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Global Innovation Design

Heads of programme

Miles Pennington
Peter Childs
Professor Miles Pennington & Professor Peter Childs

Global Innovation Design (GID) is a new joint Master's programme between the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. It is a unique, transnational Master’s design initiative that brings together three major centres of design, culture, enterprise and industry: Europe, North America and Asia. 



Student info

Programme video

Student stories

  • Chema Pastrana

    Chema Pastrana

    I studied architecture at the University of Navarre, in Spain. Before going to college I devoured every one of my father’s interior design magazines, and the best part was always at the end, in the ‘furniture and innovations’ section. I didn’t know though that such a thing as industrial design existed.

  • Setareh Shamdani

    Setareh Shamdani

    Before coming to the RCA I was working as a senior designer at a graphic design studio in Vancouver. We mostly worked in the not-for-profit sector, on projects that were related to social change and helping the local community. I was also writing and editing for Neshan Magazine, a quarterly Iranian graphic design publication.



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  • Global Innovation Design
    Darwin Building
    Kensington Gore
    London SW7 4EU

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