MA Product Design

University for the Creative Arts

Program Description

MA Product Design

University for the Creative Arts

Product Design

MA Product Design

Our MA Product Design course provides a conceptual process and context for the development of creative and innovative products. This includes the study of socio-cultural and economic issues, new technologies and creative visual language in relation to your practice.

As a student on our course, you'll undertake individual research projects using an integrated product design process. You'll also develop and communicate design solutions which align with design criteria and respond to broader issues such as lifestyles, markets or the information economy.

Length of study: one year full-time or two years part-time

Starts: september 2017

Campus: UCA Farnham

Course overview:

On this course you'll benefit from seminar sessions with visiting professional product designers. They'll provide critical feedback to advance your design concepts to prototype stage, in order to ready them for final exhibition and commercial manufacture.

You'll also have seminar sessions with visiting professional product designers, who provide critical feedback to advance your design concepts to prototype stage, ready for final exhibition and commercial manufacture.

The Centre for Sustainable Design is based at our Farnham campus, too. This research centre facilitates discussion and research on eco-design, and broader sustainability considerations, in product and service development.

Course content

Stage 1: you'll be introduced to the University and the technical workshops and facilities available to you. The first stage includes a range of lectures and seminars and you’ll start to explore your creative practice.

Stage 2: during stage two you begin developing your MA project, evaluating and testing out the aims of your proposal over a sustained period of self-directed study.

Stage 3: in the third stage of the course, you'll apply the knowledge gained through your research to create a final body of work.

Product design library UCA

Course connections

On this course, you'll be exposed to a world of opportunities.

Industry partners

Our range of industry contacts include:

  • Industrial Design Consultancy
  • TheAlloy (product and interaction consultants)
  • IDEO (design consultants)
  • Philips
  • Kenwood/De'Longhi.

And recent guest lecturers include:

  • John Gertsakis, product ecology
  • Philip Davies
  • Stuart Heron, Design Director.

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.

Further study

You may want to undertake further study or research to specialise even more.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 25, 2017
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
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1 - 2 years
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6,170 GBP
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United Kingdom - Farnham, England
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