Product Design

We pride ourselves on producing student designers in their own mould. Our exceptional academic and technical staff promote freedom, experimentation and individuality in design, as students explore their own practice.

The department is embedded in industry through practice, consultancy and research and has specialisms ranging from materials to medical devices and virtual reality to robotics.

We deliver world-class research which changes people’s lives. We develop revolutionary medical products to improve people’s health. We create sustainable technologies to support developing nations, helping people make water from air and cook food in ovens powered only by the sun.

Our degree courses are renowned in industry for their quality and relevant to practice, embodied by our professional accreditations and track record in producing successful, industry-ready design graduates who are making an impact on the industry across the world.

Our academic offices and workshops are based in the Maudslay building, right in the heart of the University's City Campus. If you’re interested in visiting, studying, or working with us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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What's coming up

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Mar

LEAP: Creative Industries Expo

Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom, NG1 4BU

The Nottingham Trent University Creative Industries Expo is an ideal opportunity for employers within the creative sector to meet our enthusiastic, work-ready students and graduates. 

Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom, NG1 4BU

The Nottingham Trent University Creative Industries Expo is an ideal opportunity for employers within the creative sector to meet our enthusiastic, work-ready students and graduates. 

24

Oct

Property, Design and Construction Job Fair

Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom, NG1 4BU

01

Jun

SHOW: degree show public view

Arkwright, Barnes Wallis, Bonington, Newton and Waverley buildings, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom,

10

Oct

European Project Semester (EPS) annual provider’s meeting

The loft, Students' Union, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, NG1 4GH

25

Sep

Product Design Masters Exhibition 2019

Old Chemistry Theatre, Newton and Arkwright Building, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, NG1 4BU

Featured Facility

Newton and Arkwright

The University has invested a massive £90 million in the regeneration of two Grade II* listed buildings, Newton and Arkwright, at the heart of the City Campus. Arkwright is home to our inspiring studio spaces where our students are encouraged to work collaboratively and experiment with ideas.

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100% of our BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design sandwich students are in graduate level employment within six months of finishing their studies (latest DLHE survey 2016/17)

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100% of our BSc (Hons) Product Design sandwich students are in graduate level employment within six months of finishing their studies (latest DLHE survey 2016/17)

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100% of our BA (Hons) Product Design sandwich students are in employment or further study within six months of finishing their studies (latest DLHE survey 2016/17)

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92% of undergraduate product design students are satisfied with their student experience (National Student Survey 2019)

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