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Masters degrees in Clay & Stone Crafts equip postgraduate with theoretical, historical and practical knowledge of ceramics crafts involving stone, clay and related materials.
Courses range from taught MA and MSc degrees, to research-based MRes and MPhil programmes. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant field such as Ceramics, Art or Design.
Training covers a broad range of methods, techniques and theoretical approaches. These include approaches in sculpture and installation, to studio ceramic and design for products in the commercial industries.
You will establish your own studio-based practise through an analysis of aesthetics and design, particularly in contemporary practise. Through an analysis of cultural and critical perspectives, you will also advance your contextual knowledge of Clay & Stone Crafts. This will include gathering data in the form of archival material, artefacts and literary resources.
You could use this experience to work independently upon graduation, exhibiting your own work across different galleries. Or, you may choose to form a collective of practitioners or join a guild to develop an artistic aim, such as a community art project.
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This course focuses your practice on an industry sector and broadens your career and research horizons. Your chosen project becomes a vehicle for developing your creative abilities and analytical skills, and for locating your work in the professional world. Read 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. You'll have the opportunity to create a range of objects, experiment with different materials and processes, and develop your individual style and creativity. Read more
Book now for the MRes Online Open Day on Wednesday 22 July. The MRes RCA Arts & Humanities Pathway introduces you to a range of practice-based research methods, in order to equip you for your future professional and research careers. Read more