Product Design

Throughout this course there is a strong emphasis on innovation and creativity via an iterative design approach. You are encouraged to experiment both visually and practically to develop both existing products as well as new ideas. Modelling skills are used extensively to cultivate ideas and develop new concepts. Prototypes are also manufactured using a wide range of manufacturing equipment including CAD/CAM and rapid prototyping.

Why study Product Design?

The skills gained from studying Product Design include (among others), visual communication skills developed via sketching and CAD (computer aided design) as well as colour development via marker pen rendering; ICT and CAD/CAM are also developed to a high standard with the use of Solid Works and Prodesk CAD packages; 3D modelling is also a key element and you will have the opportunity to develop modelling skills via Styrofoam sculpting, Laser cutting and 3D printing.

Product design, on its own or linked with other subjects, can lead directly into design related university courses such as Product design, Industrial design, Architecture, Engineering, Furniture design, Project management, Manufacturing management, Interior design, Set design, Automotive design and Sports innovation. These include BA, BSc and BEng courses at many top universities, and also Foundation courses in Art and Design. This subject can also lead to Industry related employment or apprenticeships.


There are three assessments sections for this course: