Staff profile

David McGravie


Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Arts Humanities and Education

David McGravie

Subject

Art and Design

College

College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Department

School of Arts

Campus

Markeaton Street, Derby Campus

Email

d.mcgravie@derby.ac.uk

About

Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Arts Humanities and Education. Subject areas include: Art, Design, Media and Performing Arts)

I am responsible for the delivery of this broad curriculum area, from fine art to fashion, textiles to Interior, graphic design through to illustration, animation to product design.

Teaching responsibilities

I have a background in product design and related fields and I was an early adopter 3D modelling and rapid prototyping and also a keen advocate of the benefits these bring to the wider design process. The integration of digital processes within traditional design has been a key part of my pedagogy and approach to curriculum design.

Professional interests

  • Board member of CHEAD
  • Board member of UKYA

Research interests

  • Art and design pedagogy
  • New technologies 
  • 3d modelling and RP

Membership of professional bodies

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of Royal Society of the Arts
  • SEDA accredited

Qualifications

  • Masters in Digital Practice (modelling and prototyping): University of Hertfordshire
  • PgDip Design (CAD/CAM): University of Staffordshire
  • PgCert Higher Education: University of Hertfordshire
  • BA 3d Design: Leeds Polytechnic

International experience

I have spent a large part of my HE experience working collaboratively with UK, EU and partners overseas in suppprt of TNE.

As such I am a key supporter of TNE in its broadest sense and I have worked extensively in China and Malaysia amongst other countries. Additonally I am well versed in leading and supporting curriculum developments at both UG and PG levels for both UK HEI and for overseas partners.

Paints and colours

David McGravie, Head of the School of Arts/Deputy Dean College of Arts, Humanities and Education at the University of Derby, reflects on the diversity international students bring to the UK and the challenges they face.

Fine Art student painting

David McGravie, Head of the School of Arts at the University of Derby, explains why an arts education is important and how it can benefit students.