Course Leader - MA Designer Maker


Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges
CCW - Peckham Road, London UK
Part time

16 May 2021 23:55

3 June 2021
£46,423 - £55,932 pro rata, pa

Established in 2008, the MA Designer Maker course now defines the nature of design and making craft practice in the 21st Century. Students are asked to explore the challenges and distinctions that lie between latest digital manufacturing and meticulous handcraft as well as lines of enquiry and narratives that generate and trigger prototypical moments allowing every Designer Maker graduate to test the boundaries of their maker practice, as well as giving them opportunities to experiment and explore collaborative processes of production and exhibition.


The interdisciplinary nature of the Designer Maker course and the cultural diversity of its cohort from both Arts & Design backgrounds enable students to broaden their views on subjects and their specialist subject disciplines. In this one year full-time masters Designer Maker students are encouraged to experiment and explore ideas through material and theoretical pathways in both studio and workshops with moments to pause in thorough reflections on their development and the direction they wish to take their ‘makerly’ practices.


As Course Leader for MA Designer Maker, you’ll assume responsibility for the academic leadership and management of a course that pursues contemporary and future material and making practices in the context of Design, as well as taking responsibility for the design, development and delivery of the curriculum. You’ll be involved in visioning and contributing to the future direction of the course in conjunction with the Creative Computing Institute, to provide an allied space and course in which students will explore, develop and speculate on practices relating to the potential of making in the context of coding and digital technology.

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. For the second year running UAL was ranked 2nd in world for art and design in QS World University Rankings 2020. Camberwell College of Arts is a prestigious establishment with a track record of teaching and nurturing impressive talent.

A postgraduate qualification in a related or equivalent subject as demonstrated through professional practice, experience of course administration, assessment processes and procedures are essential for the role.  Some knowledge and experience of the potential for making in the context of digital technology will be expected.

To inspire students and staff alike, you must be a leading authority in your field and always up-to-date with the latest developments in the industry.  You’ll maintain strong links with design practitioners from a wide range of professions, subjects and disciplines and build collaborative links with a range of institutions and employers.  

In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. Relocation assistance is available.

If you have any queries about this role that are not covered in the available documentation, please contact: Adrienne Marsh, Staffing Administrator, email:

Closing date is Sunday the 16th May 2021 at 23.55


UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

This opportunity is closed to applications.