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Masters degrees in Industrial/Product design equip postgraduates with the skills to design industrial and consumer products which meet aesthetic, functional and commercials requirements.
Taught MA and MSc courses are typical for the field, though research oriented MRes and MPhil programmes may also be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Art or Design Technology.
Courses in this field are often interdisciplinary, examining conceptual approaches and techniques across topics such as aesthetics, technological innovation in product design, and cultural shifts.
For example, you may explore how consumer behaviours impact the process of human-centred design. Or, you might explore how multi-platform advertising affects branding and corporate identity for manufacturers.
You will combine this theory with training in a range of applied techniques including 3D modelling, digital image production and illustrative techniques. Training in business philosophy such as trend spotting and forecasting is also a key component.
Depending on your interests, your career may involve designing consumer products such as automotive commodities, furniture, gaming products, electronics and even merchandising. You could also explore roles in public services or charitable organisations.
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1st Level Master course in Design trains a new generation of designers and strategists who are ready to approach problem solving by facing consumers and clients needs in a design process. Read more
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⚡️ Coronavirus (COVID-19) update Students who are unable to travel can start online in virtual learning classrooms, which includes live sessions with the lecturers and professors. Read more
This course aims to provide graduates not only with enhanced skills in creative product design, but a deeper understanding of the cognitive, cultural and physical needs of users that inform new product design and development. Read more
Admission to the course is through interview and presentation of a portfolio of relevant work. Applicants are also required to produce a statement of intent that broadly outlines their intended programme of study. Read more
The aim of this MSc programme is to provide advanced training in all major aspects of product design from conceptual design, product modelling to prototyping to a high level of competence. Read more
Aiming to build on knowledge gained in undergraduate study or professional practice, this postgraduate course offers you the opportunity to develop core skills demanded by design studios or global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Read more
The MSc Industrial Design programme within the Contemporary Dialogues portfolio offers an exciting and innovative re-thinking of the Postgraduate provision that reflects the strategic thinking of Swansea College of Art. Read more
The programme acknowledges and contributes towards Birmingham’s vast industrial heritage and geographical position, maximising professional links, trade fairs and its transportation network. Read more
This Masters programme in Product and Furniture Design recognises and prepares students for the diversity of design practice and employment opportunities open to graduates entering the design industry. Read more
Do you want to become a capable, articulate teacher who can inspire children to combine designing and practical skills with in-depth knowledge and understanding? If so, our PGCE in Secondary Design and Technology (Food, Textiles and Product Design) is for you. Read more
The MA Product Design programme within the Contemporary Dialogues portfolio offers an exciting and innovative re-thinking of the Postgraduate provision that reflects the strategic thinking of Swansea College of Art. Read more