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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Swansea Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP, OCT

  • Duration

    18 months

Course summary

Applying an interdisciplinary approach to product design will give you the freedom to challenge conventions through cross-collaborative experimentation and lateral thinking.

You will explore the nature of the innovation process and its relationship to the design and development of consumer and industrial products, challenging the current conventional approach and proposing new paradigms for the design of innovative and sustainable products, systems and services.

This master's programme has been designed to help you to fulfil the potential of your own or your company’s intellectual property rights (IPR), thus providing the opportunity to develop your expertise and make you a more effective and reflective design practitioner, able to reflect society’s desires and future needs.

Course Overview

The master's Contemporary Dialogues portfolio at Swansea College of Art offers a unique postgraduate experience.

Graduates and professionals from a wide range of specialities benefit from multidisciplinary learning together with expert lecturers and a broad range of facilities.

You will have the opportunity to draw
 upon experiences and knowledge from across the different pathways and reflect this in your own personal study.

The research environment
 benefits greatly from the input
 of our teaching staff and visiting lecturers, most of whom are research-active artists, designers, and theoreticians of national and international significance.

In the first part of the programme, you will complete a series of taught modules. You will participate in multidisciplinary exchanges, through seminars and lectures involving students from all programmes within the Contemporary Dialogues portfolio, to stimulate new perspectives and challenge directions. The cross-fertilisation of ideas through such dialogues is expected to promote a rethinking of the perceptions and production techniques appropriate to your discipline.

Throughout the taught part of the programme, you will be expected to undertake material investigations and research into contemporary themes, with consideration given to environmental, economic, social, and cultural issues.

Assessment

Assessment is carried out through coursework, both written practical and presented.

There is a 4,000-word theoretical essay with poster presentation in Semester 1, and a 5,000-word report in Semester 3, which accompanies the practical work.

There are no exams on this course. Students are formatively assessed throughout a module. Summative assessment takes place at the end of a module, which includes presentation of the work to the assessment team.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

  • University League Table

    103rd

  • Campus address

    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3EP, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 85 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    150 69%

    21st

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54.0 54%

    60th

    36
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.30 86%

    9th

    1

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