York College

BA 3D Design Creative Practice

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BA Hons Contemporary Craft

Validated by York St. John University.

*Subject to modification approval.

If you wish to study this course full-time you must apply through UCAS. UCAS Code: W700. Institution code Y70.

If you wish to study part-time follow the 'apply' link at the top of this page and fill out a York College application form.

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The taught programme is broad in its scope and offers the opportunity to work in art, craft or design based areas, or a combination of these. You will undertake a variety of live projects and collaborate with external partners within the city of York and the surrounding area. This will not only give you related work experience within your chosen field, it will also give you a unique opportunity to build good links with these companies and see the sort of work that they do on a day-to-day basis. Work in a range of materials is encouraged in the conviction that a breadth of experience is intrinsically valuable in developing students' aptitudes for making comparisons between different forms and functions, and for informing and enriching the work in contemporary crafts.

Entry Requirements

32 UCAS Tariff points. Applicants who have relevant experience and skills will be considered.

Our Approach

The course is essentially studio based in the belief that successful craft makers need studio time to develop and finesse their skills. One of our unique selling points is the integrated use of the workshops enabling students to work across and combine a wide range of materials and processes often developing unique and extraordinary skills.

Course Themes

  • Purpose use and function
  • Thinking as doing
  • Ideologies and methods of making
  • Contextual integration
  • Thinking through craft/ enterprise practice
  • The medium and the message
  • Self-Initiated aesthetic expression
  • Exhibition Practice
  • Dissertation
  • Enterprise consolidation

Did You Know?

Every student has the opportunity to take part in local and national exhibitions giving them essential experience that informs their practical work and business acumen.

Skills You Will Learn

  • Critical and strategic thinking
  • Production and resolution
  • Creativity and design
  • Time management
  • Library and research skills
  • Information management
  • Presentation skills
  • Promotional skills
  • Marketing for self-employment
  • Business acumen
  • Project management

Career Progression

  • Craftsperson
  • Technician
  • Silversmith
  • Furniture Designer
  • Further Education Tutor
  • Ceramicist
  • Textile Artist
  • Curator
  • Art Buyer
  • Stylist


Full time: £7200

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