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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Ceramics Design

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This distinctive MA course offers you the opportunity to study a range of approaches to ceramics at postgraduate level.

You’ll develop skills and knowledge through an exciting combination of material investigation and research. This will allow you to contextualise your practice in relation to current debates in art, craft and design and to develop an individual production strategy.

Approaches of past students range from sculpture and installation through to studio ceramics and design for products.

Overview

You’ll be part of a lively ceramics community based around comprehensive workshop provision and studio spaces shared with multidisciplinary BA students specialising in Ceramics. As postgraduate students, you’ll have the opportunity to extend and hone your making skills in conjunction with developing your understanding of how a Ceramics specialisation might relate to production in art, craft or design contexts.

Through study of historical and contemporary theory and practice, you’ll deepen your knowledge of the field and develop your abilities in critical thinking and writing. Drawing on recent developments in artistic research, you’ll also explore methods for generating writing from practice. We’ll help you to become theoretically and critically aware, so you can identify and communicate effectively with the audience/market for your practice, and/or progress to research at MPhil or PhD level.

The course moves from taught modules through to a self-directed Master's project. The four modules taken in the first two trimesters lead to the Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip), while the successful completion of the double module in the third trimester leads to the award of MA Design (Ceramics).

How will I be assessed?

At the end of each trimester, modules are assessed by internal staff and moderated by an external examiner. Practice modules are assessed through a studio exhibition of work with a supporting statement. Theory modules are assessed through written assignment and verbal presentation. The final Master's project is assessed through exhibition and your Evaluative Report. There are no written examinations.

This course also have the exit awards with following course duration: PG Dip full-time: two trimesters (one academic year); PG Dip part-time: four trimesters; PG Cert full-time: one trimester; PG Cert part-time: two trimesters.

Different course options

Full time | Sion Hill | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

Research Methodologies (30 Credits) - Core
Initiating Creative Practice (30 Credits) - Core
Analysis of Contemporary Context (30 Credits) - Core
Developing Creative Practice (30 Credits) - Core
Master's Project (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You’ll need a good undergraduate degree in Ceramics or equivalent experience. This could include a first degree in other disciplines together with subsequent studio practice. The key is having an open attitude to learning and the potential, in the view of the interview panel, to successfully complete the programme.

University information

Turn your passion into your reality. Bath Spa University has a long-established reputation which dates back to 1852 and the original Bath School of Art. Based in the vibrant, World Heritage city of Bath, you’ll experience the best of both worlds: from Roman heritage to Georgian elegance, and the latest modern, specialist facilities – new buildings, well-stocked libraries and state-of-the-art technology. We pride ourselves on being a creative...more