Design Products BA (Hons)

This course explores how people interact with products and services and how we can use that knowledge to design better products and experiences for everyone.

This course focuses on developing well-rounded individuals with the skills and knowledge to produce both digital and physical products. You will work on creating and evaluating new ideas and turning them into tangible inventions and products that meet customer demands. In developing new product design ideas, you will study aesthetics and sustainability as well as manufacturing through prototyping and basic electronics.

As a product design graduate you will be well prepared to pursue a wide range of careers in product design, package design, service design, and advertising, including prototyping and manufacturing, toys and games, consumer gadgets, design for financial services, user experience (UX), sports performances devices, home wares, medical devices, and product packaging.


Both the BA (Hons) Design Products  Design Interactions courses were selected by Domus Magazine as one of the: “Top 100 European Courses in Design & Architecture 2013” - Read more ...


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8 reasons to apply for this course

  1. Strong industry links, live client projects 

  2. Great staff to student ratio 

  3. Cutting-edge, open-access Prototyping studios 

  4. Students gain industry ready skills 

  5. Internships 

  6. Award-winning course 

  7. Students work in an ambitious yet supportive environment focused on educating creatives that can work in industry 

  8. Cross course interaction promotes outstanding and innovative student work 

About this course


3 years full time


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Entry requirements

Students will normally be expected to possess five GCSEs (grade C or above) or equivalent (including English and Mathematics) and also to hold at least one of the following or equivalent UK or international qualification:

  • 2 A levels, grade C or above
  • 4 AS levels, grade C or above
  • 2 vocational A level, grade C or above
  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
  • International Baccalaureate, 28 points or above

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Key study topics

  • Concept generation - being innovative
  • How to manage ideas
  • User research - how to understand people's needs
  • Prototyping - making things work
  • Ideas to market - selling a vision


I chose Ravensbourne based on its reputation and location. Being in London gives us a great advantage because it is the place where many events and exhibitions take place. I particularly like the aspect of working in an open plan space. It prepares us for industry and also allows us to meet and interact with others from different design disciplines. We also get lots of industry speakers in from different backgrounds. "My first impression of Ravensbourne came from my student interview. There was a tutor and a student present, it just showed how highly valued student and tutor relationships are.Gar Hey, BA (Hons) Design Products

What the next three years will look like

You will be assessed through the completion of hands-on, practical work that develops technical skills, presentation and pitching skills, and written work including essays and project reports.

Year 1

You will study: the essentials of design, both 2D and 3D, including an introduction to design software packages; effective communication and presentation skills; contextual studies and theory; methods of design research; the process of design prototyping including materials and building techniques; an introduction to electronics, and physical interaction.

Year 2

You will study: the aesthetics of design in both 2D and 3D; sustainability; basic materials and manufacturing techniques; researching and designing services and processes; digital advertising and promotions; entrepreneurship and enterprise, and preparation for writing your final dissertation in the third year.

Year 3

You will study: major project work of your own direction, with an accompanying report; a collaborative project with students from other disciplines; an independent project based on an industry brief; an academic dissertation on a product design topic of your choosing, and a final industry ready portfolio of work.


Successful completion of this course can lead to postgraduate study in MSc Applied Technologies: Rapid Prototyping and Digital Technologies, MA/MSc Interactive Digital Media, MA/MSc Interactive Product Futures, and MDes Service Design Innovation.

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