Furniture and product designers produce innovative items for the consumer market, from commercial or domestic furnishings to household goods. Our course is a designer-centred programme, encouraging you to develop your own individual style, vision and philosophy. You'll spend time in our industry-standard workshops, developing concepts and learning about principles of effective design. You'll develop your communication skills through drawing, model-making, computer-aided-design, prototyping scale and full size realisations of your designs, working on a range of diverse and challenging design projects KEY FEATURES: Our course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD), recognising the quality and relevance of our course content; Benefit from excellent employability prospects; 100% of our BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design sandwich students are in work or further study, just six months after graduating (DLHE 2014-2015). Take part in live design projects, with briefs from real clients. Previous clients have included Paul Smith and Nestle; Explore local and international design, with inspiring trips in the UK and abroad included in your course fees. Recently students have travelled to Paris as part of the course, collaborating with students at the Parisian Strate Design School on a joint lighting project; Gain vital skills and experience in the workplace by undertaking a one-year placement; Learn how to use a range of design tools and techniques in our industry-standard workshops and design spaces, supported by our team of expert technicians; Turn your ideas into a viable business with help from the HIVE, NTU's purpose-built Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise, a support centre to help students create, develop and grow their own businesses; Exhibit your work at our final year Degree Shows, attended by industry experts and prospective employers and add to your CV and challenge yourself by taking part in competitions and national events, producing innovative and exciting designs to complex briefs.