NMiTE seeks to transform Engineering education by establishing an innovative university with a new learning ethos. As a model NMiTE created Studio 1 (a refurbished shipping container) in which young people (from all subject backgrounds) participate in problem-solving engineering challenges. Collaborative project-based learning is central to NMiTE’s approach in developing the WEF’s call for ‘agile learners’. This presentation explores a real-world engineering challenge set by Hereford College of Arts that took place with different groups of learners over several months exploring the creation of a gender-neutral Lecoq theatre mask. We will share the findings of the project and analyse what Engineering education can learn from Arts pedagogies to future-proof learners.