In the first year, you'll learn idea pitching and presentation, generating ideas and enhancing visual skills.
You’ll undertake contextual studies, exploring companies such as LEGO and the challenges of mass-production, and build and make your first prototypes.
Context & History
Industrial Design 01
Material and Manufacture
In the second year, you'll share a unit with the BSc (Hons) Creative Computing course, alongside encouraged collaboration with the School of Architecture.
You’ll build an understanding of business management within industrial design, mirroring running a small business or working freelance.
You’ll learn practical skills in 3D printing, laser cutting and model making. You may undertake a year-long industrial work placement between Years 2 and 3 to gain industry insight into design research, development and production.
Industrial Design 02
Context & Theory
Study Abroad Year (Optional)
Students in the School of Crafts and Design have the unique opportunity within UCA to add an additional year of study at an overseas institution (either at a higher education establishment or workplace).
This optional year is designed to broaden your educational experience and deepen your understanding of cultural diversity, enabling you to study within a different cultural context and gain fresh perspectives.
Studying abroad can be a life-changing experience. Living in another country, you'll experience new places, people, cultures and possibilities. You'll develop initiative, independence, motivation and, depending on where you go, a working knowledge of another language – all qualities employers are looking for. You will return to complete your degree with all the benefits of the International Year experience behind you.
To find out more about studying abroad as part of your course please see the Study Abroad section:
You’ll undertake a dissertation, providing the foundations for your final major project.
You’ll create and present ideas, fine-tuning your portfolio into your desired industry to enter your chosen career.
Pitching and Protyping
The course fees per year for 2019 entry are:
- UK and EU students - £9,250
- International students - £15,500 (standard fee)
- International students - £14,800 (full early payment fee)
The fees for 2020 entry have not been confirmed but will be listed here as soon as possible.
Find out more about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to:
These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.