The BA (Hons) Product Design degree at the University of Lincoln has been developed with people’s needs at the fore, concentrating on the generation, delivery and communication of ideas that challenge conventional thinking and open up new markets. Students will be provided with the opportunity to become highly skilled, creative designers and shrewd product developers, with an understanding of target markets and consumer experiences, and an appreciation of how to design an object that will sell. With strong ties to the design industry, collaboration with agencies, placement opportunities and support to launch a business, this course aims to prepare students for a career as a successful product designer. From a theoretical perspective, students have the opportunity to study trends, brands, cultures and ethics, as well as creative approaches to design.
In the first year, students have the opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of product design based on technical skills acquisition — from nurturing an idea to following a client brief and producing prototypes in 3D form. Design development practice continues in the second year, covering topics such as sensory design and visual language. In the final year of the degree, there are both live and independent projects alongside a dissertation on a design topic of the students choice. Students are expected to exhibit work in an end of year show, largely within the School itself and at a industry event, which is attended by members of the design and production industry and the general public.
The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications. We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.
Additional entry requirements
Successful performance at an interview.
English language requirements
In addition to meeting the academic requirements, Overseas students will also be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Please visit our English language requirements page for a full list of the English qualifications we accept: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can find more information about the wide range of international qualifications we accept by visiting our entry requirements and your country page:
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