Cardiff Metropolitan University Product Design

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Cardiff Metropolitan University Product Design

Cardiff Metropolitan University Product Design

Product Design – BA/BSc (Hons) Degree


Course Overview

The things in our lives, the objects that we love, the equipment we use is all developed by a product designer.

Product designers are creative problem solvers. They respond to human needs, have ideas, rigorously test them and turn them into products ready to be manufactured and put to use.

The BA/BSc Product Design degree gives you the skills this fast-moving industry demands. You develop an analytic mind, deep knowledge of materials and technologies – and the ability to create balance between form and function. You learn by doing – with hands-on projects that take you through conception, design and development to manufacture.

You constantly reflect on and refine your work, gaining an understanding of human-centred design and taking inspiration from real-world experience and live briefs. You also study the history and theory of design and how it influences the work you do.

Opt to study either a BA or a BSc. Whichever you choose, you’ll gain thorough knowledge of the product development process and leave with the skills and expertise you need to become a designer whose products change lives.​

Course information on this page relates to September 2017 entry.

Please note: This programme will undergo periodic review in early 2017. As such, course content shown below may change to ensure the programme remains current. Any applicants will be informed of any changes once confirmed.

Course Content​

​​​You study either a BA or BSc in Product Design – with the option to switch from one to the other after your first year, once you’ve established where your interests and ambitions lie.

You’ll focus on the intellectual and creative skills you need to develop objects with purpose, beauty and social relevance. You’ll take a user-centred approach to design and consider how objects are used in social groups and cultural situations.