Applied Technologies: Rapid Prototyping and Digital Technologies is a cross-disciplinary programme for creative practitioners interested in research into digital-making and manufacturing.
The aim of the course is to allow you to evaluate and engage with how emerging technologies such as rapid prototyping, generative design, 3d scanning and multi axis machining are changing creative industries and could help you evolve your personal practice. You will benefit from access to Ravensbourne’s state of the art digital prototyping facilities as well as tuition in computer aided design and manufacture and how these skills can be integrated with traditional making methods.
As well as practical techniques, students will have the opportunity to explore:
- Social impacts of increasingly decentralised & automated manufacturing
- New form and aesthetics
- Material innovation and sustainability
- Intellectual property and authorship
- Potential for new industries or businesses
- Automation of design and making
- Development of new manufacturing platforms
- Future technological scenarios
The course offers the opportunity to develop and manage an individual area of enquiry and creative development in digital manufacturing, culminating in the realisation of a final major project fully informed by professional and industrial contexts and multi-disciplinary perspectives.
You will receive regular support from tutors, peers and subject-specific group tutorials as part of a constant dialogue to help create a professional and critical understanding of your individual creative process.
The course is suitable for those from a range of fields wishing to diversify and deepen their practice’s relationship with technology, including but not limited to; product designers, engineers, model makers, artists and architects. You will benefit from being an integral part of an intellectually supportive and creative postgraduate community, with whom you can interact and collaborate across multiple disciplines.
Meet the team