Master Product Design

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  • Objectives
    This intensive taught course helps design professionals and graduates to deepen skills and experience within the interior design and architectural industry, through the support of leading international contemporary designers and academics. The University’s unique location on the edge of the City and the East End provides a dynamic and creative community within which you can practice cutting-edge design through technological, creative and ideological innovation within a multidisciplinary community. Our outstanding facilities include CNC, CAD and CAM for work in metal, wood and plastics, and extensive specialist workshops. Also in the University is Metropolitan Works, a unique centre which aims to help designers and manufacturers bring products to market through access to digital manufacturing, workshops, knowledge transfer, courses and exhibitions. Facilites incude rapid prototyping, laser cutting, CNC machining, 3D scanning and digital printing.
  • Entry requirements
    Successful applicants normally hold an Honours degree within design and have a relevant design portfolio. Those with relevant professional qualifications and/or extensive professional design experience will also be considered.
  • Academic title
    MA Product Design
  • Course description
    Course structure
    The course includes seven core modules, live project work and design report development. Modules include:

    -Design Research and Development
    -Digital Design Innovation (optional)
    -3D Design Innovation (optional)
    -Design for Production
    -Design in Practice
    -Design Communication
    -Design Identity and Concept Development
    -Major Project

    You are supported through a ‘laboratory’ model of learning; developing innovative design, conceptual thinking, professional understanding and aesthetic sensitivity. You present design work and reports for assessment and exhibition throughout the course.

    Career opportunities
    The UK’s leading careers website,, states that over 50% of people in the design sector work in London. With the highest concentration of designers and related businesses in the world, our location offers opportunities for students and professionals to showcase cutting-edge design within related industries and venues. Through work placement and live project, you develop design projects that are commercially and creatively relevant for global consumer markets. Typical career opportunities include consultant designers, CEOs, in-house designers in manufacturing companies, bespoke designers within established product design companies, designers and/or makers of bespoke products, production facility managers/consultants, freelance designers for; multinational corporations, corporate/domestic clients, limited/batch/mass production markets within IDE, industrial design, engineering design, product design, design management and CRD.

    Attendance and duration
    -Full-time: 1 year, two days a week
    -Part-time: 2 years, one day a week

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