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Course summary

Become a creator of the future. Design and make innovative, contemporary products to high levels of craftsmanship using a diverse range of materials, processes and practical skills. Focus on user experience and explore sustainable design, new technology and smart materials on our unique Product, Furniture, Ceramics course You’ll develop a broad set of design and making skills, learning from our team of expert academics in our dedicated design studio. You’ll apply your skills through live projects with world-renowned brands, building a portfolio of innovative and exciting work. You can choose to specialise in the third year, tailoring your projects to your target career, whether you want to be a Product Designer, Ceramicist, Furniture Maker or Entrepreneurial Designer-Maker. Our course is taught by academics with real-world experience in design and manufacturing, who will be at your side throughout your journey to provide you with the knowledge, skills and support you need to take the first step to a successful career in Product, Furniture, Ceramics. Students have won prestigious National and International awards including; the M&S Homeware Award, Pentland Brands Award, New Designers Best Stand Award, Sainsbury’s Homeware Award, Formica Award for Excellence and consecutive year on year 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize for excellence from Valentine Clays. Students have also won multiple Keith Brymer Jones ‘promising young designer’ awards, FRANZ Rising Star Global Scholarships, and the GNCCF ‘Best Maker’ awards. Students have had their work realised by KEF, Royal Doulton and Wedgwood, as well as being BCB Show ‘Highlights’ at the British Ceramics Biennials. You’ll get the chance to visit leading Design Studios, Manufacturers and Exhibitions both in the UK and internationally on our vibrant Educational Visits, to places like New York, Copenhagen, Milan and London. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Product, Furniture, Ceramics"


Level 4: Studio Skills Material Investigation Design for Industry 1 Visualisation 1 Visualisation 2 Level 5: Visualisation 3 Identity & Context Design for Manufacture Design for Industry 2 Level 6: Major Project Design for Industry 3 People, Place, Society Graduate Futures

Assessment method

"All assessment takes place through the submission of course work. This will include sketch work, models, presentation material, digital modelling files and written work. There are no exams on this course."

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Designers, Chartered Society of

How to apply

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Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16750 Year 1
International £16750 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Product, Furniture and Ceramics at Staffordshire University - UCAS