Caroline Baumhauer, Product Design, 2023.

Product Design

Award
BDes/MEDes Product Design
Location
Glasgow
School
School of innovation and Technology
UCAS Code
HW72

Programme Overview

Product Design at the GSA's School of Innovation and Technology provides a unique and holistic overview of design’s role in future society. The BDes and MEDes programmes equip students with a diverse skill set and thorough understanding of design’s evolving role as the creative and strategic link between technology and society. Both programmes offer opportunities for international study, as well as the possibility to participate in live projects with businesses and public-sector organisations. As a result, our graduates have a unique, multicultural perspective that prepares them for all sorts of creative possibilities. The Bachelor of Design (BDes) programme challenges conventional perceptions of product design as a solely industrial discipline, focusing instead on reimagining experiences and responding to the complexities of modern life. Our students work beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries and engage with specialist expertise from other domains, such as science, medicine or technology, to create a vision of a better future. The Master of European Design (MEDes) is a unique programme created by the School of Innovation and Technology in partnership with other eminent European institutions. The programme sets the school's trans-disciplinary approach to product design in an international context, providing an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in different cultures and experience alternative approaches that will inform your future practice. The MEDes pathway shares its first two years with the BDes programme, at which point you can choose which of the two directions best suits your academic objectives. MEDes students spend the following two years studying abroad in two different European schools, before returning to Glasgow for the final year.‍ All GSA degree programmes are validated by the University of Glasgow.

Dunstan Clackson, Product Design 2023.

How to Apply

More on How to Apply / Year 1 Entry / Advanced Entry (or getting into Year 2 direct).

Jingjing Ke, Interaction Design, 2023.

Application Guidelines + Digital Portfolio

Xintong Guo, Product Design, 2023.

This guide contains important information including entry requirements, English language requirements, the application process and sample portfolios.

Graduate Showcase

Join us for Degree Show - immerse yourself in our digital showcase of graduating students' work and see final year projects from students of this programme.

Katie Smith, Communication Design, 2023.

Graduate destinations

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Indicative Programme Costs

Information for future students on planning your budget, studio and workshop access, technical services, study abroad and exchange, library and further support.

Kamryn Couture, Product Design, 2023.

Current Programme Specification

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Resource Lists

Visit the library for the specialist reading lists for this programme. Key resources are expected to be read/viewed by all students enrolled on this course during study. You can also find wider and suggested reading on the subject, with many of the contents available to read online once students have enrolled on the programme.

Billy Paterson. Communication Design, 2023.

International Students + VISAs

As one of the leading art schools in the UK, The Glasgow School of Art welcomes international students to all of its programmes. The School offers an environment in which difference is encouraged and diversity of background and approach is valued.

Yimei Lu, MDes Fashion & Textiles, 2023.

Exchange & Study Abroad

The Glasgow School of Art has an extensive student and staff exchange programme with about 75 of the world’s leading Art, Design and Architecture schools. These partnerships have been built up over many years through academic relationships and collaborations and extend to all corners of the world.

Gabriel Christys, Painting and Printmaking, 2023.

This programme participates in the Glasgow Clyde College Associate Student Scheme

This programme participates in the scheme supporting applicants from their HNC Art & Design to Year 2 of this and other programmes.

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This programme is subject to validation

We review the content of our programmes regularly, making changes where necessary to improve the student experience and our graduate prospects.  This programme is being reviewed and is subject validation. You can read more about what ‘Subject to Validation’ means here.

Poppy Fraser. Painting & Printmaking, 2023.
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