Spatial Design

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The Spatial Design pathway through the Master of Design programme seeks to engage students in the specialist areas of spatial experience, material narratives, visual production, and to expand the notion of interior design by exploring how space transforms and enriches us. This programme aims to deepen a personal understanding of what spatial design is and what the future of spatial design could be. In-depth practice-based research will focus on either individual or collaborative projects; encompassing bespoke projects to industry related projects, re-thinking spatial design on a local and global level. Develop expertise in, analysing and interpreting existing conditions and sites to build a sense of place, visualizing immersive spaces and helping others to visualise space. We work with what already exists, refitting, reusing, reworking and adapting. We are detail-oriented, attending to materials, surfaces, pattern, fabrication, and connections. We focus on affect and experience, collaborating with others to develop coherent, customised, and conceptually driven spaces. The programme of study seeks to blend craft based skills with cutting edge technologies through creative design outputs which push innovation and boundaries within the spatial design arena.

This course gives you the opportunity to develop skills in some of the newest spatial technologies available within a university research environment, as well as a studio based culture to work in. For example, you will have access to:

  • Digital fabrication facilities
  • Virtual Production facilities
  • Textile Design laboratories
  • 3D laboratories
  • Moving image and photography facilities
  • Wet laboratories for prototyping ceramics and other media

Last updated: 24-Aug-2017 8.34am

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