University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Design and Applied Arts

The focus of postgraduate study in Design and Applied Arts is to consider current and past practice and recognise the opportunities that exist for research, material investigation and professional development. The aim is to provide a framework that guides student's enquiry within their subject specialism. Subject specialisms: ceramics; glass; interior design; fashion; textiles.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good Honours degree in an art and design-related subject, or a combination of relevant professional experience and formal qualifications. Applicants should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent). Offers are subject to a portfolio review.

Course modules

Typical modules may include: defining practice in design and applied arts; creative enquiry; integrating concepts and practice in design and applied arts; critical, contextual and theoretical frameworks; critical realisation of practice in design and applied arts; critical contexts and audiences; professional practice and enterprise.

Assessment methods

Studnts are assessed through a mixture of written assignments and creative studio projects. Students are fully supported during studio practice and tutorials to raise the quality of their work to Master's level.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Wolverhampton WV1 1SB West Midlands

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