Taught course

3D Design Crafts

Plymouth College of Art · Plymouth College of Art

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Entry requirements

BA 2.1; equivalent professional experience or portfolio; exceptional project proposal.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA 3D Design Crafts programme encourages the development of the individual designer-maker, with an emphasis on material knowledge and design innovation.

Our focus on experimentation with materials and contemporary approaches to making innovative objects will lead you to find new outcomes, through critical engagement and consideration of the needs of the 21st century.

Our MA 3D Design Crafts programme offers a cross-disciplinary approach to designer-makers who understand and wish to explore the value of material knowledge within the design process. The programme explores design thinking and material processes, through projects and experiments which challenge design thinking and concepts, together with material experimentation.

This programme enables you to critically engage with current debates within the subject area and encourages you to consider what it means to be a designer and craftsperson in the 21st century, in which sustainability, material life cycles, added value, and approaches to marketing and selling are key issues.

You will be encouraged to explore your current position in relation to design, materials and making, through a broad range of craft practice, and contextual and critical frameworks.

You will have the opportunity to reposition your attitude and approach to design materials and processes and establish your particular focus within the expanded field of design, crafts and manufacturing. We pride ourselves on offering and combining traditional craft processes alongside the latest in digital technology.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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