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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Plymouth College of Art

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Our MA Ceramics programme encourages makers to develop an individual voice, and gives you the tools to establish yourself as a contemporary ceramicist. You will be challenged and encouraged to explore your aesthetic and conceptual sensibilities through experimentation in the medium of ceramics.

This programme emphasises research through making, to develop an informed critical framework, driven by material thinking.

You will have the opportunity to critically engage with current debates within the subject area, and be encouraged to consider what it means to be a craftsperson in the 21st century, in which sustainability, material life cycles, added value and approaches to marketing and selling are key issues.

The programme addresses histories, technologies, contexts, material qualities, conceptual and narrative developments, and current issues such as the rise of digital tools and technologies, sustainability and globalisation. You are encouraged to consider these issues in relation to your own ceramics practice. ?

You will develop a critical understanding of your chosen aspect of ceramics through testing, making, re-making, evaluating and positioning your own practice in the context of the 21st century.

This will include an understanding of the expanded notion of ceramics within a variety of applications and contexts, such as the creative industries, museum and gallery interpretation and curation. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of the material and its contexts.

The programme seeks to encourage your individual voice, and supports the refinement of unique exploration through the medium of ceramics.

Careers & Alumni

Alumni of our Graduate School pursue careers in the fields of fine art, craft and design, as practising artists, teachers, curators, and as gallery, theatre and technical professionals. Others go on to prepare for doctoral study, and set up viable projects as socially engaged and community-based practitioners.

Our programmes offer professional skills development to support our students as they progress within industry, self-employment (in the Creative Industries sector) and further Level 7 and 8 studies. The second module offers an opportunity to test out the practices being investigated by individual students within an appropriate, live setting.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,500per year

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

University information

Plymouth College of Art

  • Campus address

    Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    80th out of 86

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    131 59%

    41st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    51 51%

    80th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    59th

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SIMILAR RANKING

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Art & Design league table

40

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