The strength of this distinctive course is reflected in the achievements of our former students. Some have won nationally recognised awards, including
The New Designers 'Pulse Award' 2013 for innovation
The New Designers Debenhams Future of Design Competition
Goldsmiths Company Precious Metal Bursary
You'll get to experience a breadth of materials and 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 design organisations such as The Crafts Council and Hidden Arts.
We have strong links with the craft sector. Through visiting lecturers, visits to cultural events (such as Collect, Lustre and Made) and collaborations with external organisations (such as Craftspace) you'll gain a solid understanding of current industry practice.
If you're interested in ceramics, there's no better place to be than Stoke-on-Trent. We're based in the heart of the ceramics industry and have great links with many tableware manufacturing companies
within the area.
All three Award areas provide students with the professional building blocks a designer/maker requires to succeed in the world of work and successfully gain employment within a very competitive designer/maker arena. In parallel to the creative output, attention is paid to the professional and vocational nature of the course within all of the 3D Design Award areas encompassing, 3D Design: Crafts Award, 3D Design: Ceramic Award and 3D Design: Contemporary Jewellery and Fashion Accessories we provide opportunities for students to engage in projects with external clients, professional bodies and international design teams.