Arts, Design & CultureArts Management
MA Design Management
- Awarded by
London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, United Kingdom
- Course Code
- Application Code
- Study mode
- Start Date
- To be advised
- Next intake(s)
- Sep 2021
- 24 months
- Course Fee
- HK$145,500 per programme
The programme offers a combination of academic study with creative and professional practice in a project-led curriculum that draws on a range of interdisciplinary perspectives and address the needs of managerial professionals who work in the local design industry, as well as those who work in non-design areas and are looking for a new thinking approach to resolve complex design and management-related issues.
The programme covers a breadth of topics from branding, design and innovation processes to anthropology, culture, history and meaning. More specifically, it aims to provide students with greater insight into creative briefs and target audiences/markets, both aiding solutions and articulation.
In addition, the programme will:
- interrogate the concept of design management and its associated technical and functional activities across public, private and voluntary sectors so as to prepare future design leaders and managers for work in both traditional and new economy models;
- explore the thinking behind contemporary management practices, as well as the nature of the global business environment and the forms of capitalism being fostered by such practices. Students will critically and creatively analyse management strategies, functions and cultures from a range of perspectives in order to evaluate their impact on the societies in which they operate; and
- develop research, analytical, communication, business, management and problem-solving skills that are directed towards careers within the cultural and creative industries.
On completion of the programme, students should be able to:
- Critically apply design research methods to design management problem definition and resolution within a private, public or third sector context (Research) ;
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the appropriate use of design management and critical and cultural theories/ tools for formulating concepts and ideas and delivering and evaluating projects (Subject Knowledge);
- Utilise a broad range of research methods and analytical strategies to practical and theoretical problems in a range of media and formats (Analysis);
- Originate design management solutions through the application of research principles, methodologies and consideration and appropriate application of visualisation techniques, creative problem solving, co-designing, prototyping and evaluation techniques (Experimentation);
- Engage in the critical reflection of your own work and peer review through team working and collaborations (Personal and Professional Development, Collaborative and / or Independent Professional Working)
- Present research and a self-directed major practical project and thesis in a range of media (film, reports, presentations) which has been rigorously planned, is academically informed, and offers outcomes and applications that meet professional contexts. (Technical Competence, Communication and Presentation)
The School intends to apply for exemption under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which these courses may lead.
The entire programme comprises six modules (180 credits in total), to be completed in two years.
Design Management and Innovation
Design Leadership, Enterprise and Culture
Design Research Methods and Critical Practice
Global Design Futures
Final Major Project: Proposal and Thesis
WHAT WE LOOK FOR
Applicants are assessed against the following selection criteria:
Sufficient prior knowledge and experience of and/or potential in a specialist subject area to be able to successfully complete the programme of study and have an academic or professional background in a relevant subject. Also to show a willingness to work as a team player, good language skills in reading, writing and speaking, the ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
Critical knowledge of and enthusiasm for the subject area and capacity for research-led design, intellectual inquiry and reflective thought through: contextual awareness (professional, cultural, social, historical); evidence of research, analysis, development and evaluation (from previous academic study and employment) and a grounded understanding of the world of sonic, visual and networked culture and be able to engage in and contribute to critical discussion.
Applicants should submit an application directly to HKU SPACE.
Selection for interview will be through the submission of a Project Proposal and a Portfolio. Templates can be downloaded from the "Apply" section downwards.
Please description of the area of interest, field of study and the particular focus of their intended project. This should include an overview of how students intend to go about producing the project and the methodology.
It should be conceptual and research based, students must show their thinking and making process and a curious nature to explore, test and experiment.
If you need further advice on entry requirements, please contact the Programme Leader, Mr. Leo Chan by email: email@example.com.
ADDITIONAL NOTES TO NON-HONG KONG RESIDENT APPLICANTS
To study in Hong Kong, all non-local applicants are required to obtain a student visa issued by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR Government, except for those admitted to Hong Kong as dependants, who do not need prior approval before taking up full-time and part-time studies. Non-local applicants issued with a valid employment visa also do not need prior approval to pursue part-time studies. It is the responsibility of individual applicants to make appropriate visa arrangements. Admission to a HKU SPACE academic programme/course does not guarantee the issue of a student visa. Applicants may wish to note that part-time courses are generally not considered by the Immigration Department for visa purposes except for self-financed, part-time locally accredited taught postgraduate programmes awarded within the HKU System through HKU SPACE.
Applicants shall have:
a) a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 1 year of work experience in creative industries; OR
b) i) a Higher Diploma or an Associate degree awarded by a recognised institution, AND
ii) at least 4 years of work experience in creative industries, among which 1 year must be at managerial level.
For applicants with qualifications from a university or recognised institution within or outside Hong Kong where the language of teaching or assessment is not English, they are required (unless exceptionally exempted) to obtain a score of 6.5 in IELTS (with a minimum of 6 in each sub-test).
Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.
- Course Fee : HK$145,500 per programme (Payable in four equal installments)
Application Form Download Application FormEnrolment Method
Applicants can submit their application through the online application system by clicking Apply nowat the top of the page.
If the file size is over 5MB, please send a link to firstname.lastname@example.org for downloading the application materials with the title: MA Design Management Application Materials (Name: XXXXX).
In-person/ by post:
Applicants can submit their application to any one of our enrolment counters in person or sent by post to :
HKU SPACE PG Admission Team (Culture, Arts and Design)
Room 602B, 6/F, United Centre,
95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong.
- Hard copy of the completed application forms;
- Copy of HKID card or passport copy with a valid visa label;
- Copies of academic certificates and transcripts;
- Project Proposal;
- Copies of English proficiency evidence (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)*;
- A recent colour photo;
- A crossed cheque of HKD300 as application fee (payable to ‘HKU SPACE’)
(only for applicants who do not submit the application online).
*For applicants with qualifications from a university or recognised institution within or outside Hong Kong where the language of teaching or assessment is not English, they are required (unless exceptionally exempted) to obtain a score of 6.5 in IELTS (with a minimum of 6 in each sub-test).
1. Cash or EPS
Cash or EPS are accepted at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.
2. Cheque or bank draft
Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please write the programme title(s) and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:
- in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
- by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope.
Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.
4. Online payment
Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or Mastercard. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.
- For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or Mastercard if the course is to start shortly.
- Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
- In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme teams for details.
- Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
- HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
- For additional copies of receipts, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ to any of our enrolment centres. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.
LONDON COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION, UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON
London College of Communication
University of the Arts London
University of the Arts London (UAL) brings together, in a single federated structure, six of the most famous art and design colleges in the world. It comprises Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Fashion, London College of Communication (LCC) and Wimbledon College of Arts. Each has its own distinct approach, its own national and international reputation and its own established links with professional and cultural bodies. With a combined student population of approximately 26,000 and a global network of over 200,000 alumni, UAL is one of the world’s largest academic centres for art, design and communication.
UAL is not only a centre of excellence in practice-based learning, but also a leading research university. UAL has been placed in the overall top 30 UK research institutions for the quality of research submitted in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. It is a top 5 research university in its braoder peer group and first in the power ranking in the Art and Design: Histroy, Practice and Theory category.
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