The MA Design & Innovation gives you the opportunity to bring your own innovation project to develop within our postgraduate creative studios and advanced prototyping facilities at Goldsmiths- http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/ma-design-innovation/
The programme is aimed at creative practitioners and professionals from a range of backgrounds who want to develop their skills in becoming leaders in innovation, service and experience design.
On this studio-led programme you'll learn about innovation and management discourses, design thinking methods and creative business processes to initiate and/or progress your own innovation project.
Projects could include new forms of service design, product development, user experience design, craft based innovation, technology transfer, material or process innovation, or another form of innovation.
It's a practice-based Masters degree that focuses on four strands of study:
-Methods and Processes of Innovation introduces you to a range of approaches to help you engage with researching and understanding your audience or user, the context of your projects and also the development of your own creative practice
-Creative Business introduces you to emerging entrepreneurial approaches
-Discourses of Innovation explores the philosophical and theoretical concepts of innovating to critically engage with innovation and its effects
-Studio Practice is the central studio strand where you develop your own project and synthesise all of the other strands of study into your own innovation project
You'll have the opportunity to work with experts from a wide range of subject areas and disciplines, including designers, social scientists, philosophers, creative business experts, psychologists, engineers and material experts.
If you have specific questions about the degree, contact the Department of Design
We’ve also been ranked by LinkedIn as one of the top graduate universities for designers, because so many of our graduates go on to find jobs in the industry.
Critique the status quo
We want you to go on to have your own self-sustaining practice that can change over time, so you’ll learn about design not just as a commercial enterprise, but also as a way to question and critique the status quo.
The freedom to experiment
You don’t have to know what kind of a designer you’ll be: we give you the time and the freedom to experiment, use tools, explore materials and discover different modes of making. Many of our students have already worked in the design industry and are keen to develop their theoretical understanding of the discipline, and have the opportunity to explore their practice without the confines of commercial restrictions.
Our graduates are industry leaders: many have gone on to work at top organisations and design companies such as Pentagram, Dyson and Selfridges, while many others have set up their own studios and enterprises.
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You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject. You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level. IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in the written test and no individual test lower than 6.0).