|Study location||United Kingdom, Wallisdown, Dorset county|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
A relevant portfolio is required.
Your portfolio is an important part of your application. The portfolio can be sent over to the university on a CD, via e-mail, you may upload it in the internet or send it by regular post.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Due to visa requirements the result of the language test of Non-EU/EEA students must be equal to IELS 6 or higher (with no part under 5.5).
This innovative course is a European leader in its field. You’ll find it challenging but also rewarding and fun. You’ll develop your technical and aesthetic abilities using a wide variety of processes and materials to answer challenging briefs.
The course also reflects the need for today’s modelmakers to take responsibility for project management in media production, architectural interpretation and exhibition design. You’ll be encouraged to think creatively, analytically and interpretively. And you’ll develop an independent approach to learning, designing and problem solving.
The course has strong links with the creative industries and you’ll be offered work experience with leading companies at home and abroad. You’ll work with students from other related courses on live projects and assignments. You may even visit galleries and industry studios in destinations such as New York, Prague and Rome.
· Our strong team of ex-industry professionals is supplemented by visiting creative industry specialists.
· You’ll have your own workspace, which is important for personal development and a sense of ‘place’.
· You’ll find a strong community spirit and active studio culture.
· You’ll be able to use the well-resourced 3D workshops to support your studio work.
· A computer suite gives you the chance to integrate digital solutions in to the way you work.
Year 1 introduces you to the creative, technical, visual and intellectual skills and knowledge you’ll need to build a successful career as a modelmaker.
· You’ll explore design ideas, critical thinking, visualisation skills and interpretation.
· You’ll attend specialist demonstrations and practical studio and workshop sessions.
Year 2 builds on the development of skills and understanding in Year 1 and encourages you to develop as creative, intelligent makers.
· You’ll explore models as devices for explaining ideas, representation and interpretation of design.
· You’ll understand more about the demands of modelmaking in architecture, advertising, media production, exhibition, communication and interactive museum design.
· We’ll look closely at the commercial design industry and you’ll be encouraged to take a placement.
· You’ll work in teams on various projects, imitating the team ethos of the commercial world.
In Year 3 you’ll work on more in-depth and complex studio projects and carry out a major theoretical piece of research.
· You’ll carry out a ‘live’ or simulated project, working to a client-led brief which must succeed within the constraints and expectations of the commercial world.
· You’ll learn about the professional aspects of model making and running a business.
· Your final major project is designed to promote your professional intent, direction, creativity, individuality and strength in your specialist area.
· Year 3 traditionally culminates in a show in London where you can meet potential employers.