Manchester Metropolitan University

Design: Craft

This course is for materially engaged makers who are looking to explore craft practices across a range of materials and object types. The programme encourages the development of craft across specialist and multi-material making, as you investigate and explore definitions of craft practice. Your work may already encompass making in a specific area such as glass, ceramics or jewellery, which you are wanting to develop or expand. This course will encourage you to progress and challenge your practice, to explore genre-breaking approaches to material and process making. Using the wide range of hand, machine and digital technologies at Manchester School of Art, you will work within, across and between definitions of craft, to evolve and progress a unique and personal making practice within contemporary craft. The programme is supported by a comprehensive range of workshops for hand, machine and digital making. In addition to traditional material making workshops in ceramics, glass, metal, wood, textiles and bookbinding, there are digital making facilities for CNC routing, rapid prototyping, plasma & laser cutting, and digital print for textiles & ceramics. Students have access to a wide range of specialist academic and technical expertise from across the School of Art, to support the development of a wide range of craft making practices.

Entry requirements

MA: A minimum 2.2 UK honours degree in an art, design or an associated material making discipline is usually required. EU/international equivalents or equivalent professional experience within craft making or production design practice are also accepted, that demonstrates appropriate knowledge and skills to honours degree standard. In addition, you may also need to submit a Digital Portfolio. Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG): A minimum 2.2 UK honours degree in an art, design or an associated material making discipline is usually required. EU/international equivalents or equivalent professional experience within craft making or production design practice are also accepted, that demonstrates appropriate knowledge and skills to honours degree standard. In addition, you may also need to submit a Digital Portfolio. Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

Course modules

Modules include: Year 1: Core Units: Design practice 1: intention method synthesis; design practice 2 (embroidery); professional platforms: optional units: commercial aspects of design; contested territories; digital futures; health and wellbeing; images and archives; making our futures - ecological arts and sustainable design; negotiated study; object and context; sciart; the museum and the city - the city as a museum; writing research and funding proposals. Year 2: Core Units: MFA - practice 3: contextualising; MFA - practice 4: realisation and publication.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years
Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG) Full-time September 2019 - 2 Years
Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG) Part-time September 2019 - 4 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site M15 6BH North West

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