Teesside University, Middlesbrough has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Summary: Product Design at Teesside allows you to develop your career in a multitude of directions, either as designer-makers or as designers for large organisations. 21st-century approaches to product design range from designing one-off, bespoke artefacts to mass-produced objects in their millions. You can complete an optional work placement year. Course details: Our product design courses have an outstanding reputation and a proven track record. This course focuses on creative ideas for the form of products, and how they relate to consumer needs and tastes, as well as their environmental impact. There is a strong focus on design thinking, business thinking and how design can be used to deliver solutions to real-world problems. The design studio and workshops, where all three years of the programme share spaces, allow for a truly experimental approach to the design and development process through talking, drawing and making. Digital labs and prototyping workshops allow you unlimited access to create and innovate within your chosen pathway. After the course: Graduates from this programme are versatile creatives who pursue careers in solo, small enterprise or more corporate set-ups across the world. Typical destinations are in furniture and lighting design, domestic and household products, fashion accessories, electronics and gadgets, cars and transportation. You could work at all levels as designer, maker, retailer, manager or prototyper. By taking a work placement year you gain experience favoured by graduate recruiters and develop your technical skillset. You also obtain the transferable skills required in any professional environment.
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Studios are open 24 hours. As a first year student you have dedicated work-spaces within an open-plan hot-desk studio, with CAD labs and workshops on the floors above and below. This encourages a seamless work-like routine where you can move between spaces to design, test, prototype and experiment on your design projects. Rapid prototyping technologies such as 3D printing, plasma-cutting and five-axis routing sit alongside traditional model making tools to offer a fully rounded making experience. You learn through 100% in-course assessments which are carried out through hands-on design-and-make projects.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 112 points|
Applicants are normally invited for interview and will be asked to submit a portfolio of work which will be reviewed during the interview. The purpose of the interview is to determine each applicants potential to succeed and assist in the setting of appropriate entry conditions matched to their personal circumstances and the demands of the course. The interview also enables candidates to see our excellent facilities and meet staff and students.
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|