Reasons to choose Swansea College of Art, UWTSD: First in Wales for Design & Crafts / Top Three in the UK for Design & Crafts / Top Five in the UK for Art (Guardian University League table 2021) 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 explores the inter-disciplinary human-centred aspects of three dimensional product and furniture design. You will be encouraged to be diverse in both your design thinking and practical approaches, challenging the boundaries of innovation through your design experimentation. Investigation of product and furniture user experience and interaction are explored through studio and workshop practice, utilising traditional methods and state-of-the-art digital tools and prototyping technologies. You will question the roles that designers play, and the impacts on social, political, environmental and commercial contexts in shaping our future relationships with the products and furniture. 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.
The University operates a modular study system that allows you to build up your skills and knowledge over the whole programme. From day one you explore Product and Furniture Design through a variety of workshops, lectures and seminars gradually developing specialist skills within your chosen area of personal practice. You are given the freedom and opportunity to push your boundaries of innovation and creativity.
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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Alexandra Road, Swansea
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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
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|