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Product Design (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)

Teesside University, Middlesbrough

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Teesside University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Summary**: This integrated foundation year degree programme prepares you for degree-level study in a range of disciplines across the creative arts and design. The course allows you to develop your career in a multitude of directions, either as designer-makers or as designers for large organisations. 21st-century approaches to product design range from designing one-off, bespoke artefacts to mass-produced objects in their millions.**Course details**: Our product design courses have an outstanding reputation and a proven track record. This course focuses on creative ideas for the form of products, and how they relate to consumer needs and tastes, as well as their environmental impact. There is a strong focus on design thinking, business thinking and how design can be used to deliver solutions to real-world problems. The design studio and workshops, where all three years of the programme share spaces, allow for a truly experimental approach to the design and development process through talking, drawing and making. Digital labs and prototyping workshops allow you unlimited access to create and innovate within your chosen pathway. The curriculum is supplemented by opportunities to engage with live projects, internships and national competitions. Likewise visits are regularly organised to manufacturers and trade exhibitions as well as an annual international trip to the likes of Milan, Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris. Visiting lectures by industry experts and alumni strengthen the professional feel of the course.**After the course**: When you successfully complete the foundation year, you can progress to the first year of the degree. Graduates from this programme are versatile creatives who pursue careers in solo, small enterprise or more corporate set-ups across the world. Typical destinations are in furniture and lighting design, domestic and household products, fashion accessories, electronics and gadgets, cars and transportation. You could work at all levels as designer, maker, retailer, manager or prototyper.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,000per year

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UCAS Points : 32 - 88

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University information

Teesside University, Middlesbrough

  • University League Table

    95th

  • Campus address

    Teesside University, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley, TS1 3BX, England

To get students off to the best possible start, Teesside University meets international students at the airport and takes them to their accommodation for free.
With an English language café and orientation activities throughout the year, Teesside University is experienced in helping international students feel at home.
Teesside University offers a range of scholarships to international and EU students, making the transition to UK study more affordable.

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