Fusing the latest visualisation technology with art and design, this career-driven degree equips you with the specialised knowledge and skills needed to become a flexible designer, able to apply yourself to a multitude of design roles and design ground-breaking products.
Accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED), and meeting the requirements for Registered Product Designer (RProdDes), this course fully encourages you to be imaginative and adventurous, and places an emphasis on user-centred design issues, aesthetics, ergonomics, interaction design, commercial design, as well as design for industrial manufacture and production.
You’ll be taught by industry-savvy practitioners, expert academics and a host of fascinating guest speakers in state-of-the-art facilities, using everything from freehand sketching tools through to digital media and computer design visualisation software.
Boasting exceptionally high student satisfaction rates, this inspirational degree covers a comprehensive curriculum, from contextual design to business development. The entire design process from idea generation through to production is covered. What’s more, we also include a 30-week work placement to enhance your industry experience and career prospects, and as part of your final year, you’ll create a project for the Festival of Design & Engineering, which is visited by members of the design industry and the public, with stand-out student entries selected for display at New Designers in London.
This course is unique in the UK, offering anyone with a flair for art and an interest in practical design the chance to understand the psychology of the user. 100% of our final year students agree our staff have made the subject interesting. Join us on live chat now to find out more, or register to meet us at an Open Day.
For 2019 entry: In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses. This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in August 2018 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.
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Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
4 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement or 3 years full-time. You will be enrolled onto the 4-year degree, but can opt out of the placement year
Institution of Engineering Designers (IED); this degree has been accredited as fulfilling the requirements for Registered Product Designer (RProdDes)
For 2018 entry: 104-120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels, or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our 2018 entry requirements.