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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.

Key Facts

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.

Fees: http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/study/finance/Pages/default.aspx

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

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.

150 years of Cardiff Metropolitan University

2015 marks our 150th anniversary.

Read more about the events to celebrate the occasion on the Cardiff Met website.

Open Days

Dates for Undergraduate Open days for 2016/17 entry will be posted on the Open Day web page.

The next Masters Open Day is on Friday 19th June 2015 at 12pm. Please email CSADpostgradopenday@cardiffmet.ac.uk to book a place.

Visit the Open Day web page for more information.

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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.

Research & Enterprise Newsletter

CSAD releases a regular pdf newsletter featuring the latest Research & Enterprise news from across the School. Click the links below to view a selection of recently published R&E Newsletters (pdf format):

Spring 2015 | Autumn 2014 | Summer 2014 | Autumn/Winter 2013/14 | Summer 2013 | Spring 2013 | Autumn 2012 | Summer 2012 | Spring 2012 | Autumn 2011 | Summer 2011 | Spring 2011 | Winter 2010 | Autumn 2010

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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)