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Course summary

Develop your creative skills and professional practice. You'll work with industry clients to design products that make a difference. Develop your skills in product design and professional practice. As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Gain insight into user requirements, economic, environmental and ethical considerations, as well as materials, manufacturing, production and industry capabilities
  • Use your insights to help inform the design of your products
  • Design a range of products for both commercial and domestic use, including furniture, interior products, consumer goods and sustainable products
  • Work on live industry briefs, which will ensure you’ll be working in real world settings to design products that make a positive contribution to the world around us
Find out more Our students and graduates Our students have designed for Tommee Tippee, Lego, Nestle, Asda, High Tech Lighting and TRIG Creative amongst many others. Ed Barber of BarberOsgerby, designers of the Olympic Torch, is a graduate of this course. Specialist facilities Our design studios provide you with a flexible working space, with computers integrated into the working environment. A textile space is also nestled next to a lecture area with digital projection equipment. Guest Lectures We often run a number of guest lectures and workshops throughout the year, both on campus and in conjunction with external organisations. The INSIDE/OUT lecture series brings together some of the most exciting names from the fields of art, architecture, design, fashion, film, music, performing arts and beyond. You can catch up on previous lectures by visiting the Leeds Arts Research Centre site. Why study Product Design at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Tutors with extensive professional experience and networks
  • Opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience
  • Close links to industry and creative businesses
  • Study within one of the largest university arts communities in the north, with 3000 students spread across over 40 courses
  • Leeds' thriving creative sector has countless opportunities for product designers on our doorstep

Modules

Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Introduction to Design Thinking & Product Design
  • Designing Through Modelling
  • Critical & Contextual Studies 1
  • The Design Process
  • Human Centred Design Research
  • Responsible Design
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • External Context Brief 1
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Critical & Contextual Studies 2
  • External Context Brief 2
  • Design Futures
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Design for the Real World
  • Final Major Project
- Product Launch


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

All suitable candidates will be required to submit a portfolio, this should include artwork or photographs of artwork together with written assignments, general knowledge and your enthusiasm for design. Further guidance will be provided to applicants when they are asked to submit a portfolio.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
94%
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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Product Design at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS