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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Art Interior Design

Course type


Course Summary

The focus of postgraduate study in Design and Applied Arts is to consider your current and past practice and recognise the opportunities that exist for research, material investigation and professional development. The aim is to provide a framework that will guide your enquiry within your subject specialism. Subject specialisms: Ceramics; Glass; Interior Design; Fashion; Textiles. Employment opportunities include: Self-employment: Establishing yourself in your own business, or as a sole trader or freelance designer; A career in design, practice and/or industry in the UK and internationally; Advancement in current employment: education, public sector or the creative industries.

MA Design and Applied Arts will provide you with the opportunity to mature into a self-confident, independent thinker. You will leave University equipped with the skills and attributes that will assist you in realising your creative ambition. The MA will provide you with the time and expertise to refine your ideas and enhance your professional skill in order to practice your chosen applied art or design specialism within the broader creative arena. Students will also achieve PgCert, PgDip and University Statement of Credit University Statement of Credit awards in this course.

Different course options

Full time | City Campus | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



Critical and Reflective Practice in Design and Applied Arts (20 Credits) - Core
Masters Project in Design and Applied Arts (60 Credits) - Core
Critical Realisation of Practice (40 Credits) - Core
Creative Approachesto Research and Practice in DAA (40 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a good Honours degree (2:1) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Students are also encouraged to apply if you have significant professional experience in a relevant subject. If they have a 2:2 honours degree (or lower) in a relevant subject, they can be registered for a prescribed Postgraduate Certificate. Successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate programme will allow them to progress to the Postgraduate Diploma.

University information

The University of Wolverhampton prides itself on being a career-focused university, with extensive business links across a wide range of industries. It has a 98% employability rating for its postgraduate students and offers over 150 postgraduate qualifications. Located in the heart of England, Wolverhampton is within easy reach of the rest of the UK, less than 20 minutes to Birmingham with London, Manchester and Liverpool in easy reach on the...more