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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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Italian contemporary design and trends - Spring Semester

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 15 weeks February 2018 Italy Milan

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. [+]

Best Course Studies in Product Design 2017. 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 an in-depth analysis of design trends. The objective of the “trend” semester is to deepen the students’ understanding of the “Italian design system” from the management and design methodology perspective. Course content and site visits focus on building a solid analytical and theoretical base, in order to interpret and understand trends. 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 location offering semester programs. Currently only Florence and Milan offer this option. This semester program is open to current students, graduates and professionals seeking to define or acquire new skills and perspectives. 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 assisting credit transfer in collaboration with the student’s home institution. [-]

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. [+]

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 ‘fused’ and ‘slumped’ kiln formed glass items... [-]

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. [-]

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... [-]

During A Year Of Art And Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Spain Madrid

Immerse yourself in a world of expression and artistic creativity with the best traditional and digital techniques; and experience in the fields of art and design, with the Course of a Year of Art and Design. [+]

Best Course Studies in Product Design 2017. Immerse yourself in a world of expression and artistic creativity with the best traditional and digital techniques; and experience in the fields of art and design, with the Course of a Year of Art and Design. Art and Design. "A world of expression and creativity with the best traditional and digital art techniques." The course of Art and Design is primarily a workshop, through which experience in the fields of art and design: sound art, visual art and visual, sculpture, textile design, eco-art, interactive art, generative art, etc. . The distinguishing feature of this course is that it is immersed in the digital world without neglecting traditional techniques. The plastic and the digital, matter and virtual. With the aim of channeling the expressive capacity through mastery of the techniques. It is aimed at people interested in art, design, experimentation and interactive. During the year, working on artistic, conceptual, technical and visual language through theoretical and practical, experimental laboratories and class projects. Methodology The course of a year Art and Design It is taught in Spanish. A final project is organized into two blocks. During the first, the student is being formed in parallel progressive and traditional techniques and digital techniques become expressive instrument design and art projects. The acquired knowledge translates then during the final project in a personal proposal as art & designer. The teaching used in the course is mainly practical. The theoretical contents are acquired so applied, prevailing dynamics of... [-]

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... [-]

Extension Course In Basic Jewelry

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Sao Paulo
Campus Part time 48 hours April 2018 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. [+]

Best Course Studies in Product Design 2017. 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... [-]

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 [-]

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. [+]

Best Course Studies in Product Design 2017. 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... [-]

Transformation Deisgn

exMedia
Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Cologne

found both in the cultural studies in research and in the design sciences, the "Knowledge in / Knowledge in the making" increasingly interested. The exteriority of thought is observed in their dynamic development and the remuneration of thinking and doing as well as the role of artifacts involved to be reassessed. [+]

found both in the cultural studies in research and in the design sciences, the "Knowledge in / Knowledge in the making" increasingly interested. The exteriority of thought is observed in their dynamic development and the remuneration of thinking and doing as well as the role of artifacts involved to be reassessed. This development meets the tasks of structuring knowledge work in organizations that is increasingly seen as a design object. Design Thinking Here, a charting thought, currently called "Design Thinking" has proven economy. Thus there are two good reasons to re-consider the knowledge-forming functions of the design: On the one hand it is necessary to determine the knowledge in design clearer so that self-understanding of the discipline to improve and to connect with technical cultivation research. On the other hand, the functions of the design for the knowledge processes are working out of third parties to meet the demanding tasks of future knowledge design requirements. Both areas of responsibility are increasingly recognizing a diversity of thinking and working styles, design and modes of knowledge, knowledge and representation types (cognitive diversity). The design can use this base to reposition itself in the design of action and imaginative spaces of knowledge work (enabling spaces). It is the integrated design of knowledge, media and space as cognitive design, profound innovation (radical innovation) allows. The under the impact of emerging digital media early formulated concept of "knowledge designs" (Bolz 1993) learns as an update and clarification. The cognitive dwelling - Design, Computers and Cognition... [-]

Italian Product Design

Istituto Marangoni
Campus Full time 3 weeks June 2018 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... [-]

Courses in Industrial Design and Product Design

Florence Design Academy
Campus Full time 1 - 3 years September 2017 Italy Florence

The industrial design course is offered as one year course, two year course and three year course. These courses offer the knowledge and experiences that one needs to know to become a competetive product designer. [+]

The industrial design course is offered as one year course, two year course and three year course. These courses offer the knowledge and experiences that one needs to know to become a competetive product designer. Every product must have two characteristics: functionality and appearance. The combination of shapes, colors, materials, technology and design will give the object a new dimension. Our students use high-tech equipment to realize their ideas, just like in professional design-studios: Professional Workstation, High resolution 24“ Monitor, digital graphics tablet with digital pen. Some softwares that we teach are: Autocad, Photoshop, 3D Studio MAX, Rhinoceros 3D and more. These softwares are used by companies such as BMW, Nokia, Porsche, Boing, Daimler Chrysler, Fiat, Toyota and Yamaha. The teachers of our industrial design school offer precious knowledge in traditional and modern industrial design, graphic art, digital design, 3D graphics and 3D animations. During the course the students will have the opportunity to take part of international industrial design contests. So every student will be able to have a confrontation with theory and real practice. At the end of the course every student will be ready for creating professional product design and animation for industry, TV and printed media. The courses are taught in english language. The Italian language course is open for free to students of the design courses of the F.D.A. Select your course: One Year Course The one year course of industrial design offers a complete and intensive program that allows students to learn professional techniques... [-]

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... [-]