Overview

Qualification Level:
MDes
Course Duration:
3 Stages
Starting Semester:
September
Location:

This programme examines ways in which collaborative creativity can be used to help organisations change and innovate. Taught at The Glasgow School of Art’s campus in the Scottish Highlands, the course offers ideal preparation for those who wish to apply for strategic roles in organisational and business development.

The MDes in Design Innovation and Collaborative Creativity recognises the need for design practitioners to work within teams whose role is to examine and address the future needs of citizens. You will develop methods to help organisations adopt a human-centred approach to reframing their working practices in order to better meet the needs of all stakeholders.

The emphasis upon collaborative working and real-world engagement is explored through projects that confront key social, political and economic issues, often working with partners from within industry or the public sector. You will also have the opportunity to engage with peers from international schools as part of the annual Winter School held at the campus in Forres.

Our Approach

The Innovation School is a community of designers and academics who operate within a wider network to deliver Design Innovation in a real-world context. We create a platform for collaboration by organising live projects with businesses and local communities, as well as public and private sector partners. Our studio-based approach to design and research results in a vibrant creative environment that supports various forms of interaction between faculty and students.

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Our team

The Innovation School’s faculty and support staff come from a wide range of professional and academic backgrounds. Our varied expertise enables us to cover many specialisms as well as providing a holistic overview of Design Innovation. Each tutor has a thorough understanding of human-centred design methods, and many are involved in their own research or projects that feed into our constantly evolving programmes.

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Past Projects

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