The course is intended to innovatively integrate indigenous skill and craft knowledge with contemporary design practice. The curriculum focuses on all stages and activities involved in the creation of a new product, controlling the creative process from inception to realisation – from design concept to marketing.
Learners are encouraged to develop an understanding of time-honoured skills, and the impact of designers, craftsmen, and end-users’ on the appearance, function and utilitarian aspects of designs. They are coached in creating ecologically sound designs that help promote beneficial developments & facilitate the functioning of a circular economy.
In this guided process, students independently research and experiment with media, materials and practical techniques to gain insight into a wide range of appropriate materials, manufacturing and finishing techniques and processes, alongside the traditional methods used in craft. The course aims to enable learners to develop a strategy for developing new ranges of handmade and machine-made utility products suitable for contemporary lifestyles.
We welcome students from around the world and understand that our international students may have special requirements. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org