University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

MA Design (Ceramics, Furniture or Jewellery) develops student’s creative abilities, imagination and expertise in relation to real design world demands by linking formal design approaches with practice'led research. The course is achieved in the context of the student’s own personal project, explored and developed according to their individual pathway choice, in a stimulating, supportive, creative and collaborative environment.

**About Central Saint Martins**

Central Saint Martins is a world'leading centre for arts and design education. Its reputation stems from the ambitions of its students and staff and the outstanding achievements of its graduates. The Central Saint Martins community is dedicated to constantly discovering new ways of thinking, making and doing.

From fine artists and fashion designers to architects and material innovators, disciplines live side'by'side at the College, encouraging curiosity, innovation and conversation that challenges the status quo. Combining academic rigour with creative experimentation, the College inspires students to question accepted norms and test the boundaries of their discipline. Their resulting journeys may be challenging but are never dull. Our alumni include artists and designers who have challenged and shaped the world around us. These include Turner Prize and Oscar winners, as well as Royal Designers for Industry and Royal Academicians.

This forward'looking and restless approach places Central Saint Martins at the heart of London’s creative scene. With over 500 events taking place at the King’s Cross campus annually, the flow of inspiring people, exhibitions and practices provide a unique student experience. Our staff are leading practitioners in their own right, ensuring courses are enriched by strong industry relationships – both locally and globally. The combination of exceptional facilities, people and connections to those working in industry today makes Central Saint Martins a major force in the art and design world.

Central Saint Martins is often recognised for its academic excellence. In 2017, the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design was awarded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, and the College was named best provider of both undergraduate and postgraduate fashion education in the Business of Fashion’s Global Fashion School Rankings in 2016 and 2017 consecutively.

Courses sit within nine programmes: Foundation and Access to Higher Education; Fine Art; Culture and Enterprise; Drama and Performance; Fashion; Graphic Communication Design; Jewellery and Textiles; Product, Ceramic and Industrial Design; Spatial Practices.

Course Modules

Modules include: Investigation and development (research for personal project and allied elements); reflection, synthesis and resolution (delivering and fully understanding the project).

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MA

Qualifications required:

  • A relevant Honours degree, or equivalent; or relevant professional experience (minimum of 3 years). A project proposal written by the applicant outlining the main project's intentions and the research support and commercial/industrial connections applicable to the project. A portfolio of supporting work illustrating the applicant's previous experience and practical skills. Documentation relating to exhibitions or particular 'live' projects will also be required. For applicants whose 1st language is not English the standard English language requirement for entry is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in any one paper, or equivalent.