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Staffordshire University

Three-Dimensional Design (Ceramics)

UCAS Code: W273
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

50%

Subjects
  • Design studies
Student score
82% MED
% employed or in further study
87% LOW
Average graduate salary
£16.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BBC

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMM

International Baccalaureate
24

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

50%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The 3D Design: Ceramics degree reflects a growing demand by consumers for unique, stylish, handmade or limited-edition design objects. Itâ??s ideal if youâ??re interested in designing and making three-dimensional objects for this market. Youâ??ll get to experience a breadth of materials and 3D workshop skills before specialising in the area of ceramics, as well as learning transferable skills for the jobs market. You could also use your skills to set up your own business as a designer-maker. Many of the self-employed graduates from this course 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. Staffordshire University have strong links with the craft sector and through visiting lecturers, visits to cultural events (such as Collect, Lustre and Made) and collaborations with external organisations (such as Craftspace) youâ??ll gain a solid understanding of current industry practice. If youâ??re interested in ceramics, thereâ??s no better place to be than Stoke-on-Trent. It's based in the heart of the ceramics industry and has great links with many tableware manufacturing companies within the area.

Modules

Level 1: 3-dimensional design skills acquisition; explore a range of media including: ceramics, metal, wood and plastics (in order to confirm future direction and to broaden creative experience); and in the second half of the year the focus is on the chosen pathway and gain further specialist design and making skills through undertaking projects specific to ceramics. Level 2: Common core modules focus on developing understanding of different design approaches relevant to your chosen pathway Level 3: Students undertake a negotiated project within their specialism (in addition to following common professional development modules that equip students with the knowledge needed for careers in design and the creative industries.

Staffordshire University

£30m Science Centre at Stoke

Staffordshire University puts students at the heart of everything it does, boasting impressive learning and social facilities across its campuses. Two brand new student spaces have just opened - one a 24-hour facility where students can relax, study or meet with friends. Our demographic has a diverse mix of students of all ages; in 2012 an entire family graduated here on the same day.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
23%
77%

Year 1

23%
77%

Year 2

12%
88%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
100%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 84%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

85%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

79%

Feedback on work has been prompt

77%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
70% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
36% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
311 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 87% LOW
Average graduate salary £16.5k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are design occupations

30%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK has a proud reputation as a centre of design excellence, and last year, design was behind only nursing in the number of graduates from UK universities with nearly 13,700. Not all areas of design have been affected equally by the recession, so bear this in mind when you look at the stats. At the moment, things are looking a little better for fashion and textile designers and not as good for interior or multimedia designers – but that may change by the time you graduate. In general, design graduates are more likely than most to start their career in London. This also varies by subject – fashion designers often find jobs in the North West. Some employers in the field, particularly in London, are a little prone to asking graduates to work for free, so while it’s not the norm – one in nine design graduates from 2012 starting design jobs in London were working unpaid – it does go on.
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