The 3D Design: Ceramics degree reflects a growing demand by consumers for unique, stylish, handmade or limited-edition design objects. It’s ideal if you’re interested in designing and making three-dimensional objects for this market. You’ll get to experience a breadth of materials and 3D workshop skills before specialising in the area of ceramics, as well as learning transferable skills for the jobs market. You could also use your skills to set up your own business as a designer-maker. Many of the self-employed graduates from this course have been featured in nationally recognised magazines such as Crafts, Elle Decoration and Craftsman Magazine. Others have gained employment with design organisations such as The Crafts Council and Hidden Arts. Staffordshire University have strong links with the craft sector and through visiting lecturers, visits to cultural events (such as Collect, Lustre and Made) and collaborations with external organisations (such as Craftspace) you’ll gain a solid understanding of current industry practice. If you’re interested in ceramics, there’s no better place to be than Stoke-on-Trent. It's based in the heart of the ceramics industry and has great links with many tableware manufacturing companies within the area.