Two master of design courses at the Centre for Competitive Creative Design (C4D) are the latest to gain Chartered Society of Designers accreditation within the CSD Course Endorsement Programme, a collaborative initiative with academia that recognises and supports excellence in nurturing designers ‘from learning to earning’™.
Dr. Leon Williams, Head of Centre for Competitive Creative Design (C4D), said, ‘We are delighted to receive this accreditation from the internationally renowned CSD, and look forward to a close working relationship with them.’ The MDes courses receiving the CSD accreditation include: Innovation and Creativity in Industry MDes, and Design, Strategy and Leadership MDes. The CSD Course Endorsement Programme is a collaborative initiative with academia, the Chief Executive of the CSD, Frank Peters, said: ‘The courses delivered by C4D point the way forward for the design profession which is seeing design thinking increasingly adopted as a strategic business tool…’ As part of the five year accreditation licence all learners receive free student membership of the Society and will benefit from design practitioner visits and workshops.
Commenting on the accreditation, the Chief Executive of the CSD, Frank Peters, said: "The courses delivered by C4D point the way forward for the design profession which is seeing design thinking increasingly adopted as a strategic business tool thus requiring designers to practice in a new domain in order to deliver a competitive edge. This educational programme, together with the Register of Chartered Designers and our framework for professional design practice (CPSK) offers staff and students of design, practitioners and the design sector the means to successfully negotiate this new design paradigm."