Ceramic Design BA (Hons)
University of the Arts London
Key Course Facts
BA Ceramic Design is a unique, specialist design course. It will introduce you to the transformational material of clay, exploring contexts of making, craft and manufacture. This course is part of the Product, Ceramic and Industrial Design programme.
BA Ceramic Design embraces and challenges the versatility of clay as a creative and functional material. On this course, teaching focuses on design through making and haptic engagement with the material. You will apply clay to a diverse range of contexts and design opportunities. The course promotes the idea that working with the material forms research within the curriculum. Students are often drawn to the wide range of possible design applications. These range from the handmade bespoke object to public sculpture, performance and installation.
On the course, the studio and workshop culture are important. The course team work to foster a vibrant designer-maker-community. You will benefit from excellent workshop facilities as well as the support of specialist technicians. You will learn both traditional hand skills and digital production skills. This includes throwing, modelling, casting, moulding, handbuilding, decoration, glazing, drawing, printing and firing. As well as hands-on techniques, the course will also provide you with an intellectual framework. You will examine the potential of ceramics to progress into other visual languages, critical discourses and a wide range of professional opportunities.
About Central Saint Martins
Central Saint Martins is a world-renowned arts and design college which brings together a diverse range of creative practices under one roof. It is known for breaking new ground and asking difficult questions. Across nine programmes of study, the College champions the power of imagination, curiosity, diligence, ambition and risk-taking. It challenges the cores of its disciplines, encouraging collision and exchange across boundaries to create unexpected outcomes. It aspires to give students the confidence to unearth ideas and formations that might provoke and disturb accepted norms. The Central Saint Martins community is dedicated to constantly discovering new ways of thinking, making and doing.
Situated in King’s Cross, Central Saint Martins sits at the heart of a dynamic part of London: Google, The Guardian, Tom Dixon, Universal Music, Camden Council and many others are both neighbours and partners. Students are empowered by the College’s world-class teaching, technical and support staff as well as inspired by their individual practices and industry experience.
Central Saint Martins is often recognised for its academic excellence. In 2017, the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design was awarded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, and the College was named best provider of both undergraduate and postgraduate fashion education in the Business of Fashion’s Global Fashion School Rankings in 2016 and 2017 consecutively.
Courses sit within nine programmes: Access and Progression to Higher Education; Art; Culture and Enterprise; Fashion; Graphic Communication Design; Jewellery, Textiles and Materials; Performance; Product, Ceramic and Industrial Design; and Spatial Practices.
Below you can see course specific reviews for 18 graduates of Ceramic Design BA (Hons) at University of the Arts London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Ceramics.
Salary of all UK Graduates of Ceramics
|15 months after graduation||3 years after graduation||5 years after graduation|
|25-75 percentile range||£18040 - £23109||£14127 - £23631||£16588 - £28471|
All Ceramics courses of UK
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Ceramic Design, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course
This particular course
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Tuition Fees Ceramic Design BA (Hons)
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
Average student cost of living in London
|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.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
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:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
Positions of University of the Arts London in top UK and global rankings.
Rankings of University of the Arts London in related subject specific rankings.
Arts Visual & Performing
- Art & Design
QS World University Rankings By Subject
[Published 20 April, 2022]
- Art & Design
CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
[Published 13 June, 2022]
- Design & Crafts
The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
See all university rankings of University of the Arts London
What students say about studying Ceramics in the UK?
About University of the Arts London
University of the Arts London is the collective name of a group consisting of six colleges specialised in the Arts. These institutions include Central Saint Martins, London College of Communication, Wimbledon College of Arts, London College of Communication, Chelsea College of Arts, and Camberwell College of Arts.
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%||7%||20%||£9250||£13000||103||Sunderland||On campus Full-time|
|Ceramics MA||University of Central Lancashire||100%||7%||20%||£7100||£13500||103||Preston||On campus Full-time|
|Ceramics BA (Hons)||Cardiff Metropolitan University||58%||5%||5%||£9000||£13000||163||Cardiff||On campus Full-time|
|Artist Designer Maker: Glass and Ceramics BA (Hons)||University of Sunderland||100%||7%||20%||£9250||£13000||103||Sunderland||On campus Full-time|
|Ceramics MA||Plymouth College of Art||100%||7%||20%||£4500||-||103||Plymouth||On campus Part-time|
|Ceramics and Maker PgCert||Cardiff Metropolitan University||100%||7%||20%||£1200||-||103||Cardiff||On campus Part-time|
|Art and Design (3D Design, Ceramics) HNC||Morley College||100%||7%||20%||£6165||-||103||London||On campus Full-time|
|Glass and Ceramics with Sandwich Placement BA (Hons)||University of Wolverhampton||71%||0%||25%||£9250||-||124||Wolverhampton||On campus Full-time|
|Glass and Ceramics with Foundation Year BA (Hons)||University of Wolverhampton||71%||0%||25%||£9250||-||124||Wolverhampton||On campus Full-time|
|Fine Art (Ceramics) MA||Bath Spa University||71%||0%||25%||-||-||124||Bath||On campus Full-time|
The University League Tables
- 13 June, 2022
- Criteria used in ranking -CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject:
- Entry Standards 26%
Student Satisfaction 26%
Research Quality 22%
Graduate Prospects 26%
British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK
- 20 April, 2022
- Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings By Subject:
- - Academic Reputation 30%
- Employer Reputation 10%
- Research Citations Per Paper 30%
- H-index 30%
The Guardian News and Media Limited
- 24 September, 2022
- Criteria used in ranking -The Guardian University League Tables by Subject:
- Student to Staff Ratio 15%
Entry Standards 15%
Expenditure per Student 5%
Continuation 15% (non-medical subjects) OR 5% (medical subjects)
NSS - Teaching 8%
NSS - Assessment & Feedback 8%
NSS - Overall Satisfaction 4%
Career Prospects 15%
Value added 15%