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Year of Entry 2019/20
BA (Honours)

Product Design with Foundation Year

Course in clearing
Full-time Art and design

Gain a degree in product design, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course.


Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2019. Whether you have your results or not, apply online or by calling 0330 024 6390 today.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 4/5 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 48 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? A009
When do I start? September 2019
Placement available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Study your foundation year, then progress to the full degree.
  • Develop important art and design skills from the very first day.
  • Experiment with a variety of techniques and materials.
  • Undertake applied projects and explore different ways of working.

This foundation year has been designed to encourage exploration and experimentation in art and design. You’ll learn to work confidently and creatively with a wide range of different materials. After completing your foundation, you’ll have the skills and knowledge you need for full honours degree study, and progress directly onto the BA/BSc Product Design course.

How you learn

This course is part of the Sheffield Institute of Arts — our creative community within Sheffield Hallam.

The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BA/BSc Product Design course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other art and design foundation year students, then move on to the degree.

The foundation year aims to embed the creative process, and provide contextual awareness of different art and design disciplines. You will work on self-directed and collaborative projects.

You learn through

  • studio-based project work
  • assignments
  • workshops
  • critiques
  • lectures and seminars
  • self-directed study
  • presentations
  • field trips
  • group and individual tutorials

Course leaders and tutors

Nigel Ball
Nigel Ball
Senior Lecturer in Design

I am the Course Leader for the BA Product Design course. I teach across all levels of the BA/BSc Product Design course and am currently the Course Leader

Applied learning

Degree preparation

After the foundation year, you will be ready to start the full degree. BA/BSc Product Design is an engaging and creative course that allows you to work in exceptional facilities, with expert staff and with well-known companies in developing your own products.

Placement opportunities

On your full honours degree, placement opportunities allow you to cement your skills in industry. Previous students have secured placements with Design Futures, Morphy Richards, Lowe Alpine and Mazda Europe.

Live projects

Throughout the course, you'll create a body of work of applied projects, and undertake independent research into art and design.


Future careers

After completing your foundation year and full undergraduate degree, you’ll be prepared for a career in

  • running your own business
  • becoming a designer-maker
  • industrial design
  • manufacturing
  • design consultancy
  • digital visualisation
  • education
  • sales
  • marketing

Previous graduates of the full BA/BSc Product Design course have gone on to work for

  • Dyson
  • Volvo
  • Ron Arad Associates
  • Jaguar Landrover
  • Kenwood
  • Fosters and Partners
  • Panasonic
  • Evolution Power Tools
  • Black and Decker
  • Mothercare
  • Thomas Heatherwick Studios
  • Design Futures

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

During the foundation year, you work with

  • a dedicated studio
  • state-of-the-art workshops
  • digital design facilities

On the full undergraduate course, you work with

  • extensive technical workshops
  • computer-driven CNC equipment
  • 3D printing
  • 3D digital tools

Entry requirements

All students

GCSE Maths and GCSE English at grade C or 4.

48 UCAS points, including at least 24 UCAS points from one A level or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course. Must include Art, Design and Technology, Textiles or Graphics.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Extended Induction Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Extended Projects Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Design Practices Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Design Principles Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Design Principles Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Design Practice (Product Design) Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework

Year 4

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Graduation Design Portfolio (Product Design) Credits: 120 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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