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.
Click here to download the full list of module descriptors for this course (pdf format).
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.
Campus: Llandaff in the brand new Cardiff School of Art and Design building
School: Cardiff School of Art & Design
Course Length: One year full-time or two years part-time.
Entry Requirements: Students will normally have achieved a first class or second class upper division first degree (1st or 2.1 degree classification) in an appropriate subject, and/or equivalent professional standing or experience in a Fine Art discipline (based upon assessed Accredited Prior Learning or assessed Accredited Prior Experiental Learning), or a discipline associated with their programme of study.
In addition those students for whom English is not their first language are required to have IELTS or have achieved a specified equivalent qualification standard. This is based upon a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 with specific minimum sub-test scores of: Reading: 6.0; Writing: 6.0, Speaking: 6.0, Listening: 6.5.
We also recognise the value of prior learning and experience within related fields. This is based upon either demonstrable evidence of assessed learning outcomes with equivalence, or equivalent experience where students “have learned in similarly ambitious ways”. Such claims must be approved at the time of enrolment.
Bursaries and Scholarships:
• UK & EU applicants: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/study/finance/bursaries/Pages/Postgraduate-Scholarships.aspx
• International applicants: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international/study/applying/Pages/Scholarships.aspx
For further information, contact: CSADPostgradStudies@cardiffmet.ac.uk
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