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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Product Design

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course overview:

Thinking beyond a product and the way it is designed, questioning its place in a particular setting and considering its importance in spatial contexts are all explored on our MA Product Design course at UCA Farnham.

Best suited to those with a hands-on, making background, you’ll be encouraged to think beyond a product itself, challenged to consider how the way a product is designed can influence an emotion or impact a space, and break away from convention as you tie in the traditional with the cutting edge.

UCA Farnham has a rich history and industry-wide reputation for its design courses and on this course, you’ll learn from a team of talented academics as well as visiting lecturers and partners with a wealth of industry experience.

You’ll undertake individual research projects using an integrated product design process, and develop design solutions which fit with an overarching theme, and for added inspiration you’ll have the opportunity to go on a study visit abroad alongside undergraduate design students and alumni, maintaining the sense of community among students.

UCA is extremely proud to encourage and develop sustainable design, and the Farnham campus is home to The Centre for Sustainable Design - a research centre which facilitates discussion and research on eco-design, and broader sustainability considerations in product and service development.

Graduates from our MA Product Design course have gone on to work in architectural firms, independent design studios, create their own businesses and roles in design management. Demand is high for graduates with technical skills in the product design industry, particularly those who have access to industry quality equipment and the know-how and passion to succeed. We aim to create product designers with a breadth of knowledge, the very latest industry experience and the passion and the drive to succeed in a fast-paced industry.

Facilities:

Our product design facilities include well-equipped workshops, providing both hand and mechanical processes for model and product making, a digital suite with 3D printers, laser cutters and rapid prototyping, a resin room with ventilation, work benches and safety equipment, and open spaces for personal studio work, group sessions and discussion.

Careers:

Our course will equip you with a host of valuable and transferable skills. Graduate opportunities exist within:

  • Product design practice
  • Independent design studios
  • Specialist design consultancies
  • Design teams in manufacturing industry
  • Design management
  • Environmental management
  • Service design sectors.

Modules

You'll explore creative product design practice based around a theme of transportation and journey ? physical and emotional ? and this will help inform the development of your own project proposal for stages two and three of your course. There will be a structured framework to allow you to investigate the potential of methods, ideas and themes in your discipline.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

10,500

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

17,500

Entry requirements

Students should have an honours degree or equivalent qualification in the subject or a related discipline and Relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level.

University information

The University for the Creative Arts is an institution dedicated to creating the next wave of leaders across creative industries. Students will be able to explore the creative side of a huge variety of subjects including not only the arts but also business and technology, with subjects from acting to virtual reality. Postgraduate study at UCA is all about inspiring and challenging students to fulfil their creative potential. Students are...more