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Product Design BTEC HND

3D Design Bedford


Product Design HND (Full time)

The one year HND programme is a follow on from the HNC 3D Design course and will introduce you to design manufacturing, new materials and trend forecasting. You will also develop methodologies for idea generation within the industry, the design cycle, analysis and testing. There is an emphasis on contemporary making skills for example ceramic, glass, wood, metal and resin. The programme is delivered by design practitioners in studios in the purpose-built South Bank Arts Centre. The course will prepare you for a career as a creative designer and maker, in addition, you will engage in contextual studies of British and European product design as well as design from various cultures. Our students have progressed to employment with local and London-based design agencies. Once you have completed the HND in Product Design you can progress to a university of your choice.

Course information

Entry requirements

To begin this course you will need a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in an Art & Design subject, or relevant professional experience. Entry will also be subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to present a portfolio of your creative work, including developmental worksheets or sketchbooks.

Course content

You will develop skills and knowledge in Product Design as well as broad diagnostic skills and knowledge in 3D Design.

Units include:

  • Core units
  • Professional Practice
  • Applied Practice Collaborative Project
  • Pearson-set unit
  • One specialist unit
  • Three optional units
Assessment methods

Formal presentation of project work.


Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (Product Design)

Further study and career options

On completion of this course, you will be able to undertake work on a freelance basis or direct employment. Future career paths include product designer, interior designer and model designer.

Additional information

You will have the opportunity to take part in workshops delivered by guest designers as well as visiting design destinations for example Berlin, Milan and New York. Our students have taken part in several design exhibitions including New Designers, London.

Additional costs

  • Resource fee of £75.
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Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 18/09/2024
Type: HE
Length: 30 weeks
Day(s): Wednesday, TH
Time(s): 9:15am - 4:30pm
Fees: £6,000.00 Fee notes: The fee indicated is for each year of the course.

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Funding Information

You could be eligible to take out a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. Click on the link below to find out more about the financial support available for our Higher Education courses.

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If you decide to pay for your course yourself, we also offer an affordable Direct Debit instalments option to help spread the cost of tuition fees (terms apply).

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

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Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.