Excellence in a School of Design is more than just reliance on a strong tradition of creativity in craft and studio-based practice. Here, we work across the varying disciplines within the School to develop methods and approaches to people and culture that equip our students to design excellence into our lives.
We are not just designing artefacts. By understanding the world around us, and understanding where design vision and ideas lie within a global context, we develop challenges to the way we live. Through a process of collaboration, we encourage students to build with us a collective philosophy of what design is and what it might become.
Edinburgh is a world-leading centre of knowledge in science, engineering and innovation. The School of Design is developing a network of these key partners which will place the School at the forefront of research development.
The studio and workshop environment in the School of Design is breathtaking. Our staff are leading practitioners and theorists in their fields. To be awarded a place here is already an achievement, and the School’s mission is to ensure that our graduates are equipped to achieve at the highest level throughout their careers.
We encourage our designers to create visions and identities that are both innovative and sustainable. We are educating not only problem-solvers but also opportunity-seekers. Our students will become the designers/thinkers/makers who will positively shape the world we inhabit.
This article was published on May 7, 2012