This programme aims to develop your interest in, and knowledge and understanding of, design and the visual arts, to enable you to:
- Demonstrate knowledge that covers and integrates the key elements, boundaries, terminology and conventions associated with social, cultural, critical and technological aspects of design and the theory and practice of ideas development
- Use a significant range of the principal professional skills, techniques, practices and/or materials associated with the design and the visual arts
- Critically initiate imaginative, innovative and creative design and creative concepts through analysis and reflective practice in creative environments
- Use communication and negotiation skills in the proposal of solutions to peers and user groups with different levels of knowledge or expertise
- Undertake autonomous and collaborative work in a variety of design contexts including graphic design, lighting design, interaction design, product design and making, heritage and exhibition design.
The programme is supported by the whole Edinburgh Napier design team who are actively engaged in research, knowledge exchange and/or consultancy work as part of the Art & Design Research Centre (ADRC), as well as professional practice with Ian Lambert’s work particularly relevant to this specialism. Ian Lambert is the Director of the Art & Design Research Centre. A practicing product and furniture designer, specialising in making, micro-manufacture and sustainability, Ian has over 25 years of experience in design education. Ian has exhibited work widely across the UK, including at the London Design Festival, and The Lighthouse in Glasgow, and his work has been published and reviewed in national newspapers and design magazines as well as on BBC Radio 4.
You'll study a variety of modules during the course, including:
- Making: 3D Prototyping
- Sketching in Hardware and Software
- Maker Space module