Planit


Product Design

Glasgow School of Art

Venues

Main Campus

Content

Design and the role of the designer are changing. Designers now must apply their creative skills within new industries and social practices that are continuously emerging. The focus is no longer just on the solving of existing problems or the refinement of solutions – but reimagining experience and finding ways to make this tangible.

On this course you will be encouraged to explore complex social, ethical and environmental issues as subject matter for design. You will be asked to engage with and understand the people who will use and be affected by their designs, and learn to apply research methods and analytical skills from the Social Sciences in order to do so. Furthermore, you will be taught to be explorative and to learn to think through making, resulting in a designer who is both a critical and creative thinker.

Entry Requirements

4 Highers at ABBB (first sitting) or AABB (two sittings) plus National 5 English. A portfolio of your work is required to be submitted and you must attend for interview.

Start Date

October

Qualification

Degree

Award

BDes Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

HW72

Course Length

4 years

Department

School of Design

SCQF Level

9/10

Website

www.gsa.ac.uk

Career Area

Engineering

Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy