3D Design Innovation BA (Hons)


Why choose this course?

On this course you will explore digital making through scalable projects and be introduced to a wide set of technological skills, while being empowered with entrepreneurial and enterprise ambition.

As a designer you will develop problem-solving skills that can help shape the society, human environment, and design for the planet for a better and sustainable future. How you decide to respond to a real community or business problem is open, defined as ‘Adventure Learning', we see the designer as a critical social detective who develops new sustainable solutions through objects, systems, UX (user experience), UI (user interface), environments, or services by using the appropriate tools of innovation.

The course sits within the industry-facing 3D Design Department that allows for interdisciplinary activities with Product, Furniture, and Interior Design colleagues.

Please note: this course is still subject to validation. Some course information may not be available at this time.

Attendance UCAS code Year of entry
3 years full time To be confirmed

Please note: this course is still subject to validation.

Location Kingston School of Art, Knights Park

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • The course sits within a department that has unique industry partnerships with leading British design agencies meaning you can work closely with designers and directors in their studios.
  • You will have access to all workshops to test and prototype using any process from VR to ceramics, arc welding to laser cutting, and 3D printing to Arduino.

The Art School Experience

As part of Kingston School of Art, students on this course benefit from joining a creative community where collaborative working and critical practice are encouraged.

Our workshops and studios are open to all disciplines, enabling students and staff to work together, share ideas and explore multi-disciplinary making.

Two students collaborate on a design project.

What you will study

The 3D Design Innovation BA (Hons) at Kingston School of Art explores digital craft making through scalable projects from objects to UI/UX and spatial, product, and service design. On this course you will investigate the role of design within society and culture and equip students with a wide set of innovation tools (2D & 3D CAD to CAM manufacturing, XR, VR, AR, and AI) which will enable you to thrive in a rapidly changing cultural and technological work place.

You will undertake projects aligned with real-world objectives, allowing you to chart your own creative journey: from small craft projects to impactful community initiatives. There is an emphasis on global social, environmental, political, and economic concerns of the discipline providing you with global context and real industry understanding. Critical and Historical Studies will underpin the theoretical approach to practical work, where you will learn from the past to inform the present and the future.

Working directly with, lecturers, the local community, industry and businesses, you will get the opportunity to develop your skills through live projects woven into the structure of the curriculum, providing an authentic professional practice experience.

Future Skills

Knowledge to give you the edge

Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability.

As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge.

At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it.

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Course changes and regulations

The information on this page reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. To improve your student experience and the quality of your degree, we may review and change the material information of this course. Course changes explained.

Programme Specifications for the course are published ahead of each academic year.

Regulations governing this course can be found on our website.