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Stewart Mann
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  • Print ISBN-10: 0273722727
  • Print ISBN-13: 978-0273722724
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Book Description

A comprehensive handbook for any art, design or media student, or for those thinking about pursuing studies in this area. This accessible guide is designed for continuing use as the student prepares for and undertakes any HE A, D & M course. From choosing a course, to assessment criteria to graduate life, this book will break down the university experience for this group, providing the answers that they really need. The book will be split into two sections, the first part providing the study information that art, design and media students require and the second looking at the key concerns of specialist media such as animation, photography and 3D design.

The guide will address key concepts from the particular perspective of the specialist undergraduate student in managing practical and written projects; including approaches to information gathering, exploration of ideas, and development of creative solutions to problems, presentation of work, and essay and report writing.

Study Skills for Art, Design, and Media Students provides essential and practical information of what you need to know to study successfully and prepare for a career within the creative and cultural industries.

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Study Skills for Art, Design and Media Students


Stewart Mann


An accessible, student-friendly handbook that covers all of the essential study skills that will ensure that you get the most out of your art, design or media course and improve your grades and your employability.


Study Skills for Art, Design & Media Students has been developed specifically to provide tried and tested advice and guidance on the most important academic and study skills that you will require throughout your time at university and beyond. Presented in a practical and easy-to-use style, it demonstrates the immediate benefits to be gained by developing and improving these skills during each stage of your course, and covers:

  • Effectively managing your time
  • Getting the most out of lectures and tutorials
  • Assessment, critiques, presentations
  • Preparing for the future – work experience and careers
  • Mastering critical thinking, argument and analysis
  • Developing successful reading and note-taking strategies
  • Helping you to prepare for study and knowing yourself as a learner
  • Art, design and media – preparing for study in higher education
  • Improving your essay writing
  • Gathering information
  • Approaches to project work
  • Tackling practical project work
  • Tackling academic project work
  • An introduction to critical, cultural and contextual studies

Specialist media

All of these skills, which are as essential in the workplace as they are on an academic course, are covered in detail, giving you invaluable practical advice and guidance on how to increase your performance, grades and abilities. Real-life examples, self-assessment exercises and activities will help you to assess your current skills levels, develop them further and learn how to apply them in work and study.

Visit to access a wealth of useful information, tips, templates and interactive activities to support your studies.

About the Author

Stewart Mann currently works as a visiting lecturer in the Faculty of Cultural and Creative Industries at the University of Hertfordshire. His teaching experience includes practical, critical and contextual studies in a variety of subjects at foundation studies and undergraduate level and he has been Admissions Officer for the School for many years. 

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7746 KB
  • Print Length: 315 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 2 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Longman; 1 edition (2 Nov. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IZ07Z5U
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is really easy to understand and follow 30 Jan. 2015
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This book is really easy to understand and follow. Most of my design students enjoyed the exercises and could related them to their field-studies.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Must read 6 Nov. 2014
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Great very informative especially semiotics!
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