Taught course

Design: Expanded Practice

Goldsmiths, University of London · Design

Entry requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject. If you don't have a related undergraduate degree we also welcome those who have significant practical experience in a design-related field: you will be judged on the relevance of your previous work experience, and on your art and/or design work. We will also consider applicants who do not have a design-related background but who have engaged in research either in academia (as students or academics) or at work. We expect a high standard of achievement in design or other creative practice, and competencies in the use of equipment used to produce design work (IT and/or manufacture workshop skills). You need to present, in portfolio and at interview, evidence of evolved critical and creative thinking in design.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a radical post-disciplinary programme for practitioners who want to push the boundaries of what design can be and do. On this MA we work with you to transform your practice as a critical and social undertaking. By challenging the role and norms of traditional design towards an emerging type of ‘advanced design’, unshackled from the history of specialisms and entrenched methods, you will become part of a community of practice. You'll be encouraged to actively contribute to a deep understanding of how design is set to address and affect change within contemporary society.

You'll choose to situate yourself within one of six thematic Studios, each with a distinct identity:

  • Cities & Urbanism
  • Communication & Experience
  • Fashions & Embodiment
  • Innovation & Service
  • Interaction & Technology
  • Participation & Politics

Your learning will centre around projects, which you'll investigate alongside fellow students, faculty and visiting experts. The Studios are spaces where we encourage you to materially experiment, question your practice, evolve new design languages and engage with contemporary discourses, with the aims of tackling the new contexts of consumption, production and possibility.

Qualification and course duration


full time
15 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)20 7078 5300