The MA Product Design Programme (subject to validation) is aimed at both recently qualified and experienced practitioners in a three-dimensional design field such as Product or Industrial Design, Furniture Design, Interior Design, Architecture or similar, who wish to further their education through a Practice Based Masters. Candidates would normally be expected to come to the MA with a research interest which might form a starting point for their major project.
The programme is run by the Dublin School of Creative Arts at DIT and offers a unique opportunity for focussed study in an interdisciplinary environment that mixes studio practice with intellectual, theoretical and historical inquiry.
The programme is one of five delivered through the Creative Arts Masters Platform. Students on the MA Product Design programme will join those on the other studio-based programmes in Interior Design, Visual Communications, and Fine Art, and those on the Contemporary Visual Culture programme, where students study the theory and criticism of contemporary visual culture or the history of art and design. The Platform allows specialisation within a dynamic mix of practical and critical disciplines, placing particular emphasis upon practice engaged with critical and historical debate.
Entry Requirements:Bachelor Degree (Honours 2.1 or above) in relevant disciplines.
The course provides a structured framework for the development of creative and innovative design objects/products. Typical thematics include human factors, product interactions, socio-cultural and economic issues, new technologies, visual language and sustainable design. This is a Practice Based Masters where candidates will undertake a self-directed, studio based major project and written thesis alongside a number of taught modules. Candidates will be assigned key tutors who will help and guide them through their thesis and project.
For their final submission, candidates will produce a combination of physical objects or prototypes and a written thesis.
For more details visit the programme blog: http://ma-adp.blogspot.com/
Assessment is by project and coursework. The programme culminates in the completion of a major project and report or dissertation.
DIT Grangegorman, Dublin 7
Timetable / Hours
The programme is full-time and students will take a total of 30 credits of coursework per semester.
Dr Tim Stott
Dublin School of Creative Arts
College of Arts and Tourism
DIT Grangegorman, Dublin 7
T: 01 402 4129
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