PROGRAMME DIRECTOR: MICHAEL RICHARDS
In the MArch, we teach design and integrated technology, in Stage 5, through a series of parallel, ‘vertical’ teaching groups called ‘Units’ which are a mixture of Stage 4 and 5 students. Each Unit has its own theoretical and pedagogical position, dedicated design and technical teaching team, and allows students choice in their education. To create choice, and to offer continuing students something fresh, Units re-focus their evolving interests annually.
Throughout the year our tutors rotate as guest critics through InterCrits, and Portfolio Reviews, to add a plurality of opinion, learn something new, and enhance the culture of a Programme. We are grateful to the University of Kent’s Faculty of Humanities International Learning Mobility Fund, who have so generously supported, in equal share, the international field trips each Unit undertook this year, three to Italy (Milan & Turin; Naples; Venice) and to Spain (Barcelona) to look at similar complex conditions as those found here, through a different cultural lens.