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Year of entry
3 years full-time
Option to go on an international exchange
Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.
Compulsory Estimate: £200
Optional Estimate: £550How are these costs calculated?
Digital CameraWe advise all students to own a digital camera. Although a basic point press is useful, the higher quality the better. We would suggest at least 10 mega pixels, and the ability to have some manual control over aperture, shutter speed and exposure would be very useful. Cameras are available for students to borrow from the faculty AV stores.A memory stick For carrying/transferring images and documents, recommended size: 64Gb A4 A3 Sketchbooks Drawing EquipmentA range of good quality pencils (recommend 2H to 6B)A range of soft coloured pencilsA basic range of wet media including some, or all, of the following: small watercolour pallet designer/gauche colours inksA selection of brushes Scalpel 10A blades Craft Knife (e.g. Stanley) Scissors 25mm masking tape 25mm double sided tape 12 Plastic Rule or Steel Rule Retractable steel tape measure Compasses set, 30/60 45 degree set squaresMaterials and basic tools will be available for use in the workshops during the Practice Units, but if you have already established your own tool kit it is always beneficial to have it available.
Optional Estimate: 1,200How are these costs calculated?
Optional Study Trips: Each year we organize a study trip to a European city. The trip will be an excellent opportunity to see contemporary design, craft and art exhibitions. If you are keen to join us on this trip please make sure to save up over the summer as we will all need to book flights and accommodation at the start of Autumn term. The study trip is optional and there will be local alternatives for any student who chooses not to go. Students can choose to go to Europe on a trip in their first year, America in their second and Japan in their third. These are optional depending on unit choice although there are local alternatives for any student who chooses not to go
This programme focuses on the objects that surround us, from the cherished personal to the everyday functional. You are encouraged to discover the potential for producing objects that blend the best traditions of hand making with the technologies of machine and digital manufacturing. This learning enables students to understand the making of objects at various levels of production, and to establish their own personal and professional ambitions for creating objects within contemporary society.
The programme is supported by a comprehensive range of workshops for hand and machine making in ceramics, glass, metal and wood. In addition to these material specific workshops there are digital making facilities for CNC routing, rapid prototyping and laser cutting. You will also have access to a wide range of academic and technical expertise across the School.
Graduates go on to a wide range of employment including gallerists, product designers, ceramicists, glassmakers, jewellers, community artists, retailers, teachers and exhibition designers.
Find out more about this course, staff and facilities and view student work at www.3dd.mmu.ac.uk.
Your career prospects after the course
Graduates of this course go on to establish their own creative businesses as self-employed practitioners, or pursue careers as product designers, furniture designers, ceramicists, jewellers, retailers, gallery owners, retail buyers, design managers, design consultants, teachers and lecturers.94%
In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation
DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known
Notes about fees for this course
Tuition fees for the 2017/18 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.
Typical entry requirements
These typical entry requirements apply to the 2017 academic year of entry and may be subject to change for the 2018 academic year. Please check back for further details.
We will interview you as part of your application.
We will ask for a portfolio of your work as part of your application.
UCAS Tariff points/Grades required
112 at A2 or equivalent (which can include Foundation Diploma in Art & Design) . A Level General Studies is not accepted.
Specific GCSE requirements
GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered
Non Tariffed Qualifications
Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff Points
International Baccalaureate points
IELTS score required for international students
6.0 with no element below 5.5
There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.
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