Design Crafts Introduction 1
Workshop and Studio Practice introduces you to the workshop environment, materials and processes, and to design studio culture.
Professional Practice introduces you to the range of careers and opportunities for designers and makers. We introduce professional presentation methods (of practical work) and develop your verbal presentation skills.
Drawing and Design Communication develops skills in communicating ideas through drawing, model making and 2D design development, CAD - such as Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.
Design Crafts Introduction 2
Contextual and Cultural Studies introduces Design Crafts as a subject; historical and contemporary practices and a range of issues surrounding broader contexts in art, design and craft. Research skills are introduced in this module.
Design and Making for Audiences: In this module students can work towards a commission, a design brief or competition, a collaborative or community project.
By the end of the first year students focus on their strengths and can select one material to develop much further in year two. All materials and processes continue to be available, usually in combination with their main choice.
Design Crafts Development 1
Design Crafts Studio Practice is a practical module based in workshops and studios. You continue to develop practical work in materials, processes, technical skill and design.
Contextual and Cultural Studies develops your knowledge of Design Crafts’ range of contexts and practices and begins to place the student’s own practice within the field.
Design Crafts Development 2
Professional Practice guides you through organising and setting up an exhibition or event, setting up a placement, writing your CV and artists statement, and begins building your own professional portfolio. Visiting speakers introduce you to their personal practice and to many practical skills required for success in the Design Crafts profession.
External Projects/ Professional Experience This is a practical module based in workshops and design studios. Live competitions and briefs run throughout this module. Opportunities for collaboration or exchange are developed and can be undertaken.
Design Crafts Major Project 1
Design Crafts Studio Practice This practical module runs in workshops and studios. Personal projects are developed to a high standard and produce work which is fit for public exhibition.
Design Crafts Major Project 2
Contextual and Cultural Studies The Extended Essay underpins the critical thinking of your practical work.
Design Crafts Professional Practice This module prepares you for your professional debut within the field of Design Crafts. You exhibit your work professionally at the DMU Degree Show and present a professional portfolio relevant to your chosen direction. Students are selected to show at New Designers, the graduate show in London.
Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.