BA Product Design

Product Design is a multidisciplinary training, open and in line with the requirements that the current technological society requires. Versatile and adaptable to a large multitude of professional sectors, it is a degree that allows the student to orientate his own professional career, in a world where traditional professions disappear and new employment options are opened.

BA Product Design

Think about the products you use everyday. Most of them are useful, attractive and seemingly very simple.

However, even the simplest products are much more complicated than they may seem. Not only must these products be conceptualized and designed, they must also be manufactured.

A product designer is someone who designs the appearance of different types of products, from mobile devices to vehicles. Initially, the product designer receives a vast amount of information about a new product, including its use, target market and functionality, and create models of what the real product will be.

They also have to work with usability for the product, so it's not all about aesthetics.

Although many product designers work with a variety of different elements, most specialize in a particular type of products, especially if they work for a particular company.

Redesign is also part of their work, over the same design improvements are made in order to increase the functionality and efficiency of the product.

It is possible to work on new products or improve existing ones, and use the knowledge of technology, materials and manufacturing methods to improve the design and usability of an element.

The job involve:

  • Designing
  • Modelling
  • Prototyping
  • Testing

At ESADA students work alongside engineers, artists and modellers, conducting researches on real projects and developing real proposals. In the last few courses they will develop feasibility studies of the designs to ensure that it is cost-effective.

<p>Antonio Ruiz Sánchez, Coordinator of the Product Design Degree</p>

Imagine, Search, Create, Draw, Model, Prototype, Make... and enjoy always

Antonio Ruiz Sánchez, Coordinator of the Product Design Degree


Teaching Staff

    • Samuel Funes

      Samuel Funes

      Diseño Estratégico

    • Venancio Galán

      Venancio Galán

      Historia

    • Carlos Jiménez

      Carlos Jiménez

      Materiales avanzados para el diseño

    • Myrta  Lavesa

      Myrta Lavesa

      Marketing Digital

    • José Antonio Martínez López

      José Antonio Martínez López

      Photography

    • Ignacio Segura

      Ignacio Segura

      Comunicación de la Identidad


    Subjects

    1º Year

    History of the arts and aesthetics
    4 ECTS · 1st Semester
    Visual Language
    8 ECTS · Annual
    Freehand drawing: Sketches
    5 ECTS · 1st Semester
    Photographic documentation
    5 ECTS · Annual
    Vectorial representation
    7 ECTS · Annual
    Representation systems
    8 ECTS · Annual
    Materials and manufacturing processes
    10 ECTS · Annual
    Creativity and Project Methodology
    4 ECTS · Annual
    Expression techniques in Design
    5 ECTS · 2nd Semester
    History of Design: centuries XIX, XX and XXI
    4 ECTS · 2nd Semester

    2º Year

    Anthropometry and ergonomics
    4 ECTS · 1st Semester
    Eco-design and sustainability
    4 ECTS · 2nd Semester
    Identity communication
    7 ECTS · Annual
    3D Modelling and simulation
    7 ECTS · Annual
    Packaging and sales stands
    7 ECTS · Annual
    Design arts and crafts
    7 ECTS · Annual
    3D construction
    5 ECTS · Annual
    Models and prototypes
    8 ECTS · Annual
    Scientific fundamentals applied to design
    7 ECTS · Annual
    Technical English
    4 ECTS · Annual

    3º Year

    Theory and culture of Design
    6 ECTS · Annual
    Design management
    6 ECTS · Annual
    Advanced materials for design
    8 ECTS · Annual
    Trends and new product scenarios
    5 ECTS · Annual
    Agricultural food product
    7 ECTS · Annual
    Product design
    10 ECTS · Annual
    Strategic system design
    10 ECTS · Annual
    Optativa 1
    4 ECTS · 1st Semester
    Optativa 2
    4 ECTS · 2nd Semester

    4º Year

    Design and quality management
    4 ECTS · 1st Semester
    Network design and editing
    6 ECTS · 1st Semester
    Product system
    6 ECTS · 1st Semester
    Cultural and touristic system design
    6 ECTS · 1st Semester
    Signalling
    6 ECTS · 1st Semester
    Final Graduate Project
    12 ECTS · 2nd Semester
    Practicum
    12 ECTS · 2nd Semester
    Optativa 3
    8 ECTS · 1st Semester

    Services

    The students of ESADA can enjoy the services of Orientation and Guidance from the start, to focus from the beginning what their interests are and to perform internships from the second year. They will also work on their job placement as a graduate.

    ESADA has an international approach, therefore a language improvement program is included within the training of students, which includes weekly classes of foreign language throughout the four years of the degree.

    MENTORING

    The students of ESADA are accompanied by a mentor who will accompany them through their learning process and that will help them to achieve their maximum potential.

    SCHOOL OF DESIGN

    ESADA is the only design school in Andalusia that offers the four design specialties (Graphic, Interiors, Product and Fashion), allowing students to develop in a multidisciplinary environment. This way students acquire a global vision of the design process and fosters them to establish collaborations that enrich their training process.

    THE CITY

    Studying Product Design in Granada has the advantage of being in contact with a vibrant and international city. In Granada you will find a unique blend of:

    • Historical buildings and historic environments part of the world heritage like the Alhambra or the Muslim neighbourhood.
    • A multicultural and international city, where you can enjoy a wide cultural offer (concerts, art museums, exhibitions, etc ...)
    • A privileged natural environment where you can enjoy the ski resort or the Mediterranean coast, both are half an hour away from the city.

    So if you still do not know where to study product design ESADA is your choice!

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    Skills

    As a product designer, the general tasks to be faced are:

    • Comply with customers to establish design instructions, including concept, performance and production criteria
    • Working on ideas as part of a team or developing design concepts that use CAD (computer aided design)
    • Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings
    • Sketching initial design ideas
    • Identify the suitability and availability of materials
    • Production, detailed drawings and final specifications using computer software (CAD), including parts lists and costing
    • Making samples or work models or using computerized prototype equipment
    • Test the concept of computerized or physical modelling design
    • Materials, processes or market research
    • Organizing meetings and liaising with engineers and other departments, such as marketing, to discuss and negotiate appropriate production processes, costs and trade problems
    • Travel to customer's production facilities and evaluate the feasibility of production
    • Make presentations such as managing high-level design or clients, either by bidding for a contract or by submitting design proposals

    Professional Profile

    The product designer is a professional capable of projecting, analyzing, investigating and determining the physical and formal properties and qualities that characterize his productions, defining the shape, configuration, quality, performance, value and aesthetic significance, social and environmental impact. Innovation is seen as an absolute necessity throughout the EU and in our country in particular. Product Design is one of the tools to manage innovation in the company and that has usually been faced without the necessary rigor.  This has generated a lack of interest in the matter by the business sector. These concepts (assimilated in other parts of Europe) are already changing in our country, and it is increasingly understood that Product Design improves the competitiveness of the company.

    In short, a designer focused on designing objects that improve our environment, combining functionality, aesthetics and ergonomics.

    In practice, what are the career opportunities of a Product Designer?

    • Designer in multidisciplinary studies, for a company or as independent personnel
    • Designer of objects for the home: furniture, lamps, textile, cutlery, etc.
    • Product designer; Appliances, street furniture, jewelry, toys, packaging, etc.
    • Business management and industrial production, craft or self-production
    • Strategist, systems or services designer

    Access

    ESADA, being a private centre, is not in charge of conducting access tests; this is the responsibility of the Ministry of Education of the Junta de Andalucía.

    For each call, June and September, the School will prepare a course to meet the needs to access these studies.

    The access tests are divided in three different exercises. The first two develop during the first day of the call for tests and the third during the second day. Exercise 1 has a value on the final grade of 50% while the remaining two add up to 25% each, without having to approve the three parts to pass the exam.


    Academic Fees and Scholarships

    3060 €

    Per Year

    As students of an official degree, you have the right to apply for the scholarships of the Ministry of Education for post-compulsory studies, as well as those of the Regional Ministry of Education (ADRIANO).

    Being studies within the European Space of Higher Education, it is possible to choose the Erasmus + Scholarships both to study abroad and to do international internships.

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