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This highly practical programme will see you exploring and developing your creativity through a variety of approaches, from the traditional practices of the gold and silversmiths’ trade to the contemporary influences of art, craft, design, technology and science.
You’ll have the opportunity to create and present a significant body of work and will graduate with the confidence to establish yourself in our field as an independent maker or designer.
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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This programme requires the submission of a portfolio and study proposal.
Your portfolio should reflect the following:
A study proposal of up to 500 words is also required as part of your application. This should reflect on what you have explored or discovered during your undergraduate degree, or other previous experience, and explain how you intend to develop this further, both practically and theoretically, at Masters level.
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Graduates have gone on to work for employers like the Edinburgh Assay Office, Gucci, and the Royal College of Art or become the next generation of academics and teachers.
You’ll work in a vibrant, well-equipped environment, with individual bench space and access to machine workshops and a drawing studio. You’ll also have access to the full range of facilities across the University and have the opportunity to explore your art in an interdisciplinary environment.
The one-year MA and two-year MFA are both assessed by the production of a body of practical and written work on an agreed, self-initiated topic. Both years are project-led.
Your study will combine 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 that will examine the wider context of your studies.
We offer a programme that focuses on creating industry-ready professionals, and many of our students have been employed by well-known companies.
Our involvement and successful track record in competitions such as the ‘Spirit of Stone’, Finland, and being showcased as a school at the Comminelli Foundation exhiobitions in Italy, as well as success in the Jerwood Makers Open competition. Our connections both in the UK and abroad will provide you with valuable networks to help you establish your career.
This article was published on Apr 22, 2014