Entry requirements

A minimum 2.2 UK honours degree in an art, design or an associated material making discipline is usually required. EU/international equivalents or equivalent professional experience within craft making or production design practice are also accepted, that demonstrates appropriate knowledge and skills to honours degree standard. In addition, you may also need to submit a Digital Portfolio.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is for materially engaged makers who are looking to explore craft practices across a range of materials and object types. The programme encourages the development of craft across specialist and multi-material making, as you investigate and explore definitions of craft practice.

Your work may already encompass making in a specific area such as glass, ceramics or jewellery, which you are wanting to develop or expand. This course will encourage you to progress and challenge your practice, to explore genre-breaking approaches to material and process making.

Using the wide range of hand, machine and digital technologies at Manchester School of Art, you will work within, across and between definitions of craft, to evolve and progress a unique and personal making practice within contemporary craft.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)161 247 6969