Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Design: Glass

The programme is concerned with the development of advanced craft and design practice. It combines the handmade and digital approaches, which highlights and encourages new methods of practice presently being used within glass. We seek to maintain, appreciate 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 studio activities and workshops, and to a broad range of other three-dimensional design and craft cultures, including those related to the design and/or making of domestic products, furniture, ceramics and jewellery.

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: Glass 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 Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years
MFA Full-time - 2 years
MFA Part-time - 4 years

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