Product & Industrial Design is an ideal course for inventors and creatives. If you like to make things, improve practical and everyday objects and dream up new inventions and concepts, then this course will help you develop the skills for a career in this exciting field.
Practical projects will help you develop design skills including concept sketching, design, drawing, product development and prototypes. You will engage in the Product and Industrial design process from initial briefing, to research, creative experimentation, critical evaluation and the development of concepts into finished products.
You’ll be supported to produce a portfolio of work for progression to Higher Education and your future career.
What Makes This Course Special?
- Build your Design Portfolio
- Talented designers on our staff
- Projects with professionals and VISUAL Carlow
- Professional art studios and workshops to develop your ideas
- Digital Arts suites with Apple Macs
- Excellent progression routes
- Combined Materials
- Computer Aided Design
- Design Skills
- Graphic Design Skills
- Engineering Workshop Processes
- Work Experience
Progress to further study and careers including:
- Industrial Designer
- Product Designer
- Product Innovation
- Graphic Design
- Furniture Design
- Visual Communication
Applicants are required to bring a selection of recent artwork to interview in addition to the standard entry requirements.
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Design 5M2208
Standard registration and QQI L5 exam costs (see costs, fees and finance)
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page
Early Interview Option
Early interviews normally take place in May. Late applications take place in Aug and early September. An offer of a place does not guarantee a place – only full payment of fees will move an applicant to registered status. If an offer is not accepted in time and a course is full then applicants will be added to a waiting list and have the opportunity to apply for another course.