BA (hons) Ceramics

The focus of the BA Ceramics degree is not only to develop you as a student and critical thinker but to inspire your growth into a skilled and intellectual ceramicist. These attributes, which are dependent on one another, combined with practical experience and an understanding of the ceramics industry, will form the beginning of your career, and stand you in the strongest possible position to carry it forward. ​

The vibrancy of the material has enabled Ceramics at CSAD to continually take risks and rise to creative challenges

Ceramics at CSAD has a global reputation that attracts students, practitioners and academics from all over the world. With a long-standing and uninterrupted reputation for excellence in the field, based on an approach that is dynamic and progressive.

Ceramics at CSAD is not confined to any category of art, design or making. It is unique. Our students have recognised that beyond any other medium, clay is the most versatile and poetic, the most able to convey meaning ranging from the beauty of the ordinary and everyday, to the essential fabric and minerals of our very existence.

It is the only truly democratic material arising from the earth beneath our feet. And yet it shapes territories that lead to war, is synonymous with human ingenuity, man’s conquering of nature, a product of cultural exchange and economic endeavour.

We embody the material of ceramics from the iron in our blood to the calcium in our bones; from the bricks making up our homes, to the cup from which we drink. It is easy to recognize that clay is the one material that we share with every single person on earth.

The vibrancy of the material has enabled Ceramics at CSAD to continually take risks and rise to creative challenges. This stems from fostering a community of ceramicists operating at undergraduate, postgraduate, and Doctoral levels, who produce a wealth of critically engaged enquiry.

Students at all levels of study work in specially designed studios, within a community of practicing artists and designers, where discussions between students in different years, on different levels of award and in different subjects are promoted and encouraged.


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Course information on this page relates to September 2016 entry.

Key Facts

UCAS code: W232
Course length: Three years full-time.
Subject Leader: Duncan Ayscough;

For course specific enquiries, please contact Subject Leader Duncan Ayscough;

Click here to read full course details on the Cardiff Metropolitan University website.

Download a BA Ceramics prospectus here

National Centre for Ceramics Wales: Virtual Learning Environment

The National Centre for Ceramics Wales have a website dedicated to sharing skills, resources and creative strategies for anyone working with in the field, along with galleries of student work and catalogues, videos and other educational resources.

Click here to visit the National Centre for Ceramics Wales: Virtual Learning Environment website

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Cardiff School of Art & Design,
Cardiff Metropolitan University,
Llandaff Campus,
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Tel: +44 (0)29 2020 5898

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