If you’re creative and you’d like to explore how your ideas could have real impact in the world, our Product Design BA/BSc(Hons) courses give you the chance to develop the skills to become an enterprising professional designer. So much goes into a finished product: the initial sketch, physical model making, prototyping, digital visualisation and animation. While you’re working on the practical side, we’ll also encourage you to:
- Think about how to research a product, and what goes into product development and manufacturing.
- Use our industry links to help you get started on your career. We focus on commercial product design, and give you the chance to experience real design challenges set by businesses or design organisations. This can offer opportunities to win prestigious design awards and even for your design solutions to be licensed. For example, one recent student designed an innovative clothes hanger that is now used in a major high street store.
- Acquire listening skills to identify gaps in the market, people's frustrations with everyday tasks and existing products and develop ideas to solve them.
Year 1 - BA(Hons) and BSc(Hons) Core modules: Creative Thinking for Product Design Digital and Visual Communication Design Context Studies Year 2 - BA(Hons) and BSc(Hons) Core modules: Commercial Product Design Professional Practice Awareness Plus either: BA(Hons) core modules Behavioural and Cultural Issues Materials, Manufacturing and Digital Technologies Or: BSc(Hons) core modules Advanced Computing and Technology Studies Innovation Detail Design and Specification Development Year 3 - optional placement year - BA(Hons) and BSc(Hons) Work Placement Final Year - BA(Hons) and BSc(Hons) Core modules: Major Project - Product Design Responsible Research and Innovation New Product Development Report
You'll be assessed both individually and in groups through methods such as presentations of design-project work, and written assignments and reports. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
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.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Pass in Diploma Foundation Studies in Art and Design combined with A Level or BTEC qualifications, to total an equivalent of 120 UCAS tariff points. As a centre of creative excellence, we look forward to hearing about your own creative experiments and ambitions through a discussion of your portfolio at interview. Read our guidance on developing your portfolio and what to expect from your interview - (https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/interviews/) Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.
Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/
University of Huddersfield
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