Undergraduate study - 2019 entry

Subject area: Design

Why choose Design at the University of Edinburgh?

  • You’ll benefit from talks and workshops from visiting professional practitioners and will take part in exhibitions, industry competitions and live projects that will help you to prepare for professional practice.

  • Our studio and workshop spaces range from the historic to the contemporary, with specialist spaces for making work at all scales and across all media.

  • Our graduates qualify ready for industry, with the confidence to establish themselves as independent designers, creatives or makers.

  • Our staff are highly respected designers and researchers, and leaders in their field.

  • The Edinburgh University Students’ Association Award for Best Course 2016/17 was awarded to Edinburgh College of Art for our innovative course ‘Music, Style, Identity and Image’.

  • Our exciting new curriculum means you’ll have the opportunity to select option courses in Years 1 and 2 of your programme.

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The freedom you’re given with projects to interpret briefs and tailor them to your own style, concept and imagination is one of the things I’ve enjoyed most.

Callum Miller 3rd year BA (Hons) Performance Costume
Callum Miller 3rd year BA (Hons) Performance Costume

Introducing Design

We aim to develop cross-disciplinary methods and approaches to people and culture that equip you to design excellence into people's lives. This is about both designing artefacts and understanding the world around us. Our design vision and ideas lie within a global framework of design and how people wish to live their lives.

We encourage you to articulate innovative and sustainable creative visions and identities. We educate problem-solvers and opportunity-seekers. Our graduates will become designers, thinkers and makers who will positively shape the world.