Specialise in an area of 3D design that inspires your future. This course is informed by research and led by practice and will see you explore contemporary three-dimensional design practice and gain a human insight into diverse design issues. It will allow you to engage in a reflective and iterative process of design development and learning through doing. You will communicate your design ideas through compelling outcomes and develop your transferable skills to work effectively as a designer in real-world settings.
Innovative research methods will allow you to gain insights into user needs, economic, environmental and ethical considerations, and industry capabilities to inform your design outcomes. The importance of iterative modelling processes (making, testing and improving) will enable you to question, challenge, refine and propose appropriate design solutions that will make a positive contribution to the world around us.
This course recognises the breadth of professional and research-led opportunities within the subject area of 3D Design and supports a culture of discursive enquiry and debate. It aims to foster and nurture independent creative thinkers and will equip you with the necessary attributes to respond to the contemporary challenges undertaken by designers and researchers in the field.
This course draws upon expertise within a dynamic team of staff and practitioners, including Course Director Lauren Moriarty, who acknowledge the importance of innovative design, while respecting the environment and supporting enterprising graduates. The academic and learning support teams also have a wealth of professional and educational experience.
In addition, you may have opportunities to collaborate with the Retail Institute and the Project Office, who would work with you to research and develop your ideas, ultimately helping you to bring your creations to life.
The INSIDE/OUT lecture series, which is open to all our students, offers historical, theoretical and critical analyses of art, architecture and design and welcomes internationally recognised practitioners to come and talk about their practice.
We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.
Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.
To study this course, you will require broadband internet connection with a speed of 2mbps and working speakers. You will need Windows 7 / Mac OSX 10.8 or above and have access to Chrome v63 or higher (recommended), Edge v42+, Firefox v57+ or Safari v6+. Java and Adobe Acrobat Reader will need to be enabled and you will need a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.
Visit our distance learning guide for a complete list of technical requirements.
- Specialist facilities
- Research-led teaching
- Industry expertise
- Real-life projects
- Access to guest lectures
Teaching and learning
Lauren's product portfolio has featured in many national and international design and lifestyle magazines and has won a number of prestigious awards. She has designed for clients including Habitat, Renault, Reebok, Nissan, DKNY, Bloomberg and GlaxoSmithKline.
Fees & funding
This course doesn't currently have any active start dates.
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