Richard Morris MA RCA BA (hons) FHEA PGCE

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Specialist Subject Areas

Furniture and Related Product Design. Conceptualisation, from sketch to constructed object. Curriculum Development.


MA RCA Three Dimensional Design
BA Hons, Furniture and Related Product Design
FHEA Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
PGCE Post Graduate Certificate in Education


Richard joined Cardiff School of Art and Design in September 2008 as Head of Material Arts. His career in Art and Design has spanned 21 years, with expertise in Curriculum development in both Further and Higher Education. Richard is a graduate from Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, specialising in Furniture Design, and the Royal College of Art, where he studied a MA in Three Dimensional Design with Interiors, studying under Professor Floris Van den Broecke, Fred Baier, and Peter Wheeler.

Richard started his teaching career in the Glamorgan Centre for Art and Design Technology, where he was lecturer heading up the 3D specialist pathway. Whilst there he wrote and developed the undergraduate degree in Product Design in partnership with the University of Glamorgan. After 5 years he moved to Bridgend College, where he was asked to start and head an entirely new Department of Art and Design. Richard remained at Bridgend College for 12 years, whilst there developing many hugely successful FE and HE courses. Richard progressed to Head of School for Art, Design and Media before leaving for the post of Head of Material Arts in the Cardiff School of Art and Design.

Richard has recently been appointed Head of Undergraduate Studies in CSAD, helping to develop the brand new suite of degree programmes, designed to fully utilise and connect current expertise, and the School’s rich resources. Richard continues to practice, with his love of making, – taking ideas and materials from concept, through to realisation still one of the most rewarding aspects of his role.

Current research

The development of ‘creative spaces’ that enable and promote learning and pedagogical practices related to Art and Design Education. The design and development of products that enable, and enhance individual’s creative potential. Curriculum Design; exploring the inter-relationships of delivery methods, and pedagogical practices within Art, Design and Architecture.