Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate

3D Designer Maker

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Course summary

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Develop your passion for designing and making innovative and contemporary objects using a diverse range of materials, skills & techniques taught through high levels of craftsmanship. Our BA (Hons) 3D Designer Maker programme will give you the chance to design and make your ideas through a broad range of materials with an exciting emphasis on experimentation in making innovative objects through industrial processes with high levels of craftsmanship, giving you the chance to become a more informed contemporary maker. If you have a passion for designing and making contemporary interior products, such as furniture and lighting, ceramics and jewellery, this is the course for you. Work on external Live briefs with companies such as Marks and Spencer Home, SCP, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton and Sainsbury's Home. The strength of this distinctive course is reflected in the achievements of our former students including:

  • Best Stand Award - New Designers 2018
  • Denby Highly Commended Award – New Designers 2018
  • Valentine Clays Award for Excellence 2019 – 1st 2nd and 3rd Prize
  • Multiple winners of the Franz Rising Star Project scholarships 2019
  • Winner of the Caroline Gardner placement at the National Student Stationery Design Competition
  • Multiple winners of the Keith Brymer Jones Award for ‘promising young designer’ 2019
  • National Potclays Awards for Outstanding Excellence 2019
  • KMF Metal Award for Excellence 2019
Learn the essential skills needed to survive in the ‘real world’ to prepare you for a career as an independent designer maker or a designer in industry. You'll get to experience a breadth of materials and highly crafted 3D workshop skills before specialising in the area of ceramics as well as transferable skills for the jobs market. You could also use your skills to set up your own businesses as a designer maker. Many of our self-employed graduates have been featured in nationally recognised magazines such as Crafts, Elle Decoration and Craftsman Magazine. Others have gained employment with The Crafts Council, Hidden Arts and Wedgwood. This course enables you to explore ideas through a range of taught craft practice and design processes. There's a strong emphasis on experimentation with materials and contemporary approaches to making innovative objects. There is also an opportunity to gain a substantial work placement with companies such as Marks and Spencer, Wedgwood and/ or Royal Doulton. Our Award Winning creative team of professional makers and technicians will support you throughout. You'll gain practical knowledge and a repertoire of skills, developing your understanding of the designers’ essential toolkit as well as contemporary techniques and processes which reflect current trends and practices in an ever-changing world of the designer maker. Workshops cover
  • Wood
  • Plastics and Resin
  • Fine Metal, Heavy Metal & Precision Metal
  • Industry leading Ceramics workshops
  • CNC machines, 3D print facilities and virtual modelling equipment in our Smart Zone
  • Digital Imaging Skills (to work software packages such as Rhino, Photoshop, Illustrator)
Our 3D Designer Maker degree allows you to specialise in: Ceramics, Interior Products, Contemporary Jewellery and Fashion Accessories or Digital Craft. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) 3D Designer Maker

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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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 £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

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3D Designer Maker at Staffordshire University - UCAS