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.
Year 1: Subject One: The Twenty First Century Product Designer Constellation One - Concept Field One: The Entrepreneur Field One: Out in the Field Year 2: Subject Two: The Practicing Product Designer Constellation Two: Critique Field Two: Entrepreneurial Enterprise Field Two: Collaborative Working
A mix of practical, work-based and some written assessments, along with presentations and portfolios
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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- City Centre Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Mature applicants (aged 21+) who do not have the standard entry requirements but have relevant work experience will be considered. 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
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.|
|PTE Academic||52||No element lower than 51|
|TOEFL (iBT)||72||TOEFL Internet required.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7500*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£7500*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£7500*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee 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