This online Design Thinking - Creativity for the 21st century module from The Open University UK looks at common principles of design and thinking that lead to creative ideas and solutions in all design disciplines. Within a specially created online design studio, you’ll complete practical activities and interact with tutors and other students, experiencing a completely different way of learning.
What you will study
The module is presented online in four blocks. Each block corresponds to different levels at which design thinking can have an impact on our lives: at the individual, group, social and global level. You’ll have practical activities, skills development and academic coursework to do each week, and the freedom to manage your own learning.
Central to the module is an online virtual design studio, OpenDesignStudio, where you’ll upload your work – using images you’ve created – to discuss with other students and your tutor. Learning to use the expertise of others is a vital part of design thinking and something that is encouraged in the design studio environment. Throughout the module, you’ll be encouraged to engage with the world around you; formulate and solve design problems that are relevant to your own life; and participate in the U101 community of design thinkers.
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The module is presented in four blocks:
- Design and the individual
- Designing for others and with others
- Design in society
- The global impact of design
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Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesDesign Visual Arts Graphic Design View 36 other Short Courses in Visual Arts in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- There are no formal entry requirements to study this module.
- However, it would be useful to have some experience of using the internet and a playful, creative attitude to life.
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International3168 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3168 GBP for the full programme
National3168 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3168 GBP for the full programme
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.