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

Graphic design is 10

10 glorious years and 130 wonderful careers. Edinburgh Napier's graphic design course turns 10 years old.

More Than a Degree Show

Look back on our annual showcase of the creative talent of new and emerging designers, photographers, film makers, journalists, creative writers and actors.

We win all the awards.

For several years running, our BDes (hons) Graphic Design programme students have put in long days, late nights, endless cups of coffee and used their 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 numerous big wins at the 2015, 2016 and 2017 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. Find out more about this year's winner below.

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

Creative lectures

Undergraduate Open Day 2017

14 October 2017

Merchiston Campus

10 Colinton Road
Edinburgh
EH10 5DT

0131 455 2412