BA (HONS) RETAIL DESIGN TOP-UP
The BA (Hons) Final Year Top-Up in Retail Design is the perfect design course for students who have already completed a two year Foundation Degree in Interior Design or Retail Design with NDA or with a different university, college or design school. With just one further year’s study you can top-up to a full BA (Hons) Degree.
In this final year Top-Up Degree you will gain advanced design knowledge with a specialist focus on the exciting world of retail space. You will also have the option to study the specialist area of Exhibition Design and undertake projects in areas that are of particular interest to you.
You can enrol at anytime – choose your own start date! No Terms or Semesters – study when convenient for you
One of the following is required to study this degree:
- NDA Foundation Degree (FdA) in any subject
- Foundation Degree (FdA) or equivalent in Interior Design, Interior Architecture, 3D & Spatial Design, or other relevant design subject studied at another institution
- Equivalent international qualification in a relevant design subject
- We welcome applications from mature students with a CV showing extensive interior design experience plus one example from your portfolio of a design project you have completed to include visuals/plans/sample boards/drawings etc.
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Approximately 12 months – flexible (maximum of 3 years).
You will not have to take an exam! Your tutor will assess your assignments as you submit them throughout the course and your portfolio is moderated by a De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) External Examiner.
Each Module is self-contained, and has its own assessment, it has distinctive educational objectives and clearly defined content.
Your degree certificate will be issued by the University and is identical to those of students who study on-campus.
All successful NDA degree students can join us for a wonderful graduation ceremony as part of the De Montfort University Leicester (DMU). This is always a wonderful day and it is the perfect way to celebrate with friends and family, whilst also offering you a chance to reflect on all that you have achieved.
BA (Hons) Retail Design Top-Up awarded by our academic partner, De Montfort University Leicester (DMU).
– Graduates from an NDA Foundation Degree in Interior Design or Retail Design or students with a similar qualification from a different university or college who would like the opportunity to further develop their interior design skills with a special focus on the design of retail space. By studying this Retail Design Top-up degree for one year you will achieve a full BA (Hons) in Retail Design.
– If you are already working as an interior designer and would like to expand the range of skills you can offer to include the design of retail spaces, a CV and examples from your portfolio can offer you direct access onto this BA (Hons) Top-Up Degree.
The BA (Hons) Top-Up in Retail Design is the equivalent to the final year at university and it takes most students around 12 months to complete, but this is flexible.
This Top-Up Degree is studied part-time, flexibly online using our bespoke Virtual Learning Studio (VLS) and is available 24/7 wherever you may live in the world. The course material is accessed through the VLS and you work step by step through each module of your course. You have your own Personal Tutor who you can contact as often as you wish. The NDA Online Community is always busy and you can meet and make friends with other NDA students from around the world, share design ideas and join in with the lively discussions. NDA Courses are tailored to your lifestyle and designed to fit-in around your work and your home life. NDA students do not have to take examinations; your portfolio is assessed by your Tutor.
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Not only will you graduate with a full BA (Hons) Degree you will have also gained the specialist skills demanded by the top retail design practices in this exciting global market.
You can form your own interior design practice as specialist interior designer or work on a freelance basis as a retail or exhibition design expert.
The final progression from your Bachelor’s Degree with Honours is on to a Master’s Degree in Interior Design (MA).
Once you have achieved a Master’s Degree you can utilise your specialist skills at a senior or Management level within a Design Practice or Architectural Practice.
Because the National Design Academy is a Non-Profit Organisation we are able to offer the LOWEST tuition fees and generous Progression Scholarships to all continuing NDA students.
UK Students have access to student loans to cover the full cost of their degree.
Students who pay their own fees receive a discount for payment in full, or pay by monthly payments to spread the cost.
What will I study?
Within this Module, an area of study will be selected in consultation with your tutor and a title for discussion identified. Your tutor will advise you on the scale of your selected area of study and ensure that there is sufficient available material for you to research. You will then undertake an in-depth literature search and conduct any primary research followed by a review of your data and an analysis of its potential within your project. Finally, you will interpret and present your findings. Interpretation is essential as it shows the ability to evaluate and draw conclusions rather than simply reproducing the evidence which has been gathered.
This Module is a double-length Module (60 credits) based upon clear proposals with specific criteria established in discussion with your tutor. You will liaise with your tutor to agree a title and area of study followed by approval of the client brief. This practice-based assignment includes the presentation of a completed interior design project comprising; plans, visuals, presentation boards, development sketches and product specifications, supported by an element of critical evaluation.