Summer Shows 2017

Falmouth’s Summer Shows are a celebration of our graduates’ finest work; the culmination of three years of study. You’re welcome to view the exhibitions at locations on both the University’s beautiful campuses. Entry is free of charge. Opening night: Friday 19th May 6pm-9pm. Shows continue: Sat 20th May to Wed 24th May 10am – 4pm….

Applying for BA (Hons) Sustainable Product Design? Join our Facebook group!

If you’re completing a UCAS application to study on the BA (Hons) Sustainable Product Design course, or considering applying in the future, then join our Facebook FalmouthSD Applicants group. The group is regularly updated, by SPD staff and students, with news about the course and interesting links relating to sustainable design. You are able to network…

Student Win at Packaging Designer of the Year Awards

Sustainable Product Design student Jayden Newman has won the Opening, Closing and Resealing category at the Student Packaging Designer of the Year Awards 2017. Second year student Jayden’s redesign of a small Dr Oetker natural extract bottle was awarded for its attention to detail, innovation and inclusivity of design. His sustainable, conceptual re-design of the bottle focused on improving usability for people with…

Study trip to Madrid

This year’s Interior Design study trip was to Madrid, Spain. A fantastic opportunity for the students to explore the city, visit inspirational museums, galleries and buildings, develop their sketching and drawing skills and bond with each other. The visits included some great examples of traditional and contemporary interior architecture, architecture and design, which motivated the students…

Architecture students and church team up to design community hub

The first and second year Architecture students completed the latest stage of their design project working with the All Saints Church in Truro. A public presentation and exhibition of the students work took place with the local press and the MP for Truro and Falmouth, Sarah Newton attending. The project is the culmination of a…

Sustainable Product Design live project with Bodj

Second year Sustainable Product Design students have recently begun a live project with fireside accessory specialists, Bodj. The fair trade company is a division of A.J Wells & Sons Ltd, who manufacture Charnwood wood burning stoves at their factory on the Isle of Wight. The students will consider Bodj’s three established themes of ironware, basketware…

Sustainable Product Design students pitch sensory product concepts to LDA

Two second year students on the BA(Hons) Sustainable Product Design course have been invited to pitch their product concepts to LDA, a UK supplier of special educational needs resources. The students’ designs have developed in collaboration with Joanna Grace, a special education needs and disability consultant and founder of The Sensory Projects.  Her projects look…

SPD Student Profile: Stefanie Birk

Stefanie Birk is an Erasmus Exchange student from the University of Design Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany. She has a background, and interest in medical product design and has joined Stage 2 of the BA(Hons) Sustainable Product Design course for the first semester. Where are you from? I live near Stuttgart in Germany. I normally study at…

CNC Milling Workshops

Second year SPD students have recently been inducted on the MDX540 CNC milling machines in order to produce project prototypes. The students are coming towards the end of the first study block period, which is a time when productivity levels are maxed out in preparation for project hand-ins at the beginning of December. This year…

Inclusive Packaging Workshop with Tracy Sutton, Root Innovation

Stage 2 SPD students took part in an intensive three-day workshop last week with Tracy Sutton, founder of Root Innovation. The course consisted of a developed insight into the world of sustainable packaging, including the entire process from cradle to cradle and how inclusivity is becoming a large part of the future of sustainable design….

Our current collaboration with Cornwall Care

The second year Interior Design students are currently working with Cornwall Care, a non-profit organisation and the largest care provider in Cornwall. This important yet exciting project allows the students to work together in order to come up with lots of ideas and design techniques to improve the standard of living for the elderly in…

Level 2 Poltesco Site Visit

In October, Level 2 went on a site visit to Poltesco Valley, a National Trust Site in Cornwall.  A bright sunny day really showed Poltesco at its best. They went to see the medieval mills, 17th-century pilchard cellars and a 19th-century serpentine harbour for a new project – ‘Forgotten Spaces’. The project is based on…