The department comprises a close-knit collaborative family of courses. We offer BA (Hons) Interior Design, BA (Hons) Product & Furniture Design, Product & Furniture Design MA and Sustainable Design MA.
The success of the department is built on the quality of our practice-based teaching and our engagement with real world partners. These include world-class global design agencies, industry projects, material and manufacturing collaborations and academic research partnerships. We have recently run projects with architects Foster & Partners, John Lewis, Heals Ltd, Transport for London, Speedo and English Heritage.
We deliver an environment for experiential learning. Students develop hands-on experience with live clients in demanding real world contexts. They are challenged to "design through making" and are empowered to prototype and continuously develop their personal visions and design ideas.
From day one, our students are encouraged to immerse themselves in London's dynamic design culture. We host talks and visit the design studios, exhibitions, makers, environments and businesses that are defining what the future could be.
Experimentation, insight and intelligent working are essential elements of our culture. The department values collaborative and interdisciplinary working and as such is placed to mirror and inform the next generation of designers.
3D Design degrees at Kingston School of Art allow students to identify their real passions and preferred career paths. There's no strait-jacketing – we're interested in the way you think as an individual and the way you see the world as a designer and commentator.
From day one, we engage with our students on a professional level. We'll give you the skills and confidence to develop and present your work and connect with other practicing designers and professionals. You will be mentored by designers and specialists from the UK's top design studios who will challenge you to achieve more than you ever thought possible. You will be empowered by our amazing 3D workshop, one of the best and largest in the UK, to translate ideas in to tangible design solutions across the interior, product, furniture and sustainable design spectrum.
At postgraduate level, we offer Product & Furniture Design MA and Sustainable Design MA. Courses are taught by the highest quality staff and maintain Kingston School of Art's ethos of understanding design through making. Practice-based exploration is at the fore, underpinned by socially-led critical thinking.
Consequently, the quality of our workshop facilities is critical. Kingston School of Art has some of the best workshop facilities for 3D design in a UK university. Our workshops cover a vast range of technologies and methodologies, and are available six days a week. Students work alongside practitioners from other disciplines, skilled technicians and academic staff. This facilitates cross-pollination of ideas and practice.
All our staff are widely-networked within 3D design. They are active practitioners and have often held roles with leading brands and organisations. Their contacts enable us to access leading-edge thinking and insights into emerging practice, as well as developing the professional network of our senior students.