" You cannot understand
good design if you do not understand people; design is made for people. "
About the Course
Product design is about making your imagination a reality and our product design course provides you with the skills and knowledge for careers across the design industry in roles from consultant to in-house designer, from small independent businesses to large-scale manufacturers.
You will have broad career options with many successful Teesside University alumni from major companies and consultancies such as Dyson, Philips, E3 Design and Seymour Powell returning to share their experiences from the automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics, furniture, packaging and film industries
What you Learn
You will learn to build your practice as a product designer from drawing to computer-aided design (CAD), model-making to 3D scanning, rapid prototyping to desktop routing. You will develop an your understanding of aesthetics, form, function, ergonomics, manufacturing, usability, interaction, inclusive and sustainable design.
While training to become a product designer, you learn to be a creative problem-solver, progress your design ideas and cultivate critical thinking individually and through teamwork. This makes for a very hands-on, dynamic culture developing both traditional and digital skills through drawing, modelling and experimentation.
The foundation year helps you develop knowledge and skills to make the transition to university level study. You will also be actively unlearning rote learning study methods.You will also learn to pursue independent thinking and develop your own “creative method” as well as “visual style”.
You will gain art and design knowledge, develop academic and personal skills to proceed confidently through the remainder of the course. During the foundation year (also called year 0) you will learn through projects, lectures, tutorials, seminars, skill development workshops, and presentations. There are three modules in each semester
Final Year at
Teesside University (UK)
Teesside University graduates have excellent and varied career opportunities and go on to work in design consultancies, corporate design studios along with freelance opportunities and commissioned projects. There is also the opportunity for pursuing postgraduate studies ahead.