BA(Hons) Product & Furniture Design

Why choose this course?

This course aims to develop the creative professional practice, technological knowledge and theoretical understanding necessary to enter a variety of design careers. Emphasis is placed on acquiring and developing the skills needed to use current and emerging materials and technologies in a creative, intelligent and sustainable way.

Central to your experience is an appreciation of 'intelligent making'. Practical knowledge will be gathered from direct experience and the use of materials in context within the distinct areas of practice as well as within brands. You will develop a sensitivity towards the qualities of materials as well as their potential sustainable and appropriate application. You will also become aware that designers, through the specification of materials and processes, are responsible for the preservation or abuse of the world's resources.

You will be required to think strategically and demonstrate industry awareness, which will underpin the focus for your projects at all levels. You will interact and engage with the industry throughout your studies.

Visiting tutors have included: Carl Clerkin, Richard Shed, Simon Hasan, Marloes Ten Bohmer, Ed Carpenter, Sam Lucking, Kathleen Hills, Ben Wilson, Onkar Kular, Jochem Faudet and Andy Dray.

What will you study?

The curriculum covers design and making skills, materials, manufacturing technology, digital skills and business studies for design. Your creative development will be underpinned by a user-based approach to design, while integrated studies in design history and contemporary issues will provide a theoretical and contextual framework to your work.


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Simon Maidment

Head of School


Phil Davies

Course Director BA Product & Furniture Design

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Jon Harrison

Senior Lecturer, BA Product & Furniture Design


Caitriona Carey

Academic Support Manager

Carl Clerkin

Product and Furniture Design Senior Lecturer