Courses in 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… Read more

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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Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
Milan, Italy

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 ... +

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... -
Courses
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Accademia del Lusso
Milan, Italy

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 f ... +

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... -
Courses
Full-time
English, Italian
Oct 2020
Campus
 
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Milan, Italy +2 More

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 fro ... +

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. 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. -
Courses
Full-time
4 months
English
Feb 2021
18 Jan 2021
Campus
 
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

The CSP (Continuing Study Program) in Color & Trim provides concentrated knowledge in these two fields with a variety of formats, materials, concepts and objectives.

The CSP (Continuing Study Program) in Color & Trim provides concentrated knowledge in these two fields with a variety of formats, materials, concepts and objectives. -
Courses
Part-time
3 months
English
18 Jan 2021
14 Dec 2020
Campus
 
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Madrid, Spain

The intensive one-year Product Design Course (1 year) prepares students to take their first steps in product design in an introduction to the techniques, processes and methodo ... +

The intensive one-year Product Design Course (1 year) prepares students to take their first steps in product design in an introduction to the techniques, processes and methodologies of this discipline. -
Courses
Full-time
English
14 Sep 2020
01 Sep 2020
Campus
 
School of Sustainability
Bologna, Italy

The objective is to train designers capable of delivering sustainable solutions with the broadest positive impact on the environment, the society and the economy, in a variety ... +

The objective is to train designers capable of delivering sustainable solutions with the broadest positive impact on the environment, the society and the economy, in a variety of fields and at different scales, and to allow companies and professionals to work together to the definition of a new set of goals that facilitate the transition of design to a new ethical dimension where the challenges related to the effects of a growing world population on the ecosphere, are tackled in a systemic way. To achieve these ambitious goals, the promotion and development of innovative materials, processes, and products that can foster a Circular Economy will be pivotal. -
Courses
Full-time
5 months
English
Oct 2020
31 Jul 2020
Campus
 
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 process ... +

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 process for your designs. -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Scuola Italiana Design (SID)
Padua, Italy +1 More

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

ModuloMaster is an educational project designed to favour the participation of students in the professional experience of Master. -
Courses
Full-time
10 - 20 weeks
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Kensington and Chelsea College
London, United Kingdom

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 tryi ... +

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. -
Courses
Part-time
8 - 10 weeks
English
Campus
 
Escuela Superior De Diseño Barcelona BAU
Barcelona, Spain

Packaging design is a discipline which is completely different from other design disciplines, since its principal objective is instantaneous recognition. One of the most stabl ... +

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. -
Courses
Full-time
Spanish
Campus
 
TU Delft Open & Online Education
Netherlands Online, Netherlands

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 ... +

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. -
Courses
4 weeks
English
Online
 
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 of you ... +

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 of your product. These are the skills fashion professionals need to be successful. -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Kensington and Chelsea College
London, United Kingdom

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 on the ... +

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 on the stand. Please bring a basic sewing kit, pencils, paper and scissors. -
Courses
Part-time
8 weeks
English
Campus
 
Scuola Italiana Design (SID)
Padua, Italy +1 More

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.

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. -
Courses
Full-time
Campus
 
Escuela Superior De Diseño Barcelona BAU
Barcelona, Spain

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 tr ... +

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. -
Courses
Full-time
Spanish
Campus
 

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