Centre for Competitive Creative Design (C4D) at Cranfield University is the internationally recognised and award-winning centre of excellence for creative design, strategy and leadership.


'Named one of the world's best Design schools' - Business week, Bloomberg 

Collaborating with industry and utilising strategic creativity to deliver cutting edge innovation

Communities of practice

C4D at Cranfield University is an interdisciplinary community organised around communities of practice. We foster an immersive collaborative environment that encourages the creation of innovative new ideas. Hover and click on the icons to find out more information. 

C4D Communities of Practice

How C4D Delivers Innovation

interdisciplinary post-graduate programmes
What we offer

We develop and deliver interdisciplinary post-graduate programmes, research, executive training and industry based collaborative projects.

the companies our researchers work with
Who we work with

We collaborate with industry in group projects, thesis projects and academic research across all of our communities of practice. 

Prospective Student?

Learn more about our design 

programmes here!

courses in 
Design Thinking 

Or download our brochure to discover more detail about our entry requirements


Learn more about our

short courses here!

Or email us to find out how we might collaborate!

Our programmes are accredited by:

Chartered Society of Designers