The course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to be pioneers and change agents through leading and creating sustainable design projects, businesses and organisations. IT will focus on the communications, products, environments and services that can alleviate real world problems and improve quality of life in the developed and developing worlds. You will explore innovative, practical ways to help realise sustainability visions through design. You will explore appropriate ways of initiating, developing, designing, communicating and managing such projects.
Who can apply?
The course encourages students from a broad range of professional disciplines. Design professionals and those without design training can apply. You must have an ambition to drive socially and environmentally responsible projects, businesses and organisations.
The course caters for full-time and part-time students that want to fit their studies around other commitments.
What will you study?
An interdisciplinary ethos runs throughout the programme and is reflected in those teaching on the course. It focuses on the following knowledge and skill themes:
How do we teach?
Through projects, seminars, lectures, guest lectures and masterclasses, and workshops.
Who do we work with?
The programme has impressive links with major practitioners, academics and organisations involved in sustainable development and socially and environmentally responsible design initiatives: Audi Design Foundation; Green-Works; Thomas Matthews; London Remade; [re]design; Remarkable (Pencils) Limited; Waste Resource Action Programme; and Workspace plc.
Who are the teaching staff?
Dr Paul Micklethwaite is a Senior Lecturer at Kingston University.
Find out more:
Tel: +44(0)20 8417 4646
Dr Paul Micklethwaite, Course Director: P.Micklethwaite@kingston.ac.uk