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MA Ceramics

Ceramics is a medium in which the practitioner occupies very different positions and frequently has opposing priorities and values drawn from previous personal experiences, technical competence and tacit knowledge.

The MA Ceramics programme is for individuals seeking to extend and develop their practice as well as deepen their knowledge and understandings of the subject, as future practitioners, researchers or academics.

The MA programme allows each student to:
• develop their authorship of advanced studio work
• be analytically rigorous
• develop a greater capacity for reflection

‘This is a programme that encourages the highest level of self-criticism and independence’ David Whiting, External Examiner

Students are encouraged to challenge norms and question conventions through fusing materiality and concept. This approach is underpinned by a critical and historical approach discourse – a critical language for the both and fine and applied art and design.

At the conclusion of the programme, a very high percentage of MA graduates establish or continue their professional practice, enabled by the links they have made with galleries or organisations associated with the visual arts. Some elect to continue with ceramics at CSAD by undertaking a PhD.

Module Descriptors

Click here to download the full list of module descriptors for this course (pdf format).

Facilities

Dedicated studio space for full time students. Cardiff School of Art and Design offers an extensive range of spaces, workshops and equipment, creating a vibrant and creative learning environment, within a new purpose designed building and a fully renovated extension. Workshop and technical facilities include: throwing, casting, kilns, plaster model- and mould-making, and clay and glaze development; Print – including silk-screen; 3D computer aided design, scanning and 3D printing; and access to other workshops across the full range of Art and Design disciplines. Membership of the Fablab is included in the indicative coursework costs below. Cardiff School of Art and Design has a wide range of tools and equipment for use by students; necessary workshop training in their use includes access to materials used as part of timetabled workshop inductions. You also have access to and use of recycled materials within workshop areas.

Indicative Coursework Costs

You will need to purchase materials for individual projects used in studio and workshops as appropriate. Please note that costs will vary depending upon the scale and individual requirements of your work. Typically we suggest that you budget £800 for your projects during the MA Ceramics Programme.

Other Additional costs

Additional costs will be incurred for the one-off purchase of personal tools and equipment (particularly any personal equipment appropriate to your own field of practice or enquiry) and study trips if you participate in these. Other costs such as printing, the purchase of textbooks; and cost of optional placements will also need to be accounted for. Please ask your Programme Director for specific guidance when you accept our offer of a place.

Further information

Further information: CSADPostgradStudies@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Cardiff School of Art & Design is home to 1200 students, united by ambition and a true passion for creative enquiry. We are makers and thinkers in the fields of fine art, design, architecture and a range of craft practices. We have workshops and studios that ensure our students can operate as professionals from the moment they start their studies.

Why choose CSAD? Read three big reasons here.

Open Days

Upcoming Undergraduate Open Days for 2015 entry:
7th March 2015
Visit the Open Day web page for more information.

Upcoming Postgraduate Open Days for 2015 entry:
20th February 2015
Please email csadpostgradopenday@cardiffmet.ac.uk to book a place.

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Download a prospectus

Click here to visit our Prospectus page with links to pdf prospectuses for the range of subjects covered at CSAD, along with links to the websites for each subject.

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Ceramics Virtual Learning Environment

The National Centre for Ceramics have created a Virtual Learning Environment with links to student pages, staff and student exhibitions along with examples of staff practice and research and award winning learning and teaching resources.

Visit the National Centre for Ceramics VLE here.

Below is a list of other related courses at postgraduate level. Visit the courses page for the full list.
MA (Art & Design) - Art & Science
MA (Art & Design) - Death & Visual Culture
MA (Art & Design) - Ecologies
MA (Art & Design) - Art History through Pratice
MA (Art & Design) - Philosophy
Master of Fine Art (MFA)
MPhil / PhD

Our Students' work

The 2014 Masters Exhibition was held between 6th and 12th September 2014. On show was work from our Master of Fine Art (MFA), MA (Art & Design), Master of Design (MDes), MA Ceramics and MSc Advanced Product Design programmes. View the 2014 Masters Exhibition online catalogue here.

MA Ceramics Catalogues

Merge | Diverge: MA Ceramics 2010 catalogue. Click here to view the pdf catalogue.

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CERAMICS IN WALES

Click here to visit the National Centre for Ceramics Studies in Wales website and virtual learning environment

CERAMICS ON FACEBOOK

The subject now has a group on Facebook for prospective and current students, along with alumni and friends. Join the Ceramics Facebook group here

CERAMICS PROSPECTUS

Download the Postgraduate Prospectus here (pdf format)

PROFESSIONAL DOCTORATES

Cardiff School of Art & Design offers three Professional Doctorate programmes designed around the concept of change agency, intended for professionals who wish to make a step-change in the way their organisation operates. Read more about the Professional Doctorate here.

WIRAD

Click here to visit the Wales Institute of Research in Art & Design website.

POSTGRADUATE PROSPECTUS

Download the postgraduate prospectus here (pdf format)