On this specialism you work to understand and develop product design as part of a wider context of systems, organisations and experiences.
You are encouraged to consider product design through issues of materiality, experience and representation, reviewing organisational and promotional contexts and in relation to contemporary research, practice and publication. Recent projects have included the conceptual integration of packaging and products; sustainable design for and using recycled materials; customisation; and interactive products and furniture.
This course promotes joined-up thinking as an approach to design, so that the relationship between artefacts, environments and the systems and organisations in which they operate can be re-examined. It acknowledges that in order to realise potential and to participate in the challenge of designing in the future, the designer needs to continually review and rethink the boundaries and systems of design itself.How this course is taught
You receive specialist tuition through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. You are expected to present your work in progress regularly at formal reviews. Above all, the emphasis is placed on personal development through the production of your design project.How this course is assessed
Assessment includes evidence of experimentation and research in the form of design proposals, reviews, presentations, exhibitions of work, reflective journals and written papers.Key study topics include:
For further information please view the full programme specification
* Please note the syllabus content is for the academic year indicated and is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.
If your first language is not English a certificate is required.
Your portfolio should include a selection of images of recent work, evidence of written work and a CV. Enthusiasm for your subject and the desire to succeed is essential.
No work experience is required.
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