MA, Postgraduate Diploma; Postgraduate Certificate (2D); Postgraduate Certificate (3D)
Aims of the course The focus of an MA by Project is a self-originated substantial body of independent work. The research project may be practice-based or developed as a thesis. The project may involve the development of craftwork(s), artifact(s), article(s), or research on existing examples of the above, or processes for the production or development of the above, submitted as a body of practical work with accompanying reflective and critical report. Alternately, the research can be written up and submitted as a dissertation. It is undertaken by proposing a project and then carrying it through within a supportive and structured framework. The course welcomes applications for studio-based research projects and dissertations in the applied arts. Depending on the nature of the project, some textiles, ceramics, wood, metal and paper applied arts projects can be supported. We particularly welcome projects concerned with the theory of crafts and crafts practice. The MA by Project is suitable for: graduates who wish to further develop the practice and understanding they developed on their degree established artists, craftspeople, and designers wishing to re-energise and transform their practice those wanting to undertake specific research projects. Past research projects have ranged from painting, drawing, jewellery, Korean identity and design, to researching the citole, Jenny harpsichord, chatelaine, Nelson's bed, theories of studio practice, the tools used in a sixteenth century lute maker's workshop, and the adaptation of an established craft practice for larger scale production. Entry requirements Applicants are expected to possess an honours degree in applied art, design, fine art, music technology, or restoration and conservation.