Those choosing to pursue a career as a product designer need to gain both theoretical and practical design skills, so it’s best to find a degree programme that offers a broad knowledge of materials and production methods. The product design degree programme available at Ravensbourne allows you to further these skills and realise your career aspirations.
Maybe you want to become an exhibition designer, a further education lecturer, or an industrial product designer. Once you’ve graduated with a design degree, there are plenty of options open to you.
Try to broaden your career options by expanding your job search. This type of degree is also an asset to those wishing to follow a career in advertising, automotive engineering, marketing, buying and sales.
As well as choosing to embark on a product design degree, it’s also important to gain as much experience as possible around your studies. Internships and work placements will help you to learn more about the industry and the types of roles available. Having work experience, as well as a degree on your CV can boost your chances of employment. Although such work may be unpaid initially, it’s certain to pay off in the long run.
To ensure you have the best chance possible when it comes to finding employment in your desired field, it’s important that you learn a number of skills: presentation, communication and, commercial skills, as well as developing entrepreneurial talent and problem solving abilities. Employers wish to hire talented people who are motivated and can work independently as well as in a team. This means it’s important for you to create a good balance between the two. General and specialist IT skills, including computer-aided design abilities are also an asset to anyone wishing to go into the more technical side of product design, whilst applying for a Master’s course is a great way to focus on one particular area of the design sector.