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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • We’re ranked No.1 in the UK (The Guardian University Guide League Tables 2023) within the Interior Design subject area.
  • Through our strong links with industry, you’ll be able to test your ideas at leading companies. Examples include Ercol, Heals, John Lewis, Foster & Partners, Magis, Sony and New Balance.
  • This course includes optional visits to design studios and manufacturers in addition to research-based trips. Previous study tours have been to Milan, Munich, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona and Valencia.
  • Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
About this course If you’re considering a career in professional design, this course provides the skills, knowledge and practical experience you’ll need. Design work covers domestic and commercial furniture, housewares and ceramics, industrial and technology products. Our workshops will provide you with a platform for experimentation and discovery. You’ll study key themes, such as sustainability, design process, manufacturing and the roles that designers play in industry. The course collaborates and engages with industry at all levels, from live industry briefs to masterclasses and talks by industry professionals. Your work will be promoted through international design competitions, major graduate shows and external exhibitions. You’ll graduate with a professional portfolio of work, giving you a springboard to employment. Future Skills Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability. As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge. At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it. Career opportunities Graduates work globally in product and furniture design, industrial design, exhibition design and interior design. Many graduates establish their own design companies whilst others progress to postgraduate study.

Modules

– Design Fundamentals – Context and Communication – Future Lab To view the full list of modules, please visit the University course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment typically comprises exams (e.g. test or exam), practical (e.g. presentations, performance) and coursework (e.g. essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W260
Institution code:
K84
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate-course/product-furniture-design/entry-requirements.html

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio


English language requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
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Student satisfaction
95%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For international fees, please visit: https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/fees/ Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs
Product and Furniture Design at Kingston University - UCAS