Manchester Metropolitan University
This course is concerned with the development of advanced craft and design practice. In essence, the course combines the handmade and digital approaches, which highlights and encourages new methods of practice being used with glass. We seek to maintain and develop time-honoured glass processes in kiln work and glassblowing - skills that take many years to accomplish. We equally encourage the pursuit of the creative opportunities that new digital technologies provide. There is access to a range of glass facilities and to a broad range of other 3D design and craft cultures, including those related to the design and/or making of domestic products, furniture, ceramics and jewellery.
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.
Year 1 (MA full-time): practice 1: design intention, practice 2: design proposition, practice 3: design glass major project, option unit (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), professional platforms. Year 2 (MFA full-time): practice 4: contextualising, practice 5: realisation and publication.
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