• Introduction

    MA Design is aimed at individuals who wish to develop go-to market design knowledge that has relevance and creativity in business and creative practice. We are keen to attract people from different educational backgrounds to add to the diversity of talents. MA Design is the only course in the UK that allows you to choose from a set of recommended specialist subjects including Product Design, Maker and Materials, Sustainable Futures and Spatial Design. Plymouth University is ranked as one of the...

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  • A Message

    MA DESIGN at Plymouth University uses 'design thinking' to understand the nature and consequences that design relationships have in the world . We use 'systems thinking' and 'holistic thinking’ to deliver new and powerful resolutions to design problems.We are all used to analytical thinking and reductionist thinking which understands things by taking them apart. But in a highly complex and turbulent world, there’s an increasingly shared view that analytical thinking is not enough. Indeed, by...

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MA Design incorporating:

  • The discipline of Design is evolving and responding to rapid commercial and technological advances as well as responding to resources.
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  • Spatial Design Practice addresses the critical understanding of spatial design by examining progressive space/place (re)generation strategies.
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  • Design Products offers a world-class design-innovation that is focused, comprehensive and relevant to industry.
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  • Maker and Materials provides an opportunity for individuals to explore design ideas and develop them through an intimate knowledge of materials
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Welcome

Welcome to Postgraduate Design and Design Studies in the School of Architecture, Design and Environment at Plymouth University.

The Faculty of Arts represents a diversity of educational, professional and artistic opportunities, bringing together the arts, design, humanities, architecture and environmental building. It is a melting pot of energy, passion and imagination - nurturing knowledge, skills, understanding and award winning talent.