University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

Unique nationally, BA Ceramic Design provides a design'led creative experience of ceramics within a broad subject context and brings an ethos of responsible design to the study of markets and manufacture. Design projects with the profession whilst on the course help appreciate the currency of culture and its extraordinary value. Designing through making allows you to access ideas through a unique material. The deep knowledge of one material helps you to appreciate the opportunities in ceramics but also its translation into other materials. Ceramics as a subject spans a number of differing professional practices. We visit studios, factories and retail opportunities on study visits in the UK and Europe. The course has consistently very high responses in the National Student Survey for its supportive learning community and its relevance as a creative career. The course is taught at Central Saint Martins, King's Cross.

Course Modules

Subject areas include: Ceramic design studies; applied technology; contextual studies; personal and professional development; bigger picture unit.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £17,230  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Art Foundation Diploma P
  • IELTS 6.0
  • Portfolio
  • Interview
  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate
  • GCE A-level
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • Tariff 80
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • Course specific
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma