Plymouth College of Art
Glass MA
Plymouth College of Art

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Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in cinematics and photography

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of computer games and animation at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £16000 £15000 £17500
25-75 percentile range £15000 - £23000 £10500 - £19000 £12500 - £22500

Salary of all UK Graduates of cinematics and photography

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21707 £18425 £21575
25-75 percentile range £18845 - £25536 £13333 - £23001 £16336 - £27629

Course Description

Our MA Glass programme encourages the development of individual and distinctive glass practice through engagement with contemporary approaches to the material, critical and cultural context and debate.

Ethos The MA Glass programme encourages entrepreneurial creativity through self-initiated approaches to making, whilst considering glass at its extreme edges in relation to process, technique, application, customer use and audience. The rich range of symbolic resonances and technological applications of glass form an essential part of our interrogation of this material. In addition to its focus on material qualities and the heritage of glass practice, the programme embraces the rise of digital tooling as part of an ongoing conversation with the emerging glass technologies. Our custom built workshops, created in 2013, are equipped to industry standard, including both electric and gas kilns, glass furnaces, a plaster room, cold working facilities and a glaze laboratory.

Outline You will be invited to challenge preconceptions about glass as material and its status within the world of craft, art and design, by placing materiality and conceptual development at the centre of your practice. You will be encouraged to examine personal references and capitalise on collaborative opportunity, as well as interacting with emerging technologies and sustainable solutions. You will also benefit from our international networks – the college has hosted glass artists such as Antoine Leperlier and Heike Brachlow. 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 glass, encouraging dialogue between studio traditions, as well as conceptual and critical approaches to material-based practice.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Glass MA at Plymouth College of Art

35% Secretarial and related occupations
30% Media Professionals
10% Skilled trades occupations
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Teaching and Childcare Associate Professionals
5% Protective service occupations
5% Administrative occupations

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for computer games and animation

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
Trinity ISE

Integrated Skills in English II (Level B2), minimum grade required: Reading: Merit, Listening: Merit

Certificate valid for two years

IELTS (Academic) 6

IELTS (Level B2), minimum grade required: IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum of score Listening: 6.0, Speaking: 6.0, Reading: 6.0, Writing: 6.0

Certificate valid for two years

PTE Academic 59

PTE Academic (Level B2), minimum grade required: Listening: 59, Reading: 59, Writing: 59, Speaking: 59

Certificate valid for two years

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Glass, MA, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Glass MA

Ireland £4850 year 1
EU £8800 year 1
Channel Islands £4850 year 1
England UK £4850 year 1
Northern Ireland £4850 year 1
Scotland £4850 year 1
Wales £4850 year 1
International £8800 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
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
Insurance £51
Other £95
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.

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.

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