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. Our course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD), recognising the quality and relevance of our course content. You'll 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 2015-2016). As part of the course you'll explore local and international perspectives on design, and take part in live design projects, with briefs from real clients. Previous clients have included Paul Smith and Nestlé. Students recently travelled to Paris on a study trip, and engaged in a collaborative project with their counterparts from the Parisian Strate Design School on a contemorary lighting project. You'll have the opportunity to undertake a one-year work placement as part of the course, in order to apply your skills and knowledge in industry, and develop your own professional networks. We'll teach you 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. 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.