This is an innovative interdisciplinary programme with an emphasis in three main material areas, Ceramics, Glass and Textiles, either as a chosen specialism, or in combination. It offers students the opportunity to creatively develop and make objects. The emphasis is on an open and experimental exploration grounded in historical context and current critical debate about contemporary practice. This course offers a creative and playful approach to materials and idea development in Ceramics, Glass, and Textiles with a strong emphasis on practical skills, conceptual development and self-directed exploration.
The teaching of this course is centred on ‘thinking through making’ and is delivered through a programme of: skills development workshops, lectures, group seminars & critiques, individual tutorials, peer and independent learning. In the final year students will develop and execute an original body of work and undertake a written thesis, which explores the intellectual aspects and implications of the work. Students are encouraged to pursue opportunities within the programme for international exchange and placement. The Contemporary Applied Art course is delivered in the Sharman Crawford Street campus.
Modules include: Studio Practice, Applied Art History, Drawing, Ceramics, Glass, Textiles, Mould-making, Professional Practice, Contemporary Applied Art Practice and more!
Exhibiting Artist Maker • Craft Designer • Community Arts • Arts Administrator • Gallery/Museum Professional e.g. Curator • Creative Industries • Teacher/Educator (requires further post-graduate study) • Ceramicist • Textile Producer • Art Professional • Studio Potter • Technician • Sculptor • Entrepreneur • and much more.