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3D Designer Maker (Jewellery and Fashion Accessories) (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (WUR) ,
Develop your passion for designing and making contemporary jewellery and fashion accessories using a diverse range of skills & techniques taught with high levels of craftsmanship while studying 3D Designer Maker (Jewellery and Fashion Accessories) (Hons) degree at Staffordshire University.


The strength of this distinctive course is reflected in the achievements of our former students including

  • Best Stand Overall Award - New Designers 
  • Goldsmiths Company Precious Metal Bursary

With an exciting interface between craft, design and art, our 3D Designer Maker (Jewellery and Fashion Accessories) (Hons) degree at Staffordshire University is ideal if you have a passion for making contemporary jewellery.

You'll get to explore ideas through a broad range of taught craft practice and design processes. There's a strong emphasis on experimentation with materials and contemporary approaches to making innovative objects. And you'll get to experience both studio making and industrial processes.

The 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 designer's essential toolkit as well as contemporary techniques and processes. Workshops cover:

  • Fine Metal
  • Wood
  • Plastics and Resin
  • Ceramics
  • Technical Hub-CAD and Laser Cutting
  • Digital Imaging Skills (to work software packages such as Rhino, Photoshop, Illustrator)

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) 3D Designer Maker (Jewellery and Fashion Accessories).


Graduate Destination

Libby Ward was awarded ‘Best Maker’ at the Great Northern Craft Fair, Manchester.

Jasmine Simpson was voted one of the ‘Top Ten’ makers to watch by Ceramic Review in.

Amy Ridyard was selected to exhibit her work at the Museum of Art & Design in New York.

Faith Shillito won the ‘Best Commercial Design’ as part of a live brief set by Sheffield knife manufacturer Taylor Eye Witness.

Grace Pepper was given the Potclays Award. She has gone on to gain a position at Portmeirion Pottery within the export department.

A number of our students also go on to our award winning MA Ceramics course.

You could gain employment as a designer-maker in industry, or set up your own business. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits

    All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. 

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • In your first year, you will develop your specialist knowledge across materials in ceramics, wood, metals ur specialist knowledge across materials in ceramics, wood, metals and plastics. This will enable you to become a more informed contemporary maker and someone who can use specialist skills professionally and effectively, with an emphasis on high class skills in practical making, experimentation and craftsmanship.
  • In your second year, you will develop your own voice choosing one of the three pathways, build independent professional working practices, undertake ‘live’ briefs with companies such as Wedgwood, and take on increasing responsibilities for your own creative journey.
  • In your third year, you’ll consolidate your knowledge and skills to produce your final exhibition pieces. Alongside your studio work, you will gain an insight into design futures/business set-up and branding yourself ready for the world of work.

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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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • 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

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 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

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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