This programme focuses on the objects that surround us, from the cherished personal to the everyday functional. Students 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. Throughout the course you will have access to an extensive range of expert workshops, be taught by specialist staff and have contact with the industry through live projects and competition briefs. Features and Benefits of this course are: Opportunity in Year 2 for an Erasmus study exchange to Akershus University in Norway for a term. Previous students have undertaken research trips to Morocco, India, America and the Czech Republic. Extensive contacts with industry. Successful student designs have been put into production by national retailers or through the University's MMU Originals online shop as a result of live competition briefs. Recent investment of £34million in workshops and learning environments, with access to both traditional and state-of-the-art technology and equipment. Opportunities for collaborative working across disciplines and with the local community to develop professional practice skills.