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Course overview

This course is intended for practitioners from a range of design disciplines wanting to advance their professional and personal design practice and develop their skills and theoretical knowledge of design processes. In a creative and challenging interdisciplinary environment, design theories are questioned and established and individual creative solutions are explored.

Start Date
October, 2017
  • Kingsway Campus, Chester
Duration
1 year

Why Study Design with us?

Our course looks across traditional boundaries within visual design practices, encouraging you to develop design possibilities for your individual practice while examining theoretical and professional contexts.

We will encourage you to engage with design discourses and new directions, thereby contextualising your individual practice.

Our course will initially facilitate the contextualisation of your practice, through research methods, current contexts and exploratory practice. Next, you will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of project management, effective collaboration and the communication of design practice to professional audiences. Lastly, the final major project provides a chance to undertake a significant self-initiated design project.

Kingsway Campus, Chester

The Kingsway campus is located on the outskirts of the city centre, a 20-minute walk from Parkgate Road Campus. Across 6,920 square metres this specially developed creative arts campus offers a range of modern facilities and equipment to bring learning to life.

In addition to its courtyard performance space, popular social hub and two catering outlets, Kingsway provides nine IT labs, a virtual library, a 200-seat lecture theatre, and designated seminar spaces featuring iMacs, projectors and interactive whiteboards.

The Performing Arts Department has impressive facilities, including four large fully equipped rehearsal and performance studios. With professional-standard music rehearsal and recording facilities and an extensive range of high quality open access sound and lighting equipment you have everything you need to flourish as a performer.

As a student in the Department of Art and Design you will work in specialist studio space that reflects professional expectations. Highly skilled technical staff are on hand to support the use of traditional and contemporary facilities including art and photography studios, a metal casting foundry, sound and video editing suites, dark rooms, a reprographics room, lighting studio, and specially designed workshops for printmaking, textiles, digital art and sculpting.

Within the departments, skilled technical staff manage an extensive equipment loan provision where you can borrow a large range of cameras, lighting, audio recording kits and more.

The close-knit Kingsway campus provides a truly immersive learning experience where you are encouraged to openly showcase your creativity both inside and outside lectures.

Chester

From its beginnings as a Roman fortress 2,000 years ago, Chester has managed to retain its unique character whilst offering everything that you would expect from a modern city today, as it becomes "a must-see European destination".

The City of Chester is a vibrant mix of cafes, shops and ancient walls, rows and architectural and archaeological features. The City is home to all-year-round arts festivals, events, exhibitions and street entertainment, including the famous Chester Races, the Rowing Regatta and the internationally acclaimed Chester Zoo.

Postgraduate Admissions

Open Days 2017

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 14th October (PGCE’s and Education Master’s only)

Warrington Dates

  • Thursday 15th June
    (Open Evening)
  • Saturday 21st October
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