AAS College

Introduction

AAS was established in 1990 and today is one of the biggest colleges in Thessloniki. It is well-known for its high standard education in Art & Design Studies.

AAS is a franchise partner College to Central Lancashire University in UK. That means that at AAS we offer top quality British education. We follow the same curriculum and provide the same BAs and MAs Degrees as UCLan.

At AAS we understand that in order to reach your full potentials, you need a modern, friendly and inspiring environment. This is the reason why we constantly invest in our premises and resources. High tech computers, magazines, books, DVDs and all necessary equipment is there to help you with your studies. You study and practice at fully equipped Computer Studios, Photography Studio, Fashion Design Studios, Design Studios while you can enjoy and relax at the College's cafe.

Our Library is one of the biggest in the city and is fully updated. Furthermore, because the collaboration with UCLan you enjoy free access to e-libraries throughout your studies.

You will participate in numerous competitions during your study. The high number of awards that our students achieve in national and international competitions makes us really proud.

During your three year programme you also enjoy cultural visits, real projects, work placements, exhibitions and study-visits to Europe.

AAS is an excellent choice for you who want to make a difference in the fields of art, design and communication.

You are trained according to the British educational system and you are prepared to answer all the challenges in the international market.

You follow the same curriculum, the same programme and you obtain the same Bachelor and Master Degrees as the students at UCLan. You get the same top quality British education. You keep updated with all international trends in design and graphics.

When come to studies, make the smart choice!

Discover the Mediterranean site of UCLan, choosing top quality British education, in a top quality Mediterranean environment, at lower tuition fees than the UK Universities!

Join us at AAS College in Thessaloniki!

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MA Design specialising in Advertising

Campus Full time September 2017 Greece Thessaloniki

The fast paced nature of this course directly relates to the fast paced nature of the advertising industry. Learning in this environment gives you the confidence to produce high quality work [+]

MA Design specialising in Advertising

 

The fast paced nature of this course directly relates to the fast paced nature of the advertising industry. Learning in this environment gives you the confidence to produce high quality work under pressure and to tight deadlines. The course also develops your skills in presentation, drawing, Mac work and visual communication, which are critical in making it within the industry, and are invaluable when approaching agencies as advertising Creatives. Through industry connections you will be able to build up a host of work placements in some of the top advertising agencies.

 

Students are supported by staff input through a series of design activities, and tutorials during the initial modules that are designed to identify an area of interest that can then be fully explored. The formal presentation of this initial research activity and the conclusions drawn, form the basis of the 'statement of intent' document. Both the practical and theoretical elements will be assessed both during, and at the end of, each module.... [-]


MA Design Specialising in Animation

Campus Full time September 2017 Greece Thessaloniki

This course encourages students to experiment in both traditional and non-traditional animated fiction strategies and to explore non-fiction animation. There will be no limitation to the animation techniques [+]

MA Design Specialising in Animation

 

This course encourages students to experiment in both traditional and non-traditional animated fiction strategies and to explore non-fiction animation. There will be no limitation to the animation techniques you can employ and you should possess a high degree of practical ability and technical competence within animation and your proposed project area.

 

Students are supported by staff input through a series of design activities, and tutorials during the initial modules that are designed to identify an area of interest that can then be fully explored. The formal presentation of this initial research activity and the conclusions drawn, form the basis of the 'statement of intent' document. Both the practical and theoretical elements will be assessed both during, and at the end of, each module.... [-]


MA Design Specialising in Digital Graphic

Campus Full time September 2017 Greece Thessaloniki

Digital Graphics is concerned with virtual spaces and interactive environments. These are understood as the spaces of experience, and may include combinations of the real and virtual, the spaces of [+]

MA Design Specialising in Digital Graphic

 

Digital Graphics is concerned with virtual spaces and interactive environments. These are understood as the spaces of experience, and may include combinations of the real and virtual, the spaces of publication, time based media and the internet. Interaction within spaces can operate at differing scales and levels of material intervention.

 

The contemporary cultural context of globalisation and dematerialisation leads to all spaces becoming less physically site specific, and arising from this an imperative to redefine and rediscover the real meaning of place. Representation becomes central to this as both the site of design production and increasingly the site of its dissemination and discussion. In this way the design of digital environments can be both the means to understanding our real experience of space or a means to explore other mixed or hybrid realities.... [-]


MA Design Specialising in Fashion Design

Campus Full time September 2017 Greece Thessaloniki

The course gives creative fashion design practitioners chance to explore personal interests at postgraduate level, underpinned by extensive research, and combined with benefits of debate and peer [+]

MA Design Specialising in Fashion Design

 

The course gives creative fashion design practitioners chance to explore personal interests at postgraduate level, underpinned by extensive research, and combined with benefits of debate and peer review. The individual will subsequently be able to view their role as fashion designer within the industry of the future.

 

Teaching involves a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, presentations and integration of consultancy with industry, and assessment is continuous. Theory underpinning practice is developed simultaneously throughout each semester and Negotiated Agreements Parts I and II allow students to acquire the ability to develop and refine proposals, which underpin their major projects, and reflect on personal progress. Students are expected to contextualize their work within a current framework, and develop evaluative skills in order to articulate their point of view. Research Methods and Application introduces students to a range of analytical research tools, forming the basis for all in-depth self-directed projects on the programme.... [-]


MA Design Specialising in Games Design

Campus Full time September 2017 Greece Thessaloniki

Fundamental to the philosophy of the course is the provision of an opportunity for students to explore and realise their individual aspirations and potential, creating a framework for developing more [+]

MA Design Specialising in Games DesignFundamental to the philosophy of the course is the provision of an opportunity for students to explore and realise their individual aspirations and potential, creating a framework for developing more fully as skilled and informed professional practitioners. This is enabled through discussion and feedback with the course team and relevant peer groups.Throughout the course students are encouraged to pursue a unique personal line of inquiry within the broad subject area of Games Design culminating in the Postgraduate Project / Dissertation response at the end of the course.At the end of the course the students will have had the opportunity to build up a personal body of work that represents their personal developmental journey, and reflects a personal response to their discipline.Entry requirementsEntry requirements for postgraduate courses vary and you are advised to check below for any specific requirements or with Enquiry Management. Normally the following general entry requirements apply:Postgraduate Diplomas, Certificates and Conversion Courses:A recognised British first degree or its equivalent, or a BTEC Higher Diploma/Certificate.Taught Masters Courses:A recognised British honours degree to a good standard, or its equivalent. Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits and in the light of the nature and scope of the programme or work proposed. Informal enquiries are welcomed and will normally be followed by an initial advisory interview.Applicants must demonstrate achievement of any one of the following:- Receipt of a 2.2 degree, or higher from a British university- A high level of achievement in undergraduate studies at a university elsewhere- Professional experience in the field or a related field in their home countryInternational Students are required to show competence in written and spoken English in addition to meeting the course entry requirements: International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) - minimum 7.5.All applicants are requested to submit digital supporting material and where possible, will be invited to attend an interview with a portfolio of recent work.Course ContentThe UCLan at AAS partner College offers an MA in Design by full-time study. The course encompasses a diverse range of craft and design activities across the areas of Visual Communication and Applied Arts, and places particular emphasis on 'practice', whilst also exploring the academic issues that underpin designing and making. The course aims to develop students' intellectual and imaginative power through a programme of study which forms cohesion between the theory. Whilst offering graduates, practising artists and designers the opportunity to develop their individual interests, the course will be made up of students representing a range of subject disciplines. This opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences is seen as a key element of the study programme.The MA is a taught programme with one day's tuition per week supplemented by private study at the discretion of the student. A special feature of the course is the unique blend of practice and theory which underpins the student projects. The course is taught by tutors who are themselves professional design practitioners and plays a prominent role in the College's research activities. We have superbly equipped studios and workshops, supported by highly skilled technical staff. Supporting the craft workshops and design studios, we have excellent suites of high spec computers for CAD and assignment writing. The AAS College has excellent specific library / study facilities with a very extensive collection of design books and periodicals.The course is essentially a practice based programme, so it is likely you will spend the majority of your time working in either craft workshops or design studios. Students taking a more theoretical approach are likely to spend more time researching, or away from the University examining design led commercial or manufacturing activity. The programme is made up of 'practice' modules, supported by core modules - Research and Creative Perspectives, providing the theoretical and contextual underpinning to each student's programme. These modules are delivered through a programme of lectures, seminars and tutorials and provide a forum for exploring and debating the contexts of contemporary design, visual communication and craft practice.... [-]


MA Design Specialising in Photography

Campus Full time September 2017 Greece Thessaloniki

MA Photography at AAS explores the role of photography, one of the most powerful and persuasive forms of communication, within current society. This course, at its core, is concerned with the [+]

MA Design Specialising in PhotographyMA Photography at AAS explores the role of photography, one of the most powerful and persuasive forms of communication, within current society. This course, at its core, is concerned with the individual photographers’ desire to engage with his or her audience, commenting and contributing to current social, political and ideological debates.This course requires students to engage with the process of publication. It encourages and supports them to realise their ambition to be artists in the wider public and professional arena beyond the boundaries of the course. It also emphasizes a critically driven research practice that pushes at the edge of prevailing perspectives and accepted views, both inside and outside the subject, challenging, revising and seeking fresh possibilities. It delivers a powerful balance of rigorous conceptual, critical approaches and the supported development of sophisticated practical and professional skills that together enable students to establish themselves as credible artists.... [-]


MA Design Specialising in Product Design

Campus Full time September 2017 Greece Thessaloniki

Product Design is concerned with both the current and future position of the product and the product designer within the global economy. It allows for the development of ‘live’ and speculative [+]

MA Design Specialising in Product Design

 

Product Design is concerned with both the current and future position of the product and the product designer within the global economy. It allows for the development of ‘live’ and speculative projects concerned with design ethics, trend prediction, brand development and promotion. Projects in this area seek to understand and develop product design as part of a wider context of systems, organisations and experiences.Through the contemporary understanding of the ‘experience economy’, large sections of traditional thinking are being reviewed. A new emphasis on service and sustainability leads to a need to redefine and reposition product design within a broader, interdisciplinary context. Product design now needs to address contemporary imperatives for re-use, re-branding and re-situating a whole range of established services and artefacts. Central to this are methods for analysing and predicting trends and future forecasting.You will consider product design through issues of materiality, experience and representation, reviewing organisational and promotional contexts, placing yourself in relation to contemporary research, practice and publication. Entry requirementsEntry requirements for postgraduate courses vary and you are advised to check below for any specific requirements or with Enquiry Management. Normally the following general entry requirements apply:Postgraduate Diplomas, Certificates and Conversion Courses:A recognised British first degree or its equivalent, or a BTEC Higher Diploma/Certificate.Taught Masters Courses:A recognised British honours degree to a good standard, or its equivalent. Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits and in the light of the nature and scope of the programme or work proposed. Informal enquiries are welcomed and will normally be followed by an initial advisory interview.Applicants must demonstrate achievement of any one of the following:- Receipt of a 2.2 degree, or higher from a British university- A high level of achievement in undergraduate studies at a university elsewhere- Professional experience in the field or a related field in their home countryInternational Students are required to show competence in written and spoken English in addition to meeting the course entry requirements: International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) - minimum 7.5.All applicants are requested to submit digital supporting material and where possible, will be invited to attend an interview with a portfolio of recent work.Course ContentThe UCLan at AAS partner College offers an MA in Design by full-time study. The course encompasses a diverse range of craft and design activities across the areas of Visual Communication and Applied Arts, and places particular emphasis on 'practice', whilst also exploring the academic issues that underpin designing and making. The course aims to develop students' intellectual and imaginative power through a programme of study which forms cohesion between the theory. Whilst offering graduates, practising artists and designers the opportunity to develop their individual interests, the course will be made up of students representing a range of subject disciplines. This opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences is seen as a key element of the study programme.The MA is a taught programme with one day's tuition per week supplemented by private study at the discretion of the student. A special feature of the course is the unique blend of practice and theory which underpins the student projects. The course is taught by tutors who are themselves professional design practitioners and plays a prominent role in the College's research activities. We have superblyequipped studios and workshops, supported by highly skilled technical staff. Supporting the craft workshops and design studios, we have excellent suites of high spec computers for CAD and assignment writing. The AAS College has excellent specific library / study facilities with a very extensive collection of design books and periodicals.The course is essentially a practice based programme, so it is likely you will spend the majority of your time working in either craft workshops or design studios. Students taking a more theoretical approach are likely to spend more time researching, or away from the University examining design led commercial or manufacturing activity. The programme is made up of 'practice' modules, supported by core modules - Research and Creative Perspectives, providing the theoretical and contextual underpinning to each student's programme. These modules are delivered through a programme of lectures, seminars and tutorials and provide a forum for exploring and debating the contexts of contemporary design, visual communication and craft practice. AssessmentAssessment is part of your learning. Academic debate, external examiner reports and student observations influence assessment strategies.  The course uses a range of formative and summative strategies and these are deployed to benefit you in terms of the development of your understanding of Design and Design related disciplines.Assessment criteria are communicated in the generic handbook, the module descriptors and also in the module information packs.  Project brief assessment criteria relate to module assessment and are listed at the end of a brief.  Feedback relates to module and project assessment criteria.Aspects of assessment are common to all courses, and some are distinctive to your particular course.  The strategies are designed to place demands on you similar to those you will meet on graduation and they help you develop appropriate working practices to respond to set problems.Your assessment marks are moderated by an internal team of assessors and this 'external examination’ is an important part of the assessment process.  It takes place across courses and across modules.  Our process is well developed.  It is rigorous and ensures that there is comparability of assessment process across all department courses.  The standards of outcome are comparable from course to course and evidenced by the quantity and quality of work.  The External Examiners for AAS will be the same examiners for Preston campus courses.Career OpportunitiesThe course will help you develop your career in product development and increasingly in areas of service and experience design. Recent graduates have gone on to work in design consultancy, within the design departments of major international manufacturers and as creative entrepreneurs with their own business.... [-]


MA Graphic Design

Campus Full time September 2017 Greece Thessaloniki

The MA course in Graphic Design encourages the diversity of design study opportunities possible within the wide field of Graphic Design [+]

MA Graphic Design

 

The MA course in Graphic Design encourages the diversity of design study opportunities possible within the wide field of Graphic Design.  The focus of the course is rooted in visual communication research underpinned by theory, with an emphasis on the development of a very personal body of practical work. Students may choose to work within any area of contemporary graphic design practice or explore the potential for design diversity.Throughout the course students are encouraged to pursue a unique personal line of inquiry within the broad subject area of Graphic Design. By the end of the programme all students should have completed a cohesive body of work to a professional standard and be able to clearly articulate a sound intellectual rationale and a broad critical viewpoint.Entry requirementsEntry requirements for postgraduate courses vary and you are advised to check below for any specific requirements or with Enquiry Management. Normally the following general entry requirements apply:Postgraduate Diplomas, Certificates and Conversion Courses:A recognised British first degree or its equivalent, or a BTEC Higher Diploma/Certificate.Taught Masters Courses:A recognised British honours degree to a good standard, or its equivalent. Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits and in the light of the nature and scope of the programme or work proposed. Informal enquiries are welcomed and will normally be followed by an initial advisory interview.Applicants must demonstrate achievement of any one of the following:- Receipt of a 2.2 degree, or higher from a British university- A high level of achievement in undergraduate studies at a university elsewhere- Professional experience in the field or a related field in their home countryInternational Students are required to show competence in written and spoken English in addition to meeting the course entry requirements: International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) - minimum 7.5.All applicants are requested to submit digital supporting material and where possible, will be invited to attend an interview with a portfolio of recent work.Course ContentThe MA course exists within the context of the AAS module scheme. There are 6 modules (3 single theory modules and 3 double practice modules) to complete over three semesters for full time study. Initial modules will direct students to generate their own personal research project related to visual communication. Students will be guided to initiate practical work through appropriate research methods and then continue to pursue a major investigation into a particular personal area of study, leading to a final assessment presentation/public exhibition.Practical work is carried out within our extensive and very well equipped studios and workshops. Weekly tutorials are encouraged and further supported by a programme of guest lectures and visits to exhibitions, study field-trips etc. Assessment Assessment is part of your learning. Academic debate, external examiner reports and student observations influence assessment strategies.  The course uses a range of formative and summative strategies and these are deployed to benefit you in terms of the development of your understanding of Design and Design related disciplines.Assessment criteria are communicated in the generic handbook, the module descriptors and also in the module information packs.  Project brief assessment criteria relate to module assessment and are listed at the end of a brief.  Feedback relates to module and project assessment criteria.Aspects of assessment are common to all courses, and some are distinctive to your particular course.  The strategies are designed to place demands on you similar to those you will meet on graduation and they help you develop appropriate working practices to respond to set problems.Your assessment marks are moderated by an internal team of assessors and this 'external examination’ is an important part of the assessment process.  It takes place across courses and across modules.  Our process is well developed.  It is rigorous and ensures that there is comparability of assessment process across all department courses.  The standards of outcome are comparable from course to course and evidenced by the quantity and quality of work.  The External Examiners for AAS will be the same examiners for Preston campus courses.  They visit the AAS College every year.Career OpportunitiesThe MA will help further career opportunities in the field of Graphic Design and Visual Communication – giving recognition to each student’s individual practical and intellectual abilities.The MA in Graphic Design however is not seen as wholly vocational as it also recognises the value of personal development, satisfaction and enlightenment.... [-]


MA Interior Design

Campus Full time September 2017 Greece Thessaloniki

The course has run successfully for over five years and students have both enjoyed their time studying with us and the employment opportunities that have come their way upon completion. Dimitris [+]

MA Interior Design

 

The course has run successfully for over five years and students have both enjoyed their time studying with us and the employment opportunities that have come their way upon completion.  Dimitris who graduated in February 2010 had time to say "As having an engineering background, I needed a course that would help me transfer my engineering skills in design area and would help me also to change and expand study direction and to acquire the needed design knowledge to work as a commercial Interior Design Practitioner.  I wanted to set up my own Interior Design Practice and my work focussed upon the leisure industry with a live hotel project which provided me with a fruitful area to research".  Dimitris is typical of the students who use the course either as a platform to launch a new career or to step up to more advanced studies once undergraduate training is complete.  Applicants have typically studied Interior Design or Architecture, however do not be put off by this if you feel you wish to change study direction or need a new challenge we will be happy to meet you, discuss your background and the opportunities the course is likely to open up for you.... [-]


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AAS College
108 Thessalonikis street
Oraiokastro

Thessaloniki, ΤΚ: 57013 GR