BA (Hons) Designer Maker

What will I learn?

(This course is subject to validation from University of Brighton)

The BA (hons) Designer Maker course has a strong emphasis on design practice alongside making and provides you with a skill base to establish yourselves as a practitioner.

You will gain an understanding of how objects are made including materiality and function. By taking part in live briefs, competitions, and exhibitions of your work you will become familiar with craft based practices and the context behind your work. You will have a strong emphasis on design practice, alongside making, to provide you with a skill base to establish yourself as a practitioner.

Throughout the course, you will be guided and supported by group debate, individual tutorial and specialist seminars, allowing development of specialist areas of interest.

During the course you will study a range of modules including:

  • Professional studies
  • Glass and Ceramics
  • Metal
  • Contextual studies
  • Independent project
  • Professional practice
  • Practise-led research
  • Specialist studio pathway
  • Cultural and critical studies
  • Exhibition project
  • Concept refinement
  • Dissertation
  • Self Promotion
  • Exhibition

What could I progress on to?

You are now ready to start your career as a practising designer / maker. You can sell your work locally and enter into competitions or join organisation The Worshipful Company of Pewterers. You could go on to further study at Masters level or a PGCE to become a teacher.


Additional Course Details for 16/17

If you have any questions please contact Student Services on (01424) 458475 or if available use the Enquiry button.

  • Course code 18298Y1
    Course name BA (Hons) Designer Maker PT Y1 (UoB)
    Campus Station Plaza
    Study mode Part-Time
    Days Tbc
    Start date 26/09/16
    Duration 30 week (s)
  • Course code 18292Y1
    Course name BA (Hons) Designer Maker Y1 (UoB)
    Campus Station Plaza
    Study mode Full-Time
    Start date 28/09/16
    Duration 30 week (s)

Additional Course Details for 17/18

  • Course code 18292Y1
    Course name BA (Hons) Designer Maker Y1
    Campus Station Plaza
    Study mode Full-Time
    Start date 25/09/17
    Duration 30 week (s)
  • Course code 18298Y1
    Course name BA (Hons) Designer Maker PT Y1
    Campus Station Plaza
    Study mode Part-Time
    Days Tbc
    Start date 25/09/17
    Duration 30 week (s)

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Entry Level

These courses are for students who want to start progressing up the qualifications levels or have no previous qualifications.

Vocational Level 1

You must have a mixture of grades E to G at GCSE to study at this level.

Vocational Level 2

You must have two grade D's and two grade E's at GCSE or a relevant level 1 qualification to study at this level.

Vocational Level 3

These courses are equivalent to A levels, you must have at least four GCSE's at grade C or above or a relevant level 2 qualification.

A Levels

A levels are level 3 courses, you must have or expect 5 A-C grades at GCSE level including Maths and English.
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