Product Design Department
Think of the products that you use every day. The majority of them are useful, attractive, and seemingly very simple. However, even the simplest products are much more complicated than they may appear. Not only do these products need to be conceptualized and designed, they must also be manufactured.
Welcome to the Product Design Department
We are honored to have you become part of our community here at the Product Design Department and we welcome you to join us on our mission towards the achievement of ACDT’s vision.
Product design is an activity which defines and reflects society and culture, shaping our environment, facilitating daily life and providing a powerful medium for communication and expression.
|Departmental Code: BPD||Start Date: September, 2020||Delivery: Full-time|
|Ghanaian freshman: ¢5,299.00||International fee: $ 1,800.00|
About the programme
Product design is an activity which defines and reflects society and culture, shaping our environment, facilitating daily life and providing a powerful medium for communication and expression. As a product designer you could work in a variety of areas, from manufacturers with in-house design departments to design consultancies.
This well-established and cutting-edge course will give you the skills and guidance you need to develop successful commercial products. You’ll be encouraged to take a creative and innovative approach to problem-solving, while also addressing the functional, social and economic needs of your design.
Your design skills will be developed with the support of dedicated, highly qualified and experienced academics, technicians and demonstrators. The course is equipped with excellent facilities including our manufacturing design centre.
Aim of the programme
The college seeks to become a centre of excellence for the training of product designers and to collaborate with industry and research institutions in the areas of design and technology education fueled by research and entrepreneurship. We therefore seek to:
a. Nurture graduates in product design for national development.
b. Produce locally available experts capable of creating jobs in the skill areas.
c. Develop a body of designers able to contribute in a meaningful manner to discussions and debates related to activities in the product design sector.
d. Give students the necessary resources and skills to set up and manage their own businesses through the entrepreneurial courses integrated into the course thereby, easing the unemployment pressure on government
Year One (Semester 1)
ACDT 111 Introduction to Jewellery Design
BJD 112 Workshop Practice Basics
BJD 113 Foundations in Technical Drawing
BJD 114 Basic Drawing
ACDT 115 Introduction to African Art & Culture
ACDT 116 Communication and Study Skills I
Year Three (Semester 5)
BJD 351 Advanced Design and Modelling Techniques
BJD 352 Fabrication and Finishing Practices
BJD 353 Introduction to Gemmology
BJD 354 Introduction to Gem Setting
BJD 355 Seminar Presentations
ACDT 356 Business Management and Sustenance
ACDT 357 Operations Management
Year One (Semester 2)
BJD 121 Experimental Jewellery Practices
BJD 122 Safety Workshop Practices
BJD 123 Orthographic and Isometric Projections
BJD 124 Introduction to Computer Aided Design
ACDT 125 Communication and Study Skills II
Year Three (Semester 6)
BJD 361 Practical Design and Modelling Processes
BJD 362 Fabrication and Model Making
BJD 363 Jewellery Production
BJD 364 Advanced Gemmology
BJD 365 General Gem Setting Techniques
ACDT 366 Ethical and Legal Issues in Jewellery
ACDT 367 Research Methods
Year Two (Semester 3)
BJD 231 Introduction to Design and Modelling
BJD 232 Fabrication and Finishing Basics
BJD 233 Alloy Calculation, Measuring and Marking
BJD 234 Introduction to Metallurgy
BJD 235 Assaying, Refining and Hallmarking
BJD 236 3D Modelling in Computing
ACDT 237 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Year Four (Semester 7)
BJD 471 Host Entity Evaluation Report
BJD 472 Industrial Activity Report
Year Two (Semester 4)
BJD 241 Concept Design and Modelling
BJD 242 Fabrication and Finishing Techniques
BJD 243 Jewellery Casting Methods
BJD 244 Jewellery Surface Coating Methods
BJD 245 Advanced Metallurgy
BJD 246 Advanced Computer Application
BJD 247 Developing a New Venture
Year Two (Semester 4)
BJD 481 Post Industrial Attachment Seminars
BJD 482 Studio Research in Jewellery Design
BJD 483 Jewellery Exhibition and Portfolio
BJD 484 Project Management in Jewellery Design
BJD 485 Project Work
BJD 486 Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs
Meet the Product Design Instructors
The tuition fees for the 2019/20 academic year are:
- Degree – ¢5,299.00
- Diploma – ¢4,374.00
- Certificate – ¢3,592.00
- Degree – $1,800.00
- Diploma – $840.00
- Certificate – $910.00
Apply for this programme via the admission link on our website which is free of charge. You can check the progress of your application online. You’ll need to upload relevant documents as part of your application. Please read the How to Apply page before you apply to find out about what you will need.