What will I learn?

**Why study this course?**This Retail Design (including foundation year) bachelor’s degree is designed to provide an alternative route into higher education. The programme will help you find an individual focus and build a portfolio of work that will enable you to progress to the subsequent three years of this degree. The course is also the ideal choice if you can’t meet the entry requirements for the standard three-year course.Following the foundation year, after you’ve built a portfolio, gained important study skills and learnt key workshop techniques, you’ll focus on retail design. Studies in retail design offer a number of career opportunities as you’ll examine a range of design and commercial fields, including branding, visual merchandising, interior design and communications. Equipped with specialist knowledge and skills in the area you’ll be a valuable asset to retail design consultancies and brands.**More about this course**Our Retail Design (including foundation year) BA consists of two parts, a foundation year and a bachelor’s degree. The foundation year is an intense preparatory year that will help you develop knowledge and skills related to a range of art and design disciplines at undergraduate level.During the foundation year you’ll have the opportunity to create a portfolio of work, as you’ll practise and develop techniques used by designers and artists in a range of fields. This year is diagnostic in nature and you’ll get the opportunity to find your individual focus and direction by experimenting with different disciplines of art and design.The foundation year will be shared with students on other art and design courses with a foundation year, which will be the perfect opportunity to meet students outside your course.In the subsequent three years of your studies you’ll specialise in retail design and join students on the standard three-year course. You’ll also graduate with the same award and title as those students. During these years you’ll be introduced to practices within two disciplines of interior design and visual communications. The course will allow you to explore projects of varying scales – from designing packaging to reinventing large spaces such as shopping malls and restaurants. To learn more about the content you’ll study during these years, visit our Retail Design BA (Hons) page.If at the end of your foundation year you’d like to change your specialism to a different area of design, there will be flexibility to allow you to do this.

Which department am I in?

The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,000.00 (US$ 17,063) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020

Venue

Aldgate

Calcutta House,

Old Castle Street,

London,

Tower Hamlets,

E1 7NT, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,000.00 (US$ 17,063) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2021

Venue

Aldgate

Calcutta House,

Old Castle Street,

London,

Tower Hamlets,

E1 7NT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High School Diploma with B in relevant subjects and a Cumulative Grade Point Average of B (3.0) and one of the qualifications below: SAT 1 with 600+ in the maths, critical reading and writing. Sat scores range from 200-800; ACT (American College Test) instead of SAT 1 with composite score value of 25; Advanced Placement Tests 3 passes with grade 3 and above (4 or 5) in relevant subjects; GED (General Education Development Programme) with minimum score of 410 in each of five tests (max score 800, min pass grade 200). Students who fall slightly below the standard requirements for an undergraduate course may be considered for an available or appropriate extended degree programme. Academic IELTS Overall score required: 6.0. Component scores required: Listening: 5.5; Reading: 5.5; Writing: 5.5; Speaking: 5.5.

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About this uni

London Metropolitan University offers a range of flexible courses and helps students reach their full academic potential.

  • Two campus sites in the vibrant city of London
  • Diverse student body representing 142 nationalities
  • 96.7% of students in work or further study within six months
  • Helps students find work placements