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Plymouth College of Art

3D Design Crafts

UCAS Code: 67T2

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

112-120

We accept combinations of qualifications that meet or exceed our tariff requirements, alongside evidence of your creativity

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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2020

Subject

Crafts

**This programme allows you to develop a close understanding of a range of rich materials including: clay, hot and cold glass, metals, Jesmonite, wood and plastics.**

**Encompassing a comprehensive range of practices from designer-makers such as jewellers and conceptual sculptors, you can become a specialist in your chosen discipline.**

- Experience a vibrant mix of designing and making, with a chance to explore diverse materials.

- Benefit from experienced academic staff who have exhibited, curated and published internationally.

- Develop design skills so that your making is underpinned by sound methodology, and enjoy opportunities for business start-up and enterprise.

By exploring histories and contemporary contexts of designing and making, you’ll expand your critical approach. You will learn how visual ideas, research, thinking and making can inform one another, responding to issues such as globalisation and sustainability.

Study with us and you’ll expand your critical approach alongside developing skills in research and analysis. Our academically robust and intellectually stimulating degree programmes are delivered by our team of academics, technical demonstrators and invited experts who together deliver excellence in learning, teaching and assessment. Our programmes encourage diversity in thinking and making - from practical applications through to reflective, analytical writing.

You will have the opportunity to meet some of the UK’s most inventive contemporary craft makers through studio visits and demonstrations, and have the opportunity to visit events such as Sieraad in Amsterdam, Collect at the Saatchi Gallery, the Contemporary Craft Festival and London Design Fair.

The range of material practices covered includes ceramics, fine metalwork and silversmithing, glass-blowing and kiln-formed glass, woodworking, mould-making, laser cutting and CAD/CAM. Our workshops house cutting-edge craft facilities, and you can also explore digital making, using sophisticated computer-aided design software and machinery in our Fab Lab.

Students work with industry partners including British Pewter, The Goldsmiths’ Company, the Crafts Council, the Association for Contemporary Jewellery, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, the Eden Project, Mount Edgcumbe and Dartington Crystal on live briefs, exhibitions and more.

You also have the opportunity to curate, exhibit and sell work at internationally known festivals including London Design Fair, as well as visiting shows including Handwerk & Design and Schmuck, Munich.

Modules

Our taught programme encompasses a wealth of disciplines, materials and approaches, from one-off artefacts to batch production methods, all underpinned by strong methodologies and a focus on design solutions.
The range of primary material practices that we cover on our programme includes ceramics, fine metalwork and silversmithing, glass blowing and kiln-formed glass, wood, mould-making, laser cutting and CAD/CAM. You will also develop an understanding of materials such as concrete, plastic and resin – crafting your original ideas into finished artefacts.

Tuition fees

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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:

Plymouth College of Art

Department:

Arts and Media

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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.

55%
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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Others in creative arts and design

Teaching and learning

63%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

79%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
29%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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