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Staffordshire University

3D Designer Maker

UCAS Code: W701

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Other A Level combinations possible to achieve 112 points.

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 points

Pass Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 112 UCAS points.

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 or third year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4 and level 5 (where appropriate). A transcript will be required.

112 tariff points from composite elements of IB

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H4,H4,H4,H4

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

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

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers.

Achieve a minimum of 112tariff 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 (CCCCD) are required.

UCAS Tariff

112

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 [email protected] for further advice

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Crafts

**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

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)

Department:

Creative Arts and Engineering

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

70%
med
Crafts

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Crafts

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

77%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
54%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
24%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Crafts

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,316
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
43%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

56%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
17%
Design occupations
7%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

Not many people take this subject, but those that do tend to go into design or craft roles, particularly in the jewellery industry. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once. As a result, graduates are based all over the country.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Crafts

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£17k

£17k

£19k

£19k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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