MA Design: Expanded Practice

MA Design: Expanded Practice

Goldsmiths, University of London

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March 30, 2017
MA Design: Expanded Practice

Application deadline: April 30, 2017

Goldsmiths, University of London 
New Cross
London SE14 6NW

The Department of Design at Goldsmiths, University of London, announces the opening of its new MA Design: Expanded Practice programme, a 15 month, post-disciplinary programme for practitioners who want to challenge our understanding of design, push its boundaries, and explore its emerging practices and applications. On this MA we work with you to transform your practice as a creative, critical and social undertaking.

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You will choose to situate yourself in one of our six thematic Studios, each with a distinct identity:
–Cities & Urbanism
–Communication & Experience
–Fashions & Embodiment
–Innovation & Service
–Interaction & Technology
–Participation & Politics

The Studios are spaces where we encourage you to materially experiment, question your practice, evolve new design languages and engage with contemporary discourses, with the aims of tackling new contexts of consumption, production and possibility. Learning will centre on projects, which you will investigate alongside fellow students from all of the thematic studios, design staff and visiting experts.

This programme also includes the Extended Study module undertaken in a professional setting such as work placement, field research, summer school or conference. This will support the development of your own body of work and extend your professional network, whilst allowing you to reconsider and reframe your own professional practice.

Designers and non-designers are accepted on the programme. Whatever your background or previous degree we expect you to examine, develop and expand your own practice.

How to apply
Application deadline: April 30, 2017 (Applicants selected will be interviewed in May). You can apply directly to Goldsmiths using our online application system.

How to apply
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If you have a design background you are required to submit a portfolio comprising five relevant projects and a short piece of writing that explains your thematic studio selection (500–1,000 words)

If you have a non-design background you should submit a short piece of writing (500–1,000 words) around a topic relevant to the programme. You can use this opportunity to articulate your interests and views on particular issues or topics that align with your chosen thematic studio. We also require a 10-page visual document related to this topic.

Visit the Goldsmiths’ website for full details on how to apply.


For further information about postgraduate study including how to apply and fees and funding information, please visit Goldsmiths’ website.


About Design at Goldsmiths
Goldsmiths is number one in the UK for Design for the second year running (Guardian University Guide League Tables 2017) and 11th in the world for Design (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016).

About Design at Goldsmiths

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