Our MA Ceramics course is a project led and studio-based programme with tutorial guidance, where you'll produce high-quality work through rigorous academic research and creative studio practice.
You'll have the opportunity to create a range of objects, experiment with different materials and processes, and develop your individual style and creativity. Our MA supports a wide range of ceramics practices, including historical, traditional and contemporary, and will encourage innovation in ceramics design and technology.
We'll guide you in maximising your talent and creative ability, so you'll be able to further develop your skills for future engagement with the arts, crafts and design industries.
Our courses are designed for talented, self-motivated individuals wishing to work at the forefront of artistic, creative industries and enterprises.
Length of study: One year full-time or two years part-time
Starts: September 2018
Campus: UCA Farnham
This course benefits from a cohort of expert staff that includes the nationally and internationally acclaimed ceramicist Professor Magdalene Odundo OBE, Professor Simon Olding (Director of our Crafts Study Centre) and Nicholas Lees, as well as a number of visiting artists such as Steve Brown and Clare Twomey.
Throughout the course, you'll have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and experience by working with your peers from other specialist courses at UCA Farnham, such as our Textiles, Jewellery, Metalwork and Glass courses.
Our Farnham campus boasts first-rate facilities with extensive workshops and equipment to support your study. It's also home to our Crafts Study Centre - a purpose-built museum, research centre and gallery dedicated to crafts. The Crafts Study Centre possesses the world's most coherent collection of Leach pottery and a stunning collection of work by Lucie Rie, as well as contemporary makers such as Edmund de Waal.
Stage 1: You'll be introduced to the University and the technical workshops and facilities available to you. The first stage includes a range of lectures and seminars and you’ll start to explore your creative practice.
Stage 2: During stage two you begin developing your MA project, evaluating and testing out the aims of your proposal over a sustained period of self-directed study.
Stage 3: In the third stage of the course, you'll apply the knowledge gained through your research to create a final body of work.
On this course, you'll be exposed to a world of opportunities.
As part of this course, you'll have access to well-established industry connections. These include:
- Historical research, exhibition and curation with the Watts Gallery.
- Links with Froyle Tiles and Lambs Terracotta - providing an opportunity to research interior and exterior architecture, along with restoration and renovation projects.
- Local production of Dartington Pottery at the nearby Grayshott Pottery - beneficial to those researching surface and glaze.
- Farnham-based 318 Ceramics and the New Ashgate Gallery Trust.
Our course will equip you with a host of valuable and transferable skills. Upon successful completion, you might decide to become a self-employed artist or forge a career within the craft and design industries.
Recent graduates work as:
- Arts administrators
- Gallery curators
You may want to undertake further study or research to specialise even more.
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Last updated January 30, 2018