Cardiff Metropolitan University

Product Design Cardiff Metropolitan University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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FdA Product Design will allow you to develop a range of design skills across many areas of Product Design including, Industrial Design, Furniture Design, Computer Graphics, Branding Design, Set and Prop Design and Spatial Design.

Central to the practice will be the study of materials and workshop processes to create models and prototypes, critical thinking, 3D computer modelling, visual communication and historical and contemporary design in context.

The structure of the course also offers you the opportunity to gather strong business perspective and undertake a work placement within industry. The course is project-led and studio based with a mix of technical workshops, lectures, seminars and supervised studio practice. Assessment is continuous.

There is opportunity to progress onto the third year of the BA (Hons) Product Design degree within the School of Art and Design at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 8F3S
Institution code C20
Campus name CAVC - Cardiff
Campus code 5

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

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points 48 points to include 2 A levels or equivalent
A level DD Other grade combinations totalling 48 points considered with a minimum of two A levels
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma D: 0 credits
M: 0 credits
P: 45 credits
48 points required
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) C Grades DE at A level and Grade C in the Skills Challenge Certificate

GCSE passes in three subjects at grade C or above to include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent.
A successful interview with the Course Leader or another member of the team may also be a requirement for entry onto the course

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced Level B2 Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.
PTE Academic 52.0 No element lower than 51
TOEFL (iBT) 72.0 TOEFL Internet required.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7,500 * Year 1
England £7,500 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,500 * Year 1
Scotland £7,500 * Year 1
Wales £7,500 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Course contact details

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Cardiff and Vale College

02920 250250