BSc / MSc in Product Design

Product Design Course in Bangalore

Become a Product Designer: Create Useful, Beautiful, and Responsible Products

What is Product Design?

Product design involves the creation of new and innovative products that are both aesthetic and functional. The objective of product design is to analyse real-world issues, visualize feasible solutions, and provide tangible solutions. It encompasses design, technology, and mechanics of a product. Only when these three elements blend, do you have a usable product. Simply put, product design offers real solutions to everyday problems.

Applications of product design span multiple industries. Furniture, food, sports, leisure, travel, jewellery, medicine, and many more fields rely on product design to function effectively.

Product designers begin the design process by envisioning the solution and creating sketches. They then create a working prototype of the solution. The prototype is put through a series of tests to ensure it fulfils its purpose effectively and efficiently. Once it passes the testing phase, they begin the manufacture of the product on a large scale. The entire creative process – from idea to execution – involves not just product designers, but engineers as well.

The Product Design course at Strate, Bangalore aims at training designers who are able to implement systemic thinking and design services and products satisfying those usages and issues. It is open to designers who want to create artistic yet functional products.

Program Overview

Before you decide to dive in, it is imperative to understand what product designing is all about, what the industry encompasses, and what the expectations from a product designer are.

Today, it is no longer possible to design objects that are disconnected from usages and societal issues. Between the realities of industrial production and the ambition to create meaning for his contemporaries, today’s product designer navigates through objects’ materiality and services’ immateriality. Thus, we need to prepare students to consider all human issues from a new perspective, generously and accurately, to design and offer just and beautiful experiences.

The scope of product design is far-reaching and lucrative. Demand for product designers has seen an upward growth over the years. At present, the industry is developing at an annual rate of 10%, opening many opportunities for budding designers. Product designers who want to make a career in this field should be highly innovative with a desire to transform their ideas into sustainable and useful products.

Degree Awarded

At the end of the product design course, you will receive a BSc/MSc in Design from Jain (Deemed-to-be) University and an equivalent Master’s diploma “Mastere in Design” with RNCP credits from Strate School of Design, Paris.

Eligibility

The minimum qualification required to apply for Strate’s Product Design course is a pass in Class 12 from any recognized university or board with an aggregate of at least 50%. There is no entrance exam for the product design course. However, there will be an interview with the school’s Dean, Thomas Dal, or a member of the faculty to assess your interest in the course.

Admission Process

You can opt for the Product Design course in your third year of study. Admission to our Product Design course involves,

  • Filling the application form downloaded from the website or sent by the counsellors
  • Submission of the completed application form along with the application fee of INR 2000
  • Interview with the Dean or program head
  • Securing the seat by paying 10% of the first year fees
  • Finalizing the admission by paying the first semester fees (minus the 10% already paid)
  • Submission of relevant documents and proofs

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Curriculum for the Product Design specialization.

The first two years are common for all specializations. It is in the third year that you opt for your preferred course. Click on each year to see what the product design course involves.

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
622h
Representation & Visualisation 1
45h
Material & process 1
156h
Additional Culture 1
268h
Design Project 1
24h
Professionnalisation 1
502h
Representation & Visualisation 2
83h
Material & process 2 (Product)
192h
Additional Culture 2
288h
Design Projects 2
75h
Professionnalisation 1
Internship 1

Product Design:

307h
Design Projects & methodology
15h
Material & process 2
72h
Additional Culture 2
60h
Design Culture 1 (Product)
150h
Representation & Vizualisation 3 (Product)
78h
Professionnalisation 3
Internship 2

Product Design:

International Semester
198h
Industry sponsored Projects
96h
Design Culture 3 (Product)
72h
Additional Culture 3
147h
Representation & Vizualisation 4 (Product)
110h
Thesis 1
24h
Professionnalisation 4
166h
Thesis 2
90h
Inter-disciplinary project
90h
Humanities
54h
Professionnalisation 5
520h
Project Follow up
Internship

Learning Outcomes

The product design course syllabus covers various aspects of designing advanced and innovative products. You will learn to design objects and their usages with a sustainable approach. You will apply your knowledge to put beauty in the service of everyday utilities.

The product designing course at Strate will familiarize you with material design, Photoshop, Illustrator, 3D and 2D techniques, sketching, etc. Classroom sessions impart core visual, creative, technical, and analytical skills, along with knowledge of materials, technologies, manufacturing processes, trends, and sustainability. Besides subjects allied with the course, you will also work on multiple projects to acclimate yourself with product designing techniques.

This course aims to make you a product designer capable of thinking and designing services and satisfying product uses as the challenges of the 21st century.

Career Opportunities

The product design course will equip you with skills and competencies that many top product design companies in India and abroad seek. There are many paths you can choose when you graduate as a product designer. Career avenues after graduating from the product designing course include,

  • Advertising Art Director
  • Graphic Designer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Industrial Designer
  • Product Manager
  • Production Designer (Theatre/Television/Film)
  • Purchasing Manager

… and many more.