You will examine the process of designing and developing functional and desirable products and furniture, examining how social and cultural factors influence design decisions.
You will develop knowledge and understanding of design in response to collaborative, professional, commercial and economic considerations. Alongside research and design development skills, you will also increase your practical knowledge through extensive hands-on exploration.
Engaging with making from the outset enables you to fully realise design concepts and create convincing models and prototypes.
Underpinned with strong contemporary design thinking, you will explore the breadth of scales of manufacture across product and furniture design to be able to position yourself within a global industry.
By working on live projects, work placements and collaborative projects, you will explore how businesses operate at a commercial, technological, ethical and sustainable level.
Second year students recently worked with Philips, developing user-centred lighting applications and third year students exhibited and sold work at Minima: one of Birmingham’s key contemporary design showrooms.
You’ll also benefit from the insight of guest speakers from across the design spectrum from designer makers to industrial designers and product and furniture developers
Uddannelsen er på SU-fasttrack listen
Uddannelsen er godkendt til støtte i perioden fra 12. marts 2015 til 11. marts 2019. Efter denne periode skal uddannelsen igen vurderes for at komme på Fast Track listen.