FOUNDATION (YEAR O) DESIGN & CREATIVE BUSINESS
This 30-week course is designed to equip students with the academic skills and subject knowledge needed to progress on to study at undergraduate level. You’ll develop a unique portfolio of work throughout the course, helping you to progress onto a degree in any creative subject.
The first stage covers the key areas of related to your degree programme and will focus on either creative design or business. You’ll learn the theoretical knowledge and debates surrounding these disciplines and the historical and international contexts which underpin them. You will also will also being to build the foundations for studying at degree level.
This stage builds on the key research, analytical and reflective skills built in Stage 1. Students will also have the opportunity to explore specialist areas of study and focus on your chosen path within the creative arts or business.
Students undertake a self-directed, specialist project which will synthesise and conclude their newly learned knowledge. The Final Major Project consists of three units which include advanced language and study skills needed for progression onto an LCCA design or creative business undergraduate degree.
Introduction to Creative Business (pathway dependent)
Introduction to Design (pathway dependent)
English for Academic Purposes, Research & Study Skills
Final Major Project
Year 1 (Level 4)
You will be introduced to the concept of business and entrepreneurship. Emphasis will be on entrepreneurship as a mindset and application to all areas of business management You will develop an understanding of the business s environment and its impact on business operations. You will be introduced to the various functions of a business such as Marketing, Finance, Human Resources and the role of innovation and creativity for success of an enterprise. As entrepreneurs you will be encouraged to scan the environment, new trends, contemporary issues, and the market and competition that is ever changing in a dynamic business environment. This is the key to success of any business.
Management and Organisation Behaviour
Business Innovation and Entrepreneurial Mindset
Business Finance and Economy
Introduction to Marketing
Year 2 (Level 5)
Year 2 will further develop your entrepreneurial skills through practical application of the knowledge and skills acquired in year 1. This is supported by units such as Digital Marketing E-Business and Operations and Supply Management. This stage of the undergraduate programme aims to build your practical and analytical skills before going into Level 6. You will be encouraged to take on projects that simulate real-world scenarios. Through group projects and collaborative learning, you will begin to think, act and behave like contemporary entrepreneurs.
Business Ethics and Sustainability
Digital Business and E-marketing
Employee Relations Management
Operations and Supply Management
Year 3 (Level 6)
In year 3, you will be synthesising the skills and knowledge acquired in your previous years to enable you to research and evaluate a business case to make strategic decisions and ethical recommendations to ensure improvements in services and processes. In this year, emphasis will be placed on ensuring that you are ready to be future business leaders ready to compete within your chosen future business environment. The course aims to ensure that you have become innovative and creative entrepreneurs able to respond to dynamic business environments, able to research and synthesise knowledge and skills to develop and lead sustainable business ventures.
Business Policy and Strategy
Applied Research Project
Leadership Strategy in Innovation