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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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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 Master in Interaction and Experience Design (formerly known as Interactive Media) is designed specifically for graduates who are interested in pursuing studies that combine technological competence with design/artistic endeavour. Read more
This course explores the new thinking needed to achieve step-change innovation. The Disruptive Market Innovation Through Design course is split into two different stages: . Read more
How a luxury fashion product can be sustainable? In the PSM Master, you’ll find all knowledge, competences and analysis tools need to define and to recognize a sustainable product-service system for a luxury Italian market. Read more
Through this course, you will gain new insights within the field of product design. You will develop an enhanced understanding of design practice, learn more about design and research methodologies and explore how emerging digital technologies can be applied to design. 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
Building on knowledge gained in undergraduate study or professional practice, this postgraduate course will equip you with the opportunity to develop core skills demanded by design studios of 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
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IED Master and Postgraduate courses address the needs of those wishing to stand out both in creativity and management.