Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Design: Ceramics

The course provides a complex and diverse territory for MA study. It is grounded in ceramics practice - the rich history of people and objects, social and political narrative � yet encourages students to question the roles and rituals of ceramics practice in today�s society. Students may explore both hands-on and digital innovation in the development of design, making and drawing practices. We encourage the pursuit of expertise and value through careful practical insights and personal intuition. There is access to an extensive range of ceramics workshops and to a broad range of other material and print workshops as well as CAD/CAM workshops. We have an interdisciplinary approach to designing and making, collaboration with peers and engagement with external partners is encouraged.

Entry requirements

You will normally have an undergraduate UK Honours degree or international equivalent or a degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification. Alternatively, you may be admitted if you can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at Honours degree standard; in addition, you may also need to submit a digital portfolio.

Course modules

Core units: Practice 1: Design intention; practice 2: Design proposition; practice 3: Design ceramics major project; professional platforms unit; option units may include: Contested territories; digital futures; health and wellbeing; images and archives; making our futures-ecological arts and sustainable design; negotiated study; object and context; the museum and the city; writing research and funding proposals.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MFA Full-time - 2 years
MFA Part-time - 4 years
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

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