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Course summary

Why study this course? Perfectly positioned by the creative heart of East London's Shoreditch, you’ll find our School of Art, Architecture and Design the ideal location to study contemporary product and furniture design. You’ll receive a world-class introduction to all aspects of the industry, equipping you with the skills and networks needed for employment, self-employment or further postgraduate study. The teaching team for this undergraduate design course is made up of experienced educators and internationally recognised designers (read about them below), whose work with leading design brands and galleries can be found in the permanent collections of the UK Crafts Council, Design Museum Holon, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Gewerbemuseum in Switzerland, amongst others. Driven by curiosity and a can-do attitude, you’ll become a competent maker, opinionated thinker and a flexible designer with a set of industry-relevant skills and experiences. This in turn will empower you to find your own voice in the expanding and evolving product and furniture design world. More about this course Inspired by the vibrant energy of our London home and the university’s one-hundred-year heritage, we embrace the collision of past, present and future – from digital 3D fabrication to traditional craft – to help you learn a rigorous design approach that is deeply connected to material, making and process, all informed by empathy for the end user, insightful observation and sound ethical choices. Your impressive roster of tutors will be made up internationally recognised product and furniture designers, who together offer a dynamic practice-based learning culture that will encourage the exploration and discovery of your own interests and approaches through both experimentation and trial and error. What’s more, this all takes place in our realistic studio environment. You’ll develop your practical skills during first year briefs that focus on specific materials and processes (including, wood, ceramics, metal and digital fabrication), equipping you with the know-how needed to make use of the extensive workshops for the remainder of the course. In your second and final years you’ll gain experience of working on live project briefs for major brands, with partners including 1882, SCP, Lodes Lighting and Brompton.


Year 0 modules include: Critical and Contextual Studies: Foundation Formats Project Techniques Year 1 modules include: 3D Design Principles 3D Visual Research and Communication Critical and Contextual Studies 1 (3D) Workshop Practice Year 2 modules include: 3D Design Critical and Contextual Studies 2 (3D) Design Resolution Materials, Technology and Markets Year 3 modules include: 3D Project Design and Development Critical and Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (3D) Major Project Realisation: Furniture and Product Design World of Work

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through a portfolio of your project work and essays. There are no examinations.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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International applicants

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For up to date English language requirements please see:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent). We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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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
EU £14500 Year 1
International £14500 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Product and Furniture Design at London Metropolitan University - UCAS