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MA Art and Design: Product Innovation

Course Description

Key benefits:

• Develop your knowledge and skills relating to current debates and practices
• Enjoy access to your own studio space and workshop support
• Tap into long-established associations with key creative and professional networks.

Suitable for

The course is designed for:

• Committed practitioners who wish to develop their personal creative practice to a higher, professional level
• Applicants from business, marketing or engineering backgrounds, who may be finding themselves increasingly involved in the design and creative sector
• Those who wish to pursue a change of career path into the divers filed of product innovation.

Programme details

The aim of the course is to develop your critical and contextual practice, contemporary and innovative methodologies, cross-disciplinary and collaborative practices, and reflective studio-based practice.

During your time with us, you will be encouraged to undertake independent contextual and theoretical research that will improve your capacity for independent enquiry, creativity and professional practice.

Module titles

• Research Methods and Practice
• Specialist Practice
• Creative Contexts
• Practice in Context
• Negotiated Thesis/Major Project

Career potential

The field of product innovation is assuming a strategic role in many sectors of commercial and social enterprise.

Consequently career prospects are diverse and offer scope for developing specialization or broad consultancy opportunities terms of one or more of following modes of professional practice:

• Freelance consultancy
• Mainstream design consultancy practice
• In-house company designer.

Visit the MA Art and Design: Product Innovation page on the University of Salford website for more details!

Student Profiles

Postgraduate Bursaries 2011 - 10 Awards

Postgraduate Bursaries 2011
The School of Art and Design is very pleased to announce that bursaries are available to applicants, for taught postgraduate programmes, for a September 2011 start. There are two types of bursaryOpen Bursaries
A number of open bursaries, each worth £1000, are available to any applicants, either internal or external to the University. Open bursaries are awarded through competition and the deadline for receipt of applications is 3rd May 2011.Internal Bursaries
A number of internal bursaries, each worth £500, are available to students who have been, or will be, awarded an undergraduate degree by the University of Salford. Nominations for internal bursaries are made by admissions tutors when applicants apply for a place on a programme, so early applications are recommended.International Scholarships
All international students will be considered for a University scholarship. For further information about these scholarships please see: http://www.salford.ac.uk/international/scholarships/

Value of Scholarship(s)



The School of Art and Design is very pleased to announce that bursaries will be available to applicants for taught postgraduate programmes, for a September 2011 start.

Application Procedure

Further information
For further information on bursaries, including how to apply for an open bursary, and the selection process and criteria, please contact:
Noel Heath, [email protected] or 0161 295 4665.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Relevant undergraduate degree, normally at 2:1 or above, and supporting portfolio of practice. Applicants with an undergraduate degree of 2:2 will be considered where a high quality portfolio of practice is presented.

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