Product design course from IDI enrolling new students in October 2011

The Interactive Design Institute is launching an innovative online Product Design course for students aiming towards gaining a Product Design degree and a career in Product Design.

Online PR News – 24-August-2011 – – The UK’s leading provider of online qualifications in Art & Design, the Interactive Design Institute, is launching an innovative online Product Design course for students aiming towards gaining a Product Design degree and ultimately, a career in Product Design.

The Product Design qualification has been specifically developed by the Institute for those who wish to study online and is accredited by the University of Hertfordshire, one of the UK’s leading universities; “At IDI we are delighted to announce the launch of our Product Design course and are confident that it suits the requirements of students who are aiming to become the Product Designers of the future.” says Michael Stewart, director of IDI. “In the UK, we have a strong tradition of creating Product Design courses that are based on a combination of sound educational methodology and industry practice that, in turn, generates highly sought after designers.”

The Interactive Design Institute is a collaborative partner of the University of Hertfordshire and currently delivers their Product Design qualification to the level of Certificate in Education following one year’s online study, with the Product Design diploma being awarded after two years online study and finally, the degree after three years online study. Product Design students can opt to study all or part of the degree programme online as they also have the option to study any part of their course on an attendance basis at the University of Hertfordshire. In addition, students can choose to study product design on a full or part time basis.

Michael Stewart, director of IDI continues, “Our online Product Design course has been especially written by professional designers, industry practitioners and highly qualified academics for online delivery. Our course is specifically designed to prepare students for employment in a wide range of product design based professions”.

Essentially, IDI’s online Product Design course enables students to study towards a universally recognised degree and therefore entry to a competitive but often lucrative career. Throughout the course students are encouraged to adopt a professional attitude to their studies and the working environment is simulated through a sequence of practical projects which enables them to gain a range of technical skills and professional knowledge. As with all IDI courses, students are encouraged to be experimental and take risks in order to push the boundaries within their own practice. However, this innovative approach is underpinned by solid research work into historical and contemporary practices.

Michael Stewart concludes, “The Interactive Design Institute’s online Product Design degree programme emphasises professionalism and industry relevance. We have experienced a significant demand to provide such a course online and following extensive development work, are delighted to offer our Product Design course for students across the UK and internationally”.

As an increasing number of people are looking to upgrade existing qualifications or retrain with the aim of taking a different career path, distance learning courses and online courses in particular are being seen as an attractive option and Product Design is no exception”.

IDI are currently enrolling students for their October 2011intake and expect demand for places to be huge, particularly as places at attendance based universities in the UK are limited. “We have received a significant number of enquiries for this course and early enrolments from students anxious to secure their place; students who realise the value of a UK based design qualification”, says Stewart, “IDI’s Product Design course provides a thorough grounding for the student who is intent on a career in this area”.

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