It encourages the development of craft across specialist and multi-material making, investigating and exploring definitions of contemporary craft practice.
The Craft programme at Manchester Metropolitan University is an opportunity to pursue a making practice that might already be located within a specific material area or object definition such as glass, ceramics, textiles or jewellery, or to develop and expand the definitions and materials of craft practice. The programme supports the exploration of genre-breaking approaches to making, to develop individual and personal methodologies and philosophies, and locate these within a deep understanding of historical, contemporary and future craft making practices, and wider social and cultural contexts.
With access to the wide range of hand, machine and digital technologies at Manchester School of Art, you will work within, across and between definitions of craft, to evolve and progress a unique and personal making practice. In addition to traditional material workshops across ceramics, hot and cold glass, metal, wood, textile print, weave and embroidery, there are digital making facilities for laser cutting, 3D printing, CNC routing, and digital print for textiles and ceramics, with access to specialist academic and technical expertise from across the School of Art, to support the development of a wide range of craft making practices.
Features and Benefits
- While studying towards a particular qualification at MA/MSc/MFA level, students experience their subject in the broader context of contemporary design practice.
- Dedicated spaces for the postgraduate community have been developed to enable the postgraduate community to flourish. These spaces, for thinking and practice, are at the heart of Manchester School of Art, allowing easy access to an extensive range of workshops where the combination of traditional and state of the art equipment opens up a world of exciting possibilities.
- You will be taught by research active staff who are part of the Manchester School of Art Research Centre and experts in their field
- The University library has outstanding Art and Design holdings, including a special collection of artist's books and ephemera.
- Synthesis Project: Craft (MSc)
- Colour, Material and Finish
- Research, Mapping and Locating
- Design Thinking
- Professional Practice
- Realisation and Publication
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
There is no deadline for applications to our postgraduate programmes, however we recommend you apply as early as possible.
DisciplinesDesign Area & Cultural Studies View 523 other Masters in Design in United Kingdom
- A minimum of 2:2 Honours degree is required. Equivalent EU/international qualifications are also accepted. Applicants who do not meet these criteria will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Other professional qualifications or degree disciplines will be considered on merit and/or with relevant professional experience.
- We require the submission of a digital portfolio to evidence design practice and research, and may request an interview as part of the application process.
International3084 GBP/moduleTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3084 GBP per module during 12 months.
National1667 GBP/moduleTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1667 GBP per module during 12 months.
- UK: £1667 per 30 credits per year.
- EU and NON-EU: £3084 per 30 credits per year.
Living costs for Manchester
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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