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Product Design BA (Hons) at Nottingham Trent University

The Product Design BA (Hons) course at Nottingham Trent University teaches students to design and manufacture products, systems, and services.

School: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University
Course: Product Design BA (Hons)
Location: Nottingham, UK
Course dates: September 2023 to June 2027 (including sandwich placement year)
Application deadline: 25 January 2023

Product Design BA (Hons) at NTU is a user-centred course focused on the design of innovative products, systems, and services. That's everything from sustainable consumer goods and electronic gadgets to sports and healthcare equipment, packaging and transportation.

From the collaborative projects to the live briefs to your professional placements, every element of this course has been purpose-built to show you how the industry works — and not just from a design perspective, but a human one too.

Working on real industry scenarios will develop your understanding of the needs of users, markets, and manufacturers. Your skills will sharpen in everything from sketching, CAD, modelling and prototyping to creative communication and design management.

Our creative studio environment encourages you to test, learn and experiment with ideas. You'll explore materials, techniques and processes in our prototyping workshops, CAD suites, 3D printing rooms and wood, metal, and concrete labs.

Accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD), the course is designed to encourage the kind of collaborative ethos that spans disciplines, specialisms, and industries. There are things you can do with a degree in product design you won't even have considered yet; we're here to open your eyes and get you excited for the future.

Applications to this course have now closed.

Top image: Tactiles, a project by Lucy Glover, a student of BA (Hons) Product Design, who graduated in 2021.

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