Mr David McGravie

Position: Head of School of Arts

College: College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Department: Art and Design

Subject area: Art and Design

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Head of School of Arts (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

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


  • 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 overeas partners.

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