Taught course

Design Innovation and Environmental Design

Glasgow School of Art · Design

Entry requirements

Good degree in a related area

Months of entry


Course content

This one-year taught Postgraduate programme in Innovation & Environmental Design focuses on the study of 'place'. It considers the material geography and the relationship and interactions of a community within a particular landscape or location.

It aims to identify opportunities for change and innovation through the application of design methodologies and thinking, to use design practice as a means to understand and explore the human and material factors that shape an environment.

Using empirical research processes, the material and the human contexts that influence 'place' will be explored through the application of design strategies and user-centered methodologies. By working within communities the cultural and commercial histories that have shaped individual and group identity can be better understood and used to affect positive change in the physical environment and how a community interacts with a particular landscape or place.

Fees and funding

There are a number of funded places available for students with a relevant connection to Scotland

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Gordon Hush