MA Glass Design

University for the Creative Arts

Program Description

MA Glass Design

University for the Creative Arts

MA Glass UCA

MA Glass

Our MA Glass course is a project led and studio-based course with tutorial guidance, where you'll create individual excellence through rigorous research including practical and theoretical investigation. We encourage a wide range of approaches, from the traditional specialist trades to the contemporary influences of art, craft, design and technology.

Our course guides design professionals and graduates in the further development of their skills and experience within the crafts and design industries. Taught alongside our MA Ceramics, MA Metalwork and MA Jewellery courses, these courses are for highly motivated and talented people who wish to work at the forefront of their creative discipline.

Length of study: One year full-time or two years part-time

Starts: September 2017

Campus: UCA Farnham

Course overview

On our MA Glass course, you'll benefit from teaching by leading specialist designers, artists and craftspeople. And you'll receive the opportunity to make objects, experiment with a range of materials and processes, and develop your creative thinking.

Throughout the course, you'll also get to work closely alongside other fields such as textiles, jewellery, metalwork and ceramics. This enables you to broaden your knowledge and incorporate elements from other disciplines into your work.

Our Farnham campus provides extraordinary facilities with extensive workshops and equipment to support your study. It's also home to the Crafts Study Centre - a purpose-built museum, research centre and gallery dedicated to crafts.

Course content

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.

Course connections

On this course, you'll be exposed to a world of opportunities

Industry partners

Our course has excellent links with industry specialists and can assist with the provision of work placements.

Our connections include:

  • Bullseye Glass Company
  • The New Ashgate Gallery Trust (based in Farnham).


This 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, for example.

Recent graduates work as:

  • Artists
  • Designers
  • Makers
  • Arts administrators
  • Gallery curators
  • Teachers
  • Writers.

Further study

You may want to undertake further study or research to specialise even more.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 27, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
12,640 GBP
International students fee
United Kingdom - Farnham, England
Start date : Sept. 2018
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Sept. 2018
United Kingdom - Farnham, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info