Product and Automotive Design

From forging dream cars to revolutionising products, we develop our students to become the automotive, graphic and product designers of the future.

  • Harness your creativity at a top 20 UK university for Design and Crafts, as ranked in the Guardian University Guide 2021.
  • Our passionate and experienced teaching staff have links with local and international employers, such as Lego, Dyson and Jaguar Land Rover.
  • We use real industry briefs and hands-on studio work, so you can graduate as a seasoned, innovative designer.
  • Our sought-after graduates have gone on to work with top global companies such as Tesla and Aston Martin, and many have set up their own businesses.

Our Product and Automotive facilities

Digital design workshop and student using equipment

Digital Design Workshop  

Our Digital Design Workshop brings your ideas to life through different media. Here you’ll find a high-powered laser cutter, printers, scanners and industry-standard software used for technical drawing and environmental modelling.


Clay Studio with students working

Clay studio

In our clay studio, your ideas become realised by using technological software and clay. We focus on digital and physical 3D modelling, providing a deeper understanding of visualisation techniques and experimentation.


Outside of computer suite building

Computer suites

Our computer suites use industry software used in modelling, animation and analysis. This includes graphic, modelling and visualisation packages such as Alias, Maya, Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino, Vector works, Showcase, VRED and SRAMSIS and Jack ergonomics software. 

More than a course

 Queen’s Award for Enterprise Logo
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2023