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Artist Designer Maker: Glass and Ceramics BA (Hons)
Artist Designer Maker: Glass and Ceramics BA (Hons)

Artist Designer Maker: Glass and Ceramics BA (Hons)

  • ID:US440165
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£11,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£4,000.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£11,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£4,000.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Our typical offer is 112 UCAS points from a minimum of two A Levels or equivalent (e.g. 1 x AVCE double award).
  • We accept a maximum of 6 points from Level 3 Key Skills qualifications. We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language; or a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.

- Portfolio requirements

We’ll invite you to an informal interview to talk about your work, where we would like to see evidence of your creative potential. Previous experience in glass, ceramics or making is not essential.

Please prepare a portfolio of work you have completed so far. We are not looking for perfection as we appreciate you are still developing work. Your portfolio should be simply mounted and include:

  • Art and design work completed in or outside of your studies
  • A variety of art and design work – we want to see a range of styles and technique
  • Ideas that didn’t work
  • Research: for example sketchbooks, scrapbooks of things that inspire you or design sheets
  • Photographs of 3D, and large 2D, work are acceptable
  • A USB stick or online link with any digital and screen-based work
  • Uncompleted or work in progress is also useful to see

If you are an international applicant, please send a link to your online portfolio.

English requirements

If English is not your first language you should have at least one of the following qualifications (or equivalent) as a minimum.

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) will also be accepted if the applicant’s element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS. After 6 April 2015, you must take your IELTS exams at one of the test centres listed on the UKVI website.

  • Pearson Test of English Academic

You need an overall score of 56 with no less than 51 in each skill.

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

You need grade C or above.

  • Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE)

You need grade C or above.

  • O-Level English Language or GCSE English Language

You need grade C or above (UK Exam board).

  • Malaysian SPM 1119

You need grade 6 or above (only grades 1, 2 or 3 are acceptable for Law).

  • Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II

You need Merit or Distinction.

  • Degree in English

If you have another qualification not listed above, contact the International Office for advice. If you do not have the necessary level of English you may need to take one of the University's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) University Preparation Courses before you begin your course.

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Course Information

This exciting new course embraces the possibilities of making for both art and design. Glass and Ceramics are a focus but you can work in other materials, for example, wood, metal and plastic - as well as digital media. You will work in excellent individual student workspaces in studios in National Glass Centre and FabLab, bringing you into contact with professionals in the field as well as opportunities such as external competitions and exhibitions.

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A key difference between University lecturers and school or college teachers is that university academics undertake research, as well as teaching, in order to advance knowledge in their subjects. Your lecturers will use the experience and knowledge that they gain from this in order to support you to achieve your goals. You are likely to benefit from research in a number of ways including:

  • Publications by your lecturers in your module reading lists
  • Lecturers giving presentations on their artworks and projects and discussing them in seminars
  • Invitations to visit exhibitions by lecturers
  • Opportunities for you to work alongside your lecturers on research projects
  • Presentations by external contacts made by your lecturers through their research
  • Presentation by PhD students about their research

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