Our Product & Furniture Design BA course is practical and workshop-based and allows you to experiment and design everything from commercial furniture and housewares to ceramics and technology products. The course focuses on practical experimentation informed by the use of materials, technologies and production processes. You'll learn about the qualities of materials, their potential sustainability and appropriate application. You'll study the roles that designers play, and the impact design can have on social, political, environmental and commercial contexts. We were ranked at number eight in the UK (out of 74) for design and crafts in the Guardian University League Tables 2018. Out of the top eight universities we are the only one offering a Product and Furniture Design course. Our strong links with industry mean students can test their ideas at leading companies. In the past these have included John Lewis, Herman Miller and New Balance. You can also attend guest lectures from industry leaders. You'll have the opportunity to attend field trips as part of the course. Previous trips have included visits to Milan, Munich, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona and Valencia. You'll graduate with a portfolio of 2D and 3D work to launch your career and show to potential employers.