What will I study?
The MA Design Management is an ideal course for designers who want to develop their career by taking on a more strategic, managerial role. It will also appeal to business graduates or managers from other sectors, who want to advance their careers by developing a greater understanding of how design can contribute to leadership, sustainability and social innovation within a business.
You will study 6 modules that work together to give you a holistic view of design strategies and ways to successfully manage the complete design process. Areas that you will cover include: Creative Thinking, NSF Intellectual Property, Intercultural Communication, Research Principles, Reflective Practice, Contemporary Influences and Commercialisation.
These highly contextual modules provide the perfect foundation for you to understand the field of Design Management, find your personal direction and provide a stepping stone to your future career.
How will I be taught and assessed?
Teaching on this programme is delivered through tutorials, seminars, workshops and tutor guided independent learning, totaling between 12-14 hours per week. You will also be expected to engage in independent study involving directed and self-directed learning, around 28 hours per week.
Assessments take place through a mix of coursework, reports, presentations and projects.
Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course with tools such as the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal and electronic reading lists that will guide your preparation for seminars and independent research.
Careers and further study
Upon graduation, you will be qualified to take on managerial roles supported by your understanding of how to harness the power of design within a corporate context.
Upon successfully completing your course, you may undertake further professional development and training through Professional Pathways programmes. These are offered to our graduates for free, from our partner, QA. Find out more about Professional Pathways and your eligibility.