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BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design
BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design

This programme aims to produce designers that are able to meet the changing and evolving needs of the profession today. The programme develops students’ creativity by providing them with the technical and theoretical knowledge required for them to thrive in this industry.


Students are given the opportunity to explore and innovate in the field of both product and furniture design through constant collaboration with industry players. Live projects provide students with actual industry experience.


The students’ exploration on various materials and manufacturing technique is married with a strong emphasis and understanding on user-centred design – ensuring that their designs are always underpinned by social, cultural and ethical sensitivities.

Learning Outcome

Graduates of this programme should be able to:


  • Exhibit creativity and show a personal aesthetic sensitivity through his/ her design
  • Apply self-management techniques, independent study and explore within the context of ambiguity, uncertainty and unfamiliarity
  • Demonstrate the ability for critical engagement and formulate independent judgements through exploration of design
Course Structure

Year 1 


• Design Studio 1

• Design Communication 1

• Material and Technology 1

• Critical Studies 1

• Communication Writing Skills

• Design Studio 2

• Design Communication 2

• Material and Technology 2

• Critical Studies 2

• Communication Presentation Skills


Year 2 


• Design Studio 3

• Computer Aided Design 1

• Critical Studies 3

• Professional Practice

• Elective Subjects (select one)

– Visual Merchandising

– Sustainable Design

• Design Studio 4

• Computer Aided Design 2

• Critical Studies 4

• Design and Portfolio

• Industrial Placement

• Elective Subjects (select one)

– Principles of Economic

– Consumer Behavior


Year 3 


• Design Studio 5

• Project Management

• Research Methodology and Proposal• Project Management and Documentation

• Research Proposal and Methodology

• Elective Subjects (select one)

– Visual Merchandising

– Sustainable Design

– Design Competition and Special Project

• Design Studio 6

• Design and Exhibition

• Dissertation

• Elective Subjects (select one)

– Creative Entrepreneurship

– Design Competition and Special Project


Jan 2019, Sep 2019
3 Years
Study Mode
Career Outcome

• Furniture Designer-Makers

• Product Designers

• Industrial Designers

• Production Developers

• Marketers

• Business Managers

• Computer-Aided Designers

• Design Practices

• Manufacturing Organisations.


Entry Requirement

Foundation in Art & Design


Art & Design stream


Relevant studies with appropriate art portfolio will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis


Other qualifications equivalent to 12 years High School recognized by the Malaysian government