Product Design, Certificate | Online | The New School | United States
4 months
2525 USD/year
2525 USD/year
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In this certificate program students learn how to design, prototype, and launch product ideas for today’s circular economy. By gaining familiarity with the process of design and the use of digital tools, students learn how to develop potential solutions to problems of today and the future.

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Students are encouraged to design with personal, social, political, and ecological goals in mind. In course projects, they explore the use of additive manufacturing to create groundbreaking products by transforming blue-sky ideas into physical prototypes.

What You’ll Gain

  • Knowledge of sustainable materials and manufacturing methods
  • Basic CAD (computer-aided design) software skills
  • Familiarity with 3D printing (additive manufacturing) processes
  • Mastery of post-processing and DIY making techniques
  • A basic understanding of branding and marketing
  • Familiarity with website and Social Media Best Practices
  • Crowdfunding and e-commerce expertise
  • The ability to write press releases
  • Knowledge of packaging and shipping

How You’ll Learn

  • Engaging video lectures and interviews with industry experts
  • Direct interaction with faculty practitioners at the top of their fields
  • Online collaboration in small classes, supported by video conferencing 
  • Project-based learning focused on developing real-world skills and portfolio assets

Programme Structure

Required Courses

- Product Design Foundations

- How To Prototype a New Product Idea

- How To Launch a New Product Idea


  • Designers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Interior designers
  • Fashion designers

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 4 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Semi-structured
  • Regular mandatory meetings
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2525 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2525 USD per year during 4 months.
  • National

    2525 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2525 USD per year during 4 months.

*$2,805 if courses are purchased individually. Tuition rates are subject to change over the course of your program.


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