Central Saint Martins BA Product & MA Industrial Design have received The Queens Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. The prize is awarded in recognition of world class excellence and contribution to creative economy.
Our 75 years of industrial and product design education that has produced game-changing ideas from laptop computers to the Routemaster bus has been awarded a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize.
First taught in 1938 as Design for Light Industry, the subject has evolved to focus as much on tackling social, environmental and quality of life issues as on developing new products.
Programme Director of Product, Ceramic and Industrial Design at CSM, Nick Rhodes says:
“We have taught product and industrial design here since the 1930s, and our alumni and lecturers continue to lead the profession, shaping the designed environment internationally, crossing all sectors from consumer electronics to furniture, transport systems to domestic appliances, services to social enterprise. In fact, our undergraduate offering has produced more Royal Designers for Industry in this discipline than any other course in the world. It is absolutely fantastic to be recognised for our achievement by this incredibly prestigious award which identifies our work and the profound impact of our discipline on the creative economy of the United Kingdom and beyond.”