London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

This is a top-up version of our Design Studio Practice BA (Hons) degree. A top-up degree is the final year (Level 6) of an undergraduate degree course and is for those who have a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualification, or those wishing to study the final year of their degree in London.

The Design Studio Practice BA course takes inspiration from modern design techniques and studios (such as Droog, Jongeriuslab, Martino Gamper, Glithero and Tord Boontje). These design studios create many different objects and processes which can be explored alone or collaboratively, with no restrictions or expected results. Discovery, experimentation and innovation are all strongly encouraged, but the materials you use, process you take and creative outcome you achieve is entirely up to you.

**More about this course**

You'll have the opportunity to work with designers and design studios which will inform your practice. Through extensive design research, experimentation and development you'll find your own creative style.

The teaching staff on this course have extensive knowledge of the industry and close relationships with design professionals. You'll work on a series of projects alongside high-profile design practitioners, giving you unparalleled insight into how they work and achieve success. There are many industry-standard workshops at the University, all with a large variety of resources available.

There will be opportunities to visit studios, workshops, factories, galleries, and visiting speakers, designers, companies and curators, ensuring you're fully aware

of the expectations and constraints of design studio practice. As a final year student you will have the opportunity to explore a topic of your choice in the Honours-level dissertation, as a third year student you'll belong to a themed dissertation studio, which offers a supportive group context for planning and writing, as well as specific academic tutoring about how to manage the project.

Course Modules

Example Year 1 modules include:

3D Design Principles

3D Visual Research and Communication

Critical & Contextual Studies 1 (3D)

Workshop Practice

Example Year 2 modules include:

3D Design

Critical & Contextual Studies 2 (3D)

Design Resolution

Materials, Technology and Markets

Example Year 3 modules include:

3D Project Design & Development

Critical & Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (3D)

Major Project Realisation: Design Studio Practice

World of Work

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £2,310 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £2,310 European Fees