The central aim of the course is to produce graduates who are adept at placing Craft activity (whether their own or others) into a strong context, and articulate in communicating its meanings and messages to a larger audience.
The course is offered in both full and part time modes. It is normally one year (three trimesters) in duration in full time mode or six trimesters in part time mode. The first two trimesters comprise taught sessions and assessed projects, while the Master's Project in the final part of the course is by negotiated project only. Completion of the first two modules on the course lead to the award of the Postgraduate Certificate, and completing of the first four modules leads to the award of the Postgraduate Diploma. Subsequent completion of the MA double module leads to the award of MA Investigating Crafts.
Assessment on the course is intended to not only support and test your learning, but to support you in a number of potential routes to future employment. Whilst on the course, you may experience the following types of assessment:-
- A written assignment
- A collaborative project
- An oral presentation
- A written dissertation
- A curated exhibition relating to contemporary or historical craft activity
- Production of digital materials relating to contemporary or historical craft activity including website, DVD media.