The course lasts three years when studied full-time. You can start in September.
You will have a base studio with your year group, which is where you will learn through design exploration, discussion, critical and creative thinking, sketching and making. In addition, your year tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.
Several projects are set each year. Projects fully represent the range and duration expected in commercial practice. Specific ‘drivers’ of design, such as environmental impact, inclusive design or branding will provide a range of changing and demanding possibilities. Previous briefs, for example, have addressed historical and contemporary trends, flexible space, commercial interiors, micro-living, and public spaces for mixed use.
The School provides technical support and access to industry-standard software and hardware, as well as other technologies such as laser cutting with specialist workshop technicians. In addition, we offer a range of extra workshops you can sign up for to enrich your skills in areas photography, printmaking, ceramics and digital media.
During your course of study, you will have opportunities to visit leading exhibitions and design events, such as London Design Festival, London Festival of Architecture, 100% Design and Ecobuild. We organise fieldtrips to museums and galleries across the UK, which have included the Ikon Gallery, Herbert Art Gallery, National Gallery, the V&A, Ashmolean and the Design Museum. Each year, we also offer study trips abroad, previously to Milan, Venice, Berlin, Rome and Seville. During these trips you will have contextual study tours, visit amazing architecture and interiors, while enjoying social time together with your lecturers, vital for a strong course community and bonding.
We host a regular series of professional presentations through our Industry Lecture Series. Past speakers have covered a broad range of topics, including JaK Studio, BDP, Scott,Brownrigg, Bharat&Jean, Maber, Imagination and so on.
Teaching methods include:
lectures with associated seminars and workshop practical classes.