Placing students in a work environment is a key factor in enabling them to apply their knowledge of academic concepts to a real-world context.
In fact, the 3 Year BA (Hons) Degree programmes listed below are also available as 4 Year BA (Hons) programmes that include a placement ‘Sandwich’ year.
On the Sandwich year, the first two years of learning take place in the school and are then followed by a third year placement (36 weeks) spent working in the design industry. At the end of the placement period participants return to school to complete the fourth and final year of study.
In addition to a better knowledge of the working environment, students will gain a reference from the work provider, which adds more value to their training, and will also have the advantage of finishing their studies with a CV/resume that already includes a period of work experience within the industry.
BA (Hons) Degree programmes available with Sandwich Year placement:
- (Pathway) Interior Design & Lighting1
- Design for Products1
- (Pathway) Product Design & Furniture1
- Visual Design1
*Subject to validation by Manchester Metropolitan University-UK