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University of the Arts London

Design Management

UCAS Code: W202

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


BB at A-level. We also accept the equivalent in tariff points from other combinations of a minimum of two A-levels at grade C or higher.

80 tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma.

MMP in the Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma.

80 tariff points from a minimum of two A-levels at grade C or higher or equivalent full Level 3 qualifications.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Design

History of design

Creative management

Study design management and global cultures from the unique perspective of a communication, design and media institution. BA (Hons) Design Management is a practice-based course where you will apply critical thinking and design research methods to a range of projects and collaborations, that address social, business and environmental needs. This course is taught at London College of Communication, at Elephant & Castle, part of University of the Arts London (UAL).

**What can you expect?**

Unlike other design management courses, which are mainly theoretical and taught through lectures and seminars, BA (Hons) Design Management combines creative practice with academic study and offers a creative approach to the study of a design business, global cultures and histories.

The inclusion of design cultures is significant because it refers to the many different understandings of culture that are addressed within your learning. We take a broad view of design management and cultures that include an analysis of global cultures, technological cultures, subcultures and institutional cultures.

You will have the opportunity to participate in the Erasmus Programme, with the possibility of studying in another European country for one or two terms. We have an Erasmus agreement with the Cultural Management course at Metropolia University, Helsinki and are negotiating different modes of exchange with Alto in Finland, Paris College of Art and Parsons Paris.

Collaboration is at the heart of BA (Hons) Design Management. You will gain an understanding of working as part of a team, which will prepare you for future roles which could include working with in-house or freelance design practitioners and external companies and institutions.

**Reasons to apply**

• Study business and management in a leading institution located in central London, with strong links to the creative and cultural industries.
• An emphasis on socially engaged design and real world projects.
• A practice-based course informed by theory drawn from a range of design, business and humanities disciplines and delivered through projects, crits and collaborations.
• A focus on the role of design within the creative and cultural industries and the networks, cultures and contexts that give design its multiple meanings.
• A course with design thinking at the core of subject delivery. Design thinking involves an approach to innovation and problem solving that takes into account ‘the needs of people, the possibilities of technology and the requirements for business success’ (Tim Brown, IDEO).

**About London College of Communication**

The communications sector is evolving fast. Through our world-leading community of teaching, research and industry partnerships, we enable our students to develop the critical, creative and technical excellence needed to succeed and to discover new possibilities and practices.

Our Design, Media and Screen Schools produce experts and award-winners across virtual reality, journalism, photography, television and sound, graphic communication, games, design management – and more.

The London College of Communication experience is all about learning by doing. Our students get their hands dirty and develop their skills through the exploration of our facilities and technical spaces.

Students work on live briefs and commissions, with everything from independent start-ups and charities in Southwark, through to major global companies. Student designers, makers and innovators have worked with Nike, Penguin, the EU Commission, Colgate, Plan International, the National Trust, Nokia and Royal Mail, to name a few.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

London College of Communication

Department:

London College of Communication, University of the Arts London

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

72%
low
Design
69%
low
History of design
67%
low
Creative management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

72%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

History of art, architecture and design

Teaching and learning

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
77%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

74%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
45%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Management studies

Teaching and learning

66%
Staff make the subject interesting
71%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

75%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
49%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Design

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Creative management

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