Entry requirements

You will normally have an undergraduate honours degree or a degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification. Alternatively, you may be admitted if you can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at honours degree standard. In addition you also need to submit a Digital Portfolio.

Months of entry

September

Course content

MA/MFA Design: Glass is concerned with the development of advanced craft and design practice. In essence, the course combines the handmade and digital approaches, which highlights and encourages new methods of practice presently being used within glass.

We seek to maintain, appreciate and develop time honoured glass processes in kiln work, glassblowing and lampwork - skills that take many years to accomplish. Serving as a counterweight, we equally encourage the pursuit of the creative opportunities that new digital technologies provide. As a result students have opportunities to explore these processes individually or in collaboration.

There is access to a range of glass studio activities and workshops, and to a broad range of other three-dimensional design and craft cultures, including those related to the design and/or making of domestic products, furniture, ceramics and jewellery.

We have an interdisciplinary approach to research and practice, with support and contact from specialist staff in glass. Collaboration with peers and engagement with external partners will be encouraged and supported.

The MA Design: Glass is made up of five units totalling 180 credits.

Unit 1: Practice 1 - Design Intention

Unit 2: *Choice of one option from the following-

    • Contested Territories
    • Digital Futures
    • Health and Wellbeing
    • Images and Archives
    • Making Our Futures - Ecological Arts & Sustainable Design
    • Negotiated Study
    • Object and Context
    • The Museum and The City
    • Writing Research and Funding Proposals
    • *subject to change

Unit 3: Practice 2 - Design Proposition

Unit 4: Professional Platforms

Unit 5: Practice 3 - Major Project

We have an inter-disciplinary approach to research and practice, with support and contact from specialist staff in glass. Collaboration with peers and engagement with external partners will be encouraged and supported

If you choose to progress to MFA Design:Glass award you will study a further two units of 60 credits each.

This route is focussed on the continuation of your practice aligned to the research and selection of appropriate public or professional venues and platforms to disseminate a significant body of work. You will be required to produce work for a public audience in the most relevant and appropriate form along with any implicit publicity and dissemination material.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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For further information please see: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees/

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MFA

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 247 6969