University for the Creative Arts
Ceramics & Glass (with Integrated International Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year) BA (Hons)
University for the Creative Arts

Key Course Facts

Course Description

BA (Hons) Ceramics & Glass (with Integrated International Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year) is a five year degree programme, including a foundation year to help develop your creativity before you embark on year one of a degree. Your fourth academic year would then include a year in industry placement.

Our BA (Hons) Ceramics & Glass course at UCA Farnham offers you the chance to study ceramics and glass in the heart of a town with World Craft Town status, where you’ll benefit from UCA’s extensive craft expertise.

You will discover how to blow glass, use the hot glass workshop, and create beautiful ceramic pieces using techniques such as wheel-throwing and kiln-firing.

The course embraces diverse approaches to craft, supporting you to explore all methods of ceramics and glasswork, including traditional and contemporary practices. You’ll have the opportunity to experience materials and processes across both disciplines while focusing on your chosen specialisms.

Along the way, you will gain the confidence, knowledge and experience you need to take the next steps in your career, whether that means setting up your own studio and independent brand, or joining an established studio and working with others.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 12 graduates of Ceramics & Glass (with Integrated International Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year) BA (Hons) at University for the Creative Arts for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Ceramics.

Overall student satisfaction
69 /100
12 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Ceramics & Glass (with Integrated International Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year) BA (Hons) at University for the Creative Arts

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Ceramics & Glass (with Integrated International Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year) BA (Hons) 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 £18000 £19000 £23000
25-75 percentile range £15000 - £22000 £14000 - £24000 £16500 - £29000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Ceramics

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20039 £16370 £19147
25-75 percentile range £16088 - £24216 £11123 - £20867 £13436 - £25098

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Ceramics & Glass (with Integrated International Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year), BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Modules

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

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

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

Example below based on all graduates of Ceramics & Glass (with Integrated International Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year) BA (Hons) at University for the Creative Arts

20% Elementary occupations
15% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
10% Secretarial and related occupations
10% Design occupations
10% Skilled trades occupations
10% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Natural and social science professionals
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

64

64 new UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in appropriate subject

For further information how to apply to UCA: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/applying-to-uca/

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
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Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

University for the Creative Arts is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Average student cost of living in 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.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • Foundation

University Rankings

Positions of University for the Creative Arts in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University for the Creative Arts in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #48 
    • #59 
    Art & Design
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #21 
    • #151 
    Art & Design
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]

Design

    • #33 
    • #41 
    Design & Crafts
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]

See all university rankings of University for the Creative Arts

What students say about studying Ceramics in the UK?

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About University for the Creative Arts

The University for the Creative Arts is specifically dedicated to art and design subjects, and has campuses in Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, and Rochester, as well as teaching bases at other institutions such as the Royal School of Needlework and the Maidstone Studios.

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