Department of Industrial Design
The Department of Industrial Design at Coventry School of Art & Design (CSAD) has become internationally recognised as a leading centre for product design.
In bringing together a wide spectrum of professionals, the department created a curriculum integrating the skills necessary to design and produce world-class products. This holistic approach was applied to a wide range of taught programmes in the fields of Automotive, Product design, and Transport, and has provided a level of excellence in the everyday activities of this vibrant part of Coventry University.
Through the initiative and dedication of the department’s staff, students were able to compete in exceedingly complex and functionally constrained disciplines. This led to the development of an international network of partners, particularly with the automotive industry, in France, Germany, Italy and USA, providing the chance for collaborative projects, a guest visiting lecturer programme and active staff research and consultancy.
Such work has been recognised by the Higher Education Funding Council for England as well as the Higher Education Academy, who appointed the department a Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Transport and Product Design in the UK.
Their work and the quality of the courses they developed has produced graduates of international level who have gone on to gain employment worldwide.
Coventry University School of Art & Design