What will I learn?

Course overview

MA Global Collaborative Design Practice uses project-based methods and contexts to interpret global United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) from different local standpoints.

The UN SDGs are a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.

The course is co-designed and co-hosted by Camberwell College of Arts in London, UK and Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT) in Kyoto, Japan. Students interact between the 2 cities throughout the programme and receive 2 Master's Degrees upon graduation. Applicants are welcome from all design disciplines and from fields and roles that overlap with design.

The design process is used as a common language to bring together, test, communicate and implement ideas. By working in cross-cultural, multidisciplinary teams the course helps you develop the sensibility and tools for international design practice.

Assessment methods

This course is assessed through: Crits; Design portfolios; Dialogue-based summative assessment; One-to-one and group tutorials; Peer assessment across 2 universities; Presentations; Professional practitioner testimony; Reports; Staff assessment supported by partner institution staff; Subject stakeholder testimony; Symposium.

Which department am I in?

School of Fashion and Textile Design

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£14,725.00 (US$ 19,479) per year
This fee is correct for 2021/22 entry and is subject to change for 2022/23 entry. Tuition fees for international students may increase by up to 5% in each future year of your course. For this course, you can pay tuition fees in instalments.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected March 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Camberwell College of Arts (UAL)

45-65 Peckham Road,

London,

SE5 8UF, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Application to a postgraduate course usually requires US students to have an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree in a subject related to the proposed area of study, a personal statement and, where needed, a study proposal and references. Many of our courses also ask for a portfolio and some require work experience. Our IELTS requirements vary depending on the course and level of study. Minimum score for IELTS: 5.0.

For international students

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are: BA (Hons) degree. Alternative qualifications and experience will also be taken into consideration; Personal statement; Portfolio of work. Entry to this course will also be determined by the quality of your application, looking primarily at your portfolio of work and personal statement. English language requirements: IELTS level 6.5 or above, with at least 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking; TOEFL IBT overall score 90.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of the Arts London

University of the Arts London has been ranked second in the world for Art and Design in the 2020 QS World University Rankings.

  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for its Foundation Diploma
  • 2 of top 4 undergraduate fashion courses are taught at UAL
  • Ranked in the top 15 in the UK for industry connections
  • UAL alumni have won awards including Golden Globes and Oscars

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