Product design courses introduce students to the various disciplines required to become professionals in the industrial design sector. These programmes are typically designed for those wishing to pursue a career in a creative role related to product design. You will learn the methodological and practical skills necessary to produce a portfolio of work in a variety of themes, whilst developing the essential skills in presentation and critical analysis for progression within sectors such as street furniture or personal technology.
Where: Plymouth University
What: BA (Hons) 3D Design: Product, Furniture & Interiors
by Beckie - July 2014
I'm a student currently on this course in my second year, specialising in Product Design and thought I'd share my experiences. Firstly coming to Plymouth and onto this course was the best decision I made. The lecturers are incredible, there are so many facilities and the course is so flexible (I mean in what other courses do you get to try out 3 disiplines within design?!) You get the oppurtunity to do work placement and even get inducted with several CAD packages! The area is lovely and you're never more than 10 minutes away from campus or the sea!
Product (or industrial) designers design all the things we use in our daily lives from vacuum cleaners to cars. They consider how to make items easier to use, more efficient, cheaper to produce or better looking. This means looking carefully at what is required, researching and developing ideas and coming up with a design, which might be for a completely new product or to improve an existing one. The process involves: taking a brief - the details of what is needed making initial sketches preparing detailed drawings using computers making samples or...more
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