BA (Hons) Product Design

Ravensbourne University London

BA (Hons) Product Design

In this hands-on Product Design course at Ravensbourne University London, you’ll define problems and opportunities through cutting-edge research and analysis, develop original ideas with creative thinking, and deliver detailed designs ready for production. 

Predominantly project-based, you’ll study the functional and market-led requirements of product design from concept to production, looking at ergonomics, aesthetics, usability, sustainability, intellectual property and the application of technology. You’ll also learn to communicate your design work engagingly through prototypes, sketches, design documents, renders and pitch presentations.

Why study this product design degree?

  1. Award-winning product design course 
  2. Strong industry links, live client projects and internships
  3. Great staff to student ratio with unrivalled access to tutors
  4. Cutting-edge, open-access prototyping studios
  5. Gain industry ready skills

Entry 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:

  • Two A levels, grade C or above
  • Four AS levels, grade C or above
  • Two vocational A levels, grade C or above
  • Level three 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.

IELTS: 

Academic 5.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in each component: reading, writing, speaking, listening.

Career Prospects

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.

Course Details

Year 1

Students will learn essential skills in 2D and 3D design, user research, the iterative design process and current design software packages.

They will begin to develop their own approach to product design and build confidence and self-discipline in responding to live and self-initiated briefs.

Throughout this stage we encourage students to start thinking about their contextual studies research.

Year 2

Students will gain a deeper understanding of the design process, from prototype development leading to the study of materials and manufacturing techniques.

We set briefs that encourage students to collaborate with other students and we encourage them to take up work placements in the design industry.

Year 3

We nurture student's independence as designers with a self-directed major product design project, ready for exhibition at the degree show.

They will be assessed on a collaborative brief and are required to enter competitions and engage with industry design challenges. At the same time, they will produce a portfolio for entry into the industry.

We ask students to show their contextual studies research and thinking in a long form dissertation.

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