BA PRODUCT DESIGN
Aims and outcomes
ICSID definition : « Design is a creative activity whose goal is to determine the formal qualities of industrially manufactured objects. By formal qualities, we do not only mean an object’s outward appearance, but more its structural and functional characteristics which make it a coherent whole ».
Product design is mostly concerned with designing machine-made products in a wide range of areas: mass consumer products, house ware, production tools and these products’ visual identification system.
For example :
• Machine tools,
• Electronic and computer equipment,
• Home appliances,
• Street furniture,
• Audiovisual and multimedia equipment.
The course is composed of a set of complementary modules. It is aimed at developing the students’ synthetical skills through the study of artistic, scientific, economic and literary subjects.
Students develop technical, managerial, marketing, grahic, 3D rendering, and synthetic skills.
Two days a week are spent in the studio working on design projects.
Graduates can choose to work in a design agency or within a creative team in industry under the supervision of a project manager. They can also choose to go into a postgraduate degree, Olivier de Serres’s DSAA or at ENSCI (École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industriel « Les ateliers Saint Sabin »), ENSAD (École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs)…
Semesters: 2 (FY) +4
ECTS credits: 30/sem
Compulsory work placement: end of semester 4, minimum six weeks, usually longer.