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Course summary

The BA Design and Materials (Level 6) course is there to enable you to find and start to establish your individual identity as a designer and maker and to help you locate yourself in the wider world of the creative industries in relevant ways. It is aimed at students who wish to further their development in areas including studio ceramics, jewellery, textiles, print and enamelling. The course is interdisciplinary in nature (enabling and encouraging you to work in more than one material or process area) and you will explore a range of media and processes to arrive at your own direction, articulating a distinctive individual and professional approach to the design and making of a range of resolved personal work. A lively and experimental approach is encouraged; practical workshops will allow you to explore and develop skills using a wide range of 2D and 3D materials, and digital media. It is regarded as critical to your development that you are free to move between areas and can seek out and devise your own means to combine materials and processes, as appropriate to your aims.  You will also be actively taking part in creative conversations and debates in the studio, in workplaces (visits and placements) and through our lecture and seminar programme. You will research, critically analyse and write about historical or contemporary theoretical and social contexts for design, materials and making in your dissertation. Professional organisations and contexts will be explored in relation to your own personal approach to creative thinking and the production of practical work. You will develop the professional and transferrable skills necessary to pursuing a career as a successful practitioner in the creative industries. You will develop strategies to promote your work and build a sustainable practice. You will participate in exhibitions and enterprises to build a professional network and to market your work. Part time routes are available. For more information, please email [email protected] GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES: • Designer-makers • Applied artists • A career within the ever-expanding creative industries sector


Level 6 Modules Practice in Context Major Project – Development Major Project – Production Dissertation/Major Research Project

Assessment method

Coursework, Practical assignments and presentations

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications. You will need to take the following English qualification as part of the Visa process: IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country and to arrange all your funding for your tuition fees and your living costs. Please follow this link for more details about your visa requirements:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You will required to have achieved a foundation degree or HND in a relevant subject to study this course

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Design and Materials - Level 6 Top-up at SGS (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College) - UCAS