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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Arts & Crafts: Leisure/Combined

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This aim of the programme is to equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to practice at an advanced level, to foster your creativity and enhance your employment opportunities. You will work alongside artists and designers who are involved with a wide variety of media and forms. Induction, seminars and social events for students and staff mean that you will be part of a friendly and supportive postgraduate community, which also includes film makers, musicians and professionals working in new media. Senior research staff and internationally renowned artists work with postgraduate students, helping you to develop original and challenging work. Contemporary Crafts is an area of creative practice that has a growing reputation through the recent heightened public exposure via the media.

On this course, you will explore and challenge the boundaries of your practice and, through discussion and debate with other students, explore some of the key ideas and concepts that inform contemporary applied arts practice. We focus on helping you develop the entrepreneurial skills you need to further your career and explore funding opportunities and employment in the creative and cultural spheres. You may develop and exploit your talent across a wide range of activities and develop a practice as a maker of individual objects, a designer of batch-produced products, an artist working to commission or establish a mixed portfolio career. You are encouraged to challenge the materials you use through practical research and sampling and refine your professional practice through the application of process, development of technical skill, material understanding and conceptual underpinning.

The opportunity to specialize in one area or work across a wide range of disciplines and materials - jewellery, textiles, ceramics, glass, and printmaking - and be actively involved in sharing ideas and taking part in critical debate. Through working alongside artists and designers on other postgraduate courses you will explore the possibilities for the applied artist today, questioning conventions and refining your practice and design capabilities by working with and understanding materials. Our staff are experienced in research and professional practice, and you will also benefit from contributions from visiting artists, designers, makers and other arts and design professionals, as well as from involvement with our international exhibitions programme and gallery environment.

Different course options

Full time | University of Hertfordshire | 1 year | 26-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

26-SEP-20

Modules

Major Study: Contemporary Crafts (60 Credits) - Core
Discourse and Reflection: Art (30 Credits) - Core
Practice 1: Art (30 Credits) - Core
Research and Enquiry (15 Credits) - Core
Practice 2: Art (30 Credits) - Core
Creative Economies (15 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,650

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants need to have an honours degree (2:2 or above) in a field relevant to the award you want to study.

University information

The University of Hertfordshire offers over 100 taught, online and specialist courses at postgraduate level, and more than 50 research degrees across the ten schools of study. These are: Hertfordshire Business School Computer Science Creative Arts Education Engineering and Technology Health and Social Work Humanities Law Life and Medical Sciences Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics The university is based in Hatfield,...more