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Product Design, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

The Product Design program of The New School addresses contemporary realities including sustainability and technological change while exploring materials, fabrication, aesthetics, and social engagement in both local and global contexts. Shops and studio space are shared with other graduate and undergraduate programs taught at the School of Constructed Environments — Architecture, Interior Design, and Lighting Design — as well as Fine Arts, fostering interdisciplinary work.

Tools of Design

Courses help you acquire broadly applicable studio and critical thinking skills, including research graphic representation, modeling and prototyping, and professional presentation techniques. In art and design history and theory courses as well as related studio classes, you build essential research, writing, and critical reasoning skills while developing conceptual foundations for creative inquiry. Electives in areas such as user-centered design, digital and physical model making, professional practice and entrepreneurship, material innovation, wood and metal fabrication, experimental ceramics, and design for the public realm enrich your practice.

Future Opportunities

Graduates pursue careers in industrial design, product development, manufacturing, furniture design, humanitarian and service design, health design, and toy design.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Integrative Studio
  • Integrative Seminar
  • Product Design Studio
  • Models, Mockups, and Prototypes
  • Design Studio
  • Human Factors, Ergonomics, and Interface

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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General Requirements

  • Complete the Common Application
  • Application Fee Application fees are $50 for all U.S. domestic applicants, and $75 for first-year international applicants
  • Official Transcripts
  • Portfolio
  • Essay
  • The New School does not require submission of SAT, SAT Subject Tests or ACT scores for applications to be considered complete
  • All applicants whose first language is not English must submit valid TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25230 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    50460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25230 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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