INSTITUTE FOR DESIGN INNOVATION
This programme will provide you with concepts and skills for undertaking ethnographic research for completion of design projects.
These skills can be applied and developed in both the interdisciplinary and international design projects that provide the core of the programme.
Building on the strengths of our MA/MSc Design Innovation this programme expands the question does culture inform design or does design inform culture? Through a series of processes and projects students will build a portfolio of work informed by the study of culture through the Media and Creative Industries. This programme supports students to explore the dynamic, contingent relationships between design and its many cultural contexts.
See the website http://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/study/institutes-programmes/design-and-culture/
a) To enhance design skills and knowledge through theoretical and practical application individually and in multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary teams
b) Develop collaborative behaviour through active learning and team work, analysing and evaluating problems and responding to challenges in real time
c) To enable graduates to develop their critical thinking and insight to improve their effectiveness as designers
d) To enable graduates to develop their analytical and research skills through undertaking a substantial design innovation and evaluation project that draws on the influences of culture in design
e) To critically analyse how design feeds culture and culture feeds design
To complete the MA Design and Culture students must complete 8 x 15 credit modules (4 in the first semester and 4 in the second semester). All modules are compulsory. All students must complete a Dissertation worth 60 credits.
Modules are assessed by a combination of projects base learning, essays, group exercises, presentations and project portfolios.
Students will be asked to produce project briefs, concept drawings, user scenarios, storyboards, project blogs and multimedia documentation.
This programme will enhance career prospects in user-centred design.
- Identity, Culture and Communication
- Reflection and Action
- Meaning Making in Design
- International Project
- Collaborative Project
- Media and Creative Industries: Context and Practices
- Media and Creative Industries: Critical Perspectives
- Researching Media Industries
See here for information on modules http://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/study/institutes-programmes/design-and-culture/
StudyLoughborough University London
offers a collaborative, innovative and inspiring learning environment, bringing together world-leading scholars, dynamic organisations and creative individuals with the emerging talent and leaders of tomorrow.
Our programmes, which combine real-world learning with theory-rich lectures, are delivered through our five institutes and academy:
- Institute for Design Innovation
- Institute for Digital Technologies
- Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development
- Institute for Sport Business
- Institute for Media and Creative Industries
- Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance
You will not only develop an in-depth knowledge of your chosen subject area, but will also gain cross-disciplinary experience, giving you the breadth of skills and experience to thrive in your chosen career.
You will learn from and network with pioneering thought-leaders from a range of organisations –multi-national companies to small entrepreneurial start-ups, the private and voluntary sectors, and the eminently creative local London community.
Our vision for Loughborough University London
has been shaped and informed by the University’s existing commercial partners and collaborators, which include several of the world’s most iconic brands.
We will be running regular keynote speaker programmes, seminars and invited lecturers from some of the world’s most influential business leaders, entrepreneurs, and public and voluntary sector organisations. Visit the People section of the website (http://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/about/people/guest-speakers/
) to see just a few of our iconic partners.
All have recognised the need to invest in the pipeline of future talent so that they can continue to recruit people with the skills, drive and creativity to compete and thrive in a globally competitive environment.
Find out how to apply here http://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply/