Exhibition: 20.09.2012 – 10.10.2012
Paul Thorpe Brick Lane
About the show
Work in progress show from the MA Design courses at The Cass including Furniture, Graphic, Interior, Jewellery, Product and Textile Design. The courses run from October to September: see work to date as students embark on their major projects in the summer term.
MA Design courses are intensive taught courses that help design professionals and graduates to deepen their skills and experience for the design industries through the support of leading international contemporary designers and academics. The courses aim to foster advanced practical and creative design and production skills relevant to the design disciplines; students are encouraged to develop an individual design philosophy to sustain a portfolio of design practice; and to evaluate the local and global language of design and consider ways of engaging new audience and product opportunities.
The School has the widest range of specialist facilities in Europe for design and manufacture in our disciplines and these outstanding facilities, specialist expertise and related exhibition and collaborative opportunities, support and prepare students for employment in the design sectors they inhabit.
The MA Design courses have been purpose designed to rehearse contemporary scenarios. The courses offer students a laboratory environment, with access to the state of the art digital and traditional facilities. Issues of sustainability and social responsibilities in design are explored together within the territory of new industrial opportunities. We emphasise the notion of collaboration across design disciplines leading to personal innovation in thought and design language. The basic assumption is that value resides in cross-disciplinary collaboration associated with the understanding and exploration of contemporary design process. This area is a fertile ground for innovation. Many alumni establish their own practice and work collaboratively across the art and design sector worldwide.