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3D Designer Maker Staffordshire University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Develop your passion for designing and making innovative and contemporary objects using a diverse range of materials, skills & techniques taught with 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.

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 2018 – 1st 2nd and 3rd Prize

  • Multiple winners of the Franz Rising Star Project scholarships

  • Winner of the Caroline Gardner placement at the National Student Stationery Design Competition

  • Keith Brymer Jones Award for ‘promising young designer’ 2018

  • Potclays Awards for Outstanding Excellence 2018

  • Multiple winners of the Franz Rising Star Project scholarships

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 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

  • Digital Shed

  • 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

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 W701
Institution code S72
Campus name Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points We welcome a wide range of qualifications and qualification combinations. We assess each application individually, taking in to account any experience and skills you may have in your chosen field.

Don't worry if you can't see your specific qualification listed, just contact our team of experts on 01782 294400 or email us at enquiries@staffs.ac.uk for further advise
A level BBC Other A Level combinations possible to achieve 112 points.
Minimum of 2 A Levels, can be combined with other Level 3 qualifications eg. AS levels/Extended Project to achieve 112 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points
Access to HE Diploma Access Pass Access with 15 credits at Pass
Some courses require credits in specific subject areas.
Scottish Higher Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (BBCCC) are required.
AS Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 points
Extended Project Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 points
HNC (BTEC) P May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4. A transcript will be required.
HND (BTEC) P May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4. A transcript will be required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points Made up of 6 components - usually comprising of 3 subjects at 'higher level' and 3 at 'standard' level. Opportunity to add on to points with extended essay and theory of knowledge. All the above attract UCAS points. Potential to meet the points by not passing all six component of qualification
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H4
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D* Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
Scottish Advanced Higher Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,000 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

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees/

Provider information

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Staffordshire University
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Stoke on Trent
ST4 2DE


Course contact details

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01782 294000

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