Art and Design
LIPC offers a new way to start a prestigious Art and Design degree at DMU.
Explore your creativity while creating a great portfolio – it’s the ideal way to start your degree studies in Art and Design as you continue to a world-class degree programme.
With specialist training, the Art and Design IYZ gives you access to industry-standard workshops, the handling of materials such as wood, metal, plaster, plastics, ceramics and glass; as well as IT labs with Mac and PC platforms to learn digital design.
After you have completed your IYZ at LIPC, you will continue your studies in any number of our wide ranging degrees, including Architecture, Fashion Design, Fine Art, Footwear Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Product Design. See below for a full list of continuation degrees.
Building up your own portfolio of artwork and design, you will present your work in a final show at the end of the year, continuing into the next year of your DMU Art and Design, or in some cases Media, degree.
On this course you will:
- Create a portfolio and take part in a major end-of-year show
- Continue your degree studies with DMU when you successfully complete your IYZ
- Work in a supportive international environment
Art and Design is a practical programme that promotes creative work as well as theory. You will learn about how to manage a major creative project as well as preparing your portfolio. Whether you are going on to study architecture or fashion or any other subject, you will get the grounding you need to step straight in to your creative degree.
This module is designed to help you create a portfolio of art work appropriate for continuing to the next stage of a degree programme at undergraduate level. A range of basic to lower intermediate skills will be developed using drawing, painting, digital skills, photography and 3D sculpture, installation and model making. You will develop your ideas using sketch books and design sheets and will develop the ability to record and evaluate your own practice. You will create a body of work suitable for a portfolio, which will be aligned, and demonstrate the skills required, to your continuation route.
Contextual Studies in Art, Design & Media
This module helps you to develop an ongoing critical understanding of contemporary, historical and cultural influences in which to inspire and inform your own practice. You also use this module to reflect and inform your choice of degree and continuation onto the next stage of your undergraduate degree programme. You will study other artists, designers and media producers work and examine contextual links to your own work which will form the major element in assessing the module.
2D and 3D Media Processes
You will explore different media through the use of 2D and 3D processes such as: drawing, print, painting, collage, etc. You will use your reflective journal to record the workshop processes and reflect on 2D and 3D techniques in your own work and the work of others. The module allows you to develop your visual language and increase your creative confidence in the use of existing techniques as well as experimenting with combinations and new discoveries. You will be introduced to 2D and 3D workshop practices and encouraged to discover artists and designers who have used similar processes.
Researching and Recording Digital Arts
This module is designed to give you an introduction to the use of digital arts at the University. During this introduction, you will get tuition in the use of computers, photography and digital editing software. You will use these skills to develop a digital portfolio (website) related to your continuation route.
Additional modules include:
- Study Skills (Introduction to DMU)
- English for Academic Purposes