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London Metropolitan University

Furniture and Product Design (including foundation year)

UCAS Code: W264

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

You will be required to have English Language GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)

UCAS Tariff

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About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

8.0 years | Part-time | 2021

Subject

Furniture design and making

**Why study this course?**

Our Furniture and Product Design (including foundation year) BA (Hons) has a built-in preparatory year that will allow you to explore different creative practices in our School of Art, Architecture and Design, before you embark on more in-depth study of furniture and product design.

The programme was designed to accommodate two purposes to allow you to build a portfolio of high quality work and to provide an alternative route into an undergraduate degree, if you don’t meet the necessary requirements for the three-year degree. On graduation you’ll receive the same award and title as students on the three-year degree.

**More about this course**

Our Furniture and Product Design (including foundation year) BA degree programme is designed to help you establish individual focus and direction in Year 0, before embarking on more in-depth study and practice in furniture and product design.

You’ll share the foundation year with others studying a degree with a foundation year at our School of Art, Architecture and Design. Your shared curriculum will allow you to discover your potential and learn techniques within different creative practices. As you complete this foundation year, you’ll build a portfolio of high-quality work that will incorporate short-term and long-term projects you worked on throughout the year.

A key feature of the foundation year is that you’ll regularly get to present your work in-progress and finished projects to peers and tutors on the course and across the School, which will prepare you for the public exhibition at the end of the year.

In the subsequent three years of your studies you’ll join students on the three-year degree and study the same content and the same modules as them. To find out more about the content you’ll study during those years, visit our Furniture and Product Design BA (Hons) course page.

If, at the end of your foundation year, you’d like to specialise in a different discipline at the School of Art, Architecture and Design, there will be flexibility to allow you to do this.

Modules

Year 0 modules include:

Critical and Contextual Studies: Foundation
Formats
Project
Techniques
Year 1 modules include:

3D Design Principles
3D Visual Research and Communication
Critical and Contextual Studies 1 (3D)
Workshop Practice
Year 2 modules include:

3D Design
Critical and Contextual Studies 2 (3D)
Design Resolution
Materials, Technology and Markets
Year 3 modules include:

3D Project Design and Development
Critical and Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (3D)
Major Project Realisation: Furniture and Product Design
World of Work

Assessment methods

The assessments will consist of essays and portfolio of your project work. There will be no examinations.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Aldgate

Department:

The School of Art, Architecture and Design

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

82%
high
Furniture design and making

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Furniture design and making

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

72%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
50%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
E

After graduation


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Furniture design and making

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
55%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Furniture design and making

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£19k

£19k

£20k

£20k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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