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Global Innovation Design

Head of programme

Miles Pennington
Professor Miles Pennington

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. 



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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.



Global Innovation Design

Students on the MA/MSc joint course have shared facilities available at both the Royal College of Art (RCA) and Imperial College London (ICL). Every student has desk space in the IDE studio at the RCA and access to workshops, seminar rooms and other teaching spaces or laboratories at ICL. Research students are not enrolled at ICL, but because the programme has good relations with that institution it is possible with agreement to connect with ICL resources.


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

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