Watch Winter School 2017: the official film

Relive the spirit of Winter School Our new film gives you a flavour of our recent Winter School, which brought together around 100 leading international design experts, researchers and students to the GSA’s Highlands and Islands Creative Campus in Moray.  It shows all the sights and sounds – and the people – who took part in […]

Winter School 2017: Working with Moray businesses

Sharing our students work Here the InDI blog showcases two of the student projects started at Winter School 2017. The projects are now ongoing as part of the curriculum within the GSA’s Masters of Design Innovation Programmes. This year’s theme is Innovation from Tradition, which explores how past tradition can inspire future ways of working, […]

Winter School 2017: the final dance

Dancing into the wee hours… One of the highlights was definitely the ceilidh on the final night. With the presentations completed, everyone’s minds turned to the meal and dancing. With the marquee transformed into a dancefloor, things were a little slow to kick off. But soon students from all institutions were throwing themselves into the […]

Five minutes with a Winter School expert: Catherine Morel

Catherine Morel is Professor of Marketing in the Culture and Communication Department at Audencia Business School in France. Catherine has collaborated with InDI over the last two years to develop an exciting MSc programme in Management and Entrepreneurship in the Creative Economy. Led by Audencia in France, the programme and has been co-designed with InDI. […]

Meet the people at Winter School 2017

Winter School is a highlight of the GSA’s annual calendar. This year, it has brought together around 100 leading design academics and students from all over the world to research and study at the GSA’s new Highlands and Islands Creative Campus. Over two activity-filled weeks, students took part in lectures, workshops and joint research projects with local businesses […]

Winter School

Winter School: An international teaching innovation Bringing together people from all over the world, Winter School is an exciting opportunity to investigate and develop the role of design in responding to contemporary social and economic challenges. The event is hosted at the GSA’s stunning Highlands and Islands Campus. Winter School sees GSA continue to build […]

Seasonal Schools: an innovative teaching method

Research and Teaching on location at the GSA Highlands and Islands InDI is proud of its teaching and research activities that support postgraduate students, researchers and academics. They offer an excellent chance to meet others in your field and learn about their experiences. With the deadline for applications for Summer School 2017 in Lancaster extended until […]

Seasonal Schools

The exemplar of our innovative teaching method The Innovation School’s first seasonal school took place in January 2016, involving students from across the world. Seasonal schools are an exemplar of our progressive teaching modes. They allow us to build collaborative partnerships with other international design schools and local communities, as well as develop the discipline of […]

Design Innovation students return to Moray to present their projects

Businesses and community organisations looking forward to hearing progress after Winter School The Glasgow School of Art’s Design Innovation Masters students will present their end of semester projects at the GSA’s new Highlands and Islands Creative Campus later this month. The projects address a range of issues relating to Moray businesses and communities. People from […]

Bridging the volunteer gap

An update on the Forres students’ project Our pioneering MDES Design Innovation students in Forres have reached another milestone in their studies – completion and presentation of their Stage 2 project. This is the project that has its roots in Winter School, when Masters students from GSA worked with local businesses and community organisations. The […]

The transformation of the Creative Campus: in pictures

GSA Highlands and Islands: before and after Earlier this week (28/06/17) we heard the great news that Blairs Steading, which is home to the GSA’s Highlands and Islands Creative Campus is up for a top national award. The campus located at Blairs Steading on the Altyre Estate near Forres provides high-quality research and teaching space and an […]

Life at the Creative Campus: the teaching studio

An insight into learning and teaching on our MDES programmes It was always part of the plan for the Creative Campus in the Highlands and Islands to bring postgraduate students to the region for Design Innovation programmes. There are currently three Master of Design Innovation programmes based in the north: Transformation Design, Collaborative Creativity, and […]

Meet our new Master of Research students

New additions to our Creative Campus cohort InDI recently welcomed a new group of students onto our Master of Research programme. They follow in the footsteps of the first four students from 2016. The five-strong group are all multidisciplinary creative practitioners, based in Moray at the Creative Campus and in Cowal. The group is supported […]

A special visitor to GSA Highlands and Islands

Deputy First Minister John Swinney tours Altyre studios The GSA Highlands and Islands Creative Campus had a special visitor yesterday as the Deputy First Minister John Swinney toured the facilities outside Forres. He was accompanied by Moray MSP Richard Lochhead and the pair were shown round the complex by Professor Irene McAra-McWilliam OBE, Deputy Director (Innovation) […]

MDES Design Innovation & Transformation Design

MDES Design Innovation & Transformation Design The world we live in and the issues we face are becoming increasingly complex. The practice of design as a profession and as a form of exploring the world and creating knowledge must respond to this. We now recognise it is not enough to solve problems. Expanding opportunities exist […]

MDES Design Innovation & Interaction Design

MDES Design Innovation & Interaction Design Background The relationship between humanity and technology has shaped the world as we experience it, whether these technologies were agricultural, industrial or, as they are today, digital. The interaction between social, cultural and technological aspects of life defines the study of Interaction Design as a field of enquiry. Interaction […]

MDES Design Innovation & Collaborative Creativity

Design Innovation and Collaborative Creativity 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 […]

MSC International Management & Design Innovation (MSC)

MSC International Management & Design Innovation This masters programme is offered by The University of Glasgow and taught in partnership with The Glasgow School of Art. While management and business lectures are delivered at GU, the GSA elements of the programme are geared towards providing students with a skillset in design process and critical thinking. […]

MDES Design Innovation & Service Design

MDES Design Innovation & Service Design Building on concepts and methods from disciplines such as interaction design, user-centred design and innovation management, Service Design emerged as a new generation of designers began to apply methods and processes from those disciplines to the design of services and their often immaterial experience. The discipline continues to grow […]

MDES Design Innovation & Citizenship

MDES Design Innovation & Citizenship The Masters in Design Innovation & Citizenship at The Glasgow School of Art explores the relationship between design practice and contemporary society and encourages a design-led critique of the present aimed at informing the future. The programme asks design practitioners to step beyond their traditional professional and occupational role and […]

MDES Design Innovation & Environmental Design

MDES Design Innovation & Environmental Design This newly launched programme focuses on the developing role of the designer in the context of the environment. In recent decades, our experience of space and place has been radically transformed. Across the globe, populations are on the move, with people traveling further and more frequently than at any […]

Meet our lecturers

Our teaching team You will find a wealth of experience and backgrounds within the teaching team of The Innovation School. While our lecturers of post-graduate programmes all specialise in Design Innovation, they come from very different academic and industry backgrounds bringing both diverse and specialist expertise to enhance the learning experience across our Design Innovation Masters’ programmes. Here, we […]

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) We offer a unique opportunity for doctoral study investigating the role of Design Innovation in developing creative capacity and accelerating economic renewal. It focuses on research and knowledge exchange practices as they are applied in creative contexts. We have a distinctive specialist, practice-based research culture that is recognised internationally. The PhD […]

Master of Research (MRES)

Master of Research (MRES) The Master of Research is a pioneering postgraduate research degree offered across all Schools at The Glasgow School of Art (GSA). It offers students a unique opportunity to design and undertake a research project, which is either practice-based or theoretical. The programme is offered at GSA’s Campus in Glasgow, The GSA’s […]

Master of Research: Design, Health & Care

Master of Research: Design, Health & Care The Glasgow School of Art and the Digital Health & Care Institute (DHI) are offering Master of Research studentships for those who wish to build research skills in health and care contexts. The programme seeks to develop world-class researchers who wish to enhance their professional practice or pursue […]

Sites, scents and a sense of self

Looking back at Spring School 2017 GSA Highlands & Islands recently hosted the annual Spring School at the Creative Campus. The seasonal schools for postgraduate research students – Winter, Spring and Autumn – are an important part of our innovative modes of distributed delivery. InDI’s Master of Research and PhD students make up the Creative […]

Gearing up for XpoNorth

Our adventures at Scotland’s creative industries festival Everyone at InDI is getting excited about Scotland’s ‘leading creative industries festival’, XpoNorth held in Inverness next week. The Glasgow School of Art has a packed schedule of panels this year – covering heritage, design, branding and virtual reality. It’s a great event for the north and everyone had a […]

GSA Highlands and Islands

GSA Highlands and Islands A 21st century design school in 19th century architecture The Glasgow School of Art Highlands and Islands campus opened in January 2016. The campus located at Blairs Steading on the Altyre Estate near Forres provides high-quality research and teaching space, and an exciting opportunity for students and staff to research and study in […]

Masters of Research (MRES)

This new post-graduate research degree offers the chance to be at the forefront of design innovation research. Based within The Innovation School, our students work on pioneering projects involving a range of academic and business partners. The Master of Research is a pioneering postgraduate research degree offered across all schools at The Glasgow School of […]