Design

Award-winning imagination.

We are an active part of the creative industries, working to develop its most important asset - its people. Our pioneering academics create an inspiring learning environment that make our students stand out - and we have the awards to show for it.

What will you create?

Our courses

Employers love our graduates. That's because we help students develop the professional knowledge, critical thinking skills and industry connections they need to succeed in today's global economy.

We offer you the opportunity to start your career in creative computing and design. Go beyond your expectations.

Undergraduate courses
  • Graphic Design - BDes/BDes(Hons)
    Full-Time
  • Interior & Spatial Design - BDes/BDes (Hons)
    Full-Time
  • Product Design - BDes/BDes (Hons)
    Full-Time
  • Web Design and Development - BSc (Hons)
    Full-Time
  • Photography - BA/BA(Hons)
    Full-Time
  • Interactive Media Design - BSc/BSc (Hons)
    Full-Time
  • Marketing with Digital Media - BA/BA (Hons)
    Full-Time
Postgraduate courses

We have students working on Lego and Game of Thrones. That's a real credit to the skillset working on our product design course can offer and the diverse career paths of our students.

Richard Firth

Programme Leader, BDes(Hons), Product Design

Our courses are accredited by

We're number 1 for nurturing student talent

The Guardian University Guide 2017, which compares entry requirements with final degree awards, ranks us top in the UK for adding value to students.

We win all the awards.

For three years running, our out BDes (hons) Graphic Design programme students have put in long days, late nights, endless cups of coffee and amazing talent to win 'Best in Show' and several coveted Pencils at the D&AD New Blood Graduate showcase in London.

On top of that our design, photography and advertising students had four big wins at the 2015 and 2016 Creative Conscience Awards held in the rooftop offices of the London Unilever building.

Creativity with a difference

Our students received medals and top commendations at the Creative Conscience Awards for their work applying their talents to socially valuable projects. This year's winners designed floating shelters for use in Colombia, emergency tent systems for refugees and smart housing for the elderly.

The constant design briefs allow you to build up a portfolio and explore different areas of design.

Jack Lennie

1st Class (Hons) Product Design, New Designer of the Year 2015, Junior SFX Designer at Warner Brothers.

Jupiter Artland

Studying at Edinburgh Napier University is great fun. I learned a lot and had freedom to create what I wanted. You are also asked to think and push yourself higher.

Gordon Chan

Lighting Design

Design student hopes her work will help other women with alopecia

Final year graphic design student Sabina Friman turned her battle with alopecia into an impressive Degree Show project.

Creative lectures

Postgraduate webinar

8 December 2016

Merchiston Campus

10 Colinton Road
Edinburgh
EH10 5DT

0131 455 2412