The Department of Architecture, Design and Fashion offers the following Master Programs:
Architecture (PART II) March 2 years
The Master of Architecture (MArch) RIBA Part II course professionally validated and prescribed taught course based in Preston. The course focuses on design innovation and current theories of architecture and urbanism to challenge your thinking and prepare you for practice. The studios, workshops and CAD suites at UCLan are among the UK’s best and you will receive regular one-to-one tutorial support from a team who are leading thinkers and practitioners in their field. In addition, opportunities for international study and lively discussion with a variety of visiting speakers will enrich your experience and inspire your creativity.
Fashion and Lifestyle Brand Studies MA/PGDip/PGCert
The Postgraduate course in Fashion and Lifestyle Brand Studies is predominantly theoretical, analytical and research based, allowing individuals from related disciplines who do not necessarily have appropriate practical skills, to study at postgraduate level within the fashion environment.
Fashion and Lifestyle Promotion MA/PGDip/PGCert
UCLan’s MA in Fashion and Lifestyle Promotion course gives the innovative promoter chances to explore personal interests at postgraduate level, underpinned by extensive research, and combined with benefits of debate and peer review. The individual will subsequently be able to view their place within the multifaceted industry of the future.
Fashion Design MA/PGDip/PGCert
Our postgraduate course in Fashion Design gives creative fashion design practitioners the opportunity to explore personal interests at postgraduate level, underpinned by extensive research, and combined with benefits of debate and peer review. Having studied postgraduate Fashion Design you will subsequently be able to view your role as fashion designer within the industry of the future.
Graphic Design MA/PGDip/PGCert
The MA Graphic Design course at The University of Central Lancashire encourages the diversity of design study that is possible within the wider field of Graphic Design. The course focus is rooted in visual communication research, underpinned by theory and with an emphasis on the development of a very personal body of practical work. Throughout the course students are encouraged to pursue a unique personal line of inquiry within any area of contemporary graphic design practice or explore the potential of design diversity. By the end of the course all students should have completed a cohesive body of work to a professional standard and be able to clearly articulate a sound intellectual rationale and a broad critical viewpoint.
Fine Art MA
MA Fine Art aims to produce creative practitioners whose work already reflects a sense of historical documenting, mapping and cataloguing wishing to approach the interaction with audience and history from an inventive and strategic standpoint. It enables students to respond creatively to ‘place’ through a structured project, developing artwork presented to identified audiences at the researched site, archive or in alternative contexts.
Interior Design MA
The MA Interior Design course has been developed as a coherent part of the School of Art, Design and Fashion’s Masters Programs and shares the same values and philosophies that unite them. The focus of the MA Interior Design course is rooted in ‘creative practice’. As a postgraduate student, you will be able to form a uniquely individual, tailor made program of study. You may choose to work either within an established area of contemporary interior design practice or explore the potential for design diversity.
MA Ceramics is a challenging course that embraces the unique creative potential of clay and diversity of opportunities within ceramics. This postgraduate course embraces all facets of ceramic work, including: craft and design, functional or decorative, one-off or mass production and sculptural and architectural.
Children’s Book Illustration MA
The MA Children’s Book Illustration course is aimed at both professional practitioners wishing to pursue a sustained period of time developing new ideas or recent graduates wishing to focus their studies and refine ideas at an advanced level. The course will also consider students from non-traditional illustration backgrounds, such as fine artists, graphic and Internet designers and animators, providing they can offer clearly articulated and informed reasons for wishing to study Children’s Book Illustration at an advanced level.
Building Conservation and Adaption MSc/PGDip/PGCert
This course focuses on the conservation of heritage buildings and sites and the proactive management of change in the historic built environment. It is designed to help forge and develop the career prospects of individuals wishing to work in this fascinating and rewarding field of industry. The course examines the re-use of existing buildings and heritage assets and explores the role historic buildings play in the sustainable revitalization of our towns and cities. Techniques of conservative repair, adaptation, retro-fitting and extension are scrutinized, and the legislative context of heritage planning is analyzed in depth. The professional standards and quality of the course have been recognized through its accreditation with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IBHC).
Surface Pattern and Textiles MA
Students on this course cultivate an innovative view of surface design. They are challenged to ruthlessly explore pattern and decoration, reflecting on the social, cultural and aesthetic context for surface pattern design and textiles in the 21st century. New relationships like that of surfaces and light are being investigated, while new materials and technologies continually challenge designers to develop fresh ideas and methods. You can choose to focus purely on textile surfaces, the manipulation of fabric, exploration of tactile textile surfaces, embellishment, print and decoration. Students get to research and experiment with traditional techniques and new technology to create innovative textiles and surface pattern designs for a range of materials including ceramics, plastics, and paper.
About University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)
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