Design Innovation & Collaborative Creativity

Key Facts

Staff

Programme Overview

Award

MDes in Design Innovation and Collaborative Creativity. All GSA degree programmes are validated by the University of Glasgow. Established in 1451, the University of Glasgow is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities and a founder member of Universitas 21, an international grouping of universities dedicated to setting worldwide standards for higher education.

Assessment

The assessment combines written work, visual and project material produced both by groups and individuals. The assessment formats are designed to develop analytical thinking, creative synthesis and a rigorous capacity for reflection and self-evaluation. There is an emphasis upon collaborative studio working combined with individual exploration and analysis of theoretical positions and discourses.

Innovation School Website
gsainnovationschool.com

Facilities
Studio environment and access to GSA technical resources and other facilities.

Indicative Additional Costs
Individual departments levy material fees as indicated on this page. You should budget for each year of your programme of study and should allow for costs over and above your fees and maintenance, particularly if expensive materials or projects are chosen.

Head of School
Dr Gordon Hush

Programme Leader
Jonathan Baldwin

Programme Coordinator
Dr Iain Reid

Research Methods Lecturer
Dr Mafalda Moreira

Researcher
Fergus Fullerton-Pegg

Programme Overview

This programme examines ways in which collaborative creativity can be used to help organisations change and innovate. 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. This seasonal event brings together students and faculty from leading institutions around the world for a two-week programme of lectures, workshops and networking opportunities that offers an insight into what a career in design as a global activity looks like.