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Furniture and Product Design BA (Hons)

London Metropolitan University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Aldgate

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Why study this course?**This undergraduate degree will train you in traditional and digital workshop practice for designing and making the furniture of the future. Taught in the well equipped and extensive workshops of our art, architecture and design school, the course will provide you with every opportunity to explore, aspire and innovate in the field of furniture. We also offer a two-year Furniture FdA, which provides successful students the option to either top up with Year 3 of the Furniture and Product Design BA or finish with a foundation degree.**More about this course**London Met’s Furniture and Product Design BA degree provides you with the opportunity to design your careers as well as furniture. With the use of sustainably sourced resources and new materials and technologies, we'll help you establish your own individual style.On this undergraduate course, we place strong emphasis on both traditional and contemporary practical skills, as well as critical thinking and experimentation. Sound ethical practice and respected professional principles underpin everything you will learn.The course structure ensures you receive regular feedback in one-to-ones, group tutorials and seminars. Each module lays out the key skills a successful furniture and product designer must have, strategically incorporating them into the projects you'll undertake. This runs parallel to ongoing self-reflective tutorials, workshop training and contextual studies.During the course, you'll have the chance to develop your knowledge and understanding by working on real-world creative briefs set by professional design bodies. The briefs place strong emphasis on the professional presentation of project ideas, with past projects including work with Heal's, S.C.P, Emir, Hitch Mylius and many other private clients.The teaching team includes internationally renowned furniture and product designers, traditional cabinetmakers, CAD/CAM designers and design critics. You'll have regular opportunities to collaborate and share ideas with fellow students, as well as ongoing live projects and industry competitions. This will prepare you for your final project and graduation show.**What our students say**"During my first year we had to complete a project called Our Chair. The brief was to source two old chairs, dismantle them into pieces and use all the original compartments to create a new chair, giving it a new function and identity. This project opened my eyes to new ways of working and understanding the importance of storytelling through chairs."After graduating, I secured an internship with Lee Broom and had the opportunity to spend one or two days a week in his studio. After completing the internship I then applied for funding from the Prince's Trust so that I could start running my own studio and produce new work that could be exhibited during London Design Festival." -Yinka Ilori, former Furniture and Product Design BA student and now a London-based designer"This course encouraged my creativity and confidence. I am much better at communicating as a result and I feel ready to launch into a professional environment. There's been great access to tutors who are as helpful as possible and give good feedback." -National Student Survey"There's a real emphasis on training in the workshops with both machine and hand tools. The workshops at London Met are amazing and it’s great to have access to the facilities and expertise in other subject areas. The work I produced on the course attracted a lot of attention from manufacturers and the press." -Tom Price, former Furniture and Product Design BA student

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

London Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    118th

  • Campus address

    London Metropolitan University, Admissions Office, 166-220 Holloway Road, City of London, N7 8DB, England

Both campuses are in the heart of London, arguably the best city in the world for university students.
London Met is home to a hugely diverse community, with students from more than 140 different nationalities.
The dedicated international team organises induction events and can advise on immigration issues including visas, family and dependants, and work opportunities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    59th out of 86 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    112 50%

    69th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61 61%

    48th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    17th

    35

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