This programme is for individuals who wish to develop both their practice and critical understanding with regards to glass and ceramics. The subject is explored and contextualized in its widest sense through both practical and theoretical investigation and application.
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.
Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters requires a higher level of independent working.
We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, seminars, critiques, workshops and practical demonstrations. These are supported by a range of guest speakers from diverse academic and industry backgrounds. You will also have high levels of contact with tutors who give regular feedback and support.
We organise field trips so that you can experience international work in your field. Destinations include cities such as Prague, Berlin and New York.
Postgraduates are highly employable and, on average, earn more than individuals whose highest qualification is an undergraduate degree. On completing this course, you will be equipped for roles throughout the creative industries.
Many recent Sunderland graduates are now working as independent artists with their own workshops and are successful practitioners around the world.
Some graduates have moved on to lecturing positions at universities around the world or have chosen to move into other areas, including painting, sculpture, jewellery, architecture, interior design, engineering and photography.
During the course we encourage you to gain industry experience which will enhance your skills, build up a valuable network of contacts and boost your employability. This experience can take the form of working on live commissions, entering competitions and exhibiting work in public exhibitions.