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Product, Furniture and Ceramics (with a Placement Year) BA (Hons)




What will I learn?

Become a creator of the future. Design and make innovative, contemporary products to high levels of craftsmanship using a diverse range of materials, processes and practical skills. Focus on user experience and explore sustainable design, new technology and smart materials on our unique Product, Furniture, Ceramics courseYou’ll develop a broad set of design and making skills, learning from our team of expert academics in our dedicated design studio. You’ll apply your skills through live projects with world-renowned brands, building a portfolio of innovative and exciting work. You can choose to specialise in the third year, tailoring your projects to your target career, whether you want to be a Product Designer, Ceramicist, Furniture Maker or Entrepreneurial Designer-Maker.Our course is taught by academics with real-world experience in design and manufacturing, who will be at your side throughout your journey to provide you with the knowledge, skills and support you need to take the first step to a successful career in Product, Furniture, Ceramics.Students have won prestigious National and International awards including;the M&S Homeware Award, Pentland Brands Award, New Designers Best Stand Award, Sainsbury’s Homeware Award, Formica Award for Excellence and consecutive year on year 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize for excellence from Valentine Clays. Students have also won multiple Keith Brymer Jones ‘promising young designer’ awards, FRANZ Rising Star Global Scholarships, and the GNCCF ‘Best Maker’ awards. Students have had their work realised by KEF, Royal Doulton and Wedgwood, as well as being BCB Show ‘Highlights’ at the British Ceramics Biennials.You’ll get the chance to visit leading Design Studios, Manufacturers and Exhibitions both in the UK and internationally on our vibrant Educational Visits, to places like New York, Copenhagen, Milan and London.On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Product, Furniture, Ceramics

Which department am I in?

Digital, Technologies and Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£16,750.00 (US$ 20,206) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2023


Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)

College Road,


ST4 2DE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other A Level combinations possible to achieve 96 points.Minimum of 2 A Levels, can be combined with other Level 3 qualifications eg. AS levels/Extended Project to achieve 96 points

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University is an outstanding choice for students who prioritise teaching excellence.

  • Shortlisted for University of the Year (THE 2020)
  • Several vibrant campuses to choose from across
  • High investment in new, cutting-edge facilities
  • 78% of research rated as world leading

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