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Design Products

Royal College of Art

M.A.
24 months
Duration
28400 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
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Tuition fee
Anytime
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About

The Design Products Programme is about creativity for purpose. We educate students to be design leaders, encouraging them to address real-world challenges through balancing high levels of creativity and technical capability with contextual insight and empathy for people.

Overview

The Design Products identity is characterised by a pluralistic approach to designing for purpose through a number of design cultures – Design through Making, Design for Manufacture, Object Mediated Interactions, Design as Catalyst and Exploring Emergent Futures – which are underpinned by a set of contextual and real-world themes. This provides a platform for students to conceptualise and validate ideas by challenging people, places, things and systems through crafted artefacts.

Through tutoring from practising designers and design researchers, students determine their own design culture. Team and individual projects, often involving external partners, help to build a portfolio of work that locates them in their desired professional context. Graduates are creative catalysts and visionaries who go on to become leaders in their respective fields.

The Programme offers:

  • critical feedback to develop design identities
  • tutors who are leading practitioners and researchers
  • technical support for prototyping
  • access to College workshops and technical facilities
  • opportunities to exhibit in London and elsewhere
  • collaborative projects with industrial partners
  • a truly international perspective, with students from around 20 nations.

Programme Structure

The Programme consist of two Pathways (subject to validation):

  • Design Products Pathway as described above.
  • Design Futures Pathway consisting of 60 tailored units and with the possibility to continue into the independent final project.
Courses include:
  • New notions & actions from new technology  
  • Networked design
  • The making of things 
  • Human culture 
  • Design for Enterprise 
For more information, please visit programme website.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

240 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

Entrance requirements for Design Products are:

  • a good undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • proficient written and spoken English

Several years of professional experience, either before or after a first degree, is a benefit.

Applications are welcomed from candidates from related backgrounds, such as art or engineering.

  • Digital Portofolio
  • Interview (if invited)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28400 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

UK and EU students receive a subsidy from the British Government and pay a reduced fee. To qualify for the home or EU rate of tuition fees you will need to meet certain strict conditions related to your nationality, visa status and residency. 

To find out more about how fee status is assessed, visit the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA).

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