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Clearing 2017 via Kingston University
Clearing 2017 via Kingston University

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

Careers and progression

Our graduates work worldwide in product and furniture design, exhibition design, interior design, research and education. 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

  • Animator
  • Buyer
  • Computer game developer
  • Creative director
  • Design director
  • Furniture consultant
  • Freelance designer
  • Industrial designer
  • 3D designer
  • Multimedia designer
  • Packaging construction designer
  • Practice manager
  • Product and furniture designer
  • Product design manager
  • Product manager for interior design projects
  • Retail design consultant
  • Sales director
  • Technical director
  • Visual architect

Employers

  • John Lewis (design team)
  • Heal's Design
  • Habitat Design Studio
  • Conran
  • Robert Welch
  • Lego (Denmark)
  • Dyson (Design Studio)
  • Hay / Hay London
  • Foster Associates
  • Marks & Spencer (design team)
  • Studio Makebelieve (Anthony Dickens)
  • Sebastian Bergne Studio
  • Hasbro (toys)
  • 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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Clearing hotline

0800 0483 334*

If you are calling from outside the UK, please call:

+44 20 8328 1149

*Calls are free from a landline. Mobile charges may apply – please check with your provider.

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This course is taught at Knights Park

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