The DProf in CSAD is structured to support a step by step change in practice by the Artists and Designers or by a change to the orgsnaistaion they work with. In CSAD, practice includes: Inclusive Art & Design; Architectural Design & Technology; Animation; Heritage Building Information Modelling; Visual Perception incorporating Art & Science; Illustration; Fabrication Process and Digital Manufacturing; User Centred Design; Fine Art; Ceramics; Product Design; Textiles and Fashion.
Applications are invited from any Art & Design practioner working in studio practice, or academic institutions. Themes in and across disciplines include perception, consciousness and vision; philosophical and trans-disciplinary speculation; curation; creative Art practice and methods; creative design practice and methods; and visual material cultures.
The DProf within CSAD & PDR enables practitioners to reflect on how their own practice and that of their peers should change (adapt) so that their Art & Design solutions (new and existing) could be more effective. Projects in CSAD & PDR could focus on a wide variety of practice where there is a necessity to investigate a challenge or problem in current practice.
The focus for a change in practice or organisational change, or both is flexible and broadly covers one of three types, to include: proposing, implementing, and evaluating change within the professional context; evaluating change that is already happening within the professional context; or gaining a better understanding of the professional context to propose change.