Central Saint Martins

Central Saint Martins

School: Central Saint Martins
Location: London, United Kingdom
Undergraduate program: Bachelor of Arts
Graduate program: Master of Arts
Number of students: 260 (undergraduate), 65 (graduate)
Number of faculty: 34 (including part-time instructors and associate lecturers)
Notable alumni: Bill Moggridge, Sebastian Conran, Jake Dyson, Fredrikson Stallard’s Ian Stallard and Patrik Fredrikson, Sam Hecht, Ansel Thompson, Rodney Fitch
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Strengths: Studying at an arts and design powerhouse known for producing 11 Royal Designers for Industry

The overview: The Product, Ceramic & Industrial Design Programme at Central Saint Martins (part of the University of the Arts London) draws students from 90 countries to its campus in central London. The school’s Industrial Design programs are also respected at home, receiving a royal stamp of approval: the coveted Queen’s Anniversary Prize for “contributing to the strength of the creative economy.” In particular, the ID programs focus on a “forward-looking conceptualisation of Industrial Design … open to challenge, exploration and disruption.” Collaborations including industry-sponsored projects and graduate consultancies allow students to build professional acumen and relationships; recent partners include Visa Europe, Huawei and Renault. (The BA is awarded in Product Design, the MA in Industrial Design.)