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Masters degrees in Crafts provide advanced training in the use, creation and production of materials for aesthetic and/or practical items. Courses often include a substantial practical element.
Courses range from taught MA degrees, to research oriented MRes and MPhil programmes. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Art or Design. Substantial work experience may be accepted in some cases.
Widely centred on improving professional development, these courses will encourage you to develop your own craft, and explore theoretical and practical approaches to evolving contemporary crafts. From metal and jewellery design, to clothing and textiles, there are many options for you to apply your expertise.
Theory will examine the industry in relation to craft organisations and artists, their histories and cultural practices and influences. Particularly, you will examine artefacts, research archives and analyse curatorial practice.
Practical experience is usually attained through a professional placement, or substantial independent research project to curate an event or exhibition of contemporary craft work.
Roles in this field are highly varied. You may opt to work as an independent contemporary craft practitioner, or join a collective of practitioners through an agency or guild.
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The two-year . Design & Crafts MA programme. at the. Estonian Academy of Arts. prepares students for professional practice and helps them identify their own positions as artists — within their communities, society, design field, global economy, natural environment and other contexts. Read more
Develop your individual creative practice in Contemporary Crafts. Knowledge and understanding of current critical debate. Gain advanced technical and entrepreneurial skills for the successful creative practitioner. Read more
See the department website - http://cias.rit.edu/schools/american-crafts/graduate-glass. The MFA in glass is a two-year program of study that develops students personal creative voice through intensive research, discussion, critique, and experimentation. Read more
See the department website - http://cias.rit.edu/schools/american-crafts/graduate-woodworking-graduate. The MFA program in furniture design is structured around the individual student’s needs, interests, and background. Read more
See the department website - http://cias.rit.edu/schools/american-crafts/graduate-ceramics-graduate. The MFA in ceramics focuses on intellectual and artistic development through an intensive teaching of the aesthetics and techniques of ceramic design. Read more
The MFA program in photography and related media emphasizes a broad interpretation of photography as a conceptual art form, with the intention of inspiring and nurturing the individuality of each student as a creative, productive artist. Read more
Our. MA Costume Making. is a new course for costume professionals who want to focus on construction. This course gives you the opportunity to develop advanced technical construction skills and become a versatile and creative costume maker able to produce costumes for all types of performance. Read more
The Specializing Master in Accessory Design is designed, in accordance with the spirit and tradition of the Politecnico di Milano, to join hands and mind, experimentation and tradition, technology and craftsmanship, prototype and manufacturing. Read more