The course has an established industry partner network, with over 20 companies regularly supporting the course and helping to shape the curriculum based on attributes they seek in new employees.
This network enables students to benefit from guest lectures, live briefs, advice on portfolios, mentoring, sponsorship, and industry placements. Recent placements have included: IBM, IKEA, B&Q, In-tandem Systems Ltd, 2LK, Solid Solutions and Elumin8. Many of these companies also sponsor the annual degree show with awards and prizes which will be presented at the graduation ceremony.
The team also maintain contact with alumni working in design, which provides the opportunity for live projects, talks, sponsored prizes and work placements.