Studyportals placeholder

Design Essentials, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • Unavailable
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
In this Design Essentials course from The Open University UK you will learn about the essential skills and practices that designers use to create detailed design solutions. 

About

In the Design Essentials course from The Open University UK you will develop your own ability to identify opportunities for design, meet the needs of potential users and create and communicate new design solutions. The knowledge and skills that you will gain are relevant in many design domains as well as a wide range of industries.   

The module is presented in five blocks. Each block focuses on a different phase in the development of a designed product. The first three blocks will give you the skills and tools that are necessary for the research, planning and development of a design project by looking at various products such as chairs, bicycles, mobile phones, kitchen gadgets, buildings and many others. 

The last two blocks will give you the skills and tools to translate your design ideas into well-specified products by focusing on the configuration, form, material and manufacturing processes.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

The module consists of five blocks:

  • Block 1 – Exploring designs and designing
  • Block 2 – Designing for people
  • Block 3 – Creative designing
  • Block 4 – Embodying designs
  • Block 5 – Design for making

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This is an OU level 2 module and you need to have the study skills required for this level, obtained either through OU level 1 study, or by doing equivalent work at another university.
  • Beyond basic study skills, nothing more specific is expected other than a curiosity about objects, why they are as they are, and how they might be different and better. We do not assume that you can already design, or even draw competently. You will be taught all the concepts and skills that you need, but if you already have some skills you will be able to develop them further.

Tuition Fee

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.