Taught course

Glass

Institution
University of Edinburgh · Glass and Architectural Glass
Qualifications
MAMFA

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.

You must submit a portfolio as part of your application. Your portfolio should:

  • demonstrate your ambition and individual creative language
  • clearly present your research concepts and demonstrate originality of self-initiated ideas
  • demonstrate your awareness of the contemporary glass field
  • include evidence of your design processes, for example, images of work in process, material exploration, video of techniques, annotated sketch books, iterative design process
  • include evidence of your professional design practice, for example, portfolio, website, professional networks, exhibitions and workshops

If you do not meet the academic entry requirements, we may still consider your application on the basis of your portfolio and/or relevant professional experience.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Glass is a medium that crosses a range of disciplines and is used by artists, craftspeople and designers alike. This award-winning programme explores glass as a design tool that encourages process-led risk and play, in parallel with the prototyping and resolution of designed objects.

Courses cover contemporary design issues including material narratives, interdisciplinary crossover and post-digital practices, as well as studio and client-based projects.

You will focus on the materiality of glass, explore new boundaries through the integrated relationship between process and theory, and be encouraged to position yourself within and beyond the disciplines of glass.

This programme is unique in Scotland and ECA is one of the few centres of excellence in this discipline in the UK. Comprehensive glass and plaster workshops are complemented by state-of-the-art digital fabrication labs, woodwork, metalwork and bronze foundry, enabling you to experience the complete design journey from conception to the production of glass at the highest level.

You will benefit from visiting professional practitioners and lecturers and will have the opportunity to participate in live projects and competitions. The curriculum combines programme and student-led activity, delivered through workshops, group seminars and individual tutorials.

You will negotiate and develop a programme of study based on personal areas of practice-based research. We foster interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments creating a unique student experience and rich opportunities for learning.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

MFA

full time
21 months

Course contact details

Name
ECA Graduate School
Email
hsspg@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 4086