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Art & Design

An Introduction to Product Design and Creative Innovation

 

Course overview

You explore design thinking and the design process. You follow the process from interpreting the brief to realising innovative outcomes relating to new products and consumer needs. You learn how design can be used to deliver solutions to real-world problems.

No previous knowledge is assumed and you explore a range of ideas, processes and methods while completing a negotiated project.

Winter university

Start date: Starts Wednesday 19 January, Wednesdays for eight weeks, 6.00pm-9.00pm

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You can study up to 30 credits at Winter University and you can select up to three modules on the same application form. If you would like to add a module later, or change one of your choices, then please email winter.university@tees.ac.uk.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of our Winter University courses, it is advised that applicants are aged 16+ at the time of enrolment. if you are under the age of 18 you must be accompanied at your Winter University classes by a parent or a responsible adult to act in the capacity of a parent (in loco parentis). Your designated adult may need to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

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Where you study

This course is delivered on-campus.

 

Course details

What you study

- contexts of contemporary product design and creative innovation
- design thinking and design processes
- innovation in product design and the creation of ideas and concepts for product realisation
- project presentations and reflective summary

How you are assessed

You are assessed through a portfolio of product design creative work (100%).

You keep a journal of your sketch work from each session as you complete the allocated project briefs. In the final session you will present the project outcomes to your tutor and fellow students.

Your journal and project is captured on PowerPoint documents and is submitted for final marking at the end of the final session.

 
 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You are required to have access to basic art and design materials such as paper, sketchbooks, pencils, pens, rulers, basic watercolour/gouache paints.

International applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 5.5 or higher.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of our Winter University courses, it is advised that applicants are aged 16+ at the time of enrolment. if you are under the age of 18 you must be accompanied at your Winter University classes by a parent or a responsible adult to act in the capacity of a parent (in loco parentis). Your designated adult may need to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

 
 

Part-time

2022/23 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Start date: Starts Wednesday 19 January, Wednesdays for eight weeks, 6.00pm-9.00pm

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