3D Design and Craft BA(Hons)

3D Design and Craft BA(Hons)

Welcome to the BA (Hons) 3D Design & Craft Virtual Degree show. Students on our well established hands-on course explore the full spectrum of three-dimensional practices.

This year has been an especially challenging one for our making graduates as, due to the Corvid19 lockdown, their access to their workshop facilities was prematurely cut short at the peak of their productivity preventing many from physically realising the objects in the way they imagined. The resulting show is a testament to their resourcefulness, resilience and adaptability to meet the significant challenges of lockdown for the maker. We are very proud of how the students have responded to the situation and what they have achieved in very difficult circumstances.

The course began 46 years ago and has continually evolved to engage with current issues and opportunities and in it’s current form occupying the diverse creative space between art, craft, design and digital manufacturing. It continues to be one of the leading and influential making programmes in the UK helping graduates prepare for the emerging fields of making in the 21st century.

Our graduates work explores the value of made objects, products and artefacts in the world and the evolving role that making performs in engaging with the contexts of our time. Subjects investigate the role of design within a social and cultural context, understanding that design and craft are important traditions and an essential source of inspiration and understanding of who we are. Work explores the relationship between object, user and location whilst considering issues of sustainability and waste, health and wellbeing, materiality and process, place, gender, social, cultural and environmental issues and narratives such as remembrance, nostalgia and symbolism.

This year’s showcase is a diverse, engaging and inspiring body of work, and is not to be missed.


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