Plymouth College of Art
Key Course Facts
Our MA Ceramics programme encourages makers to develop an individual voice, and provides the tools for you to establish yourself as a contemporary ceramicist. You will be challenged and encouraged to explore your aesthetic and conceptual sensibilities through experimentation in the medium of ceramics.
Ethos Our programme explores ceramics in its full range of implications as a material practice, responding to tradition in the context of contemporary technologies and debates. The starting point for rich histories and new technological developments, ceramics also prompts material and conceptual experimentation. The MA Ceramics allows you to investigate this complex space, while understanding the importance of pressing issues such as the rise of digital tools and technologies, sustainability and globalisation.
Outline You will develop practice-led research through testing, making, and re-making to develop an informed critical framework driven by material thinking. You will have the opportunity to critically engage with current debates within the subject area, evaluating and positioning your own practice in the context of the twenty-first century, in which sustainability, material life cycles, added value and approaches to marketing and selling are key issues. We encourage your individual voice and support the refinement of unique exploration through the medium of ceramics. Taught delivery within the programme provides a mix of discipline-specific methods and cross-disciplinary approaches that can be applied across creative and commercial sectors. Our shared module structure allows you to develop a dialogue with creative practitioners across the Graduate School.
Supported practices This programme supports a spectrum of approaches to ceramics, encouraging dialogue between studio traditions, as well as conceptual and critical approaches to material-based practice.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
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BA 2.1; equivalent professional experience or portfolio; exceptional project proposal.
Tuition Fees Ceramics MA
|England UK||£8000||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8000||year 1|
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About Plymouth College of Art
Plymouth College of Art is a specialised school of art and design, located in the English city of Plymouth. Their campus can be found in the city centre, divided over four separate buildings. Each building provides the modern facilities that are used for subjects such as Fine Art, Filmmaking, Animation, among many others.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Artist Designer Maker: Glass and Ceramics with Integrated Foundation Year BA (Hons)||University of Sunderland||100%||5%||5%||£9250||£13000||121||Sunderland||On campus Full-time|
|Ceramics BA (Hons)||Cardiff Metropolitan University||59%||0%||10%||£9000||£13000||139||Cardiff||On campus Full-time|
|Artist Designer Maker: Glass and Ceramics BA (Hons)||University of Sunderland||100%||5%||5%||£9250||£13000||121||Sunderland||On campus Full-time|
|Ceramics & Glass (with Integrated Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year) BA (Hons)||University for the Creative Arts||90%||0%||5%||-||-||120||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Ceramics & Glass (with Integrated Foundation Year) BA (Hons)||University for the Creative Arts||90%||0%||5%||-||-||120||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Ceramics and Glass BA (Hons)||University for the Creative Arts||90%||0%||5%||-||-||120||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Design Crafts (Ceramics and Glass) BA (Hons)||University of Hertfordshire||55%||2%||5%||-||-||110||Hatfield||On campus Full-time|
|Ceramic Design BA (Hons)||University of the Arts London||80%||-||5%||£9250||-||132||London||On campus Full-time|
|Ceramics & Glass (with Integrated International Foundation Year) BA (Hons)||University for the Creative Arts||90%||0%||5%||-||-||120||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Ceramics & Glass (with Integrated International Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year) BA (Hons)||University for the Creative Arts||90%||0%||5%||-||-||120||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|