Product Design for 15 - 17 Year Olds

Person drawing
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Full-time
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: August 2018
  • Course duration: One week

This course is a series of practical workshops that'll introduce you to product design and innovation, from idea to manufacture.

You'll develop your design and interpersonal skills and consider new ways of thinking and better team building – essential tools for successful product design.

Several small projects will be completed as individuals and in teams throughout the week, developing your skills as a designer in a variety of different fields.

The course will include the following key activities:

  • sketching and rendering
  • CAD design and model making
  • design and manufacture using obscure materials
  • presentation techniques
  • design futures (conceptual design and future design technologies)
  • design theory, design analysis and deconstruction, and real world applications
  • design processes and product analysis.

What will you gain?

This course is ideal if you plan on becoming a product designer in the future.

It's ideal if you are interested in working on projects that will strengthen your portfolio and which demonstrates new approaches in your work.

The ideal attendee will be ideas and solution-driven, open to new ways of working, thinking and able to work with others in a positive way.

"I enjoyed the variety of projects, the freedom to be creative and the sessions on drawing." RB, Summer 2016

"I enjoyed that we could be so hands-on and creative. All of the sessions were well organised and very fun." CS, Summer 2016

"I enjoyed making things out of weird materials." SP, Summer 2016

Any questions? Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

On this course you will:

  • explore how to develop your innovation skills and provide solutions to design problems
  • investigate how to create new concepts that appeal to audiences that might have differing needs and abilities
  • undertake quick and practical workshops in sketching and presentation techniques
  • identify ways in which new products can best be positioned in the busy market place, and how you can develop an effective branding and marketing strategy
  • model development using everyday materials to convey simple design ideas
  • build team spirit and refresh your creative thinking skills.

How to apply

You can book your place via the NTU online store:

Summer course, one week (August)

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

You can book your place via the NTU online store:

Summer course, one week (August)

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418