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Regent’s School of Fashion& Design prospectus 2014–15

Undergraduate programmes in: Fashion Design Fashion Marketing Interior Design Visual Communication


Explore our central London campuses and find out more at one of our undergraduate open days. Alternatively, we would be delighted to welcome you for a personal consultation and guided tour. For a full list of Open Days, see page 06

Email enquiries exrel@regents.ac.uk

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Contents

Welcome Why Choose Regent’s University London? Open Days Student Life Finding Somewhere to Live All the Support You Need Learning Resources Languages at Regent’s Preparing for Your Future Keeping in Touch

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Regent’s School of Fashion & Design What Our Students Say Integrated Design Foundation BA (Hons) Fashion Design BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Marketing BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing BA (Hons) Interior Design BA (Hons) Visual Communication

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Admissions How to Apply Tuition Fees and Scholarships Module Descriptions How to Find Us

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I am delighted to welcome you to Regent’s School of Fashion & Design. We aim to provide a career-focused education that will support you to develop your creativity, plus the practical and intellectual skills you will need to work in the contemporary design industries.

Welcome

At Regent’s School of Fashion & Design, you can be confident you are choosing a place of study that offers an unparalleled level of support.

Our well-equipped lecture rooms and design studios offer all the facilities you will need to apply your learning to real-world fashion and design challenges.

We aim to help you get the most out of your education and student experience, as well as equipping you for future success.

There will be opportunities to work on live projects and competitions, and to work with industry contacts and sponsors.

Our innovative and challenging fashion and design programmes blend theoretical understanding with practical, hands-on experience of your chosen subject.

If you join one of our programmes, you will also have the opportunity to study with us in Paris or another major city.

We aim to develop a fusion of creativity and business acumen in our students to ensure that you are well prepared for work in the real world. Personal attention is central to the way that we teach. Small classes allow us to offer you an exceptional level of support, guidance and encouragement. Many of our staff are practising industry professionals, bringing realworld experience to your learning. You will also have plenty of opportunities to attend talks by visiting industry specialists and build your network of industry contacts.

And, of course, all our programmes make the most of the wonderful opportunities that London, a world centre for all the creative industries, affords. This world-class city is a wonderfully inspiring place in which to study. You will be surrounded by flagship fashion stores, design agencies, museums and galleries, world-class architecture, parks and gardens, markets, and many other venues that offer endless sources of inspiration for aspiring fashion and design professionals. If you are keen to develop your talent in fashion, interior design or visual communication then Regent’s School of Fashion & Design, based in the heart of this world-class city, is a great place to begin your journey. Gill Stark Head of School Regent’s School of Fashion & Design


‘All our programmes make the most of the wonderful opportunities that London, a world centre for all the creative industries, affords.’ Gill Stark Head of School Regent’s School of Fashion & Design


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Why Choose Regent’s University London?

Set in the heart of the UK's vibrant capital city, Regent’s University London is a superb place in which to live and study. Our campuses in Regent's Park and Marylebone offer the ideal setting for your studies, just minutes away from all the facilities and attractions of central London.

Email enquiries exrel@regents.ac.uk

Telephone enquiries +44 (0)20 7487 7505

Visit us online www.regents.ac.uk

Personal attention You will never be just another face in the crowd. This is a friendly place where staff and students know each other by name. We place a strong emphasis on plenty of face-to-face teaching time, giving you the individual attention you need to succeed.


Central London location You will be within easy reach of all that this exciting European city has to offer. We are close to the City of London and the West End, with easy access to London’s excellent theatres, galleries and museums, as well as major sporting and entertainment venues.

Beautiful surroundings in which to learn With mellow red-brick buildings set in 11 acres of private garden, our main campus in Regent’s Park is a quiet, safe place to live and study. A short walk away, our Marylebone campus is at the centre of the bustling, up-market Marylebone High Street.

Excellent transport links Our central location makes it easy to get around. We are close to Baker Street Tube station, 10 minutes’ by Underground from the Eurostar and less than one hour’s travel from London airports.

Employability We focus on preparing you for the real demands of the working world. All our programmes balance academic knowledge with practical, hands-on experience. You will be taught by people who are also working professionals. Visits from industry experts and working on live briefs and real-life case studies form a core part of many programmes.

International outlook With students from more than 140 countries worldwide, Regent’s is a genuinely international community. You will make friends from all over the world, learn about other cultures, expand your outlook and build a network of contacts for the future.

London as your classroom Whether you plan to study business, social science or one of the arts, you will find that London’s culture and commerce form an essential part of the Regent’s experience.


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Explore our central London campuses and extensive facilities at one of our informative undergraduate open days. Alternatively, we would be delighted to welcome you for a personal consultation and guided tour.

Open Days

Undergraduate open days are held on the first Tuesday of each month throughout the year (excluding January and September), as well as three Saturdays a year, and provide an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about what the University has to offer. Each open day consists of: • Talks by senior staff outlining our undergraduate programmes • Tours of the Regent’s Park and Marylebone campuses • An informal buffet lunch • An opportunity to meet and chat with Regent’s students and academic staff International visits

Alternatively, if you do not live in the UK, why not contact us to find out if we will be visiting your country or school this year? We regularly take part in education fairs all over the world, giving you the chance to find out more about our programmes and talk to a member of staff about studying in London. Personal visits

If you are unable to attend an open day, or would like to find out more about our postgraduate programmes, you are welcome to make an individual visit to the campus. We are available Monday to Friday, 09:00– 17:00, to see you for a personal consultation and guided tour. Please contact us to arrange an appointment. If you have any particular support needs or access requirements for your visit (for instance, if you are a wheelchair user) please tell us, so that we can make any necessary arrangements in advance. Email enquiries exrel@regents.ac.uk

Telephone enquiries +44 (0)20 7487 7505 or Fax +44 (0)20 7487 7425

To attend an open day or arrange a personal visit, please contact our External Relations department.

Open Days 2014 Tuesday 4 February Tuesday 4 March Saturday 15 March Tuesday 1 April Tuesday 6 May Tuesday 3 June Tuesday 1 July Tuesday 5 August Saturday 16 August Tuesday 7 October Tuesday 4 November Saturday 15 November Tuesday 2 December


‘Being in the centre of Marylebone High Street we can walk to many of London's famous streets and buildings. We were shown the amazing hidden interiors and architecture of London and could witness different periods of design in a key European city.’ Zoe Bailey BA (Hons) Interior Design


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We want to make sure you get the most out of every moment as a student at Regent’s. You will find plenty of opportunities here to socialise, relax, exercise, be creative and get involved. As well as the many activities on campus, you will be ideally placed to explore all that London, the UK and Europe has to offer.

Student Life

Students’ Union

The Union is your voice in the University, representing students at all levels of decision making to ensure that the student experience remains at the heart of developments and activity. Student Union officers are elected annually by all students. As well as representing your interests they provide a host of services and activities to improve student life. As a new student you are actively encouraged to join the Union and get involved. Clubs and societies

The Students’ Union supports a number of clubs and societies and welcomes the creation of new ones. We are proud to be located in a diverse city, drawing students from a variety of backgrounds and from countries across the world. This ensures that, whatever your interests, you will find like-minded people as well as lots of new ideas to explore. Clubs and societies vary from year to year, and have included everything from photography, debating, music, psychology and law to film, finance and human rights. We also have many cultural associations, such as the African-American, Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistan, Russian and Scandinavian societies. Events and activities

You will have lots of events, both on and off campus, to choose from. The University hosts a number of major social events during the year, including the Grand Autumn Party, Freshers’ Fair, graduation events, the Regent’s Arts Festival and Regent’s Fashion Show. The Students’ Union also organises a wide variety of social activities each term, such as barbecues, parties, club nights, karaoke evenings, quiz nights, boat parties and networking events.

Exploring further afield

Our Student Services team can help you to make the most of being in London, with information on the local area, activities and events across the city, and discounted theatre tickets. You can also broaden your knowledge of the UK and Europe through the range of trips, activities and cultural experiences on offer, such as a day trip to Stonehenge and Bath, a weekend in Paris, or pony trekking in Wales. Food and drink

With coffee shops, bars, restaurants and a deli all within a short walk of each other on the Regent's Park campus, you will find plenty of choice when it comes to food and drink: • The Regent’s University Refectory, our main dining hall, offers a wide selection of dishes from around the world. The menu changes each day and caters for a variety of diets, including vegetarian. Open from early morning until evening, the refectory is a popular choice for meals and meeting your friends • With its attractive feature fireplaces, marble columns and wood-panelled walls, the Regent’s Brasserie is another favourite student meeting place. The brasserie includes a restaurant with an impressive European-inspired menu, as well as a more informal café • The Students’ Bar is open in the evenings and is a great place to socialise. With large flat-screen televisions, it is an ideal place to catch up on the latest football match while enjoying a meal from the bar menu


Relaxation

Our student common rooms are furnished with sofas, PCs and flat-screen TVs, and have wireless internet access. They make a great place to chill out between classes and chat with friends. At the Regent's Park campus, there is a music room equipped with guitars, drum kit and keyboards, as well as a PA system, microphones and amplifiers, offering the ideal environment to develop your creative talents. Sport and fitness

We encourage all our students to be active and healthy, and can offer advice and support to help you achieve your health, fitness and sporting goals. You can choose from a variety of options, including team sports, exercise classes, the gym and other wellbeing initiatives. Our well-equipped gym provides the ideal surroundings for keep-fit enthusiasts. We offer 22 stations, including 14 cardiovascular machines (equipped with cardiotheatre), seven resistance machines and a free-weights area. The varied range of evening fitness classes includes yoga, pilates, boxer, zumba, body pump and street dance. The University has its own multi-use games area, where five-a-side football, tennis and basketball can be played, and there are additional tennis courts in the park nearby. Our sports teams vary from year to year and usually include men’s and women’s football, basketball, volleyball and polo teams.


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We know how important it is to have comfortable, affordable and conveniently located housing when you are studying in London. We will help you in finding somewhere to stay, either by arranging a place for you in University-managed housing or by helping you find somewhere in the private sector. We can help to identify what is important to you and make recommendations to suit different budgets and requirements.

Finding Somewhere to Live

University-managed accommodation:  on campus

Our halls of residence are set in the beautiful leafy grounds of the Regent’s Park campus, looking out over the gardens, lake and surrounding park. Living in hall allows you to relax and socialise on campus while being only a short walk away from the vibrant shops and nightlife of the West End. • Reid Hall has rooms with one, two and three beds. There are single-sex bathrooms on the corridors of each floor, as well as a small kitchen area with kettle, sink and microwave. Eight rooms have wheelchair access and are located on a corridor with a wheelchair-accessible bathroom • Oliver Hall is linked to Reid Hall and offers twin rooms. Four have their own bathrooms, while the other rooms share showers located along the corridors • Oliver Flats comprise four rooms, located in a corner of the campus separate from Reid and Oliver Halls. There are three single rooms and one twin room, each with its own bathroom The reception desk in Reid Hall is staffed 24 hours a day. All residents share the facilities in Reid Hall, which include a launderette and TV lounge. Residents are provided with fresh linen each week. All rooms have wi-fi access and residents have swipe-card access to the buildings.

Meal plans

Students living in University-managed housing on campus receive a meal plan swipe-card as part of their housing fees. The card contains a set amount of credit per term, which you can use to purchase soft drinks and food at any of the food outlets on campus. The meal plan is also available to non-resident students and can be purchased at the Accommodation Office. Hall fees (per person) Weekly rates for one person, including a meal plan: Reid Hall / Oliver Hall 2014/15 Single Room

£354

Twin Room

£286

Triple Room

£270

Oliver Flats Single Room

£390

Twin Room

£354

• Damage deposit for all on-campus accommodation £200 • Fees are reviewed annually and may be subject to change Places in hall are in high demand, so please apply early. We give priority to students who are starting their first term.


University-managed accommodation:  off campus

The University also manages a range of accommodation close to campus, in either local apartments or residence halls that offer easy access to the University. We aim to ensure that all locations provide a high standard of housing. This type of housing is proving increasingly popular with students, so for current information on available accommodation, please contact us or see our website. Private-sector accommodation

If you prefer to arrange your own accommodation in the private sector, we can advise you on housing options and provide information on all aspects of private-sector housing, including residence halls, landlords, estate agents and homestays. You can sign up for housing updates by email at our website. Contact us

To apply for University-managed accommodation or enquire about any other service, please contact the Accommodation Office. Details of the application process and relevant forms can be found on the website, or email us on the address below.

Email enquiries accommodation@regents.ac.uk

Telephone enquiries +44 (0)20 7487 7483


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We understand that to do well at university, students will often need different kinds of support at different times. We offer a comprehensive range of information, support and specialist advice to help you with any matter, whether personal, practical or academic.

All the Support You Need

Personal support

Our advisers are here to offer help and information when you need it on a wide range of matters. You can contact us at any point during your studies for: • Advice on academic matters, such as difficulties with studying, periods of absence or concerns about your course • Help with personal issues, from quick queries to issues that need a more in-depth response • Assistance with medical registration and finding the health services you need • Financial information and support with matters such as budgeting and fee payments • Practical information, such as how to get discounted travel or theatre tickets You can also pick up tips and advice from the regular information sessions we hold on the topics that are most important to students throughout the year. Effective studying

We offer a range of Study Skills workshops to support you with your academic studies and provide ongoing support to ensure you have the key skills to be successful. There is also a range of materials available on Blackboard, the University’s virtual learning environment, for those students who prefer to study in their own time.

Health care

All students are entitled to free healthcare under the UK National Health Service, and to free accident and emergency hospital care while in the UK for six months or more. However, to gain your entitlement, it is vital that you register with a local NHS doctor. We can help you with this process. Counselling

All students can use our Counselling Service, which is professional, confidential and free of charge. Counselling offers a safe, supportive environment where you can talk over any difficulties in your life. It can help you deal with all kinds of issues, such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, coming out, grief and loss, trauma and relationship difficulties. Although we may sometimes offer advice or guidance, the emphasis is very much on enabling you to make changes rather than on telling you what to do. If you could benefit from more specialist interventions or advice, we can refer you to resources within the NHS or the wider community.


Support for disabled students

We want all students to be able to participate fully as equal members of the learning community at Regent’s, and will make every reasonable effort to support you if you have a disability. This includes physical impairments, specific learning difficulties and mental health conditions. Disclosure on application

If you have a condition that could affect your ability to participate in your chosen course or in campus life, please do tell us about it when you apply, so that we can discuss your support needs with you at an early stage. If you have not already told us about a disability or support need, please contact the Disability Officer as soon as possible after you arrive. Specific learning difficulties

If you have a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, we will ask you to provide a diagnostic report from an appropriately qualified professional. This is so that we can assess your needs appropriately and make any necessary adjustments. The assessment must have been carried out when you were aged 16 or older. If it is in a foreign language, please provide an English translation. If you think that you may have a specific learning difficulty, but have not been diagnosed, please ask the Disability Officer about our free screening service.

Physical access to facilities

We are committed to improving access to and within the University buildings. There is a continuing programme to facilitate access around the campus with ramps, lifts and automatic doors. Some classes, however, take place in teaching rooms that can only be reached by stairs. If you have a condition that affects your mobility and you require ground-floor rooms or rooms with lift access, the Disability Officer can help with making appropriate arrangements. Please let us know of your needs as early as possible. Funding

UK students (and those with ‘settled’ status) can apply for the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). Details on eligibility, what the DSA can be used for and how to apply can be found on our website. The Disability Officer can assist you with your application. Details of possible funding for non-UK students to meet specific needs due to disability can be found on our website. You can also contact the Disability Officer for more information. Student Disability Policy

You can find lots more information about the campus and the support available to you, plus a complete copy of the Student Disability Policy, on our website.

Any data that we collect about you is stored on the University’s secure student record system, which may only be seen by authorised staff.

Email enquiries disability@regents.ac.uk

Telephone enquiries +44 (0)20 7487 7863


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We offer a wide range of resources to support your learning, both on and off campus. This includes two well-stocked libraries, an online virtual learning environment (VLE) and a media services department.

Learning Resources

The School’s self-contained facilities on the Marylebone campus include fashion, interior design and visual communications studios, a three-storey library, two Apple Macintosh labs equipped with the latest industrystandard design software, a photography studio and dark room. Libraries

The libraries at our Regent’s Park and Marylebone campuses give you access to 65,000 books, hundreds of academic and professional journals and an extensive range of on-line resources, including specialist industry databases in the arts, humanities, social sciences, finance, business, management, fashion and design. The library at Marylebone houses specialist print and electronic collections which support the fashion and design programmes. There is a slide library with more than 20,000 images on fashion design, interior design, visual communication and art history. Discipline-related databases such as DAII, WGSN and Verdict provide valuable industry news and information that you can use for course projects and job searches. We also subscribe to a wide variety of periodicals and online resources, giving you access to the latest articles from thousands of trade journals, newspapers and magazines. All students are offered a library induction, after which you can request additional sessions with an academic liaison librarian for individual or small-group information retrieval training. You are welcome to contact the academic liaison librarian for your programme at any time with specific enquiries and for one-to-one support.

Both libraries are wi-fi enabled, and offer dedicated space for laptop use and group work, as well as silent-study areas for independent learning. There are open-access computer rooms for online and database training and you can borrow a laptop. The libraries are open during the day, in the evenings and at weekends, with extended opening hours during exam periods. Online learning

Blackboard is the University’s VLE, which gives you access to course materials and other information provided by your tutors. Every course module has its own area within Blackboard. You can submit work remotely and receive feedback from your tutors through Blackboard. IT resources

Classrooms are equipped with multimedia presentation systems and are connected to the internet and University computer network. Both campuses have full wi-fi coverage, ensuring internet access wherever you are. The Information Technology Centre contains networked PCs, running Microsoft Office and providing internet access and other networked resources. These facilities are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with staff support throughout the week and at weekends. There are Apple Mac edit suites with the latest Final Cut Pro Studio and Adobe Master Collection software. Media Services

The Media Services department offers a variety of equipment for loan. This includes camera kits and location filming kits. We have a professional HD-standard TV studio and control room, as well as a mobile TV studio.


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Promoting language learning for all is a very important part of the University’s international focus. We have our own English language school on campus, which offers language classes and support to students throughout the academic year. We teach in small groups of no more than 15 students per class, to ensure that you get the attention you need.

Languages at Regent’s

English language support

All the University’s academic programmes are taught in English. Our experienced, highly qualified teachers can help you to improve your language skills in order to study most effectively. Pre-sessional English courses

You can take a short, four-week course to improve your English before you start your studies – for example, over the summer months. In-sessional English courses

We also provide in-sessional academic English and study skills support for students throughout the academic year. These classes allow you to concentrate on the areas of English that you most need to improve and practice the skills you need for successful study. We use the Cambridge International English Language Testing System (IELTS), which gives us an excellent success rate in providing you with the English language skills you need for higher education study in the UK. Cambridge IELTS exam course

This eight-week course combines general English with the specific language skills needed for academic study, and is a widely accepted qualification for university entrance. It focuses on: • Writing essays • Understanding academic texts • Improving vocabulary • Exam techniques • Listening skills for lectures • Discussing, debating and presenting General English course Email enquiries els@regents.ac.uk

Telephone enquiries +44 (0)20 7487 7489

This is a balanced, communicative class designed to help you practice the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, as well as focusing on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and aspects of British culture.

Business English courses

We also offer a programme of short business courses. These two-week courses, which run in the summer, are aimed at students who have not previously studied business. Each course combines morning classes of business English with afternoon lectures introducing business subjects. We offer the following business English courses: • Business & Management Operations • Introduction to Economics • Introduction to Accounting & Finance • Principles of Marketing Internship programmes

Students can take a full-time English course followed by a full-time unpaid work placement. Work placements are allocated on arrival and can be arranged in almost any sector, including administration, finance and marketing. You will be able to improve your English and gain important international work experience. You will receive certificates from both the English course and the placement. Summer residential English language programme

This course combines English language studies with a varied programme of social events, visits and trips in London and beyond. It includes accommodation and meals, tuition and materials, activities and trips, plus 24hour staff support. All our courses are accredited by the British Council.


Learn a new language

In addition to your regular studies, you can choose to learn a new language in the evenings. Our foreign language classes are open to all students and are taught by highly skilled professionals, experienced in teaching both general and business language courses. Whether you are starting a new language or developing your knowledge, we have a course to suit you. We offer classes in the following languages: • Arabic • French • German • Italian • Japanese • Mandarin Chinese • Portuguese • Russian • Spanish Our language tutors are all native speakers and use the latest multimedia resources and teaching methods. Group sizes are kept small, with typically between six and 15 students per class. This ensures a high level of interaction between student and tutor, and contributes to an excellent learning environment. Classes take place on campus, allowing you to fit your language learning around your studies. As a student, you will benefit from a 50% discount on the full cost of a language course. We offer classes at the following levels: Beginners 1

Email enquiries languages@regents.ac.uk

Telephone enquiries +44 (0)20 7487 7876

This course is for students with no, or very little, knowledge of the language. It will enable you to grasp the basics of how the language operates. You will be able to have very simple conversations and exchange basic personal information, including your likes and dislikes.

Beginners 2

Students on this course will have some previous experience of language learning. You will learn to engage in simple conversation on frequent and familiar topics, exchanging information about yourself and your routine, your interests and plans, travel and shopping. Elementary

This course is for students who have a good knowledge of the basics of the language. By the end, you will be able to communicate with increased fluency and accuracy, talk about past experiences and future events, make suggestions and requests, and operate successfully in personal, social and some routine professional situations. Intermediate

This course is aimed at students who have studied the language before and have a good knowledge, being able to communicate about standard situations, including talking about past events and the future. By the end of the course you will be able to communicate with greater fluency and accuracy with native speakers on frequent topics and in routine situations in personal, social and business contexts. Proficient

Students who join this course will have a very good command of the language and its grammatical structures, as well as the ability to adapt their language to a wide range of settings. By the end, you will be able to use the language confidently, communicate with native speakers, engage in debates and use more sophisticated structures, and read and understand authentic written and aural texts. Please note that not all levels may be offered for every language.


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Our team of dedicated careers and business relations staff can offer a wealth of information, advice and guidance to help you to secure your career goals. This includes extensive careers counselling, as well as assistance in finding an internship or a permanent job after graduation.

Preparing for Your Future

Needs analysis

You will initially be invited to complete an online needs analysis form to help determine how best we can support you with your career development. This will be followed by a first meeting with your careers adviser to discuss your personal goals and general career aspirations. Employability skills workshops

We offer a range of practical workshops which are open to all students. These cover a range of topics, including job-search strategies, writing a CV and covering letter, filling in application forms, preparing for interviews, networking and using social media. These sessions will equip you with the broad skills necessary to be successful at all stages of the recruitment cycle. Personalised careers guidance

Having attended the workshops, you are encouraged to arrange one-to-one follow-up appointments with your careers adviser, who will help with any questions you have and assist you in your job search. Making full use of this support will enable you to make genuine progress towards achieving a suitable role in your chosen field. Career coaching sessions

Professional one-to-one career coaching sessions are also available, which will challenge your thinking regarding career direction and provide tips and suggestions to help build your professional network, secure your first job, or even start your own business.

Email enquiries careers@regents.ac.uk

Telephone enquiries +44 (0)20 7487 7419

Careers events

Each term the Careers & Business Relations (CBR) team organises a number of sector-specific workshops, seminars and networking events on campus. These are attended by many international companies and organisations and offer an invaluable opportunity to find out about employment prospects in different industries and business sectors, and develop your professional network. Recent events have helped students find out more about careers in banking and finance, consulting, fashion, luxury brands, the media and the not-for-profit sector. Online resources

In addition to regular face-to-face contact with our expert staff, the CBR offers a wide range of online resources to help you in your job search. These include advice sheets, videos and self-assessment tools. Our online vacancies board advertises the latest internships, part-time work, volunteering, graduate and postgraduate opportunities available in the UK and globally. Employers also use the facility to advertise live business or consultancy projects that could make an interesting dissertation topic for students. Students looking to work abroad can consult the Going Global database. Work experience and internships

All students are strongly encouraged to undertake periods of work experience and internships during their time at Regent’s University London. Such experience is invaluable and will greatly enhance your educational experience. The department can provide support and guidance on finding a suitable internship.


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When you graduate from Regent’s University London you automatically become a member of the Alumni Association, an exclusive club with a diverse and vibrant membership.

Keeping in Touch

With over 10,300 members in 145 countries worldwide – graduates of the University’s many different programmes – you will be part of a group that includes some of the most accomplished professionals in international business and industry as well as practitioners in fields such as counselling, film production and international relations. Membership of the Alumni Association offers you many benefits, including networking opportunities, continuing careers information and support, regular events and access to the Library and IT support centre. We will also keep you up to date with the latest news from your School and Regent’s University London. You will be invited to regular reunions and events with other alumni and teaching staff, as well as members of the wider University community of students. If you move away from the UK after graduation we hope you will join one of the growing number of Regent’s Clubs based in cities all over the world. You may even like to coordinate one yourself in your hometown. With regular e-communications and a dedicated magazine, we will keep you in touch with University and alumni news and informed about new alumni benefits and opportunities as they are launched. There are also opportunities for you to put your post-Regent’s experience to work, helping current and prospective students as an alumni volunteer or mentor. All you have to do is keep us informed of your contact details and email address after graduation.

Email enquiries alumni@regents.ac.uk

Telephone enquiries +44 (0)20 7487 7599


‘The alumni network is an incredibly powerful resource. With the calibre of people at Regent’s University London, anyone not looking to make use of this platform is seriously missing out.’ Anthony Ganjou (UK) CURB Media Limited Graduate (2002)


programmes

Integrated Design Foundation

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BA (Hons) Fashion Design

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BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Marketing

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BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing

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BA (Hons) Interior Design

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BA (Hons) Visual Communication

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Regent’s School of Fashion & Design is located on Marylebone High Street, an up-market area known for its many design-led boutiques, interiors shops and cafés. This vibrant part of central London, with its long history and villagelike feeling, is home to artists, musicians and entertainers.

Regent’s School of Fashion& Design

We offer five undergraduate programmes in Fashion Design, Fashion Design with Marketing, Fashion Marketing, Interior Design and Visual Communication. All are designed to reflect current industry needs and practice, enabling our students to develop as creative individuals with specialist knowledge and skills. Degrees with a practical focus

Live projects, work experience and sponsorship by London fashion and design companies will give you a headstart in developing real working skills. Our students often participate in London’s many events, both as guests and exhibitors, taking part in professionally staged shows and exhibitions that expose their work to industry and the press. You will have plenty of contact with industry professionals, attending talks and workshops by guest lecturers and visiting design companies. You will also be encouraged to undertake an internship while you study, enhancing the connection between what you are learning and the real needs of industry. Small class sizes

We believe that personal attention is vital to your development and success. You will receive plenty of individual support, guidance and encouragement from staff, many of whom are practising industry professionals. You will be taught in small groups by experienced tutors, many of whom currently practise in industry and have a wealth of knowledge and skills to impart.

Developing your individual talent

We aim to foster a welcoming environment and a positive working atmosphere. We do not promote a 'house style' among our students. Instead you will be encouraged to develop your individual talents within your chosen area of expertise. Our commitment to small classes means that you will enjoy a consistently high level of contact with your tutors. We aim to help you develop your own individual strengths, interests and style. You can talk to your tutors at any time about your studies, and you will also have a personal tutor who you can go to with any questions, concerns or ideas. London as your classroom

You will also find that London offers endless sources of research and creative inspiration. As one of the fashion capitals of the world and home to major design, advertising and media companies, London is widely recognised as a creative world leader. Our central London location gives you access to world-class galleries, museums and exhibitions, as well as the wealth of visual experiences offered by the city itself.


‘This is an inspirational environment where I have benefited from having close, friendly and open relationships with my tutors and peers.’ Amelie Scharffetter BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Marketing


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The beautiful surroundings, excellent facilities and community of people from across the world gives Regent’s a buzz that gets our students talking.

What Our Students Say

‘The range of different people here is a great aspect: you can all learn so much from each other. Meeting people from such a wide range of backgrounds gives you the chance to open your mind to new ideas.’ Zoe Bailey BA (Hons) Interior Design

‘There were deadlines, hand-ins, and Sunday afternoons spent building the degree show, running off strong coffee and about an hour's sleep! But standing in front of our finished work, presenting our achievements, was incredible.' Lydia Jones BA (Hons) Visual Communication


‘I have learned more than I thought possible from tutors who are also industry practitioners and professionals in their own right.’ Peter Ferrell BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing

‘London is a hub for design. Whether you are walking from Bond Street station to the university campus or taking a stroll through Regents Park, we are surrounded by design. Studying in London has allowed me to explore and visit places because everything is within vicinity.’ Hannah Faki BA (Hons) Interior Design

‘I love how small and intimate the classes are, as it give you more one-on-one time with instructors and helps form a stronger and tighter bond with peers.’ Christopher Marquez BA (Hons) Fashion Design

‘Make the most of being here in this amazing city!’ Kyle Cooley BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Marketing


28–29 School of Fashion & Design 2014–15 Foundation

Design professionals increasingly work across boundaries between industries. The knowledge you gain from a foundation year will open your mind to working across different areas of fashion and design. It will also enable you to work more effectively with others, both as a student and in industry.

Integrated Design Foundation

The design foundation year is designed for students whose present qualifications do not permit direct entry to the first year of undergraduate study. It provides a broad-based introduction to fashion and design, where you can explore and develop your understanding of the creative industries, fashion design, fashion marketing, interior design and visual communication. It will prepare you for entry to higher education, ensuring you possess the necessary knowledge, values and skills to undertake study at degree level All foundation students follow the same programme, leading directly to one of the degree programmes. You will gain a basic knowledge of art and design history and theory, and the principles and practices of graphics, interiors, photography, illustration, fashion design and fashion marketing. You will start to use creative and thinking skills and develop your aesthetic sensibilities. Theoretical studies will enable you to understand how art and design have evolved, and place them in their wider contexts.

Duration One year, full time Start date September

The programme will also help to build your visual, verbal and written communication skills and your ability to reflect on and adapt to challenges and changing situations.

What will I study?

In the first term, all students take three core modules: Research Ideas Make

In the second term, you will choose to take three out of four modules, designed to introduce specialist areas of study. These are: Fashion Design Fashion Marketing Interior Design Visual Communication

For module descriptions, see page 46. Next steps

Successful completion of your foundation studies guarantees progression to one of our degree programmes in Fashion Design, Fashion Design with Marketing, Fashion Marketing, Interior Design or Visual Communication.


‘I was given the freedom to experiment and find my voice in a variety of mediums. Once I built my foundation, the tutor’s amazing support and knowledge gave me the potential to push myself to a high standard.’ Erin Solomons BA (Hons) Visual Communication


30–31 School of Fashion & Design 2014–15 BA (Hons)

Today’s fashion designers must be contemporary, trend-aware, innovative and flexible in their approach. This programme offers a comprehensive understanding of the fashion design process, encouraging your development as a creative professional with the strong conceptual and technical skills you will need for success in this fast-paced industry.

BA (Hons) Fashion Design

The BA (Hons) Fashion Design aims to produce creative fashion innovators who are passionate about design. It will enable you to express your personal philosophy of fashion and develop your own signature style.

Start date September

CAD Design Cultures Design Process

You will also learn about the evolution of fashion and explore the relationship between fashion, society, and culture.

Year 2

One of the key industry challenges is the use and abuse of world resources through textile manufacture. You will learn about the issues and how companies can minimise their impact on the environment.

Fashion Illustration

You will be encouraged to gain as much industry experience as you can, with the opportunity to complete an internship at the end of Year 2.

Four years with foundation

Year 1

As well as conceptual skills, you will explore the practicalities of the design process, and build your technical skills in areas such as drawing, computer-aided design, the creation of textiles, pattern-cutting and garment construction.

You will also be able to expand your knowledge in specialist areas, choosing from modules in event management, styling and photography, journalism and PR, and accessories.

Duration Three years, full time

What will I study?

You will also have the opportunity to study abroad, taking additional modules with us in Paris to gain a deeper knowledge of specialist areas of fashion, while studying French in particular. In the final year, you will create your own collection for the graduate fashion show. You will design, construct and style a collection of garments for a particular customer and market, building a portfolio of work to show future employers.

Historical and Contextual Studies in Fashion Pattern 1 and 2 Textiles

Design Studio 1 and 2 Drape Theoretical Studies in Fashion Elective module (see list below) Year 3 Pre-Collection Collections Dissertation Fashion Design Portfolio Elective modules Accessories Fashion Journalism and PR Fashion Show Production and Event Management Fashion Styling and Photography

For module descriptions, see page 47.


‘All our teachers have industry experience. I love the small class sizes and one-on-one tutorials which guide you and show you how to expand your design aesthetic. We are encouraged to be experimental, develop our own style and take advantage of all the learning opportunities offered to us.’ Emma Murray BA (Hons) Fashion Design

Practical, hands-on learning

London is famous for innovative fashion, and the programme makes the most of the wonderful opportunities offered by our central location. You will gain plenty of real-life experience, working to live industry briefs and taking part in fashion shows and fashion shoots. Small class sizes ensure that you will have plenty of individual contact time with your tutors. You will be taught by lecturers who also work in the fashion industry and hear from frequent visiting speakers from industry and academia. Learning and assessment

Teaching methods include studio work, tutorials, seminars, workshops, field trips, discussions, peer evaluations and group work. You will be assessed through assignments such as projects, portfolios, sketchbooks, report writing, essays, self-evaluation, presentations and practical work such as photoshoots, fashion shows and work in industry. What skills will I gain? The ability to generate ideas, concepts, proposals and solutions to set briefs The ability to research, analyse and communicate your ideas effectively using a range of media Construction, design, drawing and CAD skills Practical skills in using a range of materials, tools and methods The ability to conceive, design and produce a final collection Future opportunities

Completing this programme will give you the wide-ranging skills you need to pursue a professional career in many areas of fashion. Career paths open to you will include working as a designer, pattern cutter, stylist, fashion journalist, creative director, buyer, textile designer or visual merchandiser.


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The fashion industry needs designers who are both creative and market-aware. This programme is about creating innovative designs in rapid response to emerging markets and market trends. It fosters understanding of the roles of both design and marketing, and their inter-relationship within fashion. It will enable you to develop as a trend interpreter, equipped to produce designs based on wellresearched consumer needs and commercial environments.

BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Marketing

The BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Marketing is an innovative, challenging programme that aims to develop customerfocused designers with a strong appreciation of marketing issues.

Four years with foundation Start date September

Year 1 CAD Design Cultures

You will learn to design, prototype and construct clothing ranges that combine both your personal philosophy about design and the needs of the marketplace. You will learn about fashion markets, the consumer and fashion marketing techniques.

Fashion Marketing and Promotion

As well as marketing skills, you will explore the practicalities of the design process, and build your technical skills in areas such as drawing, computer-aided design, the creation of textiles and garment construction.

Design Studio 1 and 2

You will also look at the evolution of fashion and contemporary issues such as sustainability in textile manufacturing. You will be able to expand your knowledge in specialist areas, choosing from modules in fashion show production and event management, styling and photography, journalism and PR.

Duration Three years, full time

What will I study?

Industry experience is highly valuable, and you will be encouraged to gain as much work experience as you can, with the opportunity to complete an internship at the end of Year 2. There is also the opportunity to study abroad, taking additional modules with us in Paris to gain a deeper knowledge of specialist areas of fashion, while studying French fashion in particular. In the final year, you will create your own fashion collection for the graduate fashion show. You will design, construct and style a collection of garments for a particular customer and market, building a portfolio of work to show future employers.

Historical and Contextual Studies in Fashion Pattern 1 and 2 Year 2 Fashion Communication Fashion Illustration Theoretical Studies in Fashion Elective module Year 3 Pre-Collection Collections Dissertation Fashion Design Portfolio Elective modules Fashion Journalism and PR Fashion Show Production and Event Management Fashion Styling and Photography

For module descriptions, see page 47.


‘It’s great to be taught in a creative environment. All the tutors know who you are and it’s easy to ask for help and support if and when you need it.’ Kyle Cooley BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Marketing

Practical, hands-on learning

What skills will I gain?

London is famous for innovative fashion, and the programme makes the most of the wonderful opportunities offered by our central location. You will gain plenty of real-life experience, working to live industry briefs and taking part in fashion shows and fashion shoots.

The ability to generate ideas, concepts, proposals and solutions to identify and meet the needs of particular markets

Small class sizes ensure that you will have plenty of individual contact time with your tutors. You will be taught by lecturers who also work in the fashion industry and hear from frequent visiting speakers from industry and academia.

Practical skills in using a range of materials, tools and methods

Learning and assessment

Teaching methods include studio work, tutorials, seminars, workshops, field trips, discussions, peer evaluations and group work. You will be assessed through assignments such as projects, portfolios, sketchbooks, report writing, essays, self-evaluation, presentations and practical work such as shoots, fashion shows and work in industry.

The ability to research, analyse and communicate your ideas professionally to specific markets Construction, design, drawing and CAD skills

The ability to conceive, design and produce a final collection for a specific commercial market Future opportunities

Completing this programme will give you the wide-ranging skills you need to pursue a professional career in many areas of fashion. Career paths open to you will include working as a fashion marketer, stylist, fashion journalist, retail manager, trend forecaster, creative director, buyer, designer or visual merchandiser.


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The fashion industry is defined by change, and successful brands and fashion professionals need to be commercially astute, creative and multi-skilled to stay ahead of the game. This programme offers key business knowledge of how fashion markets work and how to succeed in today’s dynamic fashion and luxury marketplace.

BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing

The BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing offers a unique blend of strategic fashion marketing content with specialist knowledge in areas such as buying, fashion show production and fashion trends.

Design Cultures

You will explore fashion organisations, the environments in which they operate and their international marketing activities, learning how to research and generate ideas and concepts that respond to developing trends.

Marketing Research and the Fashion Consumer

You will become media-savvy, with a strong sense of ethical and social values, and the ability to work autonomously on a wide range of fashion marketing promotions.

Start date September

CAD Fashion Images

You will learn how to develop innovative marketing solutions, based on sound analysis of market information and knowledge of marketing and promotion theory.

Four years with foundation

Year 1

This programme will develop you as an innovative, visionary marketer, with an excellent understanding of fashion marketing and promotion and confident communication skills.

The programme looks at creativity in many different forms, from digital communication and fashion images through to fashion show and events production.

Duration Three years, full time

What will I study?

The programme will build your understanding of contemporary issues in fashion, as well as the historical, design and cultural contexts in which fashion marketing operates. You will mix and work with students on other fashion design programmes, undertaking practical projects alongside your academic studies, such as producing fashion shows, events and photo shoots.

Fashion Marketing and Promotion Fashion Trends Historical and Contextual Studies in Fashion

Year 2 Fashion Branding Fashion Communication Fashion Marketing Strategies Fashion Product, Buying and Merchandising Theoretical Studies in Fashion Elective module (see below) Year 3 Creative Marketing Fashion Marketing Portfolio Final Project 1 Research Final Project 2 Realisation Elective modules Fashion Journalism and PR Fashion Show Production and Event Management Fashion Styling and Photography

For module descriptions, see page 47.


‘I love that I can ask my fashion marketing tutor for advice regarding a business venture that I’m starting. It’s so important to be able to have a frank discussion with someone that I trust and who has my best interests at heart’ Jennifer Bextrom BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Marketing

Practical, hands-on learning

What skills will I gain?

London is famous for innovative fashion, and our central location offers easy access to fashion districts for direct learning. You will visit companies, retail hubs and external exhibitions in galleries and museums.

A comprehensive knowledge and appreciation of fashion marketing, with a strong emphasis on fashion promotion

Small classes ensure that you will have plenty of individual contact with your tutors. You will be taught by lecturers who have significant academic and fashion industry experience. Particular areas of strength include marketing, PR, branding, digital marketing, journalism, fashion events, mass and luxury fashion.

The ability to generate ideas, concepts, proposals and solutions to identify and meet the needs of particular markets

Learning and assessment

You will learn through a mix of taught classes and fieldwork in London. Teaching methods include tutorials, lectures, workshops, field trips and group discussions. You will be assessed through assignments such as portfolios, reports, essays, presentations, reflective learning journals and group projects.

A strong eye for contemporary and future fashion

The ability to research, analyse and communicate your ideas professionally The ability to generate a range of outputs, from marketing reports to visual imagery and events Future opportunities

Completing this programme will equip you to succeed in a range of careers in areas such as fashion marketing and related specialist communications, buying and merchandising, and retailing. Other areas you could consider include advertising, event management, fashion styling, visual merchandising, PR and journalism.


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The design of interiors can fundamentally affect our everyday lives, from where we work to how we live. It is a fast-moving discipline that sets out to improve our spatial experience of many different places, such as retail stores, commercial environments, exhibition spaces and places of leisure and hospitality. An interior designer enjoys variety, dealing with different clients and sites all over the world.

BA (Hons) Interior Design

The BA (Hons) Interior Design is a dynamic, cross-cultural programme that aims to develop you as a professional who can take on any and every design challenge. We emphasise creativity and craft, allowing you to develop your own individual approach to the subject, while preparing you with the skills and knowledge you will need for industry practice and beyond. By learning to focus on the creative process behind design, rather than a pre-determined output, you will be able to respond to a variety of briefs that are not restricted to any single aspect of the discipline. You will study a range of themes relating to design, helping you to become a socially, ethically and environmentally responsible designer. We will ensure you have regular contact with new ideas, people, spaces and objects that reflect the rich diversity of the designed world, locally and internationally. Practical design work is underpinned by studies in the history and theory of design. You will also gain the skills you need to communicate your ideas successfully to clients and employers.

Duration Three years, full time Four years with foundation Start date September

Your studies will culminate in a final-year dissertation, an extended piece of research and writing into an area of interior design that directly informs the work for your final design project.

What will I study? Year 1 Design Cultures Communication Skills 1 Interior Design Principles 1–4 Interior Histories Year 2 Communication Skills 2 Interior Design Practice 1–2 Interior Theories Year 3 Interior Design Study Portfolio and Professional Studies Major Design Project Feasibility Major Design Project Dissertation

For module descriptions, see page 50. Practical, hands-on learning

You will be taught in small groups by experienced tutors with wide expertise in retail, commercial, residential, exhibition and furniture design. In central London, you will be learning at the heart of the interior design industry, surrounded by the latest interiors and the most influential design agencies. Your experience will be broadened by memorable talks from visiting design industry experts. You will see design studios in action, work on live projects, enter competitions and take part in graduate shows. London itself offers endless resources that you can use to research and develop your ideas about design – from museums, galleries and shops to historic architecture and public interiors.


Learning and assessment

Most classes take place in our interior design studio. We follow a project-based approach and use a wide range of learning and assessment methods, including individual tutorials, group critiques, seminar presentations, discussion groups and team teaching. Live project work and guest lecturers offer valuable links with industry and business practices. What skills will I gain? Understanding of interior design principles, practices and professional standards The ability to apply design styles and theory to a given brief The ability to select and use appropriate materials, tools and techniques Research, analysis and problem-solving skills The ability to communicate your ideas in words and images Future opportunities

This programme will enable you to develop the creativity, knowledge and skills to become an interior designer across various sectors of the profession. It will open doors to careers in areas such as architectural, retail, exhibition, hospitality, residential and workplace design. Recent graduates have gained positions at a number of highly regarded design agencies.

‘The course has been both exciting and thought-provoking. It is helpful being taught design alongside communication. Our tutors helped us hone key skills such as teamwork and public speaking.’ Hannah Faki BA (Hons) Interior Design


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The design industry plays a key role in the global economy and culture. Advances in technology and emerging economies have created new challenges and opportunities for designers. Designers who understand and can respond imaginatively to these opportunities will play a key role in shaping global design and finding new ways to reach audiences, now and in the future.

BA (Hons) Visual Communication

The BA (Hons) Visual Communication aims to develop the analytical, strategic, creative and production skills that you will need as a contemporary design practitioner. The degree covers four core areas of visual communication: graphic design, illustration, photography and digital media. You will receive a thorough grounding in the broad principles of visual communication, with an emphasis on developing your own creative approach and opportunities to specialise in the areas that most interest you.

Four years with foundation Start date September 2014 Integrated Foundation September 2015 Degree programme

What will I study? Year 1 Design Cultures Exploration: Principles and Practices of Visual Communication 1

We aim to enable students to become creative, multi-skilled designers who are adaptable, open-minded in their thinking and professionally focused.

Exploration: Principles and Practices of Visual Communication 2 – Type, Text and Image

You will develop skills in using traditional and leading-edge technological tools, methods and materials to create innovative and visually intelligent design.

Exploration: Tools and Techniques of Visual Communication 2 – Ways of Making

The programme promotes an understanding of the interconnections between the designer, client, consumer and other specialists who contribute to the quality of design solutions.

Duration Three years, full time

In the final year you will undertake a substantial self-directed design project which demonstrates your understanding of the design process, from briefing and concept development through to realisation and feedback.

You will learn about contemporary design practice and develop the creative and strategic-thinking skills required for a successful career in this exciting sector. More broadly, you will gain a deep understanding of the global reach of contemporary design, and the need for sensitivity to cultural difference and responsiveness to a technologically changing environment. The programme will expose you to a wide variety of ideas, with continual input from contemporary professional practitioners. Your experience will include teaching by visiting professional design tutors, taking part in national and international design competitions, and visits to design companies and places of interest in London.

Exploration: Tools and Techniques of Visual Communication 1 – Digital Media

History and Theory of Visual Communication Personal, Creative and Professional Development 1 Year 2 Design Development 1: Narrative and Sequence in Visual Communication Design Development 2: Context in Visual Communication Design Development 3: Engaging with External Clients in Visual Communication Personal, Creative and Professional Development 2 Specialist Media Development Theoretical Issues in Design Year 3 Dissertation Final Portfolio Senior Design Project Final Exhibition, Presentation and Reflection

For module descriptions, see page 51.


Practical, hands-on learning

London is a world hub for the creative industries, and our central location offers easy access to opportunities for direct learning.

Understanding of visual communications principles, practices and professional standards

Small class sizes ensure that you will have plenty of individual contact time with your tutors. You will be taught by professionals with a wide variety of specialisms in graphic design, web design, video and animation, product design, fine art, fashion, advertising, fine art photography, illustration and media.

The ability to select and use appropriate materials, tools and techniques, using both new and traditional media

Learning and assessment

You will learn through working on a range of design projects and assignments where you will explore ideas in your own way, using both traditional and contemporary media. Classes are taught in well-equipped studios. Teaching methods include one-toone tutorials, small-group seminars, practical demonstrations and workshops.

‘We were always encouraged to be as creative as possible, and never to hold back because something may at first seem too challenging. The course also helped me to become more professional and fluent when talking about my work, or that of others.’ Lydia Jones BA (Hons) Visual Communication

What skills will I gain?

The ability to apply contemporary design methods and theory to communication briefs

Expertise in design specialisms and experience in photography, drawing, digital editing and production, design layout and construction techniques Research, critical analysis, problem-solving and communication skills Future opportunities

The degree will prepare you for careers in graphic design, illustration, photography, advertising, corporate identity, animation, multi-media, web design, publishing and art direction.


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Our students come from many backgrounds, but they all share a combination of academic ability with an enthusiasm for new challenges. We invite applications from students who can demonstrate that they have the maturity, self-direction and motivation to meet the demands of a competitive programme.

Admissions

Entry requirements

We accept applications from students with the following qualifications: Foundation programme

A minimum of five passes at GCSE/IGCSE level at grade C or above, including English. Applicants must also have successfully completed GCSE Mathematics or equivalent. We also accept other equivalent qualifications, as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC). For a full list, see our website or contact us for further information. BA (Hons) degree programmes

A minimum of two passes at GCE A-level at grade C or above and a minimum of five passes at GCSE/IGCSE level at grade C or above, including English. Applicants must also have successfully completed GCSE Mathematics or equivalent.

Email enquiries exrel@regents.ac.uk

Telephone enquiries +44 (0)20 7487 7505 or fax +44 (0)20 7487 7425

Visit us online www.regents.ac.uk

We also accept equivalent qualifications, for example: • Five Scottish Highers • Five Irish Leaving Certificates • International Baccalaureate Full Diploma • French Baccalaureate • German Abitur • Italian Maturita • US High School Diploma with 3 APs at grade 3 or 2 APs at grade 4 • Swedish Slutbetyg For a full list of equivalent qualifications, as recommended by NARIC, see our website or contact us for further information.

Portfolio assessment

Applicants for all programmes except BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing may be asked to submit their portfolio for assessment. This is so that our academic team can assess whether you are ready to study at degree level or if entry at Foundation level would be more appropriate to your current skills and knowledge. Transfer of credits

If you have already participated in education at degree level, you may be able to transfer some of your credits towards one of our BA (Hons) degrees. You will need to show evidence of equivalent qualifications from another university that meet the learning outcomes of the undergraduate degree programme to which you are applying. You may only transfer into Year 1 or Year 2 of a degree due to the structure of the course. Transfer into the final year of a degree is not possible.


English language requirements

All programmes are taught in English, and fluency in the language is required. If English is not your native language, we will require evidence of your English proficiency. However, you may be exempt from taking an English language test if the last three years of your full-time education have been taught completely in English. We accept the following qualifications (minimum required grades are indicated):

BA (Hons) programmes Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, grade C EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency, grade pre-1 GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C IB Diploma English A standard or Higher Level, grade 4 or English B Higher Level only, grade 5 IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 6.0

Foundation programme

Pearson Test (PTE Academic) with a minimum score of 53

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, grade C

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 80 (internet-based test)

EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency, grade pre-1 GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C IB Diploma English A standard or Higher Level, grade 4 or English B Higher Level only, grade 5 IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 5.5 Pearson Test (PTE Academic) with a minimum score of 51 TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 74 (internet-based test)

Other English language qualifications may be accepted. Please contact us for more information. On-campus English diagnostic test

If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test through our on-campus English Language School (see page 16). For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact exrel@regents.ac.uk Visa applicants

Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, may also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Border Agency (UKBA). Please check their website for current information: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk


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Applying to study at Regent’s University London is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

How To Apply

Step 1 Apply

Please complete an application form. You can apply in the following ways: Apply directly to us online at www.regents.ac.uk Apply directly using the application form accompanying this prospectus Apply through UCAS at www.ucas.com

If applying via UCAS, the Regent’s University code is R18. A full list of course codes is available on the UCAS website. Regent’s University London’s independent status means that even if you have already made five choices via the UCAS system, you can still make a sixth application by applying directly to us. Transfer of credits (BA (Hons) applicants only)

To apply for transfer of credit, please provide detailed descriptions (with certified translations where necessary) of any courses taken, and transcripts of relevant grades. Portfolio assessment You may be asked to attend a portfolio assessment at our Marylebone campus before a decision is made on your application. If you live overseas, you may be asked to submit your portfolio electronically.

Email enquiries exrel@regents.ac.uk

Telephone enquiries +44 (0)20 7487 7505 or fax +44 (0)20 7487 7425

Visit us online www.regents.ac.uk

Supporting documents

Together with your application form, please send us the following supporting documents. These can be sent to us via post, email or fax: • Copies of transcripts and certificates from all previous studies, i.e. secondary school and/or university certificates • Two letters of reference, one of which must be academic. The second can be academic, professional or personal (but not from a family member or a peer) • A 300-500 word personal statement giving your reasons for applying to your chosen programme and how you feel you will benefit from the course of study • A copy of the photograph (ID) page of your passport • One recent digital, head-and shoulders colour photograph of yourself (this must be emailed to admit@regents.ac.uk) • If you are not a native English speaker, evidence of your English proficiency (see page 41) Step 2 Making an offer

We will assess whether you meet our entry requirements (including a portfolio assessment where appropriate) and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful. If you have applied through UCAS, you will also receive official notification via the UCAS system. If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, you will be given a conditional offer. We aim to respond to your application with a decision or invitation to portfolio assessment within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.


Step 3 Accepting the offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must: Confirm your acceptance via email/post/ telephone/in person Pay the non-refundable registration fee Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit

For details of fees, see page 44. If you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, please note that although there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible in order to complete the visa process. Step 4 Full acceptance and visa

On receipt of your acceptance we will issue final documentation and where needed the relevant visa support documentation. Please be aware, both offer and acceptance of a place at Regent’s University London are subject to the rules and regulations relating to the University and its programmes. These rules and regulations are set out in the student handbook, a copy of which is available from the Admissions Office upon request. Visa applicants

Please note that it is your responsibility to arrange a visa. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UK Border Agency website at www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk


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Tuition Fees and Scholarships

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Programme

Description

Autumn 2014

Integrated Design Foundation

Total programme cost

£11,200

BA (Hons) degree programmes

Annual tuition fee1

£14,750

Registration fee

Non-refundable fee. Charged once 2

£420

Non-EU advance deposit

Non-refundable deposit towards tuition fees for students outside the EU3

£730

Alumni fee

For services after graduation, charged once4

£360

An additional fee will apply for summer school courses e.g. study abroad in Paris If you accept an unconditional offer and fail, for any reason, to take up your place, you will forfeit your registration fee. If you accept a conditional offer and fail to meet the academic conditions of this offer, you will forfeit £100 of the registration fee. If you are refused an international student visa for the UK, then you will receive a full refund (you must supply us with a copy of the official visa refusal letter). Failure to take up a conditional offer on any other grounds will forfeit the entire registration fee Deposit deducted from tuition fees on registration. The deposit is non-refundable, except in the case of visa refusal. It is, however, transferable to an alternative period of study within 12 months Not charged for Integrated Foundation students until they successfully complete foundation-level studies and progress to the first year of a BA (Hons) degree programme

All fees are quoted in GBP (pounds sterling). As Regent’s University London is a private institution, all students pay the same fees regardless of nationality. Tuition fees are set 12 months in advance and are normally subject to a 4% or inflationlinked increase at the start of each academic year in the autumn. Email enquiries finance@regents.ac.uk

Tuition fees include an element of course enrichment, which may include textbooks. You will receive an Aspire card to spend in our bookshop or on activities related to your programme. This does not apply to incoming study abroad students.

Telephone enquiries +44 (0)20 7487 7473 or fax +44 (0)20 7477 2991

Fees are reviewed from time to time and may change from those listed. The University reserves the right to make such alterations or amendments as necessary. Please consult the website for current information.

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How to pay

Tuition fees must be paid at least two weeks before the start date of the programme. Fees are invoiced in full for the first year (payable by term). Thereafter you will receive an invoice each term. You may not enrol and start classes until full payment of your first term’s fees has been received. Tuition and services may be withdrawn in the case of non-payment. Payment may be made by cheque, bank transfer, credit or debit card, online or in person. All fees for tuition, registration and alumni services should be made payable to Regent’s University London. Cheques should be in pounds sterling. An amount of £15.00 to cover bank charges should be added to the invoice total where payment is made by sterling cheques from a non-UK bank. If you wish to pay in person, the Finance Office is open Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:00. If you wish to pay by credit or foreign debit card, please note that a 2% surcharge will be added to the cost of tuition fees. There is no surcharge for any other fees, or for payment by a UK debit card. To pay by credit or debit card, please visit our website: www.regents.ac.uk Refund policy

If you begin a course and then wish to withdraw you must advise the Registry and officially withdraw in writing. Once you have officially withdrawn, you may claim a refund of tuition fees if you withdrew within the first four weeks of the term. Requests for refunds of tuition fees must be made in writing to the Commercial Manager, and must be made within two weeks of your official withdrawal date. For full information regarding, including the University refund policy, please see the website: www.regents.ac.uk

Merit-based scholarships

You can apply for up to 50% of your tuition fees in the form of a merit-based scholarship. These awards are made to students with strong academic achievements and potential. How to apply

• To be considered for an award, you will first need to apply for a place on a degree programme • Along with your application form, please send a 300-500 word statement for the attention of the Scholarship Committee, stating why you should be considered for the award and what contribution you believe you will make to the School. Your statement should provide evidence of your academic strength and/or potential • Once you have been accepted to the School, your scholarship application will be forwarded for consideration by the Scholarship Committee Please note that scholarships are issued for a set annual amount, based on the first-year tuition fees. The award will not increase in line with tuition fees, so the percentage of the initial scholarship amount will decrease in line with tuition fee increases. This will be applied on a pro-rata basis for students taking a reduced module load. All awards are subject to the holder maintaining good academic standing throughout the degree programme and fulfilling the conditions of the scholarship award.


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Module Descriptions

The modules offered are subject to change. The descriptions below are for guidance only.

Foundation Ideas This module aims to enable you to generate and develop creative, fresh ideas in art and design. You will develop understanding of key ideas and principles that shape art and design thinking, and the ability to apply this fundamental knowledge. Make This module will enable you to apply and improve your technical ability in a range of media, traditional and digital, as you bring your creative ideas into realisation. You will also learn how to present your art and design work effectively. Research This module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of research strategies and techniques and awareness of contextual, theoretical and historical perspectives. It will enable you to develop critical-thinking skills in evaluating and applying research material. Fashion Design Specialist Option This module offers a broad introduction to the fashion design process. You will gather research, and design and construct items in response. These items will be documented through photography and styling exercises. The module introduces the use of basic manufacturing processes and construction techniques, together with the study skills that are integral to the design process. You will make or deconstruct several basic items that you have designed in response to a given brief.

Fashion Marketing Specialist Option This module introduces the fashion industry and the different contexts in which it operates. You will learn about the structure of the industry, the way that fashion works and how to stay ahead in this fast-paced industry. You will explore the fashion marketing environment and be introduced to fundamental marketing research skills, tools and methodologies. You will experience creating fashion images, a fashion shoot, and will be involved, where possible, in fashion show and events. By starting to research contemporary fashion companies you will learn about fashion products, consumers and the marketplace. You will debate current fashion business and marketing issues and learn to present your ideas, working both as part of a team and individually. The module culminates in a collaborative project. Interior Design Specialist Option This module aims to give you knowledge, understanding and technical skills in the area of Interior Design. You will gain a broad understanding of spatial principles and concepts for interior environments, and explore how human needs (cultural, social, political and economic) may be met through spatial solutions. You learn about the design process and start to develop your own skills, tools and work methodologies. You will also explore the design of space through photography, film, drawing and graphics, and test your ideas through material research, model-making, installations and spatial interventions. Visual Communication Specialist Option This module aims to give you knowledge, understanding and technical skills in the area of Visual Communication, in order to help you choose and prepare for your undergraduate degree path. The module also aims to give you experience of working on an ambitious, exciting inter-disciplinary design project in collaboration with other students.


BA (Hons) programmes common modules Design Cultures This is a common module which encourages collaborative learning across fashion and design programmes in the first year. You will be introduced to cross-cultural and interdisciplinary thinking, encouraging you to interact with the broader design community and reflect on your role as a responsible individual who can adapt to changing contexts. It will develop your understanding of design practice, the boundaries of your own discipline and to interact with cultures outside your own. Individual Learning Project This module offers the opportunity to gain additional credits in order to be eligible for the award of a Regent’s University London degree, or to complete one-off special projects. It aims to develop your intellectual and practical skills in relation to your discipline, in response to a brief set by your tutor, which explores a contemporary issue within your field.

Fashion Accessories This specialist module introduces the knowledge, cutting and manufacturing skills involved in accessories. You will develop a strong understanding of the accessories marketplace and its relationship to the fashion garment industry. You will produce a small range of pieces, exploring millinery, glovemaking and fashion bags, and style your collection for runway presentation. CAD You will learn how to use creative software to generate and manipulate digital images for the fashion industry. You will explore how fashion uses visual communication and image to promote products, and begin to develop professional techniques to articulate your own ideas through this medium. Collections In this final-year module you will create your own collection of six outfits, working independently and demonstrating professionalism through your time-management, planning and the progress of your collection. Your fully accessorised and styled collection will be considered for the end-of-year graduate fashion show. Creative Marketing This module explores innovative and visionary contemporary marketing campaigns that generate awareness and sales of brands, products or services in fashion and other sectors. You will explore the marketing and communications strategies that companies have successfully created and used, and debate the future of fashion marketing and promotion. The module will enable you to explore ideas and develop concepts for your own creative final project.

Design Process This module explores the design process using a current exhibition as a source of inspiration. You will learn about research, design and development, and gain an understanding of how to apply the creative working process - from inspiration, to design and product. You will learn how to conduct research for range planning and collection design and experiment with different media for communicating your ideas in a creative visual format. Design Studio 1 This module will enable you to explore and generate design concepts through research, design experimentation, toile development and interpretation of a project brief. It offers the opportunity to demonstrate your skills in the use of fabric, colour, texture, silhouette, shape and garment construction techniques. You will design a full collection of clothing and then select, construct, photograph, and style an outfit. This is an especially creative module that encourages avant-garde and experimental design outcomes through the use of creative thought processes and contemporary influences. Design Studio 2 This module will enable you to develop your skills in designing a full collection of clothing, from which you will select, construct and style a minimum of two outfits. Design Studio 2 is concerned with commercial, more wearable clothing styles, and you will apply your creative skills to clothing that realistically fits within the current fashion zeitgeist. Dissertation The dissertation is an extended piece of research and writing in which you explore a fashion-related subject of your own choosing. This may be something you have touched upon earlier in your studies that you want to explore in more depth. It will be a subject that relates in some way to your final collection, and will inform and underpin your practical work. Drape This module builds on the cutting and draping skills gained in Pattern 1 and 2. Your exploration of various experimental draping techniques will challenge your thinking with regards to the link between twodimensional and three-dimensional design techniques. You will learn about aesthetic principles with regard to shape and volume, and discover new techniques of manipulating fabric and draping directly on to the stand.


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Fashion Branding This module explores contemporary fashion brands and the strategies that are used to create a unique personality, generate appeal and develop a 'desirability factor' for potential consumers. You will explore how brands are built, promoted and managed, and how brand identity is used as a strategic tool to promote products and build consumer loyalty. The module covers the values and ethics required to develop successful brands and examines successful international brands. You will apply research, creative thinking and innovative problem-solving skills in working on a brand strategy project. Fashion Communication This module examines how fashion is communicated to the consumer. You will study both traditional and new media platforms and learn how integrated fashion marketing communications are planned, created, managed and delivered. You will learn how to research different audiences and markets and how to work on fashion communications including journalism, public relations, blogging, social networking, e-marketing, film, shows, launches, visual merchandising, exhibitions and store events. Fashion Design Portfolio This module will enable you to analyse your skills, strengths and weaknesses in order to develop a portfolio of work that is suitable to show at either MA or job application. This portfolio is the culmination of your entire fashion studies. It will contain a visual representation of your personal design philosophy, with your signature style shown throughout. You will also create a professional CV that shows all relevant skills and experience up to this point. Fashion Illustration This module introduces you, as a potential fashion designer, to the concepts, techniques and use of various media that will enable you to communicate your ideas. You will draw from live models, using line and colour and representing texture and movement, to develop your perception and visual interpretation of garments and how they relate to the human form.

Fashion Images This module explores how visual images are created and how society uses visual signs and images to express and communicate. You will look at how images are used in fashion, the roles of graphics and typography, styling and photography, and the use of new technologies. You will develop a working knowledge of imaging techniques and learn how to create visuals and texts using appropriate software as you start to develop your own portfolio of work. Fashion Journalism and PR This specialist module looks at how journalism and PR activities operate in the fast-moving world of fashion. You will learn to research and conduct interviews, and how to write for different audiences and different media, such as blogs, catwalk reports, editorial, advertising, web-based media and features. You will explore the theory and practice of PR and how to communicate and manage image through PR activities. Fashion Marketing and Promotion This module explores the structure and dynamics of the fashion industry. You will develop your knowledge of fashion and the fashion business, and your ability to stay in touch with developments at the forefront of this fast-moving industry. You will learn about key fashion marketing theories, tools and methodologies and how to apply these to contemporary fashion marketing projects. You will also explore fashion promotion and marketing communications, including advertising, visual merchandising, sales promotion, personal selling, fashion shows and the fashion media. Fashion Marketing Portfolio This module will help you to consider your future, plan and prepare to achieve your goals. You will analyse your skills, strengths and interests, and research the careers market in relation to your chosen field. You will learn how to create a strong portfolio of work based on projects completed during your degree and new project work completed during the module. You will learn how to produce a professional CV and to prepare for job applications and interviews. You will explore the importance of networking and build confidence in preparation for launching yourself into the fashion industry.

Fashion Marketing Strategies You will examine the planning and strategy development process for fashion marketing and promotion. The module takes you from initial concept, research and analysis, through concept development to the creation of an integrated marketing and communications plan. You will learn about the theories and activities involved in marketing management and examine the real marketing strategies of fashion companies. Fashion Product, Buying and Merchandising This module looks at how product development, buying and merchandising processes work within the contemporary fashion business. You will learn about fashion product development, clothing manufacture, supply chain management, buying and merchandising, and use your knowledge of the fashion consumer, market research and fashion trends to research and create a detailed range plan. Fashion Show Production and Event Management This module looks at the history, theory and practice of fashion show production and how to plan and manage a fashion event. You will be introduced to the different roles and responsibilities involved in creating a successful fashion event and the traditions of catwalk shows. You will also explore the role of shows and events within contemporary fashion and the social, ethical and environmental issues relating to these promotional activities. Working in teams, you will plan a professional event, covering aspects of project management such as budget, production, human resources and PR. Fashion Styling and Photography This module explores two specialist and related areas of fashion. You will look at the relationship between styling and photography in areas such as advertising, film, catwalk and editorial and examine audiences and media channels. Working in groups, you will experience being both the stylist and the photographer and learn to create and manipulate directional images using both traditional and new technologies.


Fashion Trends This module looks at how trends arise by considering market and consumer intelligence as well as aesthetic, economic, social and cultural influences. You will explore how emerging trends inspire and influence the fashion industry and learn to assess markets, identify emerging trends and create directional trend materials. Using media such as CAD, photography and illustration you will work creatively to produce a directional trendprediction package. Final Project 1 Research This module offers the opportunity to undertake a sustained period of self-directed research, and to employ all of your learning on the fashion marketing programme, in exploring an area of interest to you. The area you choose must be about fashion and may be related to your career aspirations. The research and analysis you conduct will form the basis for your work in Final Project 2 Realisation. Final Project 2 Realisation This is the second part of your period of self-directed study. You will draw upon your research and analysis to create a project based on integrated fashion marketing communications. Your project will be set in the context of the future fashion marketplace and will embody your individual approach to, and philosophy of, fashion as the culmination of your work on the fashion marketing programme. Historical and Contextual Studies in Fashion This module looks at fashion from a historical and contextual viewpoint to build your historical knowledge and enhance your understanding of contemporary fashion. Fashion as object, image and idea is explored through specific historical contexts. You will explore some of the fundamental developments in fashion and wider art and design history. The module will develop your skills in research, IT and communication. Marketing Research and the Fashion Consumer This module will broaden your understanding of fashion marketing practices, and the strategies and techniques used by companies to gain competitive edge. You will study how consumers purchase fashion products and brands and the trends that inspire and influence them. The module looks at how cultural, social, personal and psychological factors affect buyer behaviour and the development and marketing of international fashion products and brands. You will learn how market researchers effectively communicate their findings to others, through statistical, biographical and visual formats.

Pattern 1 This module introduces the concept of working in three dimensions using a selection of fabrics to create simple garments. You will learn sewing and cutting techniques and how to design two-dimensional blocks/ patterns. Working to a brief you will explore garment construction and design details to develop ideas and produce a range of finished garments. Pattern 2 This module continues the development of your pattern-cutting skills. You will practice and improve your garment production skills and extend your vocabulary of appropriate design and construction terminology. Working to a brief and focusing mainly on the torso, you will learn how to join bodices to ‘bottoms’ and how to add ‘fit’ to a garment. Pre-Collection This module offers the opportunity to identify your personal design philosophy and signature style, which you will carry through to your final collection. The module allows you to fully explore and develop ideas, methods and processes through experimentation. You will prepare an original brief that enables you to demonstrate the skills you have already acquired and outlining areas where you intend to learn further. Your research will involve exploration and design development through the creation of inspirational two-dimensional and three-dimensional work. Textiles This module introduces the creative art of constructing textiles. You learn about hand-knitting, crochet, felting, weaving and printing techniques. Working to a set brief the module gives you the opportunity to explore, create, develop and assemble textiles. You will design a collection of outfits and construct one using fabrics that you have created. Theoretical Studies in Fashion Building on your historical and contextual knowledge, this module explores some of the main issues surrounding fashion in contemporary society. You will be introduced to theories and analytical tools for the investigation of fashion from social, economic, political and cultural perspectives. This will cover areas as diverse as body image and globalisation. The module aims to extend your understanding and awareness of material culture and the issues in current practice, and to further develop your research, IT and communication skills.


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Interior Design Communication Skills 1 This module introduces the skills that you will need to communicate interior design proposals throughout the programme. Areas include model-making, drawing, digital imaging, presentation techniques, surveying, orthographic drawings and two-dimensional computer drafting. Communication Skills 2 This module introduces further methods for communicating interior design proposals effectively. You will explore sketch perspectives, digital imaging and rendering, presentation technique, and threedimensional computer modelling. Dissertation This is the third and final Histories and Theories module of the programme. Drawing on the skills learned in Interior Histories and Interior Theories, you will embark on an intense process of investigation, reflection and writing in order to produce a 6,000 word dissertation on an aspect of architecture, interiors or design that particularly interests you. This research informs the work undertaken in Major Project: Feasibility, which leads to the creation of the final design project. Interior Design Practice 1 This module looks at how to define and organise interior space within a real building. The module introduces site analysis, conceptual approaches, the organisation of spatial configurations and the development of planning proposals. You will experiment through a series of practical threedimensional design projects, researching design precedents and testing ideas to develop your understanding, ideas and proposals. Interior Design Practice 2 In this module, you will begin to apply interior design principles to a series of projects situated within real buildings. You will look in particular at large-scale design proposals that consider materials, finishes and detail, producing models and drawings at scales from 1:20 through to full size. Interior Design Principles 1 This module introduces the fundamental interior design principles of ordering, proportion, materials, and structure. You will experiment and learn through a series of practical three-dimensional design projects, researching design precedents and testing ideas through model-making to develop your understanding, ideas, and proposals.

Interior Design Principles 2 This module introduces principles for the use of colour and light in the design process. You will experiment and learn through a series of practical three-dimensional design projects, researching design precedents and testing ideas through model-making to develop your understanding, ideas, and proposals. Interior Design Principles 3 This module explores the principles of concept, form, function and ergonomics and the development of a small scale interior scheme. You will experiment and learn through a series of practical three-dimensional design projects, researching design precedents and testing ideas through model-making to develop your understanding, ideas, and proposals. Interior Design Principles 4 This module will develop your understanding of the physical materials used in interior design projects, how they are sourced and how they can be applied as interior finishes. You will undertake a series of research projects that explore these issues and develop a portfolio of work. The module also explores sustainability issues and how the use of certain materials affects accessibility. Interior Design Study This module involves the intensive study of a particular aspect of interior design that interests you, in agreement with your tutor. The module is introduced and developed through a lecture series, with work reviewed at weekly group tutorial sessions. It offers an opportunity to explore what you have learnt so far in developing your own interior design proposal, prior to your final major design project. Interior Histories This module looks at the historical development of the interior, its design and contexts. You will explore a thematic range of design principles that have evolved across time and place, through readings on architecture and interiors, site visits, sketching, lectures and group seminars. The work is theoretical in nature and you will learn to research, analyse and produce written outcomes and presentations, supported by a range of visual material.

Interior Theories This module looks at theoretical, philosophical and ethical ways of thinking about buildings, spaces and objects through a range of themes that will assist you to develop and discuss your design work with greater sophistication. You will explore how buildings, spaces and objects may be understood in new ways from different theoretical perspectives, and develop the research and analytical writing skills necessary for your final-year dissertation. Major Design Project: Feasibility This is the first of two modules that form your final design project. In conjunction with the Major Design Project and Dissertation modules, it offers the opportunity to demonstrate your learning through a single design project of appropriate scale and ambition. You will develop a strategy for the redevelopment and reuse of a selected site, looking at site analysis, feasibility and concept development leading to the development of a brief for a suitable building programme. This brief is then developed into a three-dimensional organisational and conceptual strategy for the building. Major Design Project This is the final studio design project of the BA (Hons) Interior Design programme. Following on from your work on the Feasibility module, you will concentrate on developing the design detail for part of the proposed building. This will involve selecting and specifying materials, colours and finishes, and preparing drawings and models at 1:20 and above for exhibition at the end-of-year show. Portfolio and Professional Studies This is the final communication skills module of the programme. You will learn how to create a brand image and market yourself as an interior designer, developing the communication skills necessary for successful employment. You will prepare a comprehensive portfolio of the work you have completed throughout the programme and undergo mock job interviews. You will also look the basics of business practice for the interior design industry, including areas such as working in or setting up a design practice, job running and contractual issues.


Visual Communication Design Development 1: Narrative and Sequence in Visual Communication This module will develop your understanding of sequential design and narrative in visual communication. You will explore narrative structures within contemporary visual media, including film, digital and graphic design, illustration and photography using multiple and sequential imagery. Design Development 2: Context in Visual Communication The module aims to increase your knowledge and understanding of the importance of context and audience in design. You will apply and develop your knowledge and creative skills in graphic design, illustration or photography through a selection of visual communication briefs, in part self-initiated. Design Development 3: Engaging with External Clients in Visual Communication This module explores how to address your work to an external audience. Through undertaking ambitious design projects, competitions or live briefs you will have the opportunity to stretch yourself, synthesising your knowledge and skills as you start to become accustomed to ‘real world’ complexities, constraints and deadlines. Dissertation You will explore a subject or area of theoretical interest of your choice that supports your Senior Design Project. The subject will be related to your chosen area of visual communication and may be something you have touched upon earlier in your studies that you want to explore in depth. The final written work will demonstrate your ability to communicate professionally in presenting research, ideas, reasoned arguments and design work. Exploration: Principles and Practices of Visual Communication 1 This module introduces the fundamental principles and practices used in the key areas of visual communication: graphic design, illustration and photography. You will learn how principles of design and colour operate in historical and contemporary contexts, and apply your understanding in set project work. You will be introduced to graphic design in its broad sense, which combines all the three key areas above, where you will learn about the concepts and practices that will underpin your learning in later modules.

Exploration: Principles and Practices of Visual Communication 2 – Type, Text and Image This module explores the inter-relationship, principles and processes of typography, text and image, while starting to develop your knowledge of contemporary visual communication. The value of exploration, experiment and evaluation is emphasised. Exploration: Tools and Techniques of Visual Communication 1 – Digital Media Digital media design is key to the visual communication industry, and this module aims to build on introductory skills, both technical and conceptual, in digital media, including web design and the moving image. The value of exploration, experiment and evaluation is emphasised. Exploration: Tools and Techniques of Visual Communication 2 – Ways of Making This module develops the technical skills you will need for practice across a range of visual communication disciplines, including printmaking, photography, book-binding, casting and model-making. You will also expand your knowledge of their history and context. Final Exhibition, Presentation and Reflection This module will extend and develop your skills in team working and project management as you work as part of a team to organise a group exhibition of final work. You will also complete a written assignment reflecting on your experience of the degree programme and your work within the context of the professional world of visual communication, while looking forward to the possibilities of the future. Final Portfolio This module, taken in your final year, aims to develop your critical and reflective ability, and technical and creative skills. You will present the work you have produced throughout the programme in a professional portfolio, which demonstrates a mature grasp of creative, conceptual and contextual issues. History and Theory of Visual Communication This module introduces historical developments and key theories within visual communication, concentrating on the last 150 years. You will also start to develop a sense of the broader cultural, political and philosophical context within which you will be producing work. The module also aims to develop your ability to present written and argued perspectives based on research.

Personal, Creative and Professional Development 1 This module aims to place you at the centre of your own learning process and design practice. It explores the nature of creativity, encouraging you to become self-motivated, capable of overseeing, independently and collectively, all aspects of the creative process. You will learn to communicate clearly in visual, oral, and written forms, using relevant IT skills. You will also look at contemporary professional practice and learn to reflect on your work and respond to the critical opinion of others. Personal, Creative and Professional Development 2 This module will help you to prepare for your final design project and portfolio, by researching, developing and realising a self-promotional design project. You will further define your growing sense of your own visual language and deepen your professional focus, looking at career structure, employment opportunities and freelance practice. Senior Design Project For this final year module you will undertake a sustained period of study, researching and developing an ambitious, largely self-initiated and managed project, which brings together and demonstrates the knowledge and skills you have attained throughout the degree. Specialist Media Development This module aims to give you the depth of specialist technical knowledge and skill you will need in graphic design, illustration or photography/video to support your creative practice. You will develop your skills through projects that reflect your growing ability to relate theory to practice and produce original, industry-relevant work. Theoretical Issues in Design Building on your historical and contextual knowledge, this module explores some of the main issues surrounding material culture in contemporary society. You will explore relevant theories and analyse your practice discipline from social, economic, political and cultural perspectives, covering areas as diverse as body image and globalisation.


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