Glyndwr University

BA (Hons) Product Design (with Foundation Year)

Why choose this course?

Our Product Design degree focuses on the high-quality practical skills needed to be a professional Product Designer. You will gain experience in digital technologies and techniques that will enable you to turn your imaginative ideas into design boards through prototypes and practical making skills.

You will:

  • Learn principles of design communication and drawing- applying these to your own client pitches, design boards, prototypes and final ‘market ready’ products.
  • Develop your material and design skills through a series of projects including concept design, digital fabrication, and user-centred design.

Key course features

  • Includes a foundation year to prepare you for further study.
  • We have excellent commercial links with direct access to live design projects.
  • The software you will use is of the latest industry standard. We provide the full suite you will need including Creative Cloud and SolidWorks.
  • You will also have access to Wacom Cintiq tablets, material workshops and digital fabrication equipment.
  • We offer industry-focused visits and a variety of study trips so you can gain first-hand insight into how the design industry works and the variety of employment opportunities that are available while you develop your career aspirations.

Entry Requirements

Typical UCAS Offer: 48-72 points

All candidates will either be invited to the University for an informal conversation (please bring a portfolio, showcasing your best work), or where this is not practical, submit a digital portfolio of recent work in hard copy or by digital representation. In addition to the academic entry requirements, all applicants whose first language is not English or Welsh must demonstrate English language proficiency.


6.0 (with no individual skill score below 5.5)

Career Prospects

Our Careers and Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

Emphasis is placed on your personal and professional development, communication, and entrepreneurial skills, so that you are well equipped to enter a diverse and rapidly changing industry.

Course Details

The programme of study will give you experience of designing products, from initial ideas to results. The course aims to provide you with a portfolio that will allow you to start professional activities, apply for postgraduate studies, and enter the design industry.

Year 1 (Foundation Year)

Visual Investigation
Materials and Methods
Creative Processes
Progression Project
The Skills You Need
Contextual Studies

Year 2 (Level 4)

• Concept Design (20 Credits)
• Digital Fabrication (40 Credits)
• User Centred Design (20 Credits)
• Sustainable Design (20 Credits)
• Prototypes and Production 1 (20 Credits)

Year 3 (Level 5)

• Ergonomics and Human Factors (20 Credits)
• Environmental Sustainability (20 Credits)
• User-Centreded Design 2 (20 Credits)
• Prototypes and Production (40 Credits)
• Creative Futures: Making a Living (20 Credits)

Year 4 (Level 6)

• Dissertation (20 Credits)
• Creative Futures :Professional Practice (20 Credits)
• Design for X (20 Credits
• Manufacturing and the Marketplace (20 Credits)
• Product Design Degree Project (40 Credits)

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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