The University is a centre of excellence in glass and ceramics, with outstanding facilities at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland.
Our course is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who wants to explore creativity in glass and ceramics, even if you have no previous experience within these areas.
You will have the opportunity to specialise in either glass or ceramics, or work across both mediums. In your third year, you'll create a major body of work and have the opportunity to exhibit at the 'New Designers' exhibition in London.
Our programme is distinctive in four ways:
Firstly, our academic team includes award-winning professionals who are at the forefront of research and innovative techniques. We host the Institute for International Research in Glass as well as the Ceramic Arts Research Centre University of Sunderland, and we use that research to ensure that our teaching is fully up-to-date.
Secondly, this course is delivered at the National Glass Centre, and we use professional-standard equipment in our workshops and architectural glass studio. Open-plan working areas make it easier for you to learn from others and share knowledge on how to use the equipment.
Thirdly, we offer plenty of ‘real world’ opportunities including showing your work in public exhibitions, undertaking internships and working on real commissions – all of which help you build a professional track record.
Finally, we proactively help you build up a network of contacts within the UK and internationally. This can be invaluable as you look to sell your creations through galleries, shops, craft and design fairs.