Product Design at Ravensbourne University London - UCAS

Course summary

Do you have a vision for innovation? In this award-winning course, you will acquire the skills and techniques required to work professionally as a product designer. The BA (Hons) Product Design course aims to produce adaptable creative thinkers who are not afraid of a multi-disciplinary approach, adept at working in teams and understand emerging technologies and processes. Throughout your study, you will define problems and opportunities through cutting-edge research and analysis. With project-based modules, you'll progress your skills and techniques through hands-on experiential learning in our studios and workshops. Access to our unrivalled state-of-the-art prototyping and 3D printing equipment will give you everything you need to develop original ideas and deliver detailed designs that are ready for production. The course will allow you to explore areas essential to the discipline, including design process, user research and experience, ideation and iterative development, ergonomics and inclusivity, sustainability and materials selection, communication and visualization, as well as emerging trends and creative technologies. One of the unique benefits of our course is the emphasis on industry opportunities, allowing you to work on real-world projects with our industry partners. The expert lecturers and technicians will also provide a unique insight into the market and teach students to identify areas where design could have a significant positive impact in social, economic and environmental contexts. With collaboration at the heart of the course, students will have the opportunity to meet, learn, and work together across creative disciplines, stimulating their creative growth and collaborative working robustness. Students will create and market their own work with pitch presentations, images and design documents and leave the course with an industry-ready portfolio. Gain the tools needed to develop products that push boundaries and thrive in this innovative sector. Start your journey towards a fulfilling career in product design. Why study this course?

  • Learn to communicate your design work by building physical and digital prototypes, sketches, design documents, renders and pitch presentations
  • Join a cohort of multiaward- winning students
  • A great staff to student ratio with unrivalled access to tutors
  • Develop original ideas and deliver detailed designs ready for production
  • Learn to recognise opportunities for designing innovative products for the future.
Career pathways Graduates often proceed to a career in product design, packaging, service, retail interior design, 3D promotional design and user experience design. For more information, please visit our website.

Modules

You'll explore usability, aesthetics, ergonomics, sustainability and the application of technology through user research, concept generation and prototyping. For more information, please visit the course page on our website.

Assessment method

You will be continually assessed throughout the course using a variety of methods including portfolio work, practical assignments, reflective written and visual documents and your ability to acquire a work-based learning experience. Each module has a Formative and a Summative assessment point, where feedback and advice are provided to develop and complete projects and a final grade is awarded. For more information, please visit our website.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W240
Institution code:
R06
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

At Ravensbourne we take a transparent approach to admissions, as we want you to know exactly what you need to achieve in your exams to guarantee a place on the course. This doesn't mean our standards are lower, in fact the average UCAS tariff of our students is higher than some other universities in London, so you'll be joining a diverse community of creatives. We still think exams are important and look forward to hearing about your successes in the summer, but we place more importance on the work you will share with us as part of our interview and/or portfolio process.

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

Please see our website for advice on how to prepare your portfolio and sketchbook or showreel : - https://www.ravensbourne.ac.uk/study-here/undergraduate/your-interview-and-portfolio/

Interview

You will be invited to a friendly online interview which you must pass in order to successfully gain entry to this programme.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.5 in each subtest.
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL IBT with 72 points overall including minimum Reading 18, Listening 17, Speaking 20, Writing 17
PTE Academic42PTE Academic or SELT: 42 overall with minimum 42 in each subtest.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity College London - B2 SELT ISE II. Pass Overall with Pass in each component.

Please view our website for full English Language requirements and options. If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Ravensbourne English Language Requirements

https://www.ravensbourne.ac.uk/international-students/how-apply/english-language-requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

*All fees shown are proposed for 2023/24 academic year and are subject to change.
Product Design at Ravensbourne University London - UCAS