What will I learn?

Course Details

This course gives you the opportunity to develop your skills in product design and professional practice and to work with industry clients to design products that make a difference. We believe that products start with people and we take a human-centred approach to design on the course.

You will gain insight into user requirements, economic, environmental and ethical considerations, as well as materials, manufacturing, production and industry capabilities which will help inform the design of your products. You will design a range of products for both commercial and domestic use, including furniture, interior products, consumer goods and sustainable products.

Live industry briefs will ensure you will be working in real world contexts to design products that make a positive contribution to the world around us.

Course Benefits

Our design studios provide you with a flexible working space, with computers integrated into the working environment. A textile space is also nestled next to a lecture area with digital projection equipment.

Throughout your course, lecturers from a range of design disciplines will visit to talk about their own practice and run workshops. In your final year you will display your project work at our Degree Show, held in our award-winning Broadcasting Place - an event which attracts interest from artists and industry professionals.

Job prospects

Your course will shape your career, giving you the creative, technical, research, design and presentation skills needed to work as a product designer across a wide range of industries. You could go on to work in a design studio, for a consultancy, as a product designer for an organisation, or you could offer your services as a freelance designer. Alternatively, you may choose to set up your own studio or progress onto postgraduate study in the UK or overseas.

  • In-house Designer
  • Product Design Manager
  • Freelance Designer
  • Design Consultant.

Which department am I in?

Art, Architecture and Design

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£10,500.00 (10,75,685) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022

Venue

City CampusC

City Centre Campus,

Leeds,

LS1 3HE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

From three A Levels, excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking, to include Chemistry and one other Science subject. Other science subjects accepted are Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Food Technology, Maths or Physical Education. If you are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics to meet this requirement you must also achieve a `Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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