Taught course


University of Sunderland · Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries

Entry requirements

We don’t require previous study of glass, but we usually require applicants to hold an honours degree in an art or design discipline.

We may also consider applicants who have relevant experience and who can demonstrate their suitability for the course.

Months of entry


Course content

Join the university with the largest glass and ceramics department in Europe. Develop a specialism in glass using the outstanding facilities at the National Glass Centre. Establish yourself as a professional glass artist.

This course will help you develop a synergy of creative ideas and technical skills. You might focus on one of the three main areas: Hot glass, kiln glass, or architectural glass - or combine approaches, and in doing so establish yourself as a professional glass artist.

We do not have a ‘house style’, instead you will be encouraged and supported to develop your own focus, independent creativity, improve your technical skills through expert support, and develop academic skills in research and communication.

This course is for people who want to develop a specialism in glass, making use of the outstanding facilities at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland.

Information for international students

For an application form please see http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/international/howtoapply/ A portfolio of ten to twenty images of recent work is required with application forms.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
10 months
part time
15 months


full time
7 months
part time
7 months

Course contact details

Student Helpline
+44 (0)191 515 3000