Overview

With almost 150,000 people employed in the UK’s craft economy, skilled crafts-people are putting the country on the map for original, forward-thinking contemporary design, driving change and innovation through their knowledge of material - creativeindustries.co.uk

From the catwalk and the big screen, to science labs and engineering workshops, contemporary craft makers are making a valuable contribution to a vast range of industries in the UK.

Our crafts, jewellery and 3D design courses are all based in inspiring locations renowned for their creative heritage. We’re proud to offer you access to exceptional specialist craft and design workshop facilities and equipment, including glassblowing, kilns and a fully equipped Foundry, as well as a digital and traditional printmaking workshop. With experienced staff practitioners, educators, academics and technical teams on hand, we’ll give you all the support you need to achieve far beyond your expectations.

Our craft makers are renowned for their innovation – UCA alumnus and esteemed jewellery designer to the stars, Stephen Webster, has designed one-of-a-kind pieces for a number of famous faces, while our very own Chancellor, Professor Magdalene Odundo OBE, is an internationally renowned ceramicist and a UCA alumna herself.

Our students emerge from their experience at UCA as aspirational professionals, equipped with the potential not just to support the industry of craft, jewellery and design, but to lead it forward into the future.

View the Crafts, Jewellery & 3D Design brochure

Crafts, Jewellery & 3D Design courses

Crafts, Jewellery & 3D Design courses are available to study at the following locations:

UCA Canterbury

    UCA Farnham

      UCA Rochester

        Royal School of Needlework

          Careers in Crafts, Jewellery & 3D Design

          A course in Crafts, Jewellery & 3D Design will expose you to a world of opportunities

          Our courses in Crafts, Jewellery & 3D Design offer you a springboard to a diverse range of career paths. Many of our graduates become self-employed designers, makers or practitioners, setting 
up their own businesses
 and also taking freelance commissions. Others go on to work in design, production, buying, marketing, retailing and teaching, galleries and curating. 

          Recent graduates have won roles as:

          • Designer makers
          • Textile designers and stylists
          • Print designers
          • Fabric technologists
          • Public art practitioners
          • Weave interior fabric designers
          • Fabric and accessories coordinators
          • Textile conservators and curators
          • Art educators and teachers
          • Fashion buyers and retailers
          • Arts administrators
          • Gallery directors

          We enjoy strong connections with all the Worshipful companies (long-standing and modern trade associations and guilds), as well as an array of other leading names in the sector, including: 

          • Dartington Glass
          • Salviati Murano Glass
          • New Ashgate Gallery
          • Farnham Maltings
          • Keeler Gordon Design Studio

          • LK Bennett Design Studio
          • Paul Smith

          • Mirjam Rouden

          • V&A Museum

          • Margo Selby

          • Colfax & Fowler
          • Westcott Design Studio
          • Carol Waller
          • Debenhams design department

          • Nicola Killeen

          • Savoir Beds, Mayfair
          • Caggie Dunlop’s ISWAI
          • Sacho Hesslein, Germany
          • Ratti Spa, Italy
          • Geist Magazine
          • The Goldsmiths’ Company
          • The Worshipful Company of Pewterers
          • The British Art Medals Society

          • Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery Design
          • Solidscape

          • RF Bright Ltd

          Virtual Tours

          Take a look around our campuses and view 360 images of some of our creative studio spaces and workshops.

          View Crafts facilities at UCA Farnham

          View Crafts facilities at UCA Rochester

          Case studies

          Find out what some of our students and graduates think about their time at UCA

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