You will evaluate and engage with how emerging technologies are changing the creative industries, such as rapid prototyping, generative design, 3D scanning and multi axis machining.
You will benefit from access to our state-of-the-art digital prototyping facilities as well as tuition in computer aided design and manufacture, integrating these skills with more traditional making methods. The course offers the opportunity to develop and manage an individual area of enquiry and creative development in digital manufacturing. This will culminate in the realisation of a final major project fully informed by professional and industrial contexts and multi-disciplinary perspectives.
The course is suitable for those wishing to diversify and deepen their relationship with technology. it is targeted at all those with an interest in rapid prototyping and digital technologies such as product designers, engineers, model makers, artists and architects.
You will have the opportunity to develop and manage an individual area of enquiry and creative development in digital manufacturing, culminating in the realisation of a final major project fully informed by professional and industrial contexts and multi-disciplinary perspectives.
You will receive regular support from tutors, peers and subject-specific group tutorials as part of a constant dialogue to help create a professional and critical understanding of your individual creative process.
The course is suitable for those from a range of fields wishing to diversify and deepen their practice’s relationship with technology, including but not limited to; product designers, engineers, model makers, artists and architects. You will benefit from being an integral part of an intellectually supportive and creative postgraduate community, with whom you can interact and collaborate across multiple disciplines.
Key study topics
- Social impacts of increasingly decentralised & automated manufacturing
- New form and aesthetics
- Material innovation and sustainability
- Intellectual property and authorship
- Potential for new industries or businesses
- Automation of design and making
- Development of new manufacturing platforms
- Future technological scenarios