Ulster University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Product Design

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Course summary

Study Product and Furniture Design at Ulster University in the United Kingdom. This adaptable and unique course is designed primarily for students from either an Art and Design or Technology and Design background who wish to follow careers within the Design Industry specifically in the areas of Product or Furniture design, who wish to teach in either Art and Design or Technology and Design or who wish to undertake further design related studies at Masters or Doctoral level. The course provides stimulating and challenging practice based design education within a multidisciplinary studio environment with making and prototyping at the core of what it does. Within the Furniture strand of the course the emphasis is towards Design rather than Craft, making is still seen as very important with model making and materials testing a key part of design development. Workshops offer facilities for the manipulation of soft materials for model making as well as wood, metal and plastics for prototyping. Practice is informed and underpinned by a strong culture of contextual understanding and critical reflection. Students engage in multidisciplinary work based learning through collaborative projects and industrial placements underpinned by teaching in professional practice, strategic business thinking and entrepreneurship. The Goal is to produce design graduates who are informed thinkers, fluent communicators and highly skilled makers that have the requisite technical, intellectual, creative and entrepreneurial skill sets to make a meaningful contribution within the context of the creative industries .

Course details

Modules

The course is based on a modular structure with four modules of study in each year of the three years. Students share a common First Semester with both Interior Design and Architecture where they are introduced to the key skill sets and methodologies common to all areas of study. They are given the opportunity to sample short projects from a number of specialist areas before going on to select specialist areas of study in years two and three. At the end of final year of studies, students will have gained a range of design skills and have developed a personal, innovative approach to the practice of designing. Students are encouraged to undertake group study trips in years One and Two to London and a European destination respectively. The aim is to broaden their contextual knowledge of design and to undertake a series of industrial and professional study visits to gain insight into professional practice within their chosen discipline.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W260
Institution code:
U20
Campus name:
Belfast
Campus code:
B

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Profile to include English Language at minimum grade C. English Language Requirements English language requirements for international applicants The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes. Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

Interview

Audition


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
81%
Student satisfaction
83%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
96%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4630 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £4630 Year 1
EU £15360 Year 1
International £15360 Year 1

Additional fee information

Further information about full time undergraduate fees can be found at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/undergraduate.
Product Design at Ulster University - UCAS