Staff from The Centre for Fine Print Research form the key teaching team on MA Design. The CFPR is one of the country's leading university research centres in Art and Design, combining a multi-technology approach towards novel surface print, design and fabrication in 2 and 3 dimensions.
The broad and practice-based MA Design takes students on a creative journey where you will explore process, materials and context. You will challenge and extend your existing design practice at an advanced level whilst developing a range of artistic and practical skills.
The course is delivered through a series of project-based modules 'Make', 'Play' and 'Live', through which you will engage with real-world problems and issues of relevance to contemporary design practice and work towards the production of a physical object.
The course attracts a diverse range of practicing designers, makers and industry professionals from a range of disciplines, including but not exclusively: Fashion Design, Product Design, Fine Art, Graphic Arts, Jewellery Design, Interior Design and Ceramics and equally broad ranging staff backgrounds in Fine Art, Textiles, Interior Design, and Graphic Art. You will work both independently and collaboratively, pushing boundaries and exchanging ideas across design disciplines.
Why study this course?
The course is based at Bower Ashton Campus, part of City Campus, where exceptional facilities and resources include state-of-the-art digital media, production and fabrication workshops offer a combination of traditional tools and the latest technology.
Wide ranging expertise
Students value the experience and knowledge of staff, bringing different perspectives and industry insight to teaching in a highly professional and creative environment. Our students benefit from active links with the on-site Centre for Fine Print Research (one of the teaching staff is a member), leaders in 3D and 2.5D print research, bringing opportunities for placements, collaborative projects and exhibitions.
You will have access to cutting-edge facilities and technical expertise in fabrication, fashion, textiles, print and photography, in addition to regular guest speakers and live projects, bringing you up-to-date with the latest techniques and developments.