The Product and Furniture Design BA (Hons) course at Birmingham City University offers students the opportunity to explore the materials, techniques and processes of product and furniture manufacturing, from bespoke design to mass production.
School: Birmingham City University School of Architecture & Design
Course: Product and Furniture Design BA (Hons)
Location: Birmingham, UK
Course dates: September 2022 to June 2025
Application deadline: 26 January 2022
The Product and Furniture Design BA (Hons) course at Birmingham City University focuses on the design and development of creative, contemporary and innovative products and furniture, considering sustainability, user-centred design, social context and commercial understanding. Students explore materials, techniques and processes in relation to scales of manufacture, from one-off bespoke design to standardised mass production.
Live student projects with external partners and exposure to professional designers/makers helps develop personal practice, communication skills and understanding of potential career paths. Working on live and collaborative projects provides invaluable real-world experiences and contributes to the development of professional transferable skills, enhancing employability.
The course is delivered at the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, which has a long-standing tradition for making. Access to extensive workshops provides students with continual practical skills development. Advanced digital skills are also developed through training in industry-standard software.
Studying in the "manufacturing Midlands" provides a valuable opportunity for students to discover and develop their own identity as a design professional in the heart of one of the UK's most creative regions.
The course is an ideal choice for those interested in a career as a designer, maker and developer of products and furniture.
Top image: Dolcio Ceramics by Katarzyna Kozlowska, who studied Birmingham City University's Product and Furniture Design BA (Hons) course.
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