Study is divided across taught hours, studio and/or work environment time, and independent study. Excellent professional and technical support is available and students are encouraged to experiment and work collaboratively on self-initiated projects. We expect students to spend an average of 40 hours per week on their studies, although it is likely that these hours will vary throughout the academic year.
The course is broken down into the following formats of study:
During this level you are required to relate creative aims to critical and contextual frameworks.
Learning agreements drive the self-initiated project in Innovate: Consolidate. This allows us to emphasise the progressive change in teaching methods that allows you to develop more confident and reflective approaches to your learning and demonstrate your increased self-directed learning.
Level 6 encourages you to confirm your particular creative aspirations, and to extend the scope and depth of their enquiry.
All subsequent units require you to define your study through Learning Agreements, which they negotiate with the teaching team. These provide a focus to enable you to demonstrate the integration of your learning on the course. The Major Project unit provides an opportunity for you to demonstrate the maturity of your creativity, intellectual enquiry and expressive abilities. Your final major projects will focus on your identity as an individual designer. You’ll be encouraged to view your project as a springboard into a career and use it to open doors into industry.