MA in Design: Product and Space & the Creative Economy

Kingston University London

Program Description

MA in Design: Product and Space & the Creative Economy

Kingston University London

Choose Kingston's Design: Product and Space & the Creative Economy MA

This MA is an intensive, collaborative masters course which combines the creativity of product and spatial design with the solid business know-how to get your ideas and innovations off the ground. It is suitable for both those currently employed in the field, and those would like to develop a career in product or spatial design.

What will you study?

You will hone your skills as a designer at the Faculty of Art and Design and Architecture, and you will learn how to collaborate and run a business at Kingston Business School. By the end of the course, you will be able to develop, market and pitch ideas.

This MA is cross-faculty, interdisciplinary, and extremely practical. You will learn to think in 3D and analyse the current business and creative landscapes.

Assessment

A mix of project work and formal assessments, including essays, case studies, reports and presentations, plus the final Personal Research Project (maximum 12,000 words).

Why study a Creative Economy course?

Our Creative Economy masters courses give you the opportunity to gain a range of knowledge and experience, including:

  • Gain entrepreneurial skills – help create start-ups and pitch ideas to real industry bosses at a "Dragons' Den", and visit a wide variety of entrepreneurial businesses.
  • Brush up on practical workplace skills such as data collation, review and synopsis.
  • Our students come from all over the world to study on Kingston's creative economy courses, so you will finish the course with an international network of contacts.
  • Excellent teaching – the Managing in the Creative Economy MA course was ranked as one of the best entrepreneurship masters in the world by the Eduniversal masters ranking 2015/16, and Kingston Business School is one of only a few of the 120 UK business schools to be awarded an 'excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council.
  • Regular visits from industry experts and entrepreneurs, field trips to entrepreneurial businesses and events that connect the creative industry to the local community and give you a valuable network.
  • Students can add study at the prestigious Boston University to their programme and gain a dual masters degree.
  • Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 percent of the world's business schools.

Course structure

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

For the core modules, you will study with students from across all the creative industries programmes. For the specialist modules, you will study alongside fellow product and space students.

Core modules

  • Mapping the Creative Economy
  • Conducting Collaborative Creativity
  • Design Thinking for Start-ups
  • Personal Research/Gaining Insights

Specialist modules

  • Designing Research
  • Creative Futures

Learn a language

You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Cost & Fees

Home and European Union: MA full time £8,200

Overseas (not EU): MA full time £13,300

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 1, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
8,200 GBP
Home and European Union: MA full time £8,200 / Overseas (not EU): MA full time £13,300
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Deadline
Locations
United Kingdom - Kingston upon Thames, England
Start date : Sept. 2019
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United Kingdom - Kingston upon Thames, England
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