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BA (Hons) Product Design

Ravensbourne University London
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
London
September 2022

London
September 2023

London
September 2024

About this program

BA (Hons) Product Design

This course will teach students to learn cutting-edge research and analysis approaches, develop original ideas with creative thinking and deliver detailed designs that are ready for production.

It is predominantly project-based and explores the functional and market-led requirements of product design from concept to production.

Admission requirements

Students will be expected to have five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English), and hold at least one of the below or equivalent UK/international qualifications.

Qualifications accepted:

  • 2 A levels, grade C or above
  • 4 AS levels, grade C or above
  • 2 vocational A levels, grade C or above
  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
  • International Baccalaureate, 24 points or above

Selection criteria

Students should ideally have a background in art, creative media, or design. Applicants are expected to submit a portfolio of work which shows a range of their skills and demonstrates why they would be a good fit for the course.

We may also consider a combination of portfolio and academic qualifications and take into consideration progress made during studies and/or relevant work experience.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Students will study the functional and market-led requirements of product design, looking at ergonomics, aesthetics, usability, sustainability, intellectual property and the application of technology.

They will also learn to communicate their design work engagingly through pitch presentations, images and design documents.

The expert lecturers and technicians will provide a unique insight into the market and teach students to identify areas where design could have a significant positive impact in social, economic and environmental contexts.

Key study topics include:

  • Concept generation
  • How to manage ideas
  • User research: how to understand people's needs
  • Prototyping
  • Ideas to market: selling a vision

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

  • Tuition fees for UK students: £9,250 per year
  • Tuition fees for International students: £16,500 per year

Qualification

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

Career paths

Graduates often proceed to a career in 3D product, packaging, service, retail interior design and user experience design. For example, our graduates often help to develop new electronic devices, food packaging and better customer experience in industries such as finance, transport and entertainment.

We encourage you to take up work placements in the design industry to help shape your future career path.

About this institute

Ravensbourne University London

Ravensbourne University London is an innovative, industry-focused university located at the heart of London’s newest creative community on the Greenwich Peninsula. They're champions of creativity and collaboration, dedicated to giving their learners the specialist skills and opportunities they need for...


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