Upon graduation, students will have produced an extensive portfolio of work including a major research project that combines all the skills and knowledge necessary for the field.
The nature of the work students are being prepared for includes (but is not exclusive to):
- Product Designer (e.g. outer recreational wear and equipment, gloves, hats, backpacks, sportswear)
- Product Developer (e.g. overseeing the design, technical specification and manufacturer of products)
- Product Buyer (e.g. identifying the location and purchasing of retail supplies)
- Retailer (e.g. entrepreneur selling recreation-related products)
- Environmental Designer (e.g. tents and other types of shelter, entertainment industry, exhibitions)
- Packaging Designer (e.g. developing new uses of materials for protection/transportation of goods)
- Furniture Designer (e.g. development of upholstery components)
- Race wear designer – performance products
- Swim and cold weather accessories
- Survival and safety wear
Graduates could work independently as entrepreneurs, as staff designers for existing design studios, retailers, manufacturers, or as independent consultants.
Much like graduates of our other degrees, Product Design graduates could work in the design, marketing and production departments for vibrant companies based in Metro Vancouver such as Arc'teryx, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Sugoi Athletic Wear, lululemon, and Mustang Survival. Graduates can also pursue national and international opportunities.