Bachelor Produktdesign (B.A.)

Combine your passion for design and good products. Create the look of tomorrow and develop your aesthetics further with your Bachelor’s degree in Product Design. 

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Language : German

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The demands on designers have shifted in recent years - while aesthetics used to be the only prerequisite for good design, many more factors play a role today. In the design process, questions about society and our values should determine product design. In addition, digitalisation plays an increasingly important role that must be taken into account in the design process. How do we want to live in community, what future do we want and what everyday challenges do we have to deal with? Newly developed products should simultaneously combine social and ecological innovation, functionality and good design.  

The product design programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences challenges you to learn the basics of design, while at the same time training technical, analytical and communication skills. In addition, economic and ecological aspects are included in the training. After graduating, you will be able to develop products and systems that are both contemporary and future-oriented. 

The elective modules focus on the four most common professional fields of product design: spatial design, design management, sustainable design and design for the digital era. You will be able to choose these courses for your product design studies depending on your personal interests and your future career goals.

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Why you should study at IU

By studying at IU International University, you can expect up to 20% more salary in your future career.
The job market is constantly changing - studying with us gives you the perfect preparation for the business world.
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After graduating in Product Design, you will be able to identify social problems and the needs of your target groups and work out a strategy for developing a product. At the same time, you will monitor the entire design process and identify and revise errors if necessary. Graduates will be able to design capital and consumer goods as well as self-distributed products. Doors will be open to you for versatile fields of work in design agencies or in-house design departments. For example, you may become: 

Computational Designer (m/f/d)

As a computational designer you will conceive and develop projects using Generative Design, in which software generates a variety of design variants from your specifications in the shortest possible time and thus offers you numerous, diverse solution proposals. This can be applied in the area of furniture design, lighting, interior spaces and objects, fashion accessories or, for example, vehicle design. You will also be responsible for creating production data for digital manufacturing methods. 

Design Manager (m/f/d)

In your position as design manager, you will work within your company on strategic design and product development with a strong focus on the development of sustainable products, mostly consumer and capital goods. You will also be familiar with eco-social design and methods such as design thinking, market analysis and business creation. 

Spatial Designer (m/f/d)

You will think in terms of spaces and fill them with your ideas and design sensibility. Whether in the conception and execution of exhibitions, trade fairs or corporate spaces (including showrooms), whether in retail or furniture design or in the design of (interactive) exhibits and spatial sculptures - your talent will be welcome in all spaces and the skills you acquired during your studies will be needed in various industries. 

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Distance learning

For maximum flexibility and maximum success - study 100% online 

  • Ideal for graduating with maximum flexibility: study when, where and how you want.  
  • 100% online study - no compulsory attendance and optionally full or part-time 
  • Take exams online or locally if you wish    
  • Maximum support from tutors, professors and study coaches 

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