MA Metalwork

University for the Creative Arts

Program Description

MA Metalwork

University for the Creative Arts

MA Metalwork UCA

MA Metalwork

Our MA Metalwork course gives design professionals and graduates the opportunity to deepen their skills and experience in the areas of forge work, foundry work and metalsmithing.

This course is for highly motivated and talented people who wish to work at the forefront of their creative discipline. It's a project-led and studio-based course with close tutorial guidance.

Rigorous research will encourage you to explore a wide range of approaches, from traditional to contemporary influences of art, craft, design and technology.

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

Starts: September 2017

Campus: UCA Farnham

Course overview

As a student on this course, you'll benefit from teaching by leading specialist designers, artists and craftspeople. You'll create a range of objects and experiment with different materials and processes, to develop your creative thinking.

Throughout the course, you'll work closely alongside students from other fields such as textiles, jewellery, ceramics and glass. This will enable you to broaden your knowledge and incorporate elements from various disciplines into your practice.

Our Farnham campus offers 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

This course has excellent support from:

  • Worshipful Company of Ironmongers
  • The Goldsmiths' Company
  • The Worshipful Company of Pewterers
  • Harral & Crook Metalsmiths
  • Contemporary British Silversmiths
  • The New Ashgate Trust
  • The Jewellers and Silversmiths Network.


Our course will equip you with a host of valuable and transferable skills. You may 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 28, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2018
1 - 2 years
Part time
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12,640 GBP
International students fee
United Kingdom - Farnham, England
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