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Product & Furniture Design BA(Hons): After you graduate

Careers and progression

Graduates of this course work worldwide in product and furniture design, exhibition design, interior design, research and education. High-calibre students quickly gain employment in international design and manufacturing companies. Many graduates establish their own design consultancies; while others take postgraduate courses in the UK or overseas.

Examples of recent graduate destinations

Types of job

Product & Furniture Design BA(Hons) graduates have gone on to the following roles:

  • Animator
  • Buyer
  • Chief commercial officer
  • Computer game developer
  • Creative director
  • Designer
  • Design director
  • Design manager
  • Design sales administrator
  • Director
  • Furniture consultant
  • Founder and creative designer
  • Freelance designer
  • Head of department
  • 3D designer
  • Industrial designer – concept development
  • Lecturer / tutor / teacher
  • Managing director
  • Multimedia designer
  • Operations director
  • Owner
  • Packaging construction designer
  • Planner
  • Practice manager
  • Product and furniture designer
  • Product design manager
  • Product designer
  • Product development manager
  • Product development specialist
  • Product manager for interior design projects
  • Project manager
  • Research and development director
  • Research development assistant
  • Retail design consultant
  • Sales director
  • Technical director
  • Technical manager
  • Visual architect
  • Writer and designer

Employers

Product and Furniture Design BA(Hons) graduates have gone on to work or study at the following organisations:

  • John Lewis (Design Team)
  • Heal's Marketing
  • Heal's Design
  • Habitat Design Studio
  • Conran
  • Tent London
  • Richard Brendon Ltd
  • Robert Welch
  • Lego (Denmark)
  • Dyson (Design Studio)
  • Hay / Hay London
  • Benchmark
  • Foster Associates
  • Marks & Spencer (design team)
  • Jonathan Prestwich Design
  • Studio Makebelieve (Anthony Dickens)
  • Sebastian Bergne Studio
  • Worlds Apart Ltd (Furniture & Toy design)
  • Hasbro (toys)
  • Fixberts
  • Joseph & Joseph
  • Jed co
  • Kingston MA
  • ECAL Lausanne (Swiss)
  • Royal College of Art London

In addition to building expertise in your own discipline, our courses will also help you to develop key transferable skills that you'll need for professional life or further study once you graduate. 

As well as a range of careers and employability activities at Kingston, we also offer you the chance to apply and develop your skills in live contexts as an integral part of your course. Opportunities include:

  • placements;
  • working or studying abroad;
  • volunteering;
  • peer mentoring roles; and
  • internship opportunities within and outside the University.

In your final year, you'll get the opportunity to complete a major 'capstone' project where you can apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired to a range of real issues in different contexts. This is a great way to learn and is a valuable bridge to employment or further research at masters level.

Courses available after you graduate

If you decide that you would like to go on to postgraduate study after your undergraduate course, we offer a 10 per cent discount on our postgraduate course tuition fees to our alumni. Here are some courses that might interest you:

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