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Product and Furniture Design, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (QS) ,
This adaptable and unique course is designed primarily for students from either an Art and Design or Technology and Design background who wish to follow careers within the Design Industry specifically in the areas of Product or Furniture design, who wish to teach in either Art and Design or Technology and Design or who wish to undertake further design related studies at Masters or Doctoral level.

About

The course provides stimulating and challenging practice based design education within a multidisciplinary studio environment with making and prototyping at the core of what it does.

Within the Furniture strand of the course the emphasis is towards Design rather than Craft, making is still seen as very important with model making and materials testing a key part of design development. Workshops offer facilities for the manipulation of soft materials for model making as well as wood, metal and plastics for prototyping.

Practice is informed and underpinned by a strong culture of contextual understanding and critical reflection. Students engage in multidisciplinary work based learning through collaborative projects and industrial placements underpinned by teaching in professional practice, strategic business thinking and entrepreneurship.

The Goal is to produce design graduates who are informed thinkers, fluent communicators and highly skilled makers that have the requisite technical, intellectual, creative and entrepreneurial skill sets to make a meaningful contribution within the context of the creative industries.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The course is based on a modular structure with four modules of study in each year of the three years. Students share a common First Semester with Architecture where they are introduced to the key skill sets and methodologies common to all areas of study. They are given the opportunity to sample short projects from a number of specialist areas before going on to select specialist areas of study in years two and three. At the end of final year of studies, students will have gained a range of design skills and have developed a personal, innovative approach to the practice of designing.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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Academic Requirements

  • The A Level requirement for this course is BBB (one of which should be in an art and design related subject).
  • Applicants can satisfy the requirement for one of the A level grades (or equivalent) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications recognised by the University.
  • The BTEC Extended Diploma requirement for this course based on an overall BTEC award profile of DDM to include a minimumof 9 distinctions.
  • The Irish Leaving Certificate requirement for this course is based on an overall profile of H3, H3, H3, H3, H3 and English Language at grade O4 or above.
  • The Scottish Highers requirement for this course is BBBCC.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13680 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13680 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    4160 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4160 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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England, Scotland & Wales: £9,250

Living costs for Belfast

  • 561 - 890 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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