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Product Design Facilities

Explore the facilities and equipment you'll be using on your course.

Our students benefit from a huge range of specialist facilities across our Product Design courses. From dedicated design studios to materials and prototyping workshops and study centre, there is space and resource for everyone to work, learn and develop as a designer.

 

Head of Product Design, James Dale, takes you through our studios, workshops and the key facilities you’ll use on our undergraduate Product Design courses.

Studios and workspaces

Product Design recycling workshop

Undergraduate studio

Based in the beautiful Grade II* listed Arkwright building, our undergraduate studio provides big, open creative spaces to collaborate, undertake group and individual work, sketch, develop projects, undertake soft modelling with card and paper, have presentations and critique sessions.

MA MSc Design tutorial session

Postgraduate studio

Also based in the Arkwright building, this is a dedicated creative study space for postgraduate product design students. This will be your base as a postgraduate student where you'll work on projects, engage in seminars, lectures, presentations and critique sessions.

Study Centre

Based in the Maudslay building, this is the perfect space for private study and is equipped with computers, large format plotters and desk space, together with the latest, and archived, journals and publications.

Spray booth

Colour your designs in our spray booth, based in the Maudslay workshops. It's a ventilated room used for the spray painting of fabricated items and project work, with a waterfall backdrop to trap overspray.

Dark room

This space in our Maudslay workshops is the perfect place for professional standard photography of design projects.

Workshop store

You'll have access to this workshop in your tutorials and for group and individual project work. The space is well-equipped with machinery and used by all students in the School.

Industry-standard computer software

You'll have access to a range of software to aid your project developments:

  • Adobe Creative Suite Web Premium CS5 (including Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamworks, Acrobat Pro);
  • Solidworks;
  • KeyShot;
  • Autodesk Productivity Suite (including AutoCAD, Revit, 3DS Max Design with VRay);
  • Cinema 4D Artlantis, Rhino, Solidworks, Primavera, Vectorworks and Hevacomp; and
  • Microsoft Office suite.