The MFA in Design at NCAD provides an interdisciplinary framework for students who wish to master their design discipline in a two-year long studio setting. A major objective of the masters is to provide an environment that is broad, yet with enough rigour and focus to enable students to engage with the challenges of contemporary creative practice in the design professions.
The programme encourages students to integrate research, creative practice and critical theory, and develop a body of professional work that positions the student on the global stage. This year we have had the pleasure of welcoming a number of visiting students from across Europe to join the programme, helping create a dynamic international studio culture.
The students have developed a personal creative and professional identity and proficiency in design and technique. This has been supported through a mixture of workshops, lectures, tutorials and live projects.
The work on show captures this creative journey, and focuses on exploring the diverse range of design processes and methods being used and developed by the MFA in Design students across a range of disciplines including service design, product design and communication design.