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.

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

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

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.

Additional cost of Postgraduate study in CSAD

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Module Descriptors

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

Further information

Further information:


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

Postgraduate Certificate in Research Skills (CRS)

This qualification offers a detailed and comprehensive introduction to the range of methods, strategies and debates which can apply to art and design research.

Click here to visit the CRS web page.

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Cardiff School of Art & Design,
Cardiff Metropolitan University,
Llandaff Campus,
Western Avenue,

Tel: +44 (0)29 2020 5898

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