Our product design courses all share the same first year to give you a chance to try all forms of design. Once you’ve sampled every avenue of product design and found where your creativity blooms, you can specialise in the area that really interests you.
Interior Product design is the course that places most focus on the aesthetics and functionality of design.
With your skills as a product designer, you’ll be prepared for many different areas in the creative industries such as products for interior environments, designs for restaurants and for small households, work as a product manager, design consultant or set-up your own business as designer and maker.
Part of the role involves working closely with clients so you know exactly what they want as an end product. We prepare you for the relationship between client and designer with critique sessions and workshops. You’ll present your work to us in a relaxed environment and we’ll give you the support you need to develop.
We embrace traditional forms of making skills as well as digital technologies. You will use a range of 3D CAD and rapid prototyping systems, and some fantastic workshop facilities to produce 3D models, fully working prototypes, computer models, animations and simulations to demonstrate your design solutions.
We also have special equipment for silk printing and well-equipped textiles workshops. Our graduates have gone on to work with huge companies. Even our current students create products that get taken forward into manufacture.
Some of our staff are designers themselves and keep updated on the challenges that surround the industry. Alongside seminars and groups sessions you’ll receive one-to-one teaching as we support you through your studies. While working in your studios or workshops you’ll always have someone to bounce ideas off.
We’ll give you opportunities to gain valuable experience working as a product designer. Throughout the course, you’ll work on real briefs, interacting with clients as you work on creating new designs for their business.
In the final year, you’ll work on your own self-initiated project. You’ll have the flexibility to create a brief and work on a project that mirrors the needs of business. We’ve found this approach to be incredibly successful and it creates some amazing products.
You’ll graduate with experience in many areas of design, from interpreting a brief to the creative process. You’ll also fully understand the industry and the skills it demands. Our graduates have made the most of these skills. Some of them work for Habitat, Villeroy & Boch, John Lewis, Mepra and others. Some graduates go on to start their own design businesses. You can also continue your studies at postgraduate level.
Our graduate network spreads through many companies in the industry. Many graduates often ask us to suggest people for their own organisations.
Upon graduation, you may gain employment within the following areas:
- Product Design
- Interior Planning
- Exhibition Design
- Visual Merchandising
- Display Design
- Exhibition and Event Design
- Display Design
- CAD Visualiser and Technician
- Design consultancy
- Product management