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The Northern School of Art: Design Practice

Institution The Northern School of Art
Department Higher Education
Telephone 01642 288888
Study type Taught


Design Practice focuses on strengthening design thinking and contemporary practice. The programme considers how design acts as a catalyst for innovation to address societal and professional challenges and aims to develop a rich understanding of theoretical and applied knowledge in the specialist study of design, in a global context.

The interdisciplinary approach of this course reflects the dynamic and contemporary practice within the creative industries. The programme provides a balance of theory and design practice through a series of lectures, seminars, cross-disciplinary collaborations and live-project opportunities to provide you with comprehensive knowledge of design innovation. The programme will provide opportunities for engagement with the ‘real world’, through live projects and engagement with practitioners and visiting professionals. Throughout the programme, you will develop and refine specialist practice, while building a solid understanding of the creative sector and your place within it.

Themes of design practice could include: • Art Direction • Dress Design & Garment Construction • Graphic Design • Fashion Communication • Visual Communication • Textiles & Surface Design • Design for Advertising • Illustration for Commercial Application • Motion Graphics & Animation • Film

Master of Art - MArt

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