Taught course


University of Sunderland · Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries

Entry requirements

You are welcome to apply if you hold an honours degree in a subject related to art and/or design. Applications are also welcome from those with equivalent or relevant experience. We are also happy to consider applications from diverse backgrounds.

Months of entry


Course content

The department is a centre of diverse creative and academic activity in the form of artist access, skills programmes and research. There are a number of research students working in Ceramics as well as artists in residence, including a Crafts Council 'Next Move' placement.

All staff associated with the programme are engaged in professional practice or research. Students on this programme will work alongside MA Glass students, providing a lively and diverse peer group.

The department has a proven track record of attracting a broad range of students in terms of age, nationality, and background. Students have joined the programme having studied or worked in diverse contexts. For example: Glass, Ceramics, Painting, Sculpture, Jewellery, Architecture, Interior Design, Engineering, and Photography.

Students on this programme will develop a synergy of both creative ideas and technical skills to a professional level.

Facilities for this course include:

  • 13 ceramic kilns and two large gas kilns
  • Ceramics mould-making and glaze workshops
  • Printing facility for ceramics, glass and other surfaces
  • Decal printer
  • Project and exhibition space
  • Multi-function creative and social space
  • Lampworking and future light workshop
  • Computer suite and project space
  • Arts and Design Library

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Creative work80

Course contact details

Professor Kevin Petrie
+44 (0)191 515 3000