BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design

Our interdisciplinary design studio inspires you to challenge, disrupt and rethink design practices to create unique and compelling objects, artefacts and user experiences.

Course details

Go hands-on with materials in our extensive workshops to design products, furniture, ceramics and lighting.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Plymouth campus

Plymouth University

Course overview

Develop a rich portfolio that is relevant to the evolving needs of professional design practice and become a Designer Maker, or a Designer for Industry, or combine areas of 3D design practice.


Entry requirements

  • CAS tariff
  • 96 – 120
  • A level
    A minimum of two A levels; General Studies accepted.  
  • International Baccalaureate
    26–28 points overall.  
  • 18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
    MMM-DDM (any subject, preferably Art and Design).
  • BTEC National Diploma modules
    If you hold a BTEC qualification, it is vital that you provide our Student Recruitment and Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information, we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.
  • All access courses
    Pass a named Access to HE Diploma with at least 33 credits at merit and/or distinction.
  • T level
    Merit in digital production, design and development.
  • GCSE
    Mathematics and English Language grade C.


A creative industries careers programme runs during each year of study. 

Visits to leading design studios, talks from industry experts and our Professional and Creative Attributes programme highlight opportunities offered by contemporary design practice and inspire your ambitions. You develop the core skills and resources and produce your creative CV and a professional portfolio that celebrates your unique design voice. 

Opportunities are provided for you to enter high-profile competitions and sell your work through pop-up shops. You exhibit your work in graduate shows to build your profile. You can include an optional year to enhance the depth of your experience and your portfolio. 


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

  • Stage 1 Placement Preparation (FAPY100)
  • Product and Furniture Discovery, Exploration, Enquiry and Culture (PFD400)
  • Introduction to Studio and Workshop Practice (TDD400)
  • Design Carousel 1 (TDD450)
  • Product and Furniture Specialist Skills & Progression (PFD501)
  • Common Challenge: Interdisciplinary Design (TDD560)
  • Product and Furniture Specialist Exploration & Culture (PFD500)
  • Design Carousel 2 (TDD550)
  • Stage 2 Placement Preparation (FAPY200)
  • Product and Furniture Specialist Exploration and Culture (PFD500)
  • Product and Furniture Specialist Skills and Progression (PFD501)
  • Design Carousel 2 (TDD550)
  • Common Challenge: Interdisciplinary Design (TDD560)