The course encourages experimentation across a range of material possibilities. In the 1st year, students engage in projects that develop their technical skills, explore methods of research and promote analytical and critical thinking; on joining the course, students engage in a short, 6'week project that makes use of the ceramic and glass collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum and acts as an introduction to the programme's facilities, materials and personalities. For the rest of the 1st year, students elect to explore 1 of a number of different territories as a focus for the development of their creative practice; themes are explored through a range of activities including visits, film screenings, readings, lectures and discussions; in the 2nd year students are able to specialise further, and are encouraged to promote independent thinking.
Critical and historical studies; learning and teaching methods: personal tutorials; group and joint tutorials; seminars and lectures; discussions and demonstrations; master classes.
Course Additional Entry
A good undergraduate degree in ceramics or glass, or equivalent professional experience. Applications are also welcomed from candidates from related backgrounds, for example, textiles, sculpture, architecture and industrial design. All candidates are required to submit an online portfolio of work, which should illustrate the whole range of their creative work. Up to 10 digital images of finished work or work in progress are required.
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