Sustainability and Course Design

Sustainable course design creates socially engaged students who are able to effect change for positive social benefit.

Exploratory exercises of how we effect change and how matters of sustainability affect us are built into the curriculum from the start. Students debate sustainability through cause and impact, and political and cultural lenses. Project briefs encourage students to think creatively and economically by recycling, transforming and using non-toxic materials to create their artefacts. Candida Moriarty

Now I understand the fundamentals of sustainability and I can and will work around it in the future. lt is an important topic to go through if you’re thinking about cost and savings, and we will inevitably have to handle that issue in the real working world. Student Feedback.

MA Fashion and the Environment was conceived for a deep and immersive exploration of sustainability through fashion. It was developed through sustainability principles including mutual learning space, deep ecology practices, social design, and new models for fashion design and business. It challenges conventional approaches to fashion’s practices and communication modes, and has enabled collaborations across disciplines and generation groups. Dilys Williams

Outside/Inside is an initiative that explores how the physical environment away from the ‘normal’ studio affects our making and critical decision making. Blended groups of students from a variety of courses and levels participated in workshops held in different, uncontrolled outdoor situations and locations. The fluid nature of play and discovery helps break down any perceived silos of learning levels as students reflected on their, and their peers’ learning. Barbara Salvadori and Jacky Blake