Courses in product design will likely appeal to individuals who enjoy the idea of creating new products to meet consumer needs. Working as a product designer requires diverse skills, such as designing, modeling, analyzing, coding and production.
Potential students may be wondering, what is a course in product design? A course in product design can be as short as a course that lasts a few weeks up to more demanding programs that run for several years. Courses will likely include some of the following basics: design drawing, fundamentals of product/industrial design, materials and manufacturing processes and CAD software. Since the product designer also spends a great deal of time interfacing with others involved in the production process, students may also wish to enroll in courses such as marketing, communications and management.
Students choosing to take one of these courses may be exploring the possibility of obtaining a degree in product design, or they may be seeking skills that could lead to employment in the field. Those taking an intensive program may be exposed to the fundamentals of the design process from the initial problem-solving stage to the final realization of the product.
The costs of a course in product design can vary a great deal depending upon factors such as the length of the program, the school selected and the country. It is recommended that prospective students research programs for suitability.
Upon completion of a program in product design, a student might expect to gain entry in the field. Usually, a bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement to work as a product designer. However, it may be possible to start off as a junior designer on a product team without a full degree. Employers value individuals with creative abilities, technical knowledge, strong interpersonal skills and a strong portfolio. Product designers can work in both the public and private sectors. Some of the more typical employers are domestic product manufacturers, industrial manufacturers and automotive manufactures.
Prospective students can find courses offered worldwide. Currently, no online programs in product design are available. However, there are some online courses in related areas such as CAD courses. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
A highly regarded postgraduate level course for designers, graduates and practising pattern cutters. [+]
This 8 week course is ideal for students who wish to improve their throwing skills, ideally for students with some experience, although beginners will be accommodated. As a small group with a maximum of up to 6 students you will receive focused tuition. [+]
Learn to design, make and decorate ceramics using a variety of techniques. Mixed level classes, beginners welcome. [+]
This course aims to extend techniques and develop personal work and visual identity through individual guidance and support. It is suitable for those who have completed a full time level 3 course or have advanced making skills. Students pay for clay used and a studio fee. [+]
Whether you are a beginner or have some previous experience, you will develop and learn new skills, from sculptural techniques to throwing on the wheel, making moulds and trying different glazing techniques. Students pay for clay used and a studio fee. [+]
This course aims to extend techniques and develop personal work and visual identity through individual guidance and support. It is suitable for those who have completed a full time level 3 course or have advanced making skills. Students pay for glass used and a studio fee. [+]
Extend your skills or learn to make ‘fused’ and ‘slumped’ kiln formed glass items in the kiln, as well as the traditional techniques of copper foiling and stained glass. All levels welcome. [+]
The Luxury Shoes Design Summer Campus is designed to allow students to fully “immerse” themselves in the realities of shoe making and understand the dynamics and inner tasks of this sector. [+]
The Luxury Bag Design Summer Campus is designed to provide an approach to the world of bags in a professional and tangible manner, providing fundamental expertise about design techniques, an in depth look at material and fabric selection, and an analysis of production techniques, trends, and decorative styles that are all part of this important accessory’s history. [+]
JEWELRY DESIGN The course has been carefully crafted for professionals in the fashion industry, craftsmen, architects and designers who seek to dominate manufacturing practices, preparation and projetação. [+]
Creative Course in Shoes & Bags - Design and Business offered by the Istituto Europeo di Design - IED São Paulo, in partnership with IED Milan and IED Firenze is an advanced program for training shoes and handbags designers, as well as entrepreneurs or executives who want to work in this area. [+]
The course features one of the oldest crafts of mankind: the jewelry. With an innovative methodology that involves structuring and creativity, the course provides knowledge of various metallurgical techniques, welding and finishing. [+]
The Total Design One Year Course is carried out over one academic year, with a journey though the various disciplines of design and communication. It is aimed at those who wish to begin their training in the areas of product, interior, graphic and fashion design. [+]
The furniture design course is a practical experience of creating furniture, covering all the necessary process, with occasional interventions of professionals from different areas and encouraging interaction between students. [+]
The Spring Italian Contemporary Design and Trends semester program is designed to offer participants a practical study of Italian design, revolving around a number of shows and fairs that exhibit the best of the Italian design system: the Salone del Mobile furniture show in Milan and the Design Week that follows; the Salone Satellite, Euroluce, International Bathroom Exhibition and the International Home Furnishings Expo. Throughout the semester, students will be engaged in developing technical and critical skills in the classroom and inside the main trade fairs that highlight the Italian design experience. [+]