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With a flexible curriculum to accommodate your creative ambitions, this Design Innovation course at the De Montfort University will prepare you to take a critical position and forge a successful career in the globalised creative world.

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Overview

Reasons to study the Design Innovation course at the  De Montfort University

  • Specialise in varied design areas, from retail, museum and exhibition, and product design, to interior, footwear, visual communication, and design innovation.
  • With a year-long creative major project, you can tailor your course to develop your personal interests and support your career aspirations, or establish the design concept for your own business.
  • Gain expert knowledge from visiting guest lecturers and have the opportunity to work on real-world live projects set by professionals from industry, museum, charity and arts organisations.
  • Join a community that is working together to co-design new ways of thinking to redefine the future of creative practice. 
  • With an optional year-long work placement you can gain valuable experience to further enhance your practical and professional skills.

Graduate careers

Graduates have launched their own design businesses and consultancies, moved into dynamic careers such as a creative designer or taken on senior roles in design strategy or brand management. Some graduates have chosen to do a PhD, developing their research to a deeper level.Businesses started by DMU graduates include: the Pooja Kapoor fashion brand; Whiteroom Media; Luidpro Design; and Cerebral Innovation. Recent graduates have become:

  • Chief Designer for Fasoli srl, which designs and produces fashion footwear for brands such as Michael Klein Paris, asics, Naughty Monkey and Airfit
  • Senior Industrial Designer for Wistron Corporation, producing notebook PCs and other electronic equipment
  • Lingerie Garment Technologist for MAS Intimates, co-ordinating production for lingerie of Marks & Spencer, Victoria’s Secret, La Senza and other brands
  • Designer for Max C LondonDesigner and Production Supervisor at Fleur La Fleur fashion design

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Research Methods
  • Creative Design Studio
  • Marketing for the Creative Entrepreneur
  • Creative Digital Media
  • Design as a Strategic Business Tool
  • Design, Innovation and Sustainability
  • Action Research Laboratory
  • Museum and Exhibition Design

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

January (full-time only)

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have the equivalent or above of a 2:2 UK bachelor’s honours degree in a design subject relevant to your proposed specialism or major project area.

  • If you have other professional qualifications and industry experience, we will consider your application on an individual basis.
  • Applicants should have a good working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite applications such as Photoshop, Acrobat and InDesign for example. Adobe XD, Dreamweaver and Dimensions are quite useful but not essential. A good working knowledge of MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint would be advantageous.

Interview and Portfolio

  • Applicants with relevant qualifications should submit a portfolio of work (please see our Design Innovation MA application portfolio advice for full details). Overseas applicants will be invited to send samples of their work.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA - £4,050 (part-time) per year

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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