RUBIKA

PRODUCT DESIGN COURSE

DURATION OF THE COURSE

5 YEARS

Entry Level

Bac to Bac+4

CAMPUS

VALENCIENNES

Tuition Fees

FROM 8250€ PER YEAR

Diploma Level

LEVEL 7 of RNCP

PRODUCT DESIGN COURSE

The Product Design course at the RUBIKA School of Design trains project managers in charge of the design process at both the operational and strategic levels. 

Under the pedagogical guidance of working professionals, the course prepares students for the operational mastery of industrial design. Students learn to conduct user-centred design projects: analysis of the project and the end consumer, drafting of specifications, creativity phase, selection of the preliminary development project, communication, etc. By the end of the course, students have completed 4 collective projects with companies, including 2 as managers.

The goals of the course are :

  • To develop a designer culture and expertise
  • To analyse (and write) a creative brief
  • To acquire a project design methodology
  • To master the tools of representation and 3D animation
  • To propose innovative solutions with high added value
  • To prototype solutions and test them to validate their viability

The curriculum includes 3 periods of internship and concludes with a semester of pre-employment. The majority of internships take place abroad, in a multitude of industrial or craft sectors: household appliances, electronic products, robotics, watchmaking, jewellery, sports equipment, tools, tableware, furniture, and many others…

THIS COURSE IS MADE FOR YOU IF…

➔ You are meticulous and have good observation skills
➔ You have a taste for technique and the use of computer tools
➔ You wish to master 2D/3D creation tools
➔ You aspire to a strategic position in a French or international company
➔ You are looking for an international school with a large network of graduates

BECOMING A PRODUCT DESIGNER IN 5 YEARS

Basics

PROJECT

2-4 INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP PROJECTS

WORKSHOPS

2 INTENSIVE WEEKS + 1 MASTER CLASS

INTERNSHIPS

1 MONTH

Consolidation

PROJECT

4 TO 5 INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP PROJECTS

WORKSHOPS

3 INTENSIVE WEEKS + 1 MASTER CLASS

SEMESTER ABROAD

4 MONTHS POSSIBLE AT RUBIKA MONTRÉAL

INTERNSHIP

2 MONTHS

Practical application

PROJECT

TEAM PROJECT WITH YEAR 4 AND 5

PROJECT

COMPANY THEMED WEEK

WORKSHOP

2 CREATIVE WEEKS + MASTER CLASS

Mastering

INTERNSHIP

> 5 MONTHS

PROJECT

TEAM PROJECT WITH YEAR 3

WORKSHOP

3 MASTER CLASS + 1 WORKSHOP PROSPECTIF

Expertise

PROJECT

TEAM PROJECT WITH YEAR 3

PROJECT

PERSONAL RESEARCH PROJECT

WORKSHOP

MASTER CLASS + WORKSHOP PROSPECTIF

INTERNSHIP

> 5 MONTHS

State-certified diploma at Level 7 of the RNCP ⭐

LESSONS

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SKETCH/DRAWING

Master traditional drawing techniques to express and present ideas

TOOLS/PROTOTYPING

Modeling an idea in 3D to test a value proposition

ANALYSIS AND CREATIVITY

Learn a sequential, scrupulous and creative methodology

CULTURE

Provide a general overview of the history of art and design

MANAGEMENT

Manage a multidisciplinary team for the success of the project. Share a creative vision

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Ensure production management: organisation, planning, project monitoring, production, communication…

ENTRANCE COMPETITION & ADMISSIONS

Accessible from BAC to BAC+3, the program is designed for curious, rigorous and technical students, passionate about design, wishing to imagine or improve the products of our daily lives. Students are selected through a competitive examination, a motivation interview and a review of their portfolio.

THURSDAY 17 FEBRUARY

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BACHELOR PRODUCT DESIGN COMPETITION

FIRST YEAR AND PARALLEL ADMISSIONS

The competition conists of a general culture test and a field-specialised test, three creativity tests and an oral motivation test where the candidate presents their portfolio. The deadline for registration for the competition is midnight on 09 February 2022. An invitation is sent by e-mail a few days before the date of the tests. The results of the competition are sent by e-mail from 15 March 2021.

FRIDAY 18 FEBRUARY

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ONLINE

BACHELOR PRODUCT DESIGN COMPETITION

FIRST YEAR AND PARALLEL ADMISSIONS

The competition conists of a general culture test and a field-specialised test, three creativity tests and an oral motivation test where the candidate presents their portfolio. The deadline for registration for the competition is midnight on 09 February 2022. An invitation is sent by e-mail a few days before the date of the tests. The results of the competition are sent by e-mail from 15 March 2021.

THURSDAY 24 FEBRUARY

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9:00-18:00

ONLINE

BACHELOR PRODUCT DESIGN COMPETITION

FIRST YEAR AND PARALLEL ADMISSIONS

The competition conists of a general culture test and a field-specialised test, three creativity tests and an oral motivation test where the candidate presents their portfolio. The deadline for registration for the competition is midnight on 09 February 2022. An invitation is sent by e-mail a few days before the date of the tests. The results of the competition are sent by e-mail from 15 March 2021.

FRIDAY 25 FEBRUARY

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9:00-18:00

VALENCIENNES CAMPUS

BACHELOR PRODUCT DESIGN COMPETITION

FIRST YEAR AND PARALLEL ADMISSIONS

The competition conists of a general culture test and a field-speciaIised test, three creativity tests and an oral motivation test where the candidate presents their portfolio. The deadline for registration for the competition is midnight on 09 February 2022. An invitation is sent by e-mail a few days before the date of the tests. The results of the competition are sent by e-mail from 15 March 2021.

FRIDAY 22 APRIL

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MASTER PRODUCT DESIGN COMPETITION

ENTRY INTO THE FOURTH YEAR

Admissions to the Master’s in Product Design competition are open to students with a Bac+3 in the field of design management.

The competition conists of a general culture test and a field-specialIsed test, three creativity tests and an oral motivation test where the candidate presents their portfolio. The deadline for registration for the competition is midnight on 13 April 2022. An invitation is sent by e-mail a few days before the date of the tests. The results of the exam are sent by e-mail a fortnight after the exam.

If your application is accepted, you will have to fill in your application form within the time limit announced in the e-mail (about two weeks), otherwise your place will be offered to a candidate placed on the waiting list.

The ideal way to enter a higher education course in Product Design is to have a general baccalaureate with a scientific and technical component (formerly SSI) or an STD2A baccalaureate. However, our programs are open to all baccalaureate holders, regardless of their speciality. In some cases, a year of preparatory classes may be useful to ensure the fundamentals. 

TESTIMONIALS

« After 5 years of study at Rubika, I have gathered all the skills necessary to apply to the biggest design companies on the market. »

Clara Rotsaert

3D Modeler, KISKA (AUSTRIA)

« The constant exchange around projects allows us to enhance our skills in a fluid and intensive learning process […] which facilitates professional integration. »

Arik Schwarz

Apparel Designer, Solognac, BORDEAUX

« The long projects carried out in partnership with industrial companies allow us to rapidly immerse ourselves in the reality of the market and to understand the expectations of a client. »

Corentin Bourret

Industrial Product Designer, Forpeople, UK

« The strength of RUBIKA stems largely from the cross-projects between the different classes, both from a personal and professional point of view. »

Brice Benoît

Lead designer, Oxelo / Decathlon

JOBS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The Product Design course leads to key positions in an integrated design department, an SME or a specialised agency… However, an increasing number of graduates choose to work as freelancers or consultants.

The diploma issued by RUBIKA covers many positions of duty:

– Product Designer
– Packaging Designer
– Services Designer
– and many others…

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