3D Design, product, furniture, ceramics and spatial
With the School of Art, Design and Architecture you can work alongside a team of established designers and experienced educators. With achievements that include international awards, research papers, public exhibitions and experience working for major clients, our Design team helps you to gain hands-on experience and understanding of design from both an industry and an academic perspective.

Personal and group tutorials go hand in hand with lectures on careers, portfolio surgeries, business advice, overseas exchange, frequent public exhibitions, and 'Dragons Den' style business games such as FLUX.

With successes in major competitions like the RSA and D&AD Awards, our graduates are rewarded with employment in industry with companies such as Dyson, Lego, BBC, Foster & Partners and Zoeftig. Gaining experience in our enterprising culture, you will have opportunities to regularly exhibit your work for public scrutiny and learn from real-world events.

With confidence in enterprise, you can work towards joining our many graduates who have moved on to set up their own businesses, while or advance to work alongside those others who have progressed to postgraduate studies or gone on to teacher training.

Meet your lecturers

Design Research

Design Thinking Design Making Design Knowing

We are an open & exploratory design-led research group conducting applied & theoretical research into people, products, places & their interactions

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Postgraduate research

Find out about our postgraduate research opportunities in the School of Architecture, Design and Environment.