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Product and Furniture Design BA (Hons)

University of Plymouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Do you want to design objects and experiences that transform people’s lives and steer the world towards a more desirable and sustainable future? Set within our interdisciplinary design studio, our Product and Furniture Design course is taught in parallel with our Interior Design course. Specialist pathways enable our award-winning students to explore a range of three-dimensional design practices. On this course you will develop the skills, knowledge and portfolio to become either a specialist Product Designer, or a Designer Maker, or combine specialisms to become a 3D Designer.Over 3 years you will have the chance to visit leading design studios, to participate in European design culture trips and to study abroad through the University’s exchange programme. You will work on live projects with real world design briefs. You will get the inside track on career opportunities through our links with industry experts such as Lego, Dyson and Heatherwick Studio. You will have opportunities for work experience placements lasting from three months up to a year.Our course is professionally accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers. Our Designer Maker discipline is also sponsored by the Furniture Makers Company.• Experience a range of three-dimensional design disciplines to make informed choices about the area of specialism that’s right for you. Explore the design of products, furniture, ceramics, lighting and interiors.• Excellent workshop facilities staffed by approachable technicians. Take advantage of wood, metal and ceramics workshops, engage with print and textile studios. Combine conventional making processes and equipment with pioneering digital manufacturing technologies. • Your own desk space in a vibrant interdisciplinary studio that’s open until midnight, with computer-aided design (CAD) stations and access to virtual and augmented design technologies.• Learn in small groups and through one-to-one tutorials, we have no imposed ‘house style’, so you develop your own unique design identity and voice.• Exclusive talks and insights from creative professionals from the UK’s leading design companies like Ideo, Tangerine, Pinch, Tom Raffield and Sebastian Cox.• Build an industry relevant portfolio with fresh projects starting every five or six weeks. Your assessments are 100 per cent coursework – so there are no exams.• Join our community of current and past students, many of whom are winning world-class design competitions.After the course:Plymouth graduates are skilled, responsible, knowledgeable, articulate and able to make the most of today’s job opportunities. They are working in major design practices, setting up design consultancies and working as designer makers. Many progress onto postgraduate study.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 13,800per year

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University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    71st

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    54th out of 86 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    135 60%

    34th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%

    72nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    28th

    41

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