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Summer Study Abroad -  Product and Industrial Design
Central Saint Martins
Open to all levels

On this 3 week course at Central Saint Martins, you will use design as a platform to experiment with new theories, processes and technologies to engage and interact with the world around you.

Please note: This course will not be running in Summer 2022.

This course is ideal if you want to experience one of our renowned subjects for 3 weeks in London and:

you are 18+ and a student, or you want to apply to university


you work, or aspire to work in a creative industry


you have an interest in art and design


you want to study and live in London for 3 weeks.

Why choose Central Saint Martins?

During this intensive three-week course you will:

  • experience a taster of the Product and Industrial Design degree programme at Central Saint Martins.
  • learn from tutors who are practicing artists, designers and communicators; benefit from access to specialist facilities at one of UAL’s six Colleges.
  • meet like-minded individuals from around the world!
  • get involved in UAL life through social events and activities.
  • All courses are assessed and you'll receive a record of study at the end of the programme if you wish to request credit from your home institution.

Entry requirements

English requirements

You should be proficient in written and spoken English and be able to participate in group discussions and make presentations. As a guideline we would expect you to have an English language level equivalent to IELTS score of 6.0.

More information on English language requirements and equivalencies.

Academic requirements

Students applying for this course are expected to be independent and highly motivated, preferably having completed one year at university (undergraduate-level study).

Course details

Product and industrial design is an act for change by creating objects that possess the ability to achieve a desired outcome for individuals, local communities and society at large. Industrial design as a discipline is ever developing in line with technological and social changes. The industrial design student of today is just as comfortable designing for public discourse and services as well as the traditional object based foundations of the discipline. At Central Saint Martins students are expected to show a willingness to engage in practice through a unique range of processes and technical skills.

As a designer you can navigate the design process working on projects that span many fields and disciplines with varied objectives and results. These may include new product systems for a more sustainable future, speculative design objects for public discourse and critical narratives for design activism.

Studying at Central Saint Martins you use design as a platform to experiment with new theories, processes and technologies to engage and interact with the world around you.

During this three-week intensive design course students will strengthen their core design skills including research methods, sketching, prototyping and implementation.

Throughout the course you will explore your own personal design urgency and you are encouraged to reflect on your design practice, the design discipline and your aspirations within the field.

Tutor information

Alexander Hinnerskov

Danish designer Alexander Hinnerskov graduated in 2007 with a BA Honours in Product Design from Central Saint Martins. His interdisciplinary approach has led him to work with product development, bespoke furniture making, lighting design as well as interior design and styling. Having experience in all aspects of the creative process across design disciplines has meant working with clients such as Fredrikson Stallard, Tomasz Starzewski, Eva Menz, Torsten Neeland and Underdog Studio. He has been teaching since 2013 in a variety of design subjects supported by his academic knowledge, practical skills and industry experience. In 2017 he established his award-winning design practice, Studio Alexander Hinnerskov.

Dates and fees

Course Dates

Date: This course will not be running in Summer 2022.

Cost: £2285

Day: Monday - Thursday

Time: 10am - 4pm

Duration: 3 Weeks

Location: Granary Sq. - N1C


Materials Required

  • A3 sketchbook (portrait paperback)
  • Variety of pencils (colour and graphite)
  • Variety of pens (black fine liner and colours)
  • Scissors
  • Scalpel and/or Stanley knife
  • 30cm/12in metal ruler
  • Geometry set square ruler
  • Drawing compass
  • Scotch tape
  • Masking tape
  • Double-sided tape
  • Pritt stick
  • Super glue (30sec)
  • Phone with camera or digital camera
  • A laptop (if available)

For day one you will also be expected to provide a short presentation - slide/collage/page - about yourself and your favourite piece of work from your portfolio (i.e. Where you are from? What you study? What are your interests? Why is this your favourite piece of work? What type of designer are you? Etc.)

Summer Study Abroad Award

We offer a Summer Study Abroad Award for all of our 3 week Summer Study Abroad courses.

Find out how to apply

To be eligible, you must be 18 years or older, hold an offer to join one of our 3 week Summer Study Abroad courses, and be enrolled on an undergraduate degree programme outside the UK.

  • The award covers the tuition-fee only and depends on you successfully enrolling for the course. Our cancellation policy still applies.
  • Award winners will be asked to take part in promotional activities to promote Summer Study Abroad and the award scheme.

Course handbook

Download the Summer Study Abroad: Product and Industrial Design (PDF 271KB) course handbook.

Product and Industrial Design

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    Product Design by Matt Canham shortlisted for the MullenLowe NOVA awards, Show 2
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    Interactive Simulator by Di Peng, Show 2

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