3D Design Crafts Plymouth College of Art


Awarded by: Open University Validation Services

Craft employs over 100,000 people in the UK’s thriving creative industries and our 3D Design Crafts programme is central to a global resurgence in the craft and design industries. With a focus on designing and making through direct interaction with materials and processes, you’ll grow your passion through diverse material enquiries.

You’ll have access to our purpose-built specialist fabrication workshops and will be able to explore digital making and 3D printing in our FabLab. The range of primary material practices include ceramics, fine metals, silversmithing, glassblowing and kiln-formed glass,
mould making, laser cutting and CAD/CAM. You will also develop an understanding of materials such as concrete, plastic and wood – crafting initial ideas into finished artefacts.

You’ll expand your critical approach, exploring how thinking and making can inform each other and respond to current design issues. You will have the freedom to become a dedicated specialist or explore the great range of materials, techniques and processes on offer.

Students work with industry partners including British Pewter, the Goldsmiths’ Company and the Crafts Council on live briefs and national exhibitions. Students curate, exhibit and sell work at festivals including TENT at the London Design Fair, Cornwall Design Fair and the international Contemporary Craft Festival.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    24 September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


Our taught programme encompasses a wealth of disciplines, materials and approaches, from one-off artefacts to batch production methods, all underpinned by strong methodologies and a focus on design solutions.
The range of primary material practices that we cover on our programme includes ceramics, fine metalwork and silversmithing, glass blowing and kiln-formed glass, wood, mould-making, laser cutting and CAD/CAM. You will also develop an understanding of materials such as concrete, plastic and resin – crafting your original ideas into finished artefacts.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 67T2
Institution code P65
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 120 points
A level C We require a C at A level in an Art related subject as part of the Tariff
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma MMM
Access to HE Diploma Pass
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 - 30 points

Additional entry requirements


You will be required to attend an interview. We offer Skype interviews to applicants who are unable to attend in person.


You will be required to bring a portfolio of your work to the interview

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

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