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.
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.
As a final year student you will have the opportunity to explore a topic of your choice in the honours-level dissertation and 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.
You'll be assessed through a portfolio of creative work as well as essays for contextual studies. There are no examinations.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have one of the following:
We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. Suitable applicants living in the UK will be invited to a portfolio interview. Applicants living outside the UK will be required to submit a portfolio of work via email.
If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing the Art and Design Extended degree.
To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.
Your portfolio should be selective but have enough work to show the range of your interests and talents. We're interested in seeing how you develop a project from beginning to end, not only finished work.
If you are coming in person to your interview we strongly suggest bringing a physical portfolio of work.
Things to bring:
If you are submitting an online application, please follow these guidelines.
Things to include:
Example Year 3 modules include:
The degree will equip you to work as a designer as well as in fields such as design education, journalism or in cultural institutions such as museums.
You could also puruse a career in the retail sector, commercial galleries or in interior design practices.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.
Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.
The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.
If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.
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21-23 May 2019
Cass Furniture and Product Students exhibit project with leading designers SCP as part of Clerkenwell Design week 2019
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Celebrated designer appointed as Visiting Professor at The Cass.
Latest yearbook celebrates student work and achievements in 2017-18 academic year.
Susanna Edwards has been asked to use her expertise to visualise what Southampton will be like in 2117.
Furniture and Product Design graduate, Mandie Beuzeval, has had a great success at the 2017 London Design Festival with her 'Great Dryer'.
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In celebration of its students, alumni, new home and London Design Festival, The Cass plays host to a series of exhibitions and workshops this September.
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Course lecturer for Design Studio Practice BA (Hons) and Design Studio Practice (Top-up) BA (Hons)