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Product Design (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Wrexham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This course offers a practical programme of study with design, creation, entrepreneurial and employability skills at its core. The course focuses on the high-quality practical skills needed to be a professional product designer.Develop your material and design skills through a series of projects including concept design, digital fabrication, and user-centred design. Our graduates have varied and exciting careers across the design sector; some go on to work for well-established companies while others start studios of their own.You will gain experience in digital technologies and techniques that will enable you to turn your imaginative ideas into design boards through prototypes and practical making skills.You will:Learn principles of design communication and drawing- applying these to your own client pitches, design boards, prototypes and final ‘market ready’ products.Explore key elements of product design with a focus on sketching, 2D digital techniques and CAD.Work with other students on a group project to develop solutions to real-world social and environmental challenges.Understand the importance of high-quality fabrication, originality and generating personal responses to materials and processes.Specialise and develop a final degree project that will push the boundaries of your skills to set you apart from the crowd in the job market.You will complete your studies with the professional skills and creative thinking strategies to pursue your chosen career- whether that be as a product designer, working as a freelance designer, or starting your own business.- We have excellent commercial links with direct access to live design projects.- The software you will use is of the latest industry standard. We provide the full suit you will need including Creative Cloud and Autodesk Fusion.- You will also have access to Wacom Cintiq tablets, material workshops and digital fabrication equipment.- We offer industry-focused visits and a variety of study trips so you can gain first-hand insight into how the design industry works and the variety of employment opportunities that are available while you develop you career aspirations.- Throughout your time with us our academic team will ensure you are aware of opportunities, such as competitions, available to enhance your portfolio- We offer friendly pastoral care within our welcoming creative community. Our enthusiastic staff set aside a high number of contact hours to ensure that you can always draw on their knowledge and support.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 11,750per year

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University information

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

  • University League Table

    126th

  • Campus address

    Glyndwr University, Wrexham, Plas Coch, Mold Road, Wrexham, Wrexham, LL11 2AW, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    76th out of 86 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    109 49%

    74th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52 52%

    78th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    53rd

    7

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