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Glass spans a spectrum of creative languages. The programme challenges existing paradigms of practices across Art, Craft and Design, at the core of each is the materiality of glass and the exploration of new boundaries through the integrated relationship between process and theory.
The programme exists to encourage you to position yourself within and beyond the disciplines of glass. This postgraduate programme is unique within Scotland and located at one of the few centres of excellence in this discipline in the UK.
A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent. Any appropriate professional experience will also be considered.
Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English.
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You must submit a reference with your application.
We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application. If you are also applying for funding or will require a visa then we strongly recommend you apply as early as possible. We may consider late applications if we have places available, but you should contact the relevant Admissions Office for advice first.
In addition to the supporting documents requested on the online application form, you should also submit a portfolio that:
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Comprehensive college wide workshops including a state of the art digital fabrication lab and specific hot and cold glass studio facilities enable the student to experience a programme in the conception and production of glass to the highest level. We benefit from visiting professional practitioners and lecturers and you will have the opportunity to §participate in live projects and competitions.
Our curriculum is student-led, with tutorial guidance. You will negotiate and develop a programme of study based on personal areas of practice based research. The programme fosters inter-disciplinary collaborations with other departments creates an unique student experience and fresh, rich layers of learning embedded within innovative results.
For assessment, MA and MFA students produce a body of practical and written work on an agreed, self-initiated project.
MFA students produce an additional extended body of work.
All programmes integrate practical studio work with theoretical and written studies, including professional practice elements to prepare you for employment in the industry and a lecture/seminar series to examine the wider context of your studies.
As a graduate you will discover a range of career opportunities, from the production of individual pieces for a commission, to sales through galleries, to major public artworks.
There is also a growing variety of applications for decorated and structural glass in architecture, interior design and furniture.
This article was published on Aug 27, 2014