Course in Product Design

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Product Design

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.

 

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Glass Workshop

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Part time 8 - 10 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

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. [+]

Best Course Studies in Product Design 2017. We offer a large range of kiln formed glass and architectural stained glass courses in London at the Kensington Centre. The following courses are part time courses. These courses range from introductory to advanced level so whether you are a beginner, or already have some experience, we will have a course suitable for you. We have designed our courses to inspire and challenge you and develop your glass knowledge, skills and practice. Our practical approach will develop your confidence, creativity and imagination. You will be encouraged and supported to find your own individual identity as designers and makers whether you are planning a career in glass or simply enjoying learning your craft. Past students have been winners in the glass category of the V & A’s ‘Inspired By‘ competition as well as the architectural glass Stevens’ Competition. Students are encouraged to participate as this is a very useful stepping stone for careers in the glass contemporary practice or progression to university. Our workshops are well equipped with Kiln Formed Glass and Stained Glass facilities including a variety of kilns, decorative and cold glass working machinery including sand blasting cabinet, diamond drill, grinders and linisher with all grade bands. Our experienced team of lecturers are all practising and exhibiting their works, and also have professional teaching qualifications. They will give you plenty of support and you will benefit from learning within a friendly adult environment. Course Overview Extend your skills or learn to make... [-]

Course Saperfare Furniture Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rio de Janeiro
Campus Part time 240 hours March 2018 Brazil Rio de Janeiro

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. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS IN PORTUGUESE Taught 2nd Panel of Furniture Design Start Date: March Lessons: Monday and Wednesday - 19h30 to 22h30 + 10 Saturday - 10h to 17h Hours: 240 hours Portuguese language Practical experience of creating furniture, covering all osprocessos production, with professional interventions in various areas, stimulating interaction between students. DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES 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 projects will be developed in collaboration with MMM (My Mobile Madeira), Company's sustainable furniture industry founded in 2006, segment hitherto unheard of in Brazil. According to an agreed briefing with the company, the student will develop a project starting from the observation of users to define the needs, frame the problem and find a solution. Following the manufacturing methods compatible with the reality and seeking to enrich them with new experiences, techniques and materials. The course provides a laboratory for manufacturing and testing of the prototypes during the development of the project and in collaboration with the MMM, a final prototype will be developed. This is an exercise in developing ideas, concepts and solutions for a new way of thinking about furniture. Along the way, students develop a product and mainly go a process for producing creative solutions applicable to more complex future challenges. TARGET AUDIENCE Students and professionals from the fields of design, architecture and related fields that plan to migrate to furniture... [-]

One year Course in Total Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Spain Madrid

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. [+]

Best Course Studies in Product Design 2017. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH 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. Throughout the Total Design Course all the basic theoretical and practical aspects of design will be covered and projectual facets are examined through workshops and lessons, encompassing all the main subjects for the professional exercise of design and project culture. The IED Madrid is a space for training, research and innovation where students work on creative and multidisciplinary projects, forming part of teams at companies. The academic year culminates with a project in the form of a competition. In this case it will be for the firm Tetra Pak andGlenfiddich. In previous editions, students have worked with companies such as MUJI, HOSS Intropia, Skunkfunk, VANS, Hendricks, Alvarno, Baruc Corazón, and The Art Company. The Total Design One Year Courses are given in English and Spanish. During the first semester training is given separately in each language, where Spanish students receive English classes and vice versa. In the second semester the course is taught jointly. The Course in Total Design is aimed at those who want to embark on their design studies. It is divided into three areas: fashion design, product design and graphic design, which culminate with the production of... [-]

Extension Course In Basic Jewelry

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Sao Paulo
Campus Part time 48 hours April 2017 Brazil São Paulo

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. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS IN PORTUGUESE Taught 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. Start date: September Weekdays: 2nd and 4th fairs Time: 19h-23h Load Time: 48h Goal: The course is aimed at technical understanding of jewelry, giving the student the opportunity to carry to practice their ideas; understand the difficulties and limitations of craft production; and also create concepts that help in their future creations. Scenario: Today there is a big movement in industrial jewelery production towards increased use of software for the development of the work, which for artistic production is great. As technological processes take more space in the industry as opposed artisanal processes are increasingly valued and sought after by people who not only seek price but seek the possibility of having and being unique. Contents: - Cutting techniques, lime, sanding and drilling - Screed Ring - Screed Pendant - Ring abaloado - Structures in wire Material: Listing materials available at time of enrollment. Quorum: The formation of classes and the beginning of the courses depend on quorum, to ensure the best experience for all participants. The IED SP reserves the right to postpone or cancel the course if you do not get a quorum. Coordination: André Caperutto André Caperutto is an architect, artist and jeweler with extensive production from various metals and stones since 1997. He served as designer Mirandouro Jewelry... [-]

One Year Course in Product Design

Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Milan

The One Year course in Product Design is taught following a single theme approach with cycles of lessons on theory integrated with workshop exercises and subjects. In this way students can acquire the solid cultural, methodological and operative foundations and can opt to pursue their education further by applying for following a Master’s course in Industrial Design or Interior Design... [+]

Best Course Studies in Product Design 2017. The One Year course in Product Design is taught following a single theme approach with cycles of lessons on theory integrated with workshop exercises and subjects. In this way students can acquire the solid cultural, methodological and operative foundations and can opt to pursue their education further by applying for following a Master’s course in Industrial Design or Interior Design. CHARACTERISTICS AND AIMS The One Year Course is aimed at providing basic training for product and interior designers. This aim is achieved through a well balanced teaching programme that solidifies the necessary methodological tools for approaching a project. Topics covered in the course are included in the study plan so as to consolidate historical and cultural backgrounds and provide a conceptual framework to refer to. This includes portrayal techniques, theory and the physiology of perceived phenomena. General training, on the other hand, aims to provide the mastery of technical and technological instruments, the understanding of operative supports, and the vocabulary of product design and product systems design. Lessons are directly relevant to the requirements and skills needed for the Master’s year, which is the ideal continuation of this course. DURATION The One Year Course lasts for one academic year from October to July. Attendance is compulsory and full-time commitment is required including the participation to lessons, class exercises, visits and the individual study. [-]

Course in Accessories Design

Milan Fashion Campus
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 weeks October 2017 Italy Milan + 1 more

The Accessory Design Course will allow students to learn how to draw a handbags and shoes based on their own creativity as well as keeping the practical use of the item. This course will allow you to approach the world of Handbag & Shoe Design in a professional ... [+]

Course in Accessories Design

The Accessory Design Course will allow students to learn how to draw a handbags and shoes based on their own creativity as well as keeping the practical use of the item. This course will allow you to approach the world of Handbag & Shoe Design in a professional manner - designing paying attention to construction and materials targeting a certain type of market.

The course include:Analysis: Handbag CategoriesAnalysis: Material – WorkmanshipAnalysis: AccessoriesAnalysis: Trend InspirationAnalysis: Drawing TechniqueAnalysis: Coloration TechniqueAnalysis: Rendering Technique     

Accessories Design Course Design Shoes and Handbags that you actually want... [-]


Innovative Pattern Cutting for Graduates and Professionals

University of the Arts London
Campus Full time 10 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom London

A highly regarded postgraduate level course for designers, graduates and practising pattern cutters. [+]

Best Course Studies in Product Design 2017. A highly regarded intensive pattern cutting course for fashion graduates and practising pattern cutters Content and Structure In response to a significant industry need, this course provides an innovative and relevant training programme for potential and practising pattern cutters and designers who need to expand their experience. It is designed to enhance creativity and provide a supportive postgraduate learning environment for personal and professional development. Emphasis is placed on exploratory and versatile approaches to this craft through practical work carried out both as a group and independently. You will build your knowledge by being encouraged to unlock the potential of your existing pattern cutting skills. You will discover the creativity of your own discipline by developing new practical, analytical and interpretative skills. The course normally features two or three 'master classes' given by highly regarded specialists who have reputations for working in particularly creative ways. Attendance is 5 days per week. Structure Innovative Pattern Cutting framework comprises a full time mode of study with a single exit point. The course has been structured to attract recent graduates and practising professionals and offers a ten-week full time mode of study. It runs during the summer months and is led by Patrick Lee Yow a respected Associate Lecturer on the BA Fashion at Central Saint Martins College and supported by experienced designers and pattern cutters from industry. The course will develop your knowledge of the interdependence that exists between the designer and pattern cutter in... [-]

Luxury Bag Design

Haute Future Fashion Academy
Campus Full time 2 weeks October 2017 Italy Milan

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. [+]

For women, a bag is a fashion statement as well as a practical and comfortable solution they carry with them at all times throughout the course of daily life. Bags are an indispensable accessory; they celebrate personality and represent a true object of desire able to satisfy all needs and aesthetical cravings. It is an object that has also captured men’s attention, particularly in the last few years. 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. PROGRAMME Week 1 Fashion trends & markets analysis of luxury accessories Historical research: explore and exploit past fashion trends Creative research: learn how to nd inspiration for designs from art and nature, when travelling, in films and literature Analysis of target consumers Week 2 The planning of a collection: preliminary layout, organisation and development of a luxury bag collection Workshop: introduction to digital design software Preparation of the luxury bag collection book: materials, shapes, technical sheets Presentation of the final project [-]

Introduction to 3D-Scanning and Printing

TU Berlin Summer & Winter University
Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2017 Germany Berlin

Hosted in the fully-equipped laboratory of the 3D Lab of the TU Berlin, this four-week course offers introduction to working with professional 3D printing technologies such as laser sintering with polyamide and powder printing with mineral powder (modified gypsum). [+]

Best Course Studies in Product Design 2017. Summer University block 1: June 12th - July 6th, 2017 Course price: 2200 Euros 18 hours of class sessions per week, 5 ECTS credit points Topic: 3D Scanning and Printing Target group Students with an interest in 3D printing, 3D scanning and who want to gain insight into work with professional 3D printing technologies. As this technology covers numerous application areas, this course could be interesting for students from scientific disciplines, engineering, design, fine art or art history. Short Description Hosted in the fully-equipped laboratory of the 3D Lab of the TU Berlin, this four-week course offers introduction to working with professional 3D printing technologies such as laser sintering with polyamide and powder printing with mineral powder (modified gypsum). The course provides an introduction to manufacturing 3D printed objects with the laser sintering system and the powder printer of the 3D Lab, as well as data generation and data preparation for it. Participants will gain basic knowledge of the use of two professional 3D printing technologies, structured light scanners and related software. The course starts with an introduction to the technologies used at the 3D Lab and selected projects from its portfolio, to give participants an impression of the various possible uses of 3D technologies. Ongoing course lectures will be accompanied by detailed practical units focusing on the use of the machines and the preparation of printable objects. Specifically, the practical training will develop student’s skills in the use of structured light scanners,... [-]

Interior and spatial design - Fall Semester

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 15 weeks September 2017 Italy Milan

The Fall Interior and Spatial Design 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 della Nautica (Genoa Boat Show); and the two most important building fairs, the MADE (Architecture and Building Show) in Milan and the SAIE (International Building Exhibition) in Bologna. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH The initial focus of the program is to prepare students for these events, so that they can perceive the aspects of design, expressive languages, trends, materials and colors, and company brand values. During the trade fair visits students gather information, images, perceptions and materials in order to produce and present a conceptual design project. The “project work” semester is structured around courses aimed at introducing the Italian design system, understanding company and marketing dynamics, and analyzing current trends in interior design in terms of language, form and materials. Students will use the their analytical skills and theoretical knowledge to develop and complete a hands-on design project as a final semester work. Students enrolling in semester programs at the IED have the option to extend to a full Academic Year program by adding an additional semester either in the same field or different discipline or they can opt for the Two City Option by enrolling in an additional semester at another IED location offering semester programs. Currently only IED Florence and Milan offer this option. This Interior and Spatial Design semester program is open to current students, graduates and professionals seeking to define or acquire new skills and perspective. IED is able to provide further information regarding course content, facilities and faculty upon request. IED facilitates students spending a semester or academic year abroad by facilitating credit transfer in collaboration with the student’s home institution. [-]

Sound

exMedia
Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Cologne

In Klanglabor the KHM is a project-oriented sound practice combines with current sound discourses in the form of seminars, lectures, practical exercises or work presentations. As interdisciplinary and modular organized place the sound laboratory provides both space for the development of artistic projects sound as well as for workshops on instrument making, musical production techniques or media archaeological topics. [+]

Best Course Studies in Product Design 2017. In Klanglabor the KHM is a project-oriented sound practice combines with current sound discourses in the form of seminars, lectures, practical exercises or work presentations. As interdisciplinary and modular organized place the sound laboratory provides both space for the development of artistic projects sound as well as for workshops on instrument making, musical production techniques or media archaeological topics. The range of seminars offered includes sound synthesis method in hardware and software (programming), the use of sensors, interface and app development, Radio Arts / Ars Acustica, Field Recording / soundscape composition, text-sound composition / Poetry Sonore, and theoretical reflection of auditory culture and music and art history. In addition, the sound lab offers with the annual basic seminar sound an introduction to the various themes for interested students that do not yet have little or no experience in dealing with sound. Moreover, curates and organizes the sound lab in the auditorium of the KHM the concert series "Nocturnes" that presents outstanding and exceptional artistic positions between music, sound art and lecture-performance in three events per semester. [-]

Postgraduate Degree in Packaging Design

Bau Design College of Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Spain Barcelona

Packaging design is a discipline which is completely different from other design disciplines, since its principal objective is instantaneous recognition. One of the most stable and certain ways of transmitting brand values is through the packaging of the products. [+]

Postgraduate Degree in Packaging Design Packaging design is a discipline which is completely different from other design disciplines, since its principal objective is instantaneous recognition. One of the most stable and certain ways of transmitting brand values is through the packaging of the products. Products, and especially the concepts transmitted through their packaging, are increasingly becoming one of a business’s main resources. The challenge of packaging design is learning to construct and develop efficient packaging that can create a special link with its audience, have an impact in a millisecond, and generate consumer loyalty. Successful packaging, as exemplified by major brands, must, above all, communicate consistently. This postgraduate course is intended for students or professionals who can demonstrate professional expertise and who wish to specialize in the design of product brands and packaging. GENERAL AIMS OF THE TRAINING Training designers in the process of conceptualization, creation and development of packaging by supplying the necessary resources that will allow them to develop the best creative solution for the objectives they have set themselves. SYLLABUS This postgraduate course is organised in three modules and is completed upon handing in the Final Project. Module I – Packaging design process. Module II – Resources. Module III – Packaging construction projects (5 workshops). FACT SHEET Edit: 6th Edition Qualification: Postgraduate degree in Packaging Design accredited by the Universidad de Vic-UCC. Students without university degrees will receive a University Extension Studies Diploma. Credits: 30 ECTS School period: From October 20th 2015 to May 2016. Final Project... [-]

Italian Product Design

Istituto Marangoni
Campus Full time 3 weeks June 2017 Italy Milan France Paris United Kingdom London China Shanghai + 6 more

Design is Italian, and this statement defines the exciting programme that explores the contemporary design field. The lifestyle and client demands of today require a greater need for products that serve a specific function... [+]

Best Course Studies in Product Design 2017. Design is Italian, and this statement defines the exciting programme that explores the contemporary design field. The lifestyle and client demands of today require a greater need for products that serve a specific function, but at the same time are aesthetically seductive and contemporary in feel. This course gives participants the insight and experience of what product design is today, through all the stages and activities involved giving them the opportunity to create a new product from concept design through to manufacturing, prototyping and marketing. This course gives the participants the ability to turn an idea into a successful product. Week 1 Milan is considered to be at the heart of design, and the world gravitates towards it each year for the anticipated events Salone del Mobile and Fuori Salone. This is the starting point for discussion of week 2, and aims to initially familiarize students with Made in Italy, its language and context. But the culture of design is a global phenomena, and the course aims to inform participants of other aesthetic languages in the subject of significance around the world that inform and influence the contemporary landscape of design. The course provides participants with the basis in knowledge and skills in critical analysis of international design, that can support a career in design, or simply satisfy a curiosity about the way we live and how designers work today to provide products for everyday living for tomorrow. Week 2 Introduction to the... [-]

Intensive 1-Year Course in Fashion Product Design

Accademia del Lusso
Campus Full time 1 year November 2017 Italy Milan

The Intensive Course in Fashion Product Design at Accademia del Lusso Milan prepares students to become professionals who are able to manage the entire production chain of a fashion product, from the original sketch design to the final creation of a garment... [+]

The Intensive Course in Fashion Product Design at Accademia del Lusso Milan prepares students to become professionals who are able to manage the entire production chain of a fashion product, from the original sketch design to the final creation of a garment. The course aims to give students an in-depth knowledge of the advanced creative skills and practical techniques necessary to work in the fields of design (artistic representation, textile technology, colouring techniques, fabric technology, and the graphic development of sketches), pattern making (paper pattern making techniques directed mainly at womenswear) and tailoring (garment assembly using industrial machinery). Career prospects Collection Designer/Planner, Fashion Consultant, Fashion Designer, Fashion Graphic Designer, Pattern Maker, CAD Pattern Maker, Dressmaker, Sewing Technician. Some of the subjects taught in this programme Drawing & Technical Specifications Fashion Trends Collection Planning Fashion Digital Design Prototype Creation Pattern Production & Development CAD Fabric Cutting & Marking Methods Fabric Analysis Using Automatic Sewing & Ironing Machines Internship opportunities Accademia del Lusso offers those who successfully complete the Intensive 1-Year Course Fashion Product Design the opportunity to be considered for an internship position in Italy and abroad thanks to the many links the school has with brands and businesses in the fashion and design sectors. These opportunities are offered to students who have attended an Intensive 1-Year Course and who have demonstrated a strong motivation to work in fashion and design, as well as exceptional ability, commitment and achievement during their studies. Entry requirements - High school/upper secondary school qualification (leaver’s... [-]

3d Design (Interior/Product) Course

ADS Vietnam Design Institute
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City

Every day we wake up, work , travel, study, play … all human activities must require a system of products, small items, such as lamps, cups, tables, chairs, pens … to phones, computers, cars … People have created the world of product and service and it is almost natural survival instincts toward human evolution... [+]

Best Course Studies in Product Design 2017. Every day we wake up, work , travel, study, play … all human activities must require a system of products, small items, such as lamps, cups, tables, chairs, pens … to phones, computers, cars … People have created the world of product and service and it is almost natural survival instincts toward human evolution. Have you ever had the idea to change the product for better quality, more convenient or desire to make things more advance, more versatile, and more environmentally friendly? This is a key sector tied to industrial production of the country, contributing to the economy, providing competitive and high value goods. It is the noble mission of the products designers. The curriculum is a combination of harmony and synchronization between theory and practice to create a dynamic learning atmosphere . Along with providing the basics for beginning students to understand the design and the means to express ideas , while also learning program aimed at inspiring creativity , hobbies and personal style through the implementation of major projects. Besides , the entire course will teach students to explore and apply the factors creating ethnic style , material developments in the water and go into the professions are popular or prospects in Vietnam. CORE UNITS There are total 5 core units, such as: Visual Communication in Art and Design Ideas Generation and Development in Art and Design Contextual and Cultural referencing in Art and Design Professional Practice in Art and Design... [-]