You should have the equivalent of a 2:2 or above UK bachelor's honours degree in a design subject relevant to your proposed pathway or major project area. You must supply evidence of design work relevant to your proposed pathway or major project area in the form of a digital/portfolio as well as an example of written work in English. If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential.
You can tailor the course to your career aspirations by selecting a specific pathway of study from a diverse range of options, which comprises: Footwear Design; Furniture Design; Interior Design; Digital Design; Museum and Exhibition Design; Product Design; Retail Design; or Visual Communication Design. Alternatively, you can elect to simply focus on Design Innovation in its own right.
Months of entry
The Design Innovation MA/MSc provides a framework for developing innovative design products in all areas of design, with a strategic understanding of marketing and business strategy. It enables you to enter the creative industries at a high level of responsibility, ranging from establishing your own business to working in multinational corporations.
You will complete an individual major project (either creative practice-based or research-focused) which runs throughout the course, supported by relevant taught modules. You will also be supported by specialist academic expertise across a range of design areas.
Full-time students will have 12 hours of contact time through lectures and seminars per week, as well as optional tutorials for each module and pathway group. Where required, CAD classes and workshop inductions are also available.
You will benefit from visiting lecturers who specialise in exhibition design, museum curation, retail design, sustainable design, business planning and creative digital design. At the same time, a range of industry, museum, charity, and arts organisation representatives regularly present and coordinate live projects.
Graduates from the course 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.
Information for international students
Some international students may be eligible for a scholarship and/or an early payment discount of up to £500. For more information, visit dmu.ac.uk/international.
Fees and funding
At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We are proud to currently offer two scholarships.
Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship
Offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information, please visit dmu.ac.uk/pgfunding.
Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship
Available to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students, starting in September 2016. For more information visit dmu.ac.uk/sports
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- De Montfort University
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