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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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15 Results in Product Design

Kensington and Chelsea College

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 ... [+]

Whether you are a beginner, or already have some experience in Pottery & Ceramics we will have a course suitable for you.

We have designed our courses to inspire and challenge you to develop your ceramic knowledge, skills and practice.

Our workshops are equipped with specialist tools and equipment including wheels, spray equipment, a variety of kilns, clays, slips and glazes. We fire to earthenware and stoneware temperatures and stock basic materials which students can buy at a reduced price as and when required. There will be an additional studio fee to cover the cost of shared materials.

Our experienced team of lecturers are all practicing, exhibiting ceramicists who also have professional teaching qualifications. They will give you plenty of support and you will benefit from learning within a friendly adult environment.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Part-time
8 - 10 weeks
Campus
Kensington and Chelsea College

For those with previous sewing experience, an opportunity to advance your pattern cutting skills by learning how to develop patterns for contemporary garments from work o ... [+]

Whatever your interests or ambitions, we offer an exciting range of fashion courses in our dedicated department, taught by specialist fashion professionals.

Our excellent links with Higher Education fashion and textiles courses in the London Area means that we can help you prepare a successful fashion course application.

Many of our students have progressed onto Higher Education, successfully set up small businesses, or gone on to work within the fashion industry. We have a reputation for the high standard of work produced, and entry to our courses is often competitive.

We cater for beginners through to the very experienced, aiming to be as flexible as possible to meet individual needs. Acceptance onto all our fashion courses is by individual interview. Where appropriate you will be asked to bring examples of your work. At interview we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available.... [-]

United Kingdom London
April 2019
Part-time
8 weeks
Campus
Bau Design College of Barcelona

Fashion demands having different scenarios of markets and, among them, corsetry is a sector of fashion that has grown significantly and gained importance within the curre ... [+]

Postgraduate Degree in Underwear, Corsetry and Swimwear Design

Fashion demands having different scenarios of markets and, among them, corsetry is a sector of fashion that has grown significantly and gained importance within the current trends.

The design of underwear, corsetry and swimwear arises great curiosity in the fashion industry due to its high level of specialisation in this particular sector and industry, and because it provides specific and transversal tools that the professionals of the fashion sector need.

In order to enter this fascinating world of underwear, corsetry and swimwear from a technical, creative and esthetical approach, students will start with prior knowledge that will allow them to develop all the necessary skills to create and design innovative and contemporary collections.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Bau Design College of 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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Scuola Italiana Design (SID)

ModuloMaster is an educational project designed to favour the participation of students in the professional experience of Master. ... [+]

Course in Design - ModuloMaster

ModuloMaster is an educational project designed to favour the participation of students in the professional experience of Master.

ModuloMaster allows to the student to participate at one or two of the three modules of the One-Year Master in Creative Design.

Target

It is reserved for students who have at least two years of specific training in other Institutes, designers with experience in Product Development Department, junior Designers and graduates or soon-to-be graduates in architecture or engineering. Places are limited.

ModuloMaster planning

During each Module Students, coordinated by two different Teachers, work contemporaneously on two projects assigned by two different Companies.The two projects last 10 weeks:... [-]

Italy Padua Croatia Rovinj
October 2019
Full-time
10 - 20 weeks
Campus
Scuola Italiana Design (SID)

Due to the limited time available (1 week), the aim of the workshop is to generate new ideas on the theme assigned by the client company using the SID creative method. ... [+]

Course in Design - SID Rovinj Workshop

Since its foundation in 1991, Scuola Italiana Design has established its three-year educational program with a focus on the creative growth of its students and in the firm belief that social, economic and cultural progress in every community must be measured by its capacity to develop innovative ideas.It is difficult to be creative without knowledge of the methods of producing creativity.The extraordinary techniques involved in the methodological approaches to creativity are what make up our cultural and professional backgrounds; over and over again we at Scuola Italiana Design have asked ourselves how we can communicate and share our creative method with others.In 1998 we found the answer to our questions in the SID Rovinj Workshop, our high-powered creative design week, reaching its 15th edition in 2012.Due to the limited time available (1 week), the aim of the workshop is to generate new ideas on the theme assigned by the client company using the SID creative method.... [-]

Croatia Rovinj Italy Padua
June 2019
Full-time
1 week
Campus
University of Fashion - Online Fashion Design School

Whether you are interested designing your own collection or working for a company, our Product Development lessons will teach you how to manage the business development o ... [+]

What is the University of Fashion?

The University of Fashion works very differently than most fashion design schools. We don’t charge a separate tuition fee for each individual class you take. Instead, we give you 24/7, on-demand access to all of our many hundreds of full-length video lessons for a low yearly subscription fee.

UoF’s lessons are taught exclusively by fashion school professors and industry professionals, never by amateurs. You’ll see the exact same lectures and "how-to" demonstrations taught by the best fashion schools, but without rigid class times at inconvenient locations. Instead, you decide what, when and where you want to learn.

The University of Fashion offers lessons in all the major fashion disciplines: draping, pattern making, CAD pattern making, accessories, sewing, fashion art, knits, business, product development, lectures, CAD fashion art, childrenswear and more.... [-]

USA New York
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
University of Fashion - Online Fashion Design School

While Draping is the three-dimensional method of creating your designs, pattern making is the two-dimensional method. It's also a critical input into the manufacturing pr ... [+]

What is the University of Fashion?

The University of Fashion works very differently than most fashion design schools. We don’t charge a separate tuition fee for each individual class you take. Instead, we give you 24/7, on-demand access to all of our many hundreds of full-length video lessons for a low yearly subscription fee.

UoF’s lessons are taught exclusively by fashion school professors and industry professionals, never by amateurs. You’ll see the exact same lectures and "how-to" demonstrations taught by the best fashion schools, but without rigid class times at inconvenient locations. Instead, you decide what, when and where you want to learn.

The University of Fashion offers lessons in all the major fashion disciplines: draping, pattern making, CAD pattern making, accessories, sewing, fashion art, knits, business, product development, lectures, CAD fashion art, childrenswear and more.... [-]

USA New York
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design 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 diffe ... [+]

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.... [-]

Brazil Rio de Janeiro
August 2019
Part-time
270 hours
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Venice

Glass is a material with great expressive potential and many technical constraints. Its manufacturing and production are connected to an ancient art and to iconic places, ... [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

Glass is a material with great expressive potential and many technical constraints. Its manufacturing and production are connected to an ancient art and to iconic places, as the Murano glass district shows.

Building a bridge between the new generation of Designers and the traditional glass production is what is new in Glass Design Advanced course promoted by IED Venezia in collaboration with important institutions and companies operating in the sector. Its aim is to train professionals able to supports glass companies in rethinking their images and/or repositioning their brands.

International lecturers, case studies, direct experience in the glass factories represent the asset of this course which classes are oriented to offer to students a multiple view and awareness of the glass world and its connections with design and craftsmanship.... [-]

Italy Venice
April 2019
Full-time
3 months
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan

The Italian Contemporary Design and Trends Spring semester focuses on the cultural aspects of design and offers participants a practical study of the Italian design syste ... [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

The Italian Contemporary Design and Trends Spring semester focuses on the cultural aspects of design and offers participants a practical study of the Italian design system from the management and the design methodology perspective. The course explores contemporary design trends and design languages, through lectures and visits to showrooms and fairs. New trends in furniture, various types of houses, different lifestyles and people's needs and desires will be analyzed from a practical and emotional point of view.

The course is structured around the major international trade shows including 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.... [-]

Italy Milan
February 2019
Full-time
15 weeks
Campus
Accademia del Lusso

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 o ... [+]

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 ... [-]
Italy Milan
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
TU Delft Open & Online Education

How do designers incorporate their personal vision for the future into their designs? Join this course to move beyond human-centered design and learn a unique design appr ... [+]

How do designers incorporate their personal vision for the future into their designs? Join this course to move beyond human-centered design and learn a unique design approach where your own vision plays a central role. This course provides training for professional designers and other innovation professionals in the design method 'Vision in Product Design' (ViP). ViP is a method developed at TU Delft that forces you to examine the ideas underlying your design in great detail, before coming to a manifestation: What exactly is it that you want people to understand, experience or do? The rationale behind this method is designing for the future. The majority of institutional design today is focused on a human-centered approach, using user research as the primary input for designing products and services. However, this approach is not foolproof, especially when designing for a future context which users cannot predict and/or do not have an explicit vision for. Instead of trying to formulate a product idea that matches the goal, the ViP method asks the designer to come up with a vision of the relationship between the user and the product, and then use that vision as the basis for your design. The ViP design approach is grounded in three basic principles:... [-]

Netherlands Netherlands Online
September 2019
4 weeks
Online
TU Delft Open & Online Education

This course will take participants beyond the obvious into the unexplored. It will expand their view and move their research from the realm of the traditional user-produc ... [+]

Cultural sensitivity and understanding can stimulate the potential for innovation in new product and service design. This course will show you how!

Could a valuable (and healthy) innovative idea, such as the use of hot air technology to fry food be adopted worldwide? Can indigenous patterns and other forms of native art be used to decorate products regardless of their context and meaning? Can the way we look at and compare cultural differences and practices be a source of inspiration in product and service design?

This course will take participants beyond the obvious into the unexplored. It will expand their view and move their research from the realm of the traditional user-product environment into the cultural context. Cultural sensitivity will help, not only to avoid mismatches between designs and intended users, but it will also prove a great source of inspiration and opportunities for new product design.... [-]

Netherlands Netherlands Online
September 2019
Part-time
7 weeks
Online
Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD

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 thi ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Milan
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus