Manchester Metropolitan University

Design: Product and Furniture

This course is an innovative collaboration between Manchester School of Art and the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Manchester Metropolitan University. It brings together students from creative and manufacturing backgrounds to foster original approaches to product and furniture design for manufacture whilst exploring personal philosophies and cultural contexts. Supported by extensive hand, machine and digital workshops across a range of materials, you will investigate and challenge the application and use of materials and processes within making and manufacturing to embrace opportunities for innovation across a breadth of product and furniture design practices. As part of the wider MA/MFA Design Network, a series of options units are delivered to enable you to further expand your creative agendas and design methodologies. Within these options, you can choose to develop design ambitions within a business context, through a unit delivered by the Manchester Metropolitan Business School, which cultivates project planning and management skills, raises understanding of markets and marketing opportunities, and highlights the financial factors and concerns that impact on production design decisions within a commercial manufacturing environment. Find out more at: http://www.art.mmu.ac.uk/postgraduate/ma-msc-mfa-design-productandfurnit...

Entry requirements

MA: At least a second class UK Honours degree in an art, engineering or business related discipline is usually required. EU/international equivalents or equivalent usually professional qualifications, or unclassified degrees in engineering or product design with relevant professional experience are also accepted. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on merit. MSc: A minimum 2.2 UK honours degree in an art, engineering or business related discipline is usually required. EU/international equivalents or equivalent usually professional qualifications, or unclassified degrees in engineering or product design with relevant professional experience are also accepted. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on merit. In addition you also need to submit a Digital Portfolio. Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

Course modules

Year 1: Core units: Contextualising design practice; cute values for product design; final major project period; material and emotional values for product design. Optional units: Commercial aspects of design; Contested territories; digital futures; health and wellbeing; images and archives; making our futures - ecological arts and sustainable design; negotiated study; object and context; sciart; the museum and the city - the city as a museum; writing research and funding proposals. Year 2: Core units: MFA - practice 3: contextualising; MFA - practice 4: realisation and publication.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through the submission of physical project work, supported by individual presentations and written submissions.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 - 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 - 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years
Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG) Full-time September 2018 - 2 Years
Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG) Part-time September 2018 - 4 Years
Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG) Full-time September 2019 - 2 Years
Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG) Part-time September 2019 - 4 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site M15 6BH North West

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