University for the Creative Arts

Introduction

University for the Creative Arts - UCA

The University for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone & Rochester provides inspiring courses in art, design, architecture, media and communication.

Formed through the union of The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, University College and the Kent Institute of Art & Design, we have an outstanding heritage spanning 150 years.

With around 6,500 students enrolled on more than 80 different courses, the University is one of the UK's leading providers of specialist art and design education, offering strengths in art, design, architecture, media and communication.

A thriving and vibrant community of students, staff and researchers, the University plays a significant role in the creative, economic and cultural life of the UK. It is home to several public art galleries, to the Crafts Study Centre and to research centres that include the Centre for Sustainable Design, the Animation Research Centre and the Public Art and Architecture (PARC) research centre.

As a specialist organisation, the University's purpose-built facilities, its expanding programme of research and development, and its growing range of business and professional links are all focused on the promotion of the creative arts. The recent award of university will enhance the reputation of further and higher education in the creative arts, drive forward research, and provide a gateway to the cultural industries in the UK and worldwide.

Specialist art and design


The University's key strength lies in the breadth of specialist, academic disciplines that it offers. Providing students with a ladder of opportunity, the University enables talented individuals to progress from further education through to undergraduate and postgraduate study and on to employment or creative practice.

Many staff are creative practitioners as well as academics, and are actively involved in the cultural industries. In this way, they bring the workplace into the learning environment, enabling the University to drive forward research and to prepare its students for the real world of work.

High quality education and research


The University is established on a strong foundation of high quality academic provision. The Kent Institute, for example, received an outstanding rating for its further education (FE) provision in its Ofsted inspection report released in March 2005. The official report placed the Kent Institute as the highest rated institution or university offering further education in art and design in England.

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) gave its highest judgement of confidence to The Surrey Institute on completion of an institutional audit in May 2003. The judgement of 'broad confidence' indicated that the quality of the Institute's courses and the standard of its awards were extremely well managed, and confirmed an ability to secure and maintain this level of quality in the future. In the 2001 RAE (Research Assessment Exercise), the Kent Institute entered 22 research-active staff achieving an overall grade of 3a. The Surrey Institute was also awarded 3a for Art and Design in the same exercise, having raised its quality rating by three grades - the most significant improvement of all submissions in Art and Design.

Nurturing success


The University counts many of the UK's most successful designers, artists and communicators among its alumni, including such distinguished individuals as the Turner Prize nominee, Tracey Emin; TV personality, Tony Hart; fashion designers, Owen Gaster, Karen Millen, Zandra Rhodes and Nargess Gharani and Vanja Strok of Gharani Strok; graphic designer, Martin Lambie Nairn; artists, Humphrey Ocean and Tacita Dean; Oscar-winning animators, Daniel Greaves, Michael Dudok de Wit and Suzie Templeton; and textile designer, Roger Oates. Together these alumni demonstrate an ability to generate success, both nationally and internationally, and provide the University with a track record that speaks for itself.

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MA Animation

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Farnham + 1 more

Our MA Animation course builds on our long history of providing highly regarded animation education at UCA Farnham, and will provide you with a strong interdisciplinary approach to the animated form. We offer a dynamic environment in which you'll be able to engage with the animated form in traditional 2D and 3D stop motion, as well as the theoretical aspects of the discipline. [+]

MA Animation Our MA Animation course builds on our long history of providing highly regarded animation education at UCA Farnham, and will provide you with a strong interdisciplinary approach to the animated form. We offer a dynamic environment in which you'll be able to engage with the animated form in traditional 2D and 3D stop motion, as well as the theoretical aspects of the discipline. This course attracts students from around the world and has a rich cultural mix. You'll approach animation as a broad discipline and be encouraged to engage with experimental and speculative approaches to making through a range of projects, which will culminate in the production of a high quality animated film. Length of study: One year full-time or two years part-time Starts: September 2017 Campus: UCA Farnham Course overview: MA Animation at our Farnham campus has a long history of nurturing creative, innovative and challenging animators and has an incomparable alumni. This course will support you in developing practical skills while fostering a high standard of diverse critical approaches. On this course you'll be encouraged to take risks, explore and develop your interests, and exchange, debate and discuss your ideas. You'll be expected to produce original and exciting films during your time with us, and explore the wide range of creative possibilities of frame-by -frame filmmaking. We'll encourage you to be open to these possibilities and to develop new skills, as well as building on your existing ones. Your studies will be supported by internationally renowned... [-]

MA Architecture

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

Our MA Architecture course is a research focused programme that expresses and advances our knowledge of built and occupied space, through direct 1:1 scale making. You'll have the opportunity to undertake individual thematic investigations which will incorporate prototyping, experimenting, re-designing and crafting. This will provide a performative basis for the assessment of your design ambition, ability and research achievement. [+]

MA Architecture Our MA Architecture course is a research focused programme that expresses and advances our knowledge of built and occupied space, through direct 1:1 scale making. You'll have the opportunity to undertake individual thematic investigations which will incorporate prototyping, experimenting, re-designing and crafting. This will provide a performative basis for the assessment of your design ambition, ability and research achievement. Our School of Architecture has been ranked in the Architecture top ten by the 2016 Guardian University Guide. Length of study: One year full-time or two years part-time Starts: September 2017 Campus: UCA Canterbury Course overview: For us, architecture is not only concerned with buildings and construction details, but also how people perceive and understand space at a fundamental level. Our School of Architecture maintains strong relationships with the professionals and organisations in the industry, and our course team are well-placed to to provide you with industry links that could lead to further experience and career development. As well as working intensively at our Canterbury campus, you'll have the opportunity to work periodically in London with our renowned Professor of Architecture, Will Alsop, and also take part in an overseas workshop. At the end of the course you'll become responsible for the design, construction and public exhibition of a full scale immersive installation that will act as a unique expression of the expertise you've developed with us. This course is project based, supplemented by workshops, lectures, seminars and independent study. Course content Stage 1: You'll be introduced to the... [-]

MA Ceramics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Farnham + 1 more

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. [+]

MA Ceramics 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 2017 Campus: UCA Farnham Course overview: 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 -... [-]

MA Contemporary Jewellery

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Rochester + 1 more

Our MA Contemporary Jewellery course celebrates the contribution of individual artists and designer-makers. It enables you to extend the boundaries of your practice by examining cutting edge ideas in jewellery which you've not been exposed to before. [+]

MA Contemporary Jewellery Our MA Contemporary Jewellery course celebrates the contribution of individual artists and designer-makers. It enables you to extend the boundaries of your practice by examining cutting edge ideas in jewellery which you've not been exposed to before. As a student on this course, you'll be free to explore a variety of materials and to experiment with scale, form, ornament and body adornment in our dedicated facilities. Length of study: One year full-time or two years part-time Starts: September 2017 Campus: UCA Rochester Course overview: Our course is responsive to a wide range of topics and creative disciplines, including fine art, fashion, design and photography. It's designed to encourage you to explore the relationship between jewellery and other related disciplines. Conceived as a breeding ground for experimentation and innovation, this MA is an excellent opportunity for you to develop cutting edge work and develop your individual style. Working alongside creative practitioners from a variety of different design backgrounds, you'll receive specialist tuition through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. You'll be expected to present your work-in-progress regularly at formal reviews. Emphasis will be placed on your personal development through the production of your individual jewellery project. 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... [-]

MA Curatorial Practice

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

Our MA Curatorial Practice course has been developed in partnership with Turner Contemporary. It offers you the opportunity to think about and engage with art and issues of cultural regeneration through curatorial activity. [+]

MA Curatorial Practice Our MA Curatorial Practice course has been developed in partnership with Turner Contemporary. It offers you the opportunity to think about and engage with art and issues of cultural regeneration through curatorial activity. With a shared focus on experimental practice and vocational engagement, our course is open to curators, artists, historians, designers, architects and graduates in the humanities. It's been designed to foster new and innovative approaches to curation at an advanced level. Length of study: One year full-time or two years part-time Starts: September 2017 Campus: UCA Canterbury Course overview: Our MA course explores historical and recent developments within the field of curatorial practice. It provides a means for understanding such strategies in the logistical contexts of art management, commercial and public gallery or museum operations, art fairs, fringe platforms and artist run spaces. The distinctive geographical context of the course in Kent and the South East also offers you the opportunity to develop specific curatorial research in the context of cultural regeneration. You'll be provided with opportunities for direct professional and public engagement with local arts organisations, biennales and public arts projects. And our course provides a range of means for testing curatorial strategies through both studio research and live contexts. This will help you to explore theoretical and practical processes of interpretation, framing and presentation. You'll develop and manage your individual MA project. And this course is supported by seminars, tutorials, professional practice workshops, live projects, study visits and critiques. Course content Stage 1:... [-]

MA Documentary Practices

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Farnham

Our MA Documentary Practices course will allow you to undertake cross-disciplinary work between new media, photography and film, positioning the course in response to new trends and discourse within creative documentary practice. [+]

MA Documentary Practices Our MA Documentary Practices course will allow you to undertake cross-disciplinary work between new media, photography and film, positioning the course in response to new trends and discourse within creative documentary practice. Your outcomes could be in photography, film, interactive or web-based formats - and we'll encourage you to exploit recent developments within the industry. Length of study: One year full-time Starts: September 2017 Campus: UCA Farnham Course overview: We aim to develop you as a thinking practitioner and help you to manage your career in a freelance industry. You'll learn to analyse and synthesise knowledge and understanding of your subject area on our course, and demonstrate your critical and reflective practice. Tutorials, lectures, workshops, seminars and critiques support the development of your research and practice. As part of the course, you'll be expected to undertake some form of professional practice such as a work placement. 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.... [-]

MA Fashion Marketing & Communication

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Epsom + 1 more

Global fashion brands need creative thinkers to communicate their messages effectively through social media, digital technologies and creative PR practices. Our new MA course combines core marketing and communication skills to build a comprehensive portfolio of knowledge – central to this fast changing sector and intrinsic to today’s world-class fashion communicators. [+]

MA Fashion Marketing & Communication Global fashion brands need creative thinkers to communicate their messages effectively through social media, digital technologies and creative PR practices. Our new MA course combines core marketing and communication skills to build a comprehensive portfolio of knowledge – central to this fast changing sector and intrinsic to today’s world-class fashion communicators. As a student of this course, you’ll learn how to manage and generate brand appropriate campaigns and develop the ability to understand and derive strategies from future trend data. Length of study: One year full-time or two years part-time Starts: September 2017 Campus: UCA Epsom Course overview: This new Masters degree provides a learning environment where you can develop both creative and strategic skills in fashion marketing and communication. You’ll be taught the core principles of Fashion Marketing and Communication through a range of approaches, including lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, and will undertake both formative and summative assessment including reflective personal blogs and journals. The course will support you in developing your practice through relevant research, a deep understanding of how the fashion industry operates, and engagement with global fashion brands, in order to plan and produce a major project that is unique to you. Running throughout the course is a strong emphasis on both independent research and participatory group work. If you’re a full time student, you’ll have scheduled teaching for up to two days a week, as well as access to workshops and studios for a further three days (as agreed... [-]

MA Fashion Photography

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Rochester + 1 more

Behind every beautiful fashion shoot is a talented photographer. Be that photographer. As a student of MA Fashion Photography, you’ll build upon your existing fashion and photography knowledge to identify, develop and manage a Masters project. [+]

MA Fashion Photography Behind every beautiful fashion shoot is a talented photographer. Be that photographer. As a student of MA Fashion Photography, you’ll build upon your existing fashion and photography knowledge to identify, develop and manage a Masters project. Throughout the course you’ll have access to UCA’s state of the art photography and participate in a variety of lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, with regular off-campus visits to shoots and exhibitions. Length of study: One year full-time or two years part-time Starts: September 2017 Campus: UCA Rochester Course overview: Our MA Fashion Photography course offers you the opportunity to develop your practical fashion photography skills whilst giving you a solid grounding in critical thinking and theory. Your studies will be supported by a number of internationally renowned staff in a department that encourages experimentation. This will enable you to establish yourself as a rounded professional who can formulate ideas in a sophisticated framework whilst also being able to communicate to others, both visually and verbally. We place a strong emphasis on publication, enabling you to find creative ways to disseminate your work beyond the academic context and into the public arena. 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... [-]

MA Filmmaking

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Farnham + 1 more

This course offers you the opportunity to develop your creative and technical skills as an independent filmmaker working in fiction film. You will have the opportunity to write and direct your own Short Film, or follow a specialist route as a Head of Department in film production. [+]

MA Filmmaking This course offers you the opportunity to develop your creative and technical skills as an independent filmmaker working in fiction film. You will have the opportunity to write and direct your own Short Film, or follow a specialist route as a Head of Department in film production. You'll develop high level skills in a learning environment which nurtures technical excellence in the creation of cinematic sound and image. You'll develop personal creativity and the ability to collaborate effectively within a team in pursuit of a shared cinematic vision. Length of study: One year full-time Starts: September 2017 Campus: UCA Farnham Course overview: The course allows you to experience the rigours of filmmaking by reflecting the realities of current film practice, within the supportive structure of our extensive Film School. It will enhance your understanding of the professional demands of the film industry and fully equip you for a freelance career, should you so desire. You'll have the opportunity to engage in critical debate around current theoretical approaches to filmmaking practice, as well as developing your own practical project alongside other like-minded students. At UCA, you'll also benefit from access to a fantastic selection of cutting edge facilities, including 16mm and digital cinema cameras, advanced sound recording equipment, a purpose-built film studio and industry standard post-production suites. Our graduates have gone on to work on some of the biggest box office movies of recent years - including Gravity, the Harry Potter franchise, The Dark Knight, Mission Impossible, Skyfall, Godzilla,... [-]

MA Fine Art

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

Our postgraduate Fine Art course is designed to provide a structured context for the development of individual Masters projects. [+]

MA Fine Art Our postgraduate Fine Art course is designed to provide a structured context for the development of individual Masters projects. It does this through introducing and exploring various strategies for making art, and nurturing an understanding of the ideas that make such practices meaningful. Questioning and exploring personal strategies for making art, we offer a reflective environment in which to understand the ideas and contexts that make your practice meaningful. The cross-disciplinary structure of the course encourages connections with other modes of thinking and working. Guest lectures and professional practice seminars will help you develop your personal networks. You'll work closely with local and national galleries and public arts organisations, including Turner Contemporary, Whitstable Biennale, The London Art Fair, Strange Cargo and the Folkestone Triennial, and be actively supported to develop and show work outside the context of the University. Length of study: One year full-time or two years part-time Starts: September 2017 Campus: UCA Canterbury Course overview: With a well-established and strong history, our Master in Fine Art course is open to artists, designers, illustrators, architects and theorists (including graduates in the humanities). It's designed to foster new and innovative approaches to fine art study at an advanced level. Building upon the practical and conceptual concerns of contemporary art practice, you'll develop an advanced ability to conceptualise and research in relation to your own practice. We take great pride in ensuring that you have a fulfilling, engaging and inspirational experience. We're thrilled that this is reflected through... [-]

MA Glass

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Farnham + 1 more

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. [+]

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 crafts people. 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... [-]

MA Graphic Design

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Epsom + 1 more

Our MA Graphic Design course has been structured to promote the role of designers as skilled professional communicators, and firmly embed a culture of research and problem solving into creative practice. [+]

MA Graphic Design Our MA Graphic Design course has been structured to promote the role of designers as skilled professional communicators, and firmly embed a culture of research and problem solving into creative practice. Our course aims to promote specialism and mastery in your own unique area of graphic design - which you'll identify and develop with us on this MA. Enabling you to produce meaningful outcomes from informed research is a top priority. Length of study: One year full-time Starts: September 2017 Campus: UCA Epsom Course overview: Using the extensive industry links brought by our course staff, you'll be encouraged to foster connections with industry partners within your area of specialism. With the help of visiting lecturers, industry experts and live briefs, you'll gain real-life experience of the design industry. And emphasis will be placed on how to present both yourself and your design work in a professional arena. The industry orientation of this course is concerned with exploring graphic design languages in all their facets. You'll enhance your understanding of the aesthetic and commercial value of your work, and accrue professional experience which will add innovation to your practice. On this course you'll taught through a range of lectures, workshops, tutorials, live pitches and presentations. We also place a strong emphasis on independent research. 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... [-]

MA Illustration

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Farnham + 1 more

Contemporary illustration practice has grown to encompass a broad range of ambitions and opportunities for image makers and storytellers. The growth of online digital cultures - and the impact of digital image creation on traditional image making - requires flexible and adaptable practitioners, and it provides unique opportunities for the entrepreneurial illustrator. [+]

MA Illustration Contemporary illustration practice has grown to encompass a broad range of ambitions and opportunities for image makers and storytellers. The growth of online digital cultures - and the impact of digital image creation on traditional image making - requires flexible and adaptable practitioners, and it provides unique opportunities for the entrepreneurial illustrator. Our course offers you the chance to challenge the boundaries of illustration, both in its practice and its context, and is primarily concerned with the illustrated narrative. It offers you a creative and intellectual environment in which you can rigorously pursue a project of self-directed study, and produce a body of work on a topic of your interest within the field of illustration. Length of study: One year full-time or two years part-time Starts: September 2017 Campus: UCA Farnham Course overview: Our course enjoys a long tradition of original narrative and storytelling through images, reflecting staff expertise and practice in these areas. As a student here you'll get to explore narrative storytelling, authorship, self-publishing, book production and visual narratives through the development of a personal project. This MA course supports you to develop your own independent voice and to identify an audience. You're encouraged to take a self-directed entrepreneurial approach, developing and exploring creative opportunities and options for your work. This entrepreneurial emphasis will be supported by access to specialist facilities such as digital media suites, photography, printmaking and bookmaking. Our course also provides you with the opportunity for extended critical debate, a high degree of... [-]

MA Interior Design

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

Our MA Interior Design course enables you to develop an individual approach to spatial design within a stimulating, creative and supportive environment. [+]

MA Interior Design Our MA Interior Design course enables you to develop an individual approach to spatial design within a stimulating, creative and supportive environment. This degree provides you with a launchpad to potential higher level interior design careers within a diverse range of subjects. These include museum and exhibition design, design for film, television and digital games and brand interpretation for retail, leisure or promotional events. An emphasis on ecological issues and processes is also a prominent aspect of this course, and underpins all aspects of the course. Length of study: One year full-time or two years part-time Starts: September 2017 Campus: UCA Canterbury Course overview: You'll explore your area of interest to an advanced level, through establishing new spatial paradigms that build on your existing knowledge. Our course combines theoretical and practical skills, and encourages engagement with industry at all levels. In-depth research into design processes and technologies, along with related work placement opportunities, will prepare you for new career directions. Your project work will be supported by ongoing staff research into sustainability, architecture, design-related digital technologies, experiential environments and brand communication. You'll be taught through tutorials, seminars, self-directed study in relation to your project proposal, work-in-progress reviews and visits or references to sites of local and international interest. 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:... [-]

MA Metalwork

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Farnham + 1 more

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

MA Metalwork Our MA Metalwork course gives design professionals and graduates the opportunity to deepen their skills and experience in the areas of forgework, 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 crafts people. 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 Photography

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Rochester + 1 more

Our MA Photography course approaches photography as an expanded visual discipline. You'll be encouraged to confidently produce complex and extended photographic projects and engage with experimental and speculative approaches to making. [+]

MA Photography Our MA Photography course approaches photography as an expanded visual discipline. You'll be encouraged to confidently produce complex and extended photographic projects and engage with experimental and speculative approaches to making. We offer a dynamic and exciting environment for studying the critical theory of photography, and this course engages with practices of reading and writing about the image. MA Photography also pays close attention to the dissemination, exhibition and publication of photographic work. We provide specialist digital and analogue facilities for large-format colour and black-and-white exhibition prints. Length of study: One year full-time or two years part-time Starts: September 2017 Campus: UCA Rochester Course overview: Our course offers a considered balance of support that develops practical skills and fosters a high standard of diverse critical approaches. You'll take risks, explore and develop your interest, and exchange, debate and discuss ideas. You'll respond to the diverse field of contemporary photography and explore practices of representation that engage with the still and the moving image, as well as performance and installation. Your studies will be supported by a number of internationally renowned staff in a department that encourages experimentation. This will enable you to establish yourself as a rounded professional who can formulate ideas in a sophisticated framework whilst also being able to communicate to others, both visually and verbally. We place a strong emphasis on publication, enabling you to find creative ways to disseminate your work beyond the academic context and into the public arena. Course content Stage 1:... [-]

MA Printed Textiles for Fashion & Interiors

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Rochester + 1 more

MA Printed Textiles for Fashion & Interiors offers a practice based, design led experience, which develops your creative vision and redefines your professional practice. You’ll be encouraged to push boundaries and challenge yourself; we provide you with a stimulating and supportive environment in which to do this. [+]

MA Printed Textiles for Fashion & Interiors MA Printed Textiles for Fashion & Interiors offers a practice based, design led experience, which develops your creative vision and redefines your professional practice. You’ll be encouraged to push boundaries and challenge yourself; we provide you with a stimulating and supportive environment in which to do this. You’ll have the freedom to explore and combine traditional, handcrafted design and production techniques with the latest innovations in digital technology, while researching constantly evolving materials and new technologies. You can create diverse design solutions that span a variety of outcomes. Print for fashion covers: printed textiles collections for fashion, printed samples, experimental print pieces, printed garment prototypes, print design concepts or range plans, and printed fashion related products or accessories. Print for interiors covers: printed furnishings, fashion led interior print concepts, one off printed textiles, installation or site specific works, printed product prototypes, floor and wall coverings as well as exterior print applications. Length of study: One year full-time or two years part-time Starts: September 2017 Campus: UCA Rochester Course overview: Situated within the internationally recognised School of Fashion at UCA Rochester, the MA Printed Textiles for Fashion & Interiors course offers you the opportunity for in-depth exploration and creative idea development in the specialist subject area of printed textiles for contemporary creative and fashion related industries. This unique course offers you an exciting opportunity to make your creative vision a reality, master your skills, and develop new research methods, exploring innovative, relevant and sustainable... [-]

MA Product Design

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Farnham + 1 more

Our MA Product Design course provides a conceptual process and context for the development of creative and innovative products. This includes the study of socio-cultural and economic issues, new technologies and creative visual language in relation to your practice. [+]

MA Product Design Our MA Product Design course provides a conceptual process and context for the development of creative and innovative products. This includes the study of socio-cultural and economic issues, new technologies and creative visual language in relation to your practice. As a student on our course, you'll undertake individual research projects using an integrated product design process. You'll also develop and communicate design solutions which align with design criteria and respond to broader issues such as lifestyles, markets or the information economy. Length of study: one year full-time or two years part-time Starts: september 2017 Campus: UCA Farnham Course overview: On this course you'll benefit from seminar sessions with visiting professional product designers. They'll provide critical feedback to advance your design concepts to prototype stage, in order to ready them for final exhibition and commercial manufacture. You'll also have seminar sessions with visiting professional product designers, who provide critical feedback to advance your design concepts to prototype stage, ready for final exhibition and commercial manufacture. The Centre for Sustainable Design is based at our Farnham campus, too. This research centre facilitates discussion and research on eco-design, and broader sustainability considerations, in product and service development. 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... [-]

MA Urban Design

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

Our MA Urban Design course is designed to develop your understanding of contemporary issues in urban design, planning and urbanism through sustained critical and creative engagement. [+]

MA Urban Design Our MA Urban Design course is designed to develop your understanding of contemporary issues in urban design, planning and urbanism through sustained critical and creative engagement. This course will develop and advance your understanding of the economic, ecological, social and political dynamics shaping the urban environment. We'll encourage you to build advanced urban design skills. Length of study: One year full-time or two years part-time Starts: September 2017 Campus: UCA Canterbury Course overview: This course at UCA will help you to develop a range of strategies, tools and skills, including research methods and critical theories. The core of the curriculum is project based, supplemented by lectures, seminars, workshops and independent study. For part of the course you'll study alongside postgraduate students on the MA Architecture and Master of Architecture courses at our Canterbury campus. 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 The Canterbury School of Architecture maintains constant contact with the... [-]

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