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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

**BA (Hons) Product Design scored 95% overall satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey (NSS).**Are you fascinated by how design can influence and improve modern life? Do you want to design the products, devices and solutions of the future?Product design is the blend between art and engineering, and the projects you undertake will bring together both sides of this fascinating discipline – helping to ensure a balanced portfolio and inspiring you to become a confident creative designer.Throughout the course you will be provided with a range of learning experiences, and the necessary support to develop transferable skills that enable you to work within the broader creative industries after graduation. A number of modules also allow you to create, make and retail products in our shop Re:So, and many students also work on professional freelance jobs in their second year through our Solent Creatives initiative.You will have access to our industry-standard facilities, including well-lit professional studios with fully-equipped model-making and prototyping workshops, together with access to the latest rapid prototyping software and facilities – helping you bring your design ideas to life.The course is supported by a friendly and encouraging teaching team, who have vast experience both in commercial practice and in teaching, and maintain excellent links with industry. These links give you the opportunity to work on live projects, and experience the design profession whilst learning as a student. The course also has a vast network of employers who sponsor a number of the modules on the course.The course team comprises of qualified and award winning staff with a range of teaching and industry experience.**What does this course lead to?**The transferable skills learnt on this course will enable you to apply for a range of careers within the broader creative industries including roles in: product design, design consultancy, design engineering, interior design, special effects, exhibition design, human factors and usability, user-experience (design UX), service design, prototyping and specialist model making, advertising, product packaging, point of sale (POS), and product marketing.Recent graduates have gone on to find roles within companies/organisations including: Rolls Royce, Kenwood, Morphy Richards, B&Q (Design), Fitch, Innovate Product Design, Mustard Design, Bright Innovations, ALH Systems, Alfa Display and Design, Celsus, 2LK, Hexatronic, IKEA, Wiggle, Ocean Safety, Kinneir Dufort, Spinlock, Extreme Exhibitions, JPR Lighting, Italdesign, VW Design, Solid Solutions - to name just a few.Many graduates have also been very successful in setting up their own business enterprise.**Who is this course for?**Product design at Solent University is ideal for students with a background in art, graphics, design, or engineering. It’s a Bachelor of Arts honours programme, but with sufficient engineering content and understanding to ensure you can apply for membership to the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED).

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 13,260per year

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

University information

Solent University (Southampton)

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, Southampton, SO14 0YN, England

The university is home to students from over 100 different countries who have all chosen to study in the UK at Solent University.
With strengths in maritime, creative industries and sports, Solent's ambition is to be renowned for excellence in everything it does.
Solent's dedicated international team can provide information, advice and guidance on issues including visas and immigration, life in the UK and employment.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    65th out of 86 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    127 57%

    52nd

    21
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    57 57%

    64th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    17th

    9

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