How You Study
In a rich multi-disciplinary studio culture that is relevant and responsive to the needs of industry, students are able to learn how to research, interpret, and present narrative and content through three-dimensional design. 'Hands on' drawing and modelling techniques as well as digital communication skills can also be developed by students. Lectures, workshops, seminars, and tutorials focus on providing the cultural, social, and technological context of the subject area.
The course encourages self-directed placements and offers collaborations with established practitioners through 'live' projects, and students have the chance to gain professional experience through engagement with visiting lecturers and by presenting their work to practising designers.
The first year focuses on educating and supporting students to help them develop 3D design skills and gain expertise in drawing, modelling, and digital communication. Through seminars and projects, students can become aware of social and contextual issues around design production and be introduced to the importance of visual literacy in spatial, figurative, and performance design.
Building on these principles, the second year focuses on more discipline-specific elements, where students are able to explore and gain expertise in narrative driven design while examining specific areas of interest in a diverse studio environment.
In the final year, students can focus on areas of specific personal interest and develop individual projects that form the showcase for a final exhibition.
The programme offers a vibrant and supportive studio culture, where contact time can be in workshops, computer suites, practical sessions, seminars, or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some projects offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.
Learning through practice is a key element of this course, and you'll spend a lot of time in a creative design studio environment. Teaching and learning experiences will include workshop activities, peer groups, lectures, workshops, seminars, and group tutorials. All DEEP students currently have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office, Autodesk, and AutoCAD software for the duration of study.