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Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Design+: Become innovators and creative leaders
Cutting across traditional disciplinary boundaries, the programme is structured around design thinking as a distinct foundational approach to interdisciplinary studies, innovation and enterprise.
This degree prepares students to be innovators and creative leaders, training those who want to capitalise on both entrepreneurial and creative abilities. Combining insights, theories, research, methods and practices that embrace a combination of design thinking, functional design and process design, the academic focus provides students with a blend of thinking tools that will equip them for the challenges facing all sectors of society.
Programme Introduction and Admissions
Prof. Mathew Pryor, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, talked in details about what BASc Design+ is about and what you would expect from the programme (See Second Video).
Central pedagogical features of the programme (and central graduate qualities), are the abilities to balance analytical forward-thinking approaches to problem solving with solution-first imagination-based problem solving and to assemble and assimilate knowledge from across disciplines and synthesise it into an actionable plan. Students will exit the programme with a comprehensive understanding of design thinking methods and processes, and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary project teams to innovate and achieve original and commercially, environmentally and socially relevant solutions to complex problems.
The Faculty of Architecture aims to make Design+ graduates distinctive in both general graduate job markets and in the specialised industries for which their chosen disciplinary courses have prepared them.
Their ability to assemble and assimilate knowledge from across disciplines and synthesise it into an actionable plans will give them a distinct professional advantage.
Internationally, students may continue their interdisciplinary design studies within graduate programmes such as those offered at the Royal College of Art, MIT Media Lab, Aalto University, and Stanford University. Professional programs such as Architecture, are available within schools such as the Graduate School of Design at Harvard, Princeton, and Columbia University.