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  • Study Type

    Distance learning , Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Creative Arts & Design

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    Full-Time: 1 Year, Part-Time: 2 Years

  • Course Type

    MA

  • Course Fees

    UK/EU (2018 entry): £7,195, NON-EU: £13,900
    Fees are subject to change see website for full information.

  • Last Updated

    04 September 2018

Course content

Rooted in material investigation, this course allows exploration of ceramics through art, craft and design contexts. 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 the visual arts and to develop an individual production strategy.

You’ll receive specialised ceramics tuition from a dedicated team of academic and technical staff within the ceramics area, as well as from regular part-time lecturers and visiting practitioner/artists. You’ll be part of a lively ceramics community, based around comprehensive workshop provision and studio spaces. As postgraduate students, you’ll have the opportunity to extend and hone your making skills in conjunction with developing your understanding of how a ceramics specialisation might relate to production in art, craft or design contexts.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT

In the first trimester, you’ll establish the direction of your creative practice through studio and workshop-based making. Research Methods will introduce you to the tools of practice-based research, allowing you to bring theory and practice closer together, while developing creative and academic writing skills through and about your practice.

In the second trimester, you’ll negotiate a proposal for self-directed study. You’ll deepen your knowledge and understanding of debates in ceramics, situating the personal interests and concerns that inform your work within an appropriate contemporary context.

The final trimester comprises an individually negotiated and self-initiated body of work building on the knowledge and skills already acquired. You’ll be supervised by tutorial through to completion.

For detailed information on modules and course structure go to our course page.

TEACHING METHODS

You’ll receive specialised ceramics tuition from a dedicated team of academic and technical staff within the ceramics area, as well as from regular part-time lecturers and visiting practitioner/artists. Peer interaction across the school, along with the group dynamic within the course, is seen as critical to your learning experience. Lectures, seminars, group critiques and trips will also be central to your learning experience.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

You’ll receive specialised ceramics tuition from a dedicated team of academic and technical staff within the ceramics area, as well as from regular part-time lecturers and visiting practitioner/artists. You’ll also receive cross-disciplinary input, both technical and academic, appropriate to the direction in which you choose to take your ceramics practice.

For more information on teaching and assessment, please go to our https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/courses/pg-design-ceramics/" target="_blank">course webpage.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Typical career destinations include:

• Exhibiting

• Ceramic design and museum work

• Arts administration

• Public art

• Research

• Teaching


Visit the MA Design: Ceramics page on the Bath Spa University website for more details!

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