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Product Design Futures BA (Hons)

Bournemouth University

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UCAS CODE: W420

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

While Product Design is for the ‘now’, Product Design Futures examines the future of design by challenging existing design direction where it needs to go, informed by exploration of design trends, societal change, emerging technologies and environmental issues. Environmental and ethical issues are becoming increasingly more important when dealing with the design of products. Understanding the impact of the choice of materials, the use of energy, disposal and potential recyclability are key considerations for the product lifecycle from cradle to grave. This course will develop your understanding of the impact that the design of products has on the world and the way we live. It will focus on ethical development of new products, with view to influencing how they can be designed to enhance value to the user whilst being sustainable and having less environmental impact. You will learn from other examples of good practice globally and consider alternative philosophies in order to inform the design process and develop design sense. You will consider the opportunities afforded by new methodologies, technologies and materials; how to influence consumer behaviour and lead future trends, challenge the current patterns of design for manufacture; and develop products to add value to the lives of their users. On the course you will employ the latest virtual design tools such as virtual reality for realising design solutions. However, well-developed hand/eye/mind co-ordination, spatial awareness and manual sketching techniques are still essential in design practice to be able to develop and communicate ideas rapidly and effectively, so you will develop these skills along with the use of CAD tools.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,000per year

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University information

Bournemouth University

  • University League Table

    86th

  • Campus address

    Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, Poole, BH12 5BB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 86 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    108 48%

    75th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    9th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    51st

    37

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