University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)

Product and Furniture Design (Swansea College of Art)

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Course summary

When you choose to study Product & Furniture Design, here in Swansea, you will be tasked with competition and industry-led collaborative projects; you will take ownership of your learning experience; you will engage in debate, you will experience a dynamic and fun environment to study and immerse yourself in creative practice and much much more. The programme philosophy is to produce innovative designers that can take conceptual ideas and turn them into products and furniture for today, that not only looks good but work well. There is a strong emphasis on the product and furniture assembly architecture, design optimisation for manufacture and the consideration of sustainability principles and commercial integrity. You will be encouraged to explore new ways to solve problems, utilising traditional methods and state-of-the-art digital tools and prototyping technologies to deliver real world solutions for today’s ever demanding consumer society. Throughout your studies, you will continually learn and grow your skills and knowledge, resulting in becoming a highly employable graduate well prepared for work within the creative industries. We are looking for applicants with an open mind and an insatiable curiosity about the world we live in.

Course details


Year One – Level 4 (Cert HE, Dip HE & BSc) • Contemporary Challenges: Making a Difference (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Design & Make 1 (20 credits; compulsory) • Design Thinking (20 credits; compulsory) • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Technical Design (20 credits; compulsory) • Ways of Perceiving (10 credits; compulsory) • Ways of Thinking (10 credits; compulsory). Year Two – Level 5 (Dip HE & BSc) • Changemakers: Building your Personal Brand for Sustainable Employment (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Changemakers: Creativity and Value Creation (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Design Exploration (20 credits; compulsory) • Design for Manufacture (20 credits; compulsory) • Design Realisation – CAD (10 credits; compulsory) • Design Simulation – Virtual (10 credits; compulsory) • Research in Context (10 credits; compulsory) • Research in Practice (10 credits; compulsory). Year Three – Level 6 (BSc) • Advanced Creative Enquiry (20 credits; compulsory) • Independent Project (40 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Individual Major Project (60 credits; compulsory).

Assessment method

Assessment is carried out through coursework, both written and practical. There are no exams on this course. You are formatively assessed throughout a module, with summative assessment taking place at the end of a module. A variety of teaching and learning methods are used throughout the course.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1

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Product and Furniture Design (Swansea College of Art) at University of Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS