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Full time & Part time September MA Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 2 years

About the course

Rooted in material investigation, this course allows exploration of ceramics through art, craft and design contexts.

  • Taught by leading academic and practitioners, with a high level of tutor input.
  • Excellent technical support and facilities with specialist equipment.
  • Regular visits from industry experts and practicing artists.

This distinctive MA course offers you the opportunity to study a range of approaches to ceramics at postgraduate level.

You’ll develop skills and knowledge through an exciting combination of material investigation and research. This will allow you to contextualise your practice in relation to current debates in art, craft and design and to develop an individual production strategy.

Approaches of past students range from sculpture and installation through to studio ceramics

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Entry Requirements

You’ll need a good undergraduate degree in Ceramics or equivalent experience.


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Student Profile(s)

Adele Christensen

I chose Bath Spa University because it had the ceramic facility that I could combine with my present glass skills. It’s also local – being a mature student with a family I couldn't afford the time, money or logistics to pursue an MA further afield. The best thing about the course was it was flexible in accommodating my glass desires and studying part-time helped me with other family and commission commitments.

Highlights for me were taking part in the Holburne museum intervention, entering and being accepted for the Broomhill Sculpture competition, and being invited to make a presentation of my work to the Cornish Ceramics and glass society – quite a large, very professional group. These were tasks that doing the MA gave me confidence to take part in, as did visiting the Ibstock brick factory and approaching places for potential site specific projects.

Small but significant confidence boosters came from the college visits and seminars we were to produce as part of the course, and being in a position to step back and quantify the work, gave you faith in your own ability.


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