Our Industrial Design BA (Hons) degree will equip you with the skills and understanding necessary for the design of physical objects and devices, focusing on product form, user interaction, CMF (colours, materials, and finishes) and manufacturing, as a part of professional design practice.
The course develops specialist skills and abilities in the design and communication of ideas, interactions, and user experiences. It focuses on three-dimensional design, product styling and form, user research, CMF, manufacturing processes and the production of prototypes and finished artifacts.
Industrial Design emphasises the ways that products are experienced by users. Throughout the course you will be expected to apply your understanding of branding, futures concepting and the circular economy to the design of future product-service systems.
This course shares many of the same elements as the Design BA course. The distinct difference is that instead of having flexibility to select your design specialism during the first two years of study, students will be fixed onto the Industrial Design pathway. It is great for those dedicated to Industrial Design specifically, who want to develop specialist skills and sensitivity in the creative form and aesthetics of contemporary and future manufactured products.
This popular, well-established course has a rich history of supporting students in developing the critical, analytical, conceptual, and practical skills necessary for professional-level contemporary industrial design practice.
Our students can flourish in an intellectually stimulating environment and are encouraged to explore design ideas and concepts in depth, with expert guidance from academic staff who are at the forefront of cutting-edge research in Industrial Design, and/or with many years of experience working in industry.
As a result of our outstanding industry links, students will engage in a range of live briefs set by leading international consultancies and industry design teams. Students are also encouraged to enter competitions. Several final year students are also selected to showcase their work at the both local and international exhibition.