Enrollment Update: Registration is open for all adult and pre-college fall courses.

3 Courses Required

About This Certificate

This certificate is an introduction to the world of the manufactured object. Students learn how to design, prototype, and launch product ideas for today’s circular economy. By gaining familiarity with the process of design and the use of digital tools, students learn how to develop potential solutions to problems of today and the future. Students are encouraged to design with personal, social, political, and ecological goals in mind. In course projects, they explore the use of additive manufacturing to create groundbreaking products by transforming blue-sky ideas into physical prototypes.

Format: Online

Total Courses: 3

Time Commitment: Students typically complete this certificate in one year.

Price: $2,525 per certificate bundle (see terms)
($2,805 if courses are purchased individually. Tuition rates are subject to change over the course of your program.)

What You’ll Gain

  • Knowledge of sustainable materials and manufacturing methods
  • Basic CAD (computer-aided design) software skills
  • Familiarity with 3D printing (additive manufacturing) processes
  • Mastery of post-processing and DIY making techniques
  • A basic understanding of branding and marketing
  • Familiarity with website and Social Media Best Practices
  • Crowdfunding and e-commerce expertise
  • The ability to write press releases
  • Knowledge of packaging and shipping

How You’ll Learn

  • Engaging video lectures and interviews with industry experts
  • Direct interaction with faculty practitioners at the top of their fields
  • Online collaboration in small classes, supported by video conferencing 
  • Project-based learning focused on developing real-world skills and portfolio assets

Who Should Enroll

  • Designers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Interior designers
  • Fashion designers

What You’ll Earn

After completing the certificate requirements, you will be able to download and print a copy of your certificate and share it with your network. Your personal certificate will be accessible from your Student Portal.


Additional Details

Product Design Certificate

Enroll Now

Begin by completing one of the required courses or purchasing the certificate as a bundle at a discounted price. The certificate must be completed within two years. Have questions? Call us at 332.239.2292, email cpe.advisor@newschool.edu, or reach out to us via LiveChat.

Select the bundle option or individual courses

Purchase the bundle for a significant tuition cost saving. Please review the terms before making this selection.
Certificate Price
Product Design Bundle : $2,525.00
Deadline to Start Last Course
365 Days After Purchase
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