About this course
Our Foundation Degree in Product Design course is perfect for students wanting to pursue a career in the design industry. Based at our City Centre campus in Cardiff, this programme will allow students to develop a range of design skills across a variety of areas of Product Design including:
- Industrial Design
- Furniture Design
- Computer Graphics
- Branding Design
- Set and Prop Design
- Spatial Design
Studying in the College's specialised studios and multimedia suites, candidates will develop the level of skill, knowledge and understanding required to achieve success in the creative industry.
This course is delivered at Cardiff Arts Academy which is situated a short walk from City Centre campus.
What you will study
Central to the practice will be the study of materials and workshop processes to create models and prototypes, critical thinking, 3D computer modeling, visual communications and historical and contemporary design in context. The structure of the course also offers you the opportunity to gather strong business perspective and undertake a work placement within the industry. The programme is project-led and studio based, with a mix of technical workshops, lectures, seminars and supervised studio practice, and continuous assessments.
Successful candidates have the opportunity to progress onto the third year of the B.A. (Hons) Degree within the School of Art and Design at Cardiff Metropolitan University.
For course specific enquiries please contact:
Please note: you can apply for this course either through UCAS or directly through the college.
If applying via UCAS please use the following details: Course Code - 8F3S, University Code - C20, Campus Code - 5.
Course fee per year
Tuition Fees: £7,500.00
Applications to the course will be considered on an individual basis.
Typical entry requirements are detailed below, but if you don’t meet these criteria, then your portfolio of appropriate work and experience will be taken into consideration at interview.
Combinations of the qualifications below are acceptable, and other qualifications not listed may also be accepted and assessed on an individual basis.
Applicants must be 18 or over, and for standard entry a minimum of 48 UCAS tariff points is required, which is reflected in the offers below:
Typical A-Level Offer - DD
Typical BTEC Offer - relevant BTEC level 3 profile of Pass/Pass/Pass Typical
Welsh Bacc Offer - Grade C and DE at A Level
Typical Access to HE Offer - Pass Diploma with 60 credits overall to include 45 Level 3 credits all passes
Additionally, GCSE passes in three subjects at grade C or above to include Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent).
A successful interview with the Course Leader or another member of the team may also be a requirement for entry onto the course.
Teaching and assessment
- Continuous assessments practical
- The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
- Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
- Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
- Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
- All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
- Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
- Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Time of day
Everyone is really friendly and the learning experience has been great - the tutors are always supportive. I'd recommend going to College as it's a great route into university or work. I'm lucky enough to be studying a course I really enjoy and that's the most important thing.