PlacementsWhat you need to know

The placement year provides an opportunity for students to gain first hand practical experience within a professional environment prior to their final year of study. This integrates education with the creative industries. It provides students with a range of experiences and skills relative to their practice, future career and professional development.

It is designed to facilitate opportunities for students to interpret and practice their academic knowledge, develop personal, transferrable, professional and entrepreneurial skills and develop a knowledge and understanding of the role of the practitioner within the creative industries.

The student will gain professional experience in a creative environment as part of a team in an industrial or commercial context, or workshop/studio/community or curatorial context. There will be clear direction given by the Placement Tutor and Placement Partner to allow the student to fulfill a self directed programme of work, which will be continually monitored by the Industrial Supervisor and periodically by the Visiting Academic Tutor.

Preparation for placement is delivered during the students second year in order to develop reflective learning skills to enhance the quality of learning from work experience.

Job roles students can undertake

But not limited too.

  • UX Designer
  • UX Researcher
  • UI Designer
  • UX Engineer
  • Visual Designer
  • Content Designer
  • Front-end developer
  • Graphic Design

When do they begin?

Students begin their placement at the end of their second year, from May onwards (but it can start later and that is between the employer and student). Placement usually lasts between six months to one year.

Employ a placement student

Get in contact and we can organise for you to come and meet the students and tell them about the roles that you may offer them.

The students will have a CV and portfolio of work for you to review by the middle of November.

Contact the course team