In your second year, you will develop your creative identity within the discipline of Product and Furniture Design. You will begin to shape your career path by working on design projects that deepen your understanding and experience and expand your skills and capabilities.
You will establish your skills as a designer, exploring methods, ideas and themes, and can choose to go on exchange programmes in Europe and Asia. You'll also set up your own exhibitions and build a portfolio of special interests, becoming proficient in design processes, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and communication methods.
TDD503 Exchange Module
Students elect for this module to spend 10 to 12 weeks at an approved institution in Europe/North America where a SOCRATES mobility programme has been agreed. This affords you a great opportunity to study in Europe and test the skills and knowledge gained so far within a European framework. It will give you a chance to explore the application of specific subject skills and more generic transferable skills while absorbing a different culture, how it works and what influence it has on design and in particular your practice of design.
TDD504 Work Experience
This is a significant opt-in module is intended to provide students to maximise their learning opportunities from part-time work experience. Students achieve deeper learning by working, and gain experience outside of university teaching. Students are encouraged to carry out their own projects inspired by the practitioner's work, gaining feedback to help improve their career prospects.
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Combined level 4 & 5 students can choose projects within any 3D Design pathways. By teaming up with level 4 students, this module prepares level 5 students to take leading roles in team-working. Working with peers enables faster learning, acquiring new skills and knowledge, providing team working and cross year cooperation.
TDD510 Maker Integrated skills
This module provides the opportunity for the individuals to develop specific designer maker skills. Individuals will focus both 2D and/or 3D skills. Students establish a knowledge based view of cultural and contextual issues.
TDD511 Maker Aptitude and Progression
This module extends the knowledge and understanding of the individual's approach to designer maker practice through negotiated studio/workshop study and short set projects. Students are encouraged to analyse and respond to the cultural challenges facing design practice, through understanding complexity and system thinking.
TDD512 Maker Exploration
This module provides the opportunity to explore an individual, self determined approach to designer maker practice. The intention is to raise the levels of making skills, design awareness and aesthetic judgement in the student's work.
TDD520 Product Integrated Skills
Students will undertake a design project that allows them to discover and make professional choices around `viability¿ (from a business perspective), `feasibility¿ (from a technology perspective), and `desirability¿ (from a consumer perspective). Students establish a knowledge based view of cultural and contextual issues.
TDD521 Product Aptitude and Progression
Students will undertake a comprehensive study of materials and manufacturing processes with investigations into how we use and select materials to ensure a sustainable future. Students will be given an assignment to demonstrate core competency in CAD skills and digital outputs. Students are encouraged to analyse and respond to the cultural challenges facing design practice
TDD522 Product Exploration
Students will be introduced to a `Live¿ design project that encourages them to investigate and develop a personal philosophy and design process with respect to professional practice and business factors.
TDD530 Spatial and Interiors Integrated Skills
Through a series of speculative design projects, this module will introduce the fundamentals of Spatial & Interior Design practice by exploring the perception of the body in space. By creating & staging environments, the notion of scales, inhabitation and public/private environments will be investigated. A range of research methods and critical standpoints are introduced with a view to informing and contextualising practice, cultural awareness and depth of study.
TDD531 Spatial and Interiors Aptitude and Progression
This module develops skills in analytical and communication skills by evaluating structures, materials and technologies. The module provides the analysis of both the technical and aesthetic importance of communication skills in the development of your design understanding, through the production of floor plans, sections, elevations, atmospheric visualisations, models as well as 3 dimensional details. A range of research methods and critical standpoints are introduced with a view to informing and contextualising practice and cultural awareness.
TDD532 Spatial and Interiors Exploration
Through a series of workshops, seminars, lectures & studio projects, notions of public realm and branding will be investigated with an emphasis on Public Space, urban landscape and regeneration. Multi media communication strategies will be explored to develop speculations on public & private realms.