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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Swansea Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21

  • Duration

    18 months

Course summary

Glass offers some remarkable properties, not least transparency and durability. These have been exploited in the architectural context for thousands of years.

Huge advances have been made in glass technology, and it would seem that the possibilities of the material grow daily rather than diminish. The pace of change is such that it has made it difficult for the practitioner to keep abreast of new developments.

This master's programme provides the opportunity to explore these new possibilities and knowledge, as well as to develop new skills and approaches to working in glass. Throughout the programme, you will be encouraged to develop innovative, sustainable solutions for a variety of architectural, public and private spaces.

Course Overview

The master's Contemporary Dialogues portfolio at Swansea College of Art offers a unique postgraduate experience.

Graduates and professionals from a wide range of specialities benefit from multidisciplinary learning together with expert lecturers and a broad range of facilities.

You will have the opportunity to draw upon experiences and knowledge from across the different pathways and reflect this in your own personal study.

The research environment benefits greatly from the input of our teaching staff and visiting lecturers, most of whom are research-active artists, designers, and theoreticians of national and international significance.

In the first part of the programme, you will complete a series of taught modules. You will participate in multidisciplinary exchanges, through seminars and lectures involving students from all programmes within the Contemporary Dialogues portfolio, to stimulate new perspectives and challenge directions. The cross-fertilisation of ideas through such dialogues is expected to promote a rethinking of the perceptions and production techniques appropriate to your discipline.

Throughout the taught part of the programme, you will be expected to undertake material investigations and research into contemporary themes, with consideration given to environmental, economic, social, and cultural issues.

Assessment

Assessment is carried out through coursework, both written practical and presented.

There is a 4,000-word theoretical essay with poster presentation in Semester 1, and a 5,000-word report in Semester 3, which accompanies the practical work.

There are no exams on this course. Students are formatively assessed throughout a module. Summative assessment takes place at the end of a module, which includes presentation of the work to the assessment team.

Career Opportunities

Graduates become active members of our creative culture, developing careers in a variety of professional roles, such as:

  • Cultural entrepreneur
  • Curator
  • Educator - university lecturer
  • Funded research degree student
  • Practising artist/designer

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 15,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

  • University League Table

    103rd

  • Campus address

    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3EP, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 85 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    150 69%

    21st

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54.0 54%

    60th

    36
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.30 86%

    9th

    1

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