Creative Research Methods for Design and Communication (H6074)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

The aim of this module is to help develop a wide range of transferable art and design skills, techniques and processes. It introduces design methods and encourages originality, independent thinking and critical reflection. The module provides an opportunity to expand skills in visual research, experimentation, the exploration of ideas and design layout. It consists of short individual and group project assignments that will enhance creativity and develop the imagination. Project solutions are presented for critique and feedback in class, providing essential guidance before the final portfolio and visual research books are submitted for assessment.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: