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MA Craft and Material Practices

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Full time | Plymouth College of Art | 1 year | SEP-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Engineering Craft Studies Materials Engineering & Technology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Our Masters programmes offer you an intensive personal programme of creative and stimulating study within artive critical and practical framework that enables you to examine, interrogate and reflect upon the nature and role of your chosen practice.

We encourage diversity in thinking and making, acknowledging the potential in material exploration, collaborative working, cross-fertilisation of ideas, and the exploration of new and vital concepts. Critical enquiry and practice-based exploration are central to the programmes, helping you to make dynamic and challenging work that resonates and reflects your key concerns in light of current national and international dialogues.

The MA Craft & Material Practices programme encourages the development of the individual designer-maker, with an emphasis on material knowledge and design innovation.

The programme offers a cross-disciplinary approach to explore the value of material knowledge within a design process. The programme explores design thinking and material processes which challenge design thinking and concepts, and is uniquely placed to offer a rich cross-disciplinary practice; you will have access to our spacious and well-equipped metal and jewellery studios, as well as ceramics, glass and resistant materials workshops, and our superbly equipped Fab Lab.

Alumni of our Graduate School pursue careers in the fields of fine art, craft and design, as practising artists, teachers, curators, and as gallery, theatre and technical professionals. Others go on to prepare for doctoral study, and set up viable projects as socially engaged and community-based practitioners.

Our programmes offer professional skills development to support our students as they progress within industry, self-employment (in the Creative Industries sector) and further Level 7 and 8 studies. The second module offers an opportunity to test out the practices being investigated by individual students within an appropriate, live setting.

Modules

The final module of each programme may be submitted as a dissertation or as a practice-led research outcome and exhibition, depending on which pathway best suits your concerns as a creative practitioner.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£8,500

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

£15,800

Entry requirements

MA applicants are normally expected to have an undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above.