Cardiff and Vale College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)

Product Design

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Course summary

FdA Product Design will allow you to develop a range of design skills across many areas of Product Design including, Industrial Design, Furniture Design, Computer Graphics, Branding Design, Set and Prop Design and Spatial Design. Central to the practice will be the study of materials and workshop processes to create models and prototypes, critical thinking, 3D computer modelling, visual communication and historical and contemporary design in context. The structure of the course also offers you the opportunity to gather strong business perspective and undertake a work placement within industry. The course is project-led and studio based with a mix of technical workshops, lectures, seminars and supervised studio practice. Assessment is continuous. Following the successful completion of the Foundation Degree, you will have the opportunity to progress directly onto the third year of the BA (Hons) Product Design within the School of Art and Design at Cardiff Metropolitan University, to top-up your qualification to an honours degree. This course is delivered at the Creative Arts Academy which is situated a short walk from City Centre campus.

Course details

Assessment method

A mix of practical, work-based and some written assessments, along with presentations and portfolios


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
CR06
Institution code:
C16
Campus name:
City Centre Campus
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A successful interview with the Course Leader or another member of the team may also be a requirement for entry onto the course

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

https://cavc.ac.uk/en/courses/foundation-degree-in-product-design


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.
PTE Academic52No element lower than 51
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL Internet required.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7500* Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500* Year 1
Scotland £7500* Year 1
Wales £7500* Year 1
Channel Islands £7500* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7500* Year 1
EU £13000* Year 1
International £13000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the College library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the College website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. EU students who have settled or pre-settled status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme, may be eligible for student finance and be designated as a home student for fees purposes. Irish nationals are eligible for support under the Common Travel Area arrangement.

Sponsorship information

CAVC has a range of bursaries and scholarships that students on undergraduate, higher education programmes can apply for to support their studies. Applicants can find more information by visiting the college website

Product Design at Cardiff and Vale College - UCAS