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3D Designer Maker (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (WUR) Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
The B.A. in 3D Designer Maker (Hons) at Staffordshire University is designed to develop students passion for designing and making innovative and contemporary objects using a diverse range of materials, skills & techniques taught with high levels of craftsmanship.
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The 3D Designer Maker (Hons) program offered by Staffordshire University 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.

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 Royal Doulton not just in the area of ceramics.

Working in your own dedicated studio area, with access to a broad range of workshop facilities, you will get the chance to experiment with a variety of cross-disciplinary materials as well as digital technologies. You will learn practical techniques and processes through hands-on technical demonstrations, gaining high levels of craftsmanship.


  • One of our students won the overall Sainsbury’s Homeware award at New Designers 2018, winning a year-long paid placement.
  • Five of our students won FRANZ Rising Star Scholarships – Autumn 2018
  • Alison Howell has been nominated for Times Higher Education Award 2018
  • Caitlin Wimslow was given the Potclays Award 2018.
  • Faith Shillito won the ‘Best Commercial Design’ 2017 as part of a live brief set by Sheffield knife manufacturer Taylor Eye Witness.
  • Libby Ward was awarded ‘Best Maker’ at the Great Northern Craft Fair, Manchester 2016.
  • Jasmine Simpson was voted one of the ‘Top Ten’ makers to watch by Ceramic Review in 2016.
  • Grace Pepper was given the Potclays Award 2017. She has gone on to gain a position at Portmeirion Pottery within the export department.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 3D Design-Integrating Theory and Practice
  • Material Enquiry: Form and Surface
  • Material Investigation and Design History
  • Visual Studies
  • Design, Make, Manufacture
  • Designer/Maker in context
  • Digital Design and Proto-Typing
  • Design Features
  • Synthesis and Resolution

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Apply through UCAS
  • Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points
  • A levels: BBC, CCC plus B at AS
  • All applicants are individually assessed via interview with portfolio.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Stoke-on-Trent

  • 550 - 850 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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