Foundation Programme in Design at IIAD offers a specific style of education with a clear focus on thinking through making.
Students are strongly encouraged to develop their own individual creative approach, supported by the following teaching practices:
Analysis of the project brief, research and insight gathering.
Strategies to stimulate creative thinking, idea generation and the design process.
Guided workshops to enable creative material usage, experimentation and manipulation
Guided workshops to enable the use of digital and analogue communication and presentation tools
Seminars, tutorials and crits to support students’ ability to communicate verbally with confidence.
Project reviews and crits to promote peer discussion and debate.
Lectures to impart general design and subject specific knowledge to stimulate debate.
Tutorials to encourage critical self-reflection in relation to future sustainable design practice.