This programme has been designed in association with the Glasgow School of Art and will develop your creativity, flexibility, adaptive capacity and your ability to work in complex teams across disciplines.
Why this programme
◾The programme will expand the conventional understanding and application of design thinking and management as tools for driving social, technological and economic innovation. ◾By engaging a wide range of expertise, it is possible to tackle complex problems, and view issues from a variety of angles, considering the economic, socio-cultural and behavioural factors that play into successful innovation.
This programme will equip you to initiate, manage and deliver innovations in a collaborative and user-led manner, with due consideration of the international dimension. You will also be able to facilitate the appliance of management, leadership and creativity within the context of design projects identified through research and resolved through the design process.
You will take eight core courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work in the form of a project or dissertation.
You will take interactive lectures, seminars, project work and classes in Study Skills. Students will also undertake practical, intellectual and transferable skills which are developed through a range of group and individual activities within and outside the classroom.
You will attend the learning environment at the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) to undertake practical design workshops and studio sessions, where ideas from lectures and seminars may be tested out, or new concepts explored. There is an emphasis upon divergent thinking, risk-taking, developing reasoning and creative expression.
You will engage in critiques, which is an important learning device used to generate peer/academic debate regarding the overall success of concepts, and their practical realisation within the context of a project brief or proposal.
Core courses ◾Business finance ◾Contemporary issues in human resources ◾Contextual practices (GSA) ◾Collaborative practices (GSA) ◾Managing strategic change ◾Marketing management ◾Operations management ◾Service design: User-led service innovation (GSA).
Graduates could go on to successful careers within professional design/management consultancies, business enterprises, management roles in the private and public sector, or further their academic study.