Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Product Design

Develop your creative skills and professional practice, and work with industry clients to design products that make a difference.

Product Design

Course Overview

  • UCAS code


    W241
  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    City Campus
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    3 Years
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

Develop your skills in product design and professional practice.

As part of your course you’ll:

  • Gain insight into user requirements, economic, environmental and ethical considerations, as well as materials, manufacturing, production and industry capabilities 
  • Use your insights to help inform the design of your products
  • Design a range of products for both commercial and domestic use, including furniture, interior products, consumer goods and sustainable products
  • Work on live industry briefs , which will ensure you’ll be working in real world contexts to design products that make a positive contribution to the world around us

Our students have designed for Tommee Tippee, Lego, Nestle, Asda, High Tech Lighting and TRIG Creative amongst many others. Ed Barber of BarberOsgerby, designers of the Olympic Torch, is a graduate of this course. 

You can see examples of our students' work in our 2020 End of Year Festival, and in our 2019 End of Year Show publication.

Our design studios will provide you with a flexible working space, with computers integrated into the working environment. A textile space is also nestled next to a lecture area with digital projection equipment.

Throughout your course, lecturers from a range of design disciplines will visit to talk about their own practice and run workshops. In your final year you’ll display your project work at our Degree Show, held in our award-winning Broadcasting Place - an event which attracts interest from artists and industry professionals.

Specialist facilities
Our design studios provide you with a flexible working space, with computers integrated into the working environment. A textile space is also nestled next to a lecture area with digital projection equipment.

Guest Lectures
We often run a number of guest lectures and workshops throughout the year, both on campus and in conjunction with external organisations. The INSIDE/OUT lecture series brings together some of the most exciting names from the fields of art, architecture, design, fashion, film, music, performing arts and beyond. You can catch up on previous lectures by visiting the Leeds Arts Research Centre site.

Why study Product Design at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Gain from your tutors' extensive industry knowledge and professional networks
  2. The course's 'sandwich year' option has allowed many of our previous students to gain industry experience and boost their employment prospects
  3. Benefit from the school's close links to design and creative businesses in the Yorkshire region, throughout the UK, and beyond
  4. Study within Leeds School of Arts - one of the largest university arts communities in the north, with 3000 students spread across over 40 courses and 170 years of inspiring, challenging and innovative practices
  5. Take advantage of the interdisciplinary nature of the course and the school; gain access to a vast range of ideas, skills and facilities which will allow you to take your work in your own direction
  6. Leeds is home to thriving creative sector; with hundreds of innovative start-ups, agencies, design businesses and countless other opportunities for product designers on our doorstep

BA (Hons) Product Design This course focuses on human centred design and addresses human need through innovative thinking and appropriate design solutions.

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