Zhenzhen Ye, MDes Design Innovation & Service Design, 2023

Design Innovation and Service Design

Award
MDes in Design Innovation + Service Design
Location
Glasgow
School
School of Innovation and Technology
Applications
Direct to the School

Programme overview

The transformation from a manufacturing to an experience economy has led to the emergence of a design discipline focused on the systems and services that define many of our everyday interactions. Service Design puts human experience and aspiration at the heart of the design process by ensuring that experiences are meaningful and targeted towards people’s needs and abilities. At the School of Innovation and Technology, Service Design is taught as a means of applying design processes to complex problems, combining artefacts and interactions to produce services that exist, unfold and evolve in both space and time. The MDes in Design Innovation & Service Design focuses on the social value of service design, as well as its economic importance. It is about addressing real problems that affect real people, by understanding them from each stakeholder’s point of view. The programme seeks to equip students with the thinking, tools and processes required to practice Service Design, so they can drive innovation in the conception, design and delivery of services and experiences. Live projects provide a rich experience of design innovation through collaborations with private and public sector organisations. The learning experience is further enhanced by direct input from leading Service Design professionals. 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. All GSA degree programmes are validated by the University of Glasgow.

Wenyi Ge, MDes Design Innovation & Service Design, 2023.

How to apply

More on how to apply for all of our postgraduate programmes.

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Application Guidelines + Digital Portfolio

Qiaonan Ma, MDes Design Innovation & Service Design, 2023.

This guide contains important information including entry requirements, English language requirements, the application process and sample portfolios.

Postgraduate Showcase

Join us for Postgraduate Degree Show - immerse yourself in our digital showcase of graduating students' work and see final year projects from students of this programme.

Chuan Du, MLitt Fine Art Practice, 2023.

Graduate destinations

The digital portfolio is a very important part of your application to study at The Glasgow School of Art. It is a collection of images of your design work laid out clearly to demonstrate your ideas, skills, interests and suitability for the programme you are applying to. Uploading a digital portfolio is mandatory for all postgraduate taught degrees in the School of Design except MSc Product Design Engineering. Applicants to this programme have the option to upload if you have relevant project work from previous experience. Your digital portfolio should show recently completed and/or work-in-progress including research, development work, evidence of exploration, as well as resolved pieces. Admissions staff assess your application form, digital portfolio, and personal sta

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Information to Support You In Planning Your Learning

Information for future students on planning your budget, studio and workshop access, technical services, study abroad and exchange, library and further support.

Current Programme Specification

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Reading Lists

Visit the library for the specialist reading lists for this programme. Key resources are expected to be read/viewed by all students enrolled on this course during study. You can also find wider and suggested reading on the subject, with many of the contents available to read online once students have enrolled on the programme.

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International Students + VISAs

As one of the leading art schools in the UK, The Glasgow School of Art welcomes international students to all of its programmes. The School offers an environment in which difference is encouraged and diversity of background and approach is valued.

Ka Ki Wong, MDes Photography, 2017.

Exchange & Study Abroad

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This programme participates in the Associate Student Scheme

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This programme is subject to validation

We review the content of our programmes regularly, making changes where necessary to improve the student experience and our graduate prospects.  This programme is being reviewed and is subject validation. You can read more about what ‘Subject to Validation’ means here.

Kate Timney, MLitt Art Writing School of Fine Art, 2023.