University of Brighton has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This well-established course is premised on the notion that making is central to creativity and how creativity manifests in society, culture, economy and the environment.
You will explore the value of made objects, products and artefacts in the world and the evolving role that making performs in engaging with the contexts of our time.
Embracing a diverse approach across the spectrum of three-dimensional creative practice, the course offers you a varied and challenging learning experience that enables you to develop an individual approach to 3D design and craft.
Studies cover a comprehensive range of practices including ceramics, jewellery, products and furniture. You’ll have access to specialist workshops in wood, metals, ceramics, polymers and digital technology.
You can choose to study for a three-year BA(Hons) or a four-year MDes, equivalent to a masters.
Introductory experiences are provided through a rotation of the four material areas on offer (wood, metal, ceramics and plastics) and parallel studio assignments. The syllabus also includes: design and craft methodologies; techniques, materials and processes in wood, metal, ceramics and plastics; bespoke, batch and mass manufacture; research and communication; Computer Assisted Design and Computer Assisted Manufacture (CAD/CAM); options to specialise in design, craft and applied art; self-directed study; professional practice and live projects; and historical and critical studies.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 120 points||Entry requirements are in the range of A-level BBB–CCC (120–96 Tariff points), BTEC Extended Diploma DDM–MMM. Conditional offers typically fall within this range. We are looking for highly motivated & creative students. Your portfolio is mandatory & the most important part of your application. If your grades fall below the range stated, but you can evidence your thinking, ideas & abilities through a high-quality portfolio, we will still consider your application.|
|A level||BBB - CCC|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM - MMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||
M: 30 credits
P: 15 credits
|Pass Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at Level 3 of which 30 credits must be at Merit or above. Art and Design courses are preferred.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||A minimum of English Language and Mathematics at grade C/4|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3, H3||or equivalent combination of grades.|
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements. Or equivalent English Language qualification.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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