This unit extends your experience into the professional sphere, either through a practical project, research context, exchange, work experience or other negotiated professional set of interactions with an external partner, groups of students and creative industry. Projects and placements take place in a set network of art, design and media organisations in the region, but can also be arranged by individual students if based on similar frameworks of professional development and experience. The PDP also takes place in this unit.
Design Practice 2 (Interior Design)
This unit is concerned with the development and production of a body of work realising your individual creative ambition within Interior Design. The work will synthesise the research and development undertaken during previous units. You will be encouraged to collaborate with peers, external partners and virtual communities and expose your work to critical appraisal.
Culture & Context
This unit offers focussed opportunity for you to extend and enhance your practice by including working in a wider art and design research community. The study of the cultural and critical contexts of art and design practice is vital to any student of the creative disciplines, this unit will develop your abilities to contextualise your practice through one of a series of themes addressing contemporary issue in art and design.
In previous years, themes have included:
- Contested Territories
- Health & Wellbeing
- Negotiated Study
- Space & Context
- Digital Futures
- Writing Research & Funding Proposals
- Images And Archives
- Art & Science Stories
Theme options may vary each year.
Locating the Interior
The subject of Interiors is a dynamic and nimble discipline which moves between the fields of Architecture and Design, creating diverse responses that have a strong desire to improve the lives of those who interact with buildings and interior space. In this unit, you can expect to investigate and interpret interior space, inside and outside of the traditional architectural envelope, in response to a set brief and to begin to locate your area of practice, focusing on adaptive re-use, human occupation, spatial experience or social innovation as potential catalysts for design propositions. Student projects may manifest in a variety of outcomes which evidence your position within the spectrum of the discipline of Interiors such such as interior architecture, commercial interior design, exhibition design, branded environments, environmental graphics, performance or set design, temporary installations or 'event' design, furniture or artefact design.