PL4 8AQ Plymouth
+44 (0)1752 203434
BFA, MFA, BA, MA
Fine Arts, Design, Craft
Our diverse 3D Design Crafts programme allows you to develop a close understanding and relationship with a range of media practices including: clay, hot and cold glass, metals, jesmonite, wood and plastics. You will have the chance to explore both the functional and the expressive potential of these rich, tactile materials and to take them in innovative and unexpected directions.
3D Design Crafts encompasses a comprehensive range of practices from designer makers such as jewellers, to conceptual sculptors, with the option for you to become a specialist in a particular discipline as you progress. By exploring histories and contemporary contexts of designing and making, you will expand your approach. You will learn how ideas, visual research, critical thinking, and making can inform each other, responding to current issues such as globalisation and sustainability.
You’ll learn about enterprise and entrepreneurship, and how to price, display and promote products for a range of different markets including: large scale site specific work, individual exhibition pieces and domestic products, all based on knowledge of your customers and the experience gained by working on live briefs, pitching to clients and entering competitions.
Our superbly equipped and spacious workshops provide opportunities for you to pair traditional making with the rapid digital prototyping facilities in our Fab Lab, giving you the opportunity to reinvent craft for the 21st century. Our academic and technical teams are all artists and designers and they will teach you the skills you need, challenge you, and test your conceptual thinking.
Learning isn’t limited to our design studios and workshops – you will meet some of the UK’s most inventive and entrepreneurial contemporary makers and thinkers through studio visits, demonstrations, and presentations. You’ll have opportunities to broaden your horizons with visiting lecturers and artist talks from the likes of Antoine Leperlier, Emma Woffenden, Nao Matsunaga and Keith Harrison.