This course is for people who want to develop a specialism in ceramics, making use of the outstanding facilities at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland. We don’t require previous study of ceramics, but most students have experience in a subject related to art and design.
This programme is for individuals who wish to develop both their practice and critical understanding with regards to ceramics. The subject is explored and contextualized in its widest sense through both practical and theoretical investigation and application, where a deeper knowledge and understanding of ceramics is developed from its vernacular sensibilities to the expanded field of possibilities.
We do not have a ‘house style’; instead you will develop your own focus with expert support from both academic and technical staff. You will be encouraged to develop your independent creativity, improve your technical and theoretical skills, and develop academic skills in research and communication.
You’ll be joining the largest glass and ceramics department in Europe, made up of an international team of creative and experienced educators and practitioners. All academic staff on this course are engaged in professional practice or research, and are at the forefront of their discipline.
Sunderland is a thriving research hub and hosts the Ceramics Arts Research Centre (CARCuos), which aims to develop, support and disseminate new knowledge and scholarly activity whilst also providing a platform both practically and theoretically for discussion aligned to the ceramic arts.
Graduates from Sunderland have gone on to work throughout the creative industries. MA graduates have also wished to extend their work through a research degree either at MPhil or PhD level and continue studies within CARCuos the ceramic arts research centre at the University.