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Furniture and Product Design BA (Hons)

Nottingham Trent University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design course is focused on creating innovative items for both the domestic and contract markets, from furniture to interior products and homeware. Work varies from the commercial to the more conceptual, with experimentation of material and process strongly encouraged.We take a user-centred approach to the course, encouraging you to develop your own individual style, vision and philosophy. The focus of the course is on design through making, helping you to develop a hands-on empirical approach through drawing, model-making, computer-aided design (CAD), testing and prototyping. Throughout the course you will work on a diverse range of design projects, acquiring a broad range of new skills and continually developing your professional portfolio.**Key features****Professional accreditation** | Our course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD), recognising the quality and relevance of our course content. It also means you can become a student member of the CSD for free whilst studying.**Inspiring spaces** | Work with our industry-standard facilities and studios, including a dedicated creative studio, prototyping workshops, CAD suites, 3D printing space and wood, metal and concrete workshops.**Live projects** | Work on project briefs from industry clients. Previously our students have worked with John Lewis, Umbra, Isokon, Pearson Lloyd, Vitsoe, SCP and Morgan Contract Furniture.**Placement year** | Acquire vital skills and experience in the workplace by undertaking a one-year placement on our sandwich route. Our students have spent their placements at companies such as Hasbro, Roundhouse Design and Philip Watts Design.**Exhibitions and shows** | Exhibit your work at our final year Degree Show and nationally at events including New Designers in London.**Outstanding employability** | 100% of our BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design Sandwich graduates who entered employment are in a 'High Skilled' role 15 months after finishing their degrees (latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-18).

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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15,600per year

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University information

Nottingham Trent University

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  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

With placements and work experience opportunities, as well as tailored employability support, NTU is focused on the future success of its students.
Students and staff from over 160 countries make NTU's community diverse and dynamic, offering a global experience for all students.
Prestigious, competitive scholarships are available, worth up to half the tuition fee.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 85 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    140 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%



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