|BA(Hons) Automotive Design|
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UCAS Course Code: W240
Admissions Tutor: Paul Morrow
To encourage creative automotive designers able to explore new forms of transport that address fundamental personal and social needs.
This exciting programme addresses the design of vehicles and transportation systems through investigations involving studios, workshops and the use of computer-aided design tools. You will develop and explore your role and creativity in the design, human, technological, commercial and ideological spheres. The programme covers the use of visual and physical elements in design, with emphasis placed on idea and form development, visual organisation, construction, understanding materials, and considering how people draw meaning from form.
The final outcome will be determined by the generation of vehicle propositions that address fundamental human transportation needs. You are taught how to create professional models both in automotive clay and on CAD. These will be supported by written submissions exploring the theoretical and strategic basis from which the concepts flow.
Graduates of this programme possess both traditional and digital design skills. With professional, conceptual, clay modelling and visualisation abilities, employment opportunities exist in a wide range of fields. All of the programmes in the School of Industrial Design exhibit student work in the major graduate design and recruitment exhibitions each year in London.
Each year of the programme has a value of 120 credits spread over the following subject areas.
All candidates are invited to the Faculty for an informal interview and must normally also fulfill at least one of the following requirements
- Normally at least 220 points with at least 100 points in a Design related subject (D&T, Art & Design, Graphics etc.), plus grade C or above in English Language (or Welsh) at GCSE level (or equivalent), together with passes at grade C or above in another 4 approved subjects.
- BTEC National Diploma or Certificate in a relevant subject, with minimum grades of Merit.
- GNVQ Advanced in an appropriate subject.
- Foundation Diploma, plus at least 80 points in a relevant academic subject.
- Successful completion of an appropriate Access course.
- Other qualifications considered to be equivalent.
Other Skills Considered