One of the fastest growing and most exciting careers around, the field of design is also a very competitive one. It’s important to give yourself the best possible starting position with a recognised and well-respected degree program.
Who suits design?
People who are creative thinkers with a high level of technical skill are well suited to careers in design, as are those who are willing to study and understand the evolution of design through the ages. The product design degree reflects this evolution, helping you to understand the rapid changes occurring within the industry as it responds to technical innovations.
Modern designers need to be well-versed in the language of bits and pixels, input devices, user’s conceptual models and much more. Today design is as much about computing and nano-technology as it is drawing boards and 3D prototyping.
What you’ll learn on the course
You will explore the principles of design, including research and brainstorming skills, learn how to communicate effectively and visualise from the early stages. You’ll gain a greater understanding of materials, the design process and the human factors that are important in the process.
You’ll also be exposed to ‘live’ industry projects, gaining first-hand experience that will be invaluable when you enter the workplace at a later date. You will establish relationships with companies and other designers already working in the field, learning new skills and the desire it takes to succeed in a crowded market. Past students have worked with such luminaries as Samsung, Audi, Nokia and many other major players.
The industry links you will build at this early stage will certainly give you an advantage over the competition.
Students will usually be required to possess five GCSEs at grade C or above (including maths and English) and hold one of the following qualifications: either two A Levels grade C or above, 4 AS kevels grade C or above, two vocational A levels grade C or above or a National Diploma, IB or Advanced Diploma. The course is three years in duration.
For your chance to establish yourself in a career in design, you need to give yourself the best starting position, which is why Ravensbourne is an excellent choice.