foundation Technology - BA Route (DSA004).

 

 

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 40: Part C 60 to determine the final percentage mark.

 

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