Design Innovation and Collaborative Creativity

Glasgow School of Art


Highlands and Islands Campus


As the role of design, and the designer, within contemporary society continues to develop, so too does the nature and purpose of design practice. Design is not only an industrial or production-focused occupation; it is also becoming a critical tool for future-casting. This dynamic, new programme will explore the future, generate new knowledge and formulate hypotheses for how people might live moving forwards.

Whether we are members of a trade union, a “networked organisation,” public sector service provider or commercial enterprise, community group, artistic retreat or the citizenry in general, our social and socialised activities have social, cultural, economic and ecological consequences. This programmes seeks to explore how the practices of collaborative creativity can be explored, employed and enhanced through meaningful engagement with others and the diverse lives that they lead.

You can exit after Stage 1 with PgCert Design Innovation and Collaborative Creativity.

You can exit after Stage 2 with PgDip Design Innovation and Collaborative Creativity.

Entry Requirements

A good Honours degree in a relevant subject. See GSA website for details.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months


School of Design

SCQF Level



Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy