Features and benefits of the course are: Regular live projects throughout the course which have included exhibition design with Urbis Museum and Crosby Land Lease Developers, furniture design for The Design Council, office design for McCann Erickson and the design of a reception for City Inn Hotels. **Study trips to key design cities with recent trips including Berlin, Rotterdam, Chicago, Venice and New York. *Exchange visits to Australia, Canada, the USA and Europe. *Visiting designers and lecturers assist in the course team via lectures, projects and workshops. ***Recent investment of £34million in workshops and learning environments, with access to both traditional and state-of-the-art technology and equipment. **Opportunities for collaborative working across disciplines and with the local community to develop professional practice skills.**Visiting designers and lecturers assist in the course team via lectures, projects and workshops.